Philips Hue E27 LED Bulb Dimmer Kit - White now £25.49 @ Robert Dyas
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Philips Hue E27 LED Bulb Dimmer Kit - White now £25.49 @ Robert Dyas

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Found 24th Oct
On the lookout for a few 'smart bits' and spotted this over on RD, looks alright for the money Few other bits on offer also HERE

Create a Philips Hue ecosystem with this smart dimmer kit, which includes a dimmer switch and Philips Hue white LED bulb. With no wires and no installation needed, it’s easy to use and saves you any hassle. Simply place the switch anywhere you like (with either screws or adhesive tape on the back) or use it as a remote control.

As for the lightbulb, you just screw it into your light socket, turn it on and voila – lighting your way.

Features and BenefitsPlace anywhere – Either use screws or adhesive tape on the back. Installation is fast, simple and hassle-free.

Battery-powered – This allows you to place it anywhere and makes setup quick and easy.

Use as a remote control – The dimmer switch can be removed from the magnetic back plate and can be used as a remote control with an indoor range of up to 12 metres.

Control multiple lights – Control up to 10 Hue lights at once with one switch.

*This Philips Hue Dimmer Kit requires a separate Hue Bridge to connect to your wireless network.

Specifications
  • Dimmer switch requires 1 x CR2450 battery (included)
  • Minimal battery lifetime: 3 years
  • Dimmer switch dimensions: H11.5 x W7 x D1.4cm
  • Colour: White
  • App compatibility: iOS (7.0 or later) & Android (5.0 or later)
  • Guarantee: 2 years


What’s Included
  • 1 x Hue bulb
  • 1 x Hue dimmer switch

34 Comments

Can’t have too many smarts bits.

Mrs not sure after initial purchase, but now thinks they’re ‘wonderful’. Can’t argue with that.
Edited by: "GaiusB" 24th Oct

Good price but to find a store to collect it or have it delivered it’s almost as much as amazon. Hopefully their price will drop

I've had one for 6 months and it's amazing. I love being able to turn off the lamp from the sofa when I've put a film on etc, with no faffing about getting up to do it or opening an app.

However, got an Amazon Echo now and ordered a few Yeelights, so hopefully I'll be able to control more stuff with just my voice!

How bright are these things generally?

Banned

Really nice led bulb.

I have some of these, and compared to the other Hue bulbs they can be a bit limited, in that they only have one shade of white, and thats around 2700K (same as traditional incandescent bulbs). So other than on and off, and the ability to dim, they dont have any other tricks up their sleeve.

The remotes are superb though, never had it miss a single click and theyre very customisable. I normally pay £17 - £19 for them so you're getting a one trick bulb for about £7, which is around half price.

what wattage equivalent is the light? I like 100w bulbs ... are these on par?

krazyasif78641 m ago

what wattage equivalent is the light? I like 100w bulbs ... are these on …what wattage equivalent is the light? I like 100w bulbs ... are these on par?


Just under 60 Watts.

If you want 100w equivalent, then you will need Tradfri bulbs from IKEA. They are hue compatible too.
Edited by: "Waldolf" 24th Oct

Waldolf24 m ago

Just under 60 Watts.If you want 100w equivalent, then you will need …Just under 60 Watts.If you want 100w equivalent, then you will need Tradfri bulbs from IKEA. They are hue compatible too.




Thanks

Do you have a link to the ikea ones as I can only find 85W Equivalents

Is it a straight white lamp or is it an Ambience one?

EDIT: Never mind, looks like DDUB confirms it as just a white lamp.
Edited by: "toxicnerve" 24th Oct

Waldolf28 m ago

Just under 60 Watts.If you want 100w equivalent, then you will need …Just under 60 Watts.If you want 100w equivalent, then you will need Tradfri bulbs from IKEA. They are hue compatible too.


Are they all Hue compatible? If so, that's the way forward, they are great value.

Waldolf33 m ago

Just under 60 Watts.If you want 100w equivalent, then you will need …Just under 60 Watts.If you want 100w equivalent, then you will need Tradfri bulbs from IKEA. They are hue compatible too.


I liked into these but it seems they're not compatible with alexa or Google home yet... Anyone confirm this?

dotnetter1 h, 11 m ago

I liked into these but it seems they're not compatible with alexa or …I liked into these but it seems they're not compatible with alexa or Google home yet... Anyone confirm this?


I use the Ikea ones with smartthings and Google home if that's any use.

waiting for the 'it was cheaper a few months ago' comment...

Anybody had any issues with these? Are they quick to respond?

dotnetter2 h, 13 m ago

I liked into these but it seems they're not compatible with alexa or …I liked into these but it seems they're not compatible with alexa or Google home yet... Anyone confirm this?


From what I've seen, you can link the Phillips bridge to Alex / Google home? But not the devices directly to them.

Bridge 2.0 is Apple Homekit friendly too.

Vencurse49 m ago

Anybody had any issues with these? Are they quick to respond?


I’ve just installed the bridge 2.0 kit that comes with two bulbs (£49.99 on Amazon at the mo) and it responds quickly with Alexa 1-2seconds and immediately with the iPhone app

DREWDRAWS3 m ago

I’ve just installed the bridge 2.0 kit that comes with two bulbs (£49.99 on …I’ve just installed the bridge 2.0 kit that comes with two bulbs (£49.99 on Amazon at the mo) and it responds quickly with Alexa 1-2seconds and immediately with the iPhone app


I was checking that kit out but the only bulbs I could find were screw on, not bayonet? Maybe I just need a new light holder frame thing or a converter

I’ve put the
Vencurse54 m ago

I was checking that kit out but the only bulbs I could find were screw on, …I was checking that kit out but the only bulbs I could find were screw on, not bayonet? Maybe I just need a new light holder frame thing or a converter


I’ve put them both into lamps that we already had at either end of the lounge that had e27 fit already, if lamps aren’t your thing then it does say on the box that you can buy their bayonet adapters, but there are none in the kit.

good find gooner. unfortunately the bulb has now gone out... of stock

krazyasif7866 h, 42 m ago

ThanksDo you have a link to the ikea ones as I can only find 85W …ThanksDo you have a link to the ikea ones as I can only find 85W Equivalents

Look for Tradfri or smart lighting on the IKEA site. The "normal" size smart bulbs are 980/1000 lumens (100w), and the candle and spots are about 400 lumens (40w).

By now the bulbs should have the latest firmware to be compatible with Hue. Otherwise you'll need the Tradfri hub to update them. But the bulbs and the IKEA remotes or app work well in any case.

mushypeas254 h, 59 m ago

waiting for the 'it was cheaper a few months ago' comment...

I can do better than that with a "it will be cheaper on Prime Day/Black Friday" comment.

markdavey19726 h, 45 m ago

Are they all Hue compatible? If so, that's the way forward, they are …Are they all Hue compatible? If so, that's the way forward, they are great value.

Yes, see my post above regarding the firmware - needs to be v 1.2.217 minium to work with Hue.

dotnetter6 h, 47 m ago

I liked into these but it seems they're not compatible with alexa or …I liked into these but it seems they're not compatible with alexa or Google home yet... Anyone confirm this?

AFAIK, the IKEA hub may not have been updated yet, but should be imminently if not already. If Alexa and Home need the hub, then it may be a similar situation.

However the bulbs have been updated to the full ZigBee standard that Phillips Hue uses, so the bulbs will work with other devices that use that standard.

The new Alexa with the built in hub should be able to use the IKEA bulbs.

Heat!

oos Had a £5 off £25 voucher as well

This might be a stupid question, but if you walk into a room and just want to turn on the light with the traditional existing light switch, will that still do the job on its own? Or can it only be turned on with the RC ?

noahsdad1 h, 30 m ago

This might be a stupid question, but if you walk into a room and just want …This might be a stupid question, but if you walk into a room and just want to turn on the light with the traditional existing light switch, will that still do the job on its own? Or can it only be turned on with the RC ?


It will mean switching twice - first will switch the light off (ie cut the power to the bulb) and second will turn it back on again.

Then when you switch it back off by the switch, the Hue geek of the household gets annoyed because he can't turn the light on again by the app because someone has turned the light off by the switch. Welcome to my world.
Edited by: "Waldolf" 25th Oct

Waldolf25th Oct

AFAIK, the IKEA hub may not have been updated yet, but should be …AFAIK, the IKEA hub may not have been updated yet, but should be imminently if not already. If Alexa and Home need the hub, then it may be a similar situation.However the bulbs have been updated to the full ZigBee standard that Phillips Hue uses, so the bulbs will work with other devices that use that standard.The new Alexa with the built in hub should be able to use the IKEA bulbs.


Do you know what the lifespan of the Tradrfri bulbs is? Ikea states up to 20 hours longer than traditional bulbs, which isn't incredibly useful!

Waldolf25th Oct

Look for Tradfri or smart lighting on the IKEA site. The "normal" size …Look for Tradfri or smart lighting on the IKEA site. The "normal" size smart bulbs are 980/1000 lumens (100w), and the candle and spots are about 400 lumens (40w).By now the bulbs should have the latest firmware to be compatible with Hue. Otherwise you'll need the Tradfri hub to update them. But the bulbs and the IKEA remotes or app work well in any case.



If I bought the latest ones from Ikea with the latest firmware would I be able to avoid buying the ikea tradfri hub and just us my existing hue 2.0 hub? thanks!

leesus6 h, 38 m ago

Do you know what the lifespan of the Tradrfri bulbs is? Ikea states up to …Do you know what the lifespan of the Tradrfri bulbs is? Ikea states up to 20 hours longer than traditional bulbs, which isn't incredibly useful!


Ikea state 20 x longer than incandescent bulbs, not just 20 hours!

25,000 hours or 25,000 on/ cycles nominal in the specification - which is about par for LED bulbs.

shakerstevens6 h, 14 m ago

If I bought the latest ones from Ikea with the latest firmware would I be …If I bought the latest ones from Ikea with the latest firmware would I be able to avoid buying the ikea tradfri hub and just us my existing hue 2.0 hub? thanks!


It's difficult to say as it will depend on how many of the original build they had in stock or at the warehouse.

The update has been out for about 10 weeks.

Perhaps you could buy a hub just in case and return it if not needed or just needed once.

I have kept the hub for future updates, but also because I've used several IKEA bulbs and remotes in rooms that did not need to be part of the hue system and it was cheaper to purchase the bits.

dotnetter24th Oct

I liked into these but it seems they're not compatible with alexa or …I liked into these but it seems they're not compatible with alexa or Google home yet... Anyone confirm this?

Alexa and Homekit compatibility will be via update on 1st November.

Google compatibility scheduled for end of December.

Waldolf14 h, 12 m ago

It's difficult to say as it will depend on how many of the original build …It's difficult to say as it will depend on how many of the original build they had in stock or at the warehouse. The update has been out for about 10 weeks. Perhaps you could buy a hub just in case and return it if not needed or just needed once. I have kept the hub for future updates, but also because I've used several IKEA bulbs and remotes in rooms that did not need to be part of the hue system and it was cheaper to purchase the bits.


Thank you for the information
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