Philips Hue Dimmer at Argos for £17.99
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Philips Hue Dimmer at Argos for £17.99

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Found 18th Jul 2017
Philips Hue Dimmer switch, probably not as cheap as amazon was, but cheaper than it has been...
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My name is Philip, and I know someone called Hugh! He's already pretty dim, but this could still come in handy.
Hot from me!
Good luck finding any in store! With cost of delivery Amazon is cheaper.
Still £17.99 at Amazon directly but currently OOS with 1-2 month lead time. No local Argos stock here.
I agree useless price when they never have any stock
Ordered for collection in huddersfield.
If you buy with a Phillips White bulb its effectively £15.00 - argos.co.uk/pro…206


Also I would strongly recommend iConnectHue app as it really lets you control these dimmer switches with custom commands.
Seems an odd shape for a light switch. Do these things fit flush, or do you need to knock chunks out of your wall?
haritori

Also I would strongly recommend iConnectHue app as it really lets you … Also I would strongly recommend iConnectHue app as it really lets you control these dimmer switches with custom commands.



Thanks just downloaded - looks like its going to do everything i need from my Hue setup. Just a shame that Philips couldn't create something similar. They've really missed a trick there
waldo

Seems an odd shape for a light switch. Do these things fit flush, or do … Seems an odd shape for a light switch. Do these things fit flush, or do you need to knock chunks out of your wall?



They are wireless they stick on your wall and the buttons come off like a remote it's magnetic.. lets you keep your hard wired switches as backups
Does this only work on hue bulbs?
I have LED GU10 bulbs in my ceiling that I'd like to turn off using my google home.
booper

Does this only work on hue bulbs?I have LED GU10 bulbs in my ceiling that … Does this only work on hue bulbs?I have LED GU10 bulbs in my ceiling that I'd like to turn off using my google home.



It's a remote control that you can only link to Hue.
haritori

They are wireless they stick on your wall and the buttons come off like a … They are wireless they stick on your wall and the buttons come off like a remote it's magnetic.. lets you keep your hard wired switches as backups



I bypassed the hard wired switches and put blanking plates on all mine
jayjayuk1234

I bypassed the hard wired switches and put blanking plates on all mine



The downside to this is that you then have to switch off the fuse board to change a light bulb/lose the ability to turn these on quickly if the battery dies.
Got one of these but never use it. I have my smart phone and Alexa to control the lights. Am I missing a trick?
dale86uk

Got one of these but never use it. I have my smart phone and Alexa to … Got one of these but never use it. I have my smart phone and Alexa to control the lights. Am I missing a trick?



If you've got IOS and can use IConnectHue then yes you are. I am always losing my phone in the house but the light switch is attached to my bedside cabinet. It's a bit defunct for me now as my new toy, the Echo dot does all I need, but my off button is set so that after a certain time in the evening a long press switches of bedroom light, and a normal press gradually turns the light off over x amount of minutes. You can also scroll through all different scenes using the on button, in fact Connect Hue opens up loads of options. A well worthwhile purchase

I was looking to replace existing switch plate, and there are possibilities out there.
Edited by: "OllieSt" 18th Jul 2017
jayjayuk1234

I bypassed the hard wired switches and put blanking plates on all mine



I didn't go for that option. I actually was considering losing the switch completely in a recent kitchen refurb, but there are work arounds, some not so pretty, others expensive. I think given time, there will be a reasonably priced proper solution.

3d printing effort

As you have gone down the blanking plate route, I believe it's possible to buy some strong magnets and glue them to the back of the blanking plate so the hue dimmer can attach to the plate.

Edited by: "OllieSt" 18th Jul 2017
OllieSt

I didn't go for that option. I actually was considering losing the … I didn't go for that option. I actually was considering losing the switch completely in a recent kitchen refurb, but there are work arounds, some not so pretty, others expensive. I think given time, there will be a reasonably priced proper solution.3d printing effortAs you have gone down the blanking plate route, I believe it's possible to buy some strong magnets and glue them to the back of the blanking plate so the hue dimmer can attach to the plate.



I have purchased the 3D printed plate from a popular online auction site that fits over existing faceplates and when the remote is removed still allows access to the switch. While it adds a little bulk it certainly suits my needs, looks the part and is almost always a talking point when anyone spots them, that they are 3D printed seems to get people talking!
haritori

If you buy with a Phillips White bulb its effectively £15.00 - … If you buy with a Phillips White bulb its effectively £15.00 - http://www.argos.co.uk/product/5586206Also I would strongly recommend iConnectHue app as it really lets you control these dimmer switches with custom commands.



Just bought a couple of the Dimmer Kits from Robert Dyas for £26.99 each after discount (VCLOUD10) and maybe 4.2% of cashback.
ben1979

I have purchased the 3D printed plate from a popular online auction site … I have purchased the 3D printed plate from a popular online auction site that fits over existing faceplates and when the remote is removed still allows access to the switch. While it adds a little bulk it certainly suits my needs, looks the part and is almost always a talking point when anyone spots them, that they are 3D printed seems to get people talking!



do you have a link for such an item? can't find it anywhere
02newmag1 h, 13 m ago

do you have a link for such an item? can't find it anywhere

The seller doesn't have any listed, he produces them in batches, can PM the seller so you can keep an eye on his listings?
ben197912 h, 16 m ago

The seller doesn't have any listed, he produces them in batches, can PM …The seller doesn't have any listed, he produces them in batches, can PM the seller so you can keep an eye on his listings?



02newmag13 h, 30 m ago

do you have a link for such an item? can't find it anywhere


Here is the item on ebay, he's out of stock for the time being, but will get some more in. ebay.co.uk/itm…232


I'm making my own design that doesn't cover the whole socket plate. I will upload it to thingiverse when finished.
r9515296417 h, 51 m ago

Just bought a couple of the Dimmer Kits from Robert Dyas for £26.99 each …Just bought a couple of the Dimmer Kits from Robert Dyas for £26.99 each after discount (VCLOUD10) and maybe 4.2% of cashback.


Saw that, I got the last one online. Thanks
CrispyUK18th Jul

Still £17.99 at Amazon directly but currently OOS with 1-2 month lead …Still £17.99 at Amazon directly but currently OOS with 1-2 month lead time. No local Argos stock here.


I ordered one whilst it was still in stock, but it's been delayed as I think Amazon miscounted what they actually had. These dimmers are out of stock pretty much everywhere. The only place that seems to have them is screwfix for £19.99.
booper

Does this only work on hue bulbs?I have LED GU10 bulbs in my ceiling that … Does this only work on hue bulbs?I have LED GU10 bulbs in my ceiling that I'd like to turn off using my google home.

Yes, and fitting lots of GU10s is expensive!

I suggest LightWaveRF for this.

It is a switch itself rather than individual bulbs... Wireless connection with Google and all other home assistants. Means you keep your existing bulbs and it's cheap to replace when they pop.

Make sure they're dimmable GU10s though or you'll get some horrible buzz.
tech3475

The downside to this is that you then have to switch off the fuse board … The downside to this is that you then have to switch off the fuse board to change a light bulb/lose the ability to turn these on quickly if the battery dies.



Have Alexa or my phone to turn them on if the battery dies.

I think the changing bulbs isn't really an issue as these bulbs last 10-15k hours
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