Philips Hue GU10 Colour bulbs £36.99 @ Amazon
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Philips Hue GU10 Colour bulbs £36.99 @ Amazon

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Found 21st Jan
Cheapest ever price according to camelcamelcamel!

Just be aware that these bulbs are deeper than a normal GU10 bulb and will require a deeper housing. The normal white ambience bulbs will fit if you can’t fit the colour bulbs.

Shame I need 10 of them really 😬😬

And before the comments start: Yes a lightbulb can cost this much, no you don’t need them, yes Ikea bulbs are cheaper
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I don’t think these require deeper housing. I have white and colour ones and they are both the same size
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pinkstacey10 m ago

I don’t think these require deeper housing. I have white and colour ones a …I don’t think these require deeper housing. I have white and colour ones and they are both the same size


Hmm.. I’m just going off the spec sheet which lists the colour bulbs as 71mm and the white ambience bulbs as 57mm.
Edited by: "f0rtune" 21st Jan
Heat added. Just got into this, good fun but not cheap. I've got 3 x Hue Go, 1 x lightstrip the bridge plus three bulbs and a Philips POS9002 running the show. Great for the kids birthday parties.
So I have 6 double light fixing in my log cabin. Each have 2 led so 12 led In total. Can I add these and run them of an app? Or do I need some other device?
snappyfish4 m ago

So I have 6 double light fixing in my log cabin. Each have 2 led so 12 led …So I have 6 double light fixing in my log cabin. Each have 2 led so 12 led In total. Can I add these and run them of an app? Or do I need some other device?


You need the hub as well.
snappyfish5 m ago

So I have 6 double light fixing in my log cabin. Each have 2 led so 12 led …So I have 6 double light fixing in my log cabin. Each have 2 led so 12 led In total. Can I add these and run them of an app? Or do I need some other device?


I believe you will need a Bridge to control them.
pbenn6663 m ago

You need the hub as well.


OK, I'll wait till prices come down further
snappyfish16 m ago

So I have 6 double light fixing in my log cabin. Each have 2 led so 12 led …So I have 6 double light fixing in my log cabin. Each have 2 led so 12 led In total. Can I add these and run them of an app? Or do I need some other device?


Omg a log cabin, and to think a regular cabin would do fine but you waste your money on a log one?! Oh and if you insist on a cabin you can get one from ikea cheaper or Gearbest will post one to you in about six months for half that price and you might not even have to pay tax!!!
snappyfish13 m ago

OK, I'll wait till prices come down further


You could get the starter kit, it comes with 1x hub, 1x switch and 3x bulbs. It's £169 but you'll get a Google Home for free (Argos, Currys, JL).
Schwifty9 m ago

Omg a log cabin, and to think a regular cabin would do fine but you waste …Omg a log cabin, and to think a regular cabin would do fine but you waste your money on a log one?! Oh and if you insist on a cabin you can get one from ikea cheaper or Gearbest will post one to you in about six months for half that price and you might not even have to pay tax!!!


Genuinely no idea behind your thought process?
Edited by: "snappyfish" 21st Jan
f0rtune33 m ago

Hmm.. I’m just going off the spec sheet which lists the colour bulbs as 7 …Hmm.. I’m just going off the spec sheet which lists the colour bulbs as 71mm and the white ambience bulbs as 57mm.


They are deeper than the white ones! I've had to cut out the top of my housing to fit these in
pinkstacey49 m ago

I don’t think these require deeper housing. I have white and colour ones a …I don’t think these require deeper housing. I have white and colour ones and they are both the same size


They do require it. I have them and they didn't fit my housing whereas regular GU10's did.

Now they just hang from the housing like something out of Alien.
Ikea don't do a colour GU10......


Sorry, couldn't resist!!!
Edited by: "pinnocchio" 21st Jan
pinkstacey1 h, 1 m ago

I don’t think these require deeper housing. I have white and colour ones a …I don’t think these require deeper housing. I have white and colour ones and they are both the same size


They definitely require deeper housing compared to normal GU10 bulbs
f0rtune1 h, 5 m ago

Hmm.. I’m just going off the spec sheet which lists the colour bulbs as 7 …Hmm.. I’m just going off the spec sheet which lists the colour bulbs as 71mm and the white ambience bulbs as 57mm.


And you’re right to, most people in new build properties will have fire reg fittings which usually have a closed back with little room for a bulb this length.
snappyfish47 m ago

Genuinely no idea behind your thought process?


It's a joke about how people complain about the price of Hue bulbs and say you can get the same functionality cheaper from IKEA, etc
Arghness15 m ago

It's a joke about how people complain about the price of Hue bulbs and say …It's a joke about how people complain about the price of Hue bulbs and say you can get the same functionality cheaper from IKEA, etc


Was nothing to do with that.
pinkstacey1 h, 43 m ago

I don’t think these require deeper housing. I have white and colour ones a …I don’t think these require deeper housing. I have white and colour ones and they are both the same size


They definitely do, bought 6 the other day and they don't fit in my housings
If not bothered about colour you will get 6 for the price on one @ ikea. Tradfri range, works seamlessly with Philips Hue hub
pinkstacey2 h, 10 m ago

I don’t think these require deeper housing. I have white and colour ones a …I don’t think these require deeper housing. I have white and colour ones and they are both the same size


They're really not. The colour ones are much deeper than just the white bulbs. Trust me, I have both.
Shame they're deeper, don't fancy dremeling the housing. Great price though, might get 10 of the white ones instead.
pep41157 m ago

If not bothered about colour you will get 6 for the price on one @ ikea. …If not bothered about colour you will get 6 for the price on one @ ikea. Tradfri range, works seamlessly with Philips Hue hub


Are they a similar brightness? I need 8 in my kitchen but already have 2 hue ones..if not I could put the hue somewhere else i guess.
Has anyone compared these to the 3rd gen E27/B22?

I recently bought these & it appears the colour spectrum isn't as vast as the 3rd gen E27/B22 mainly green & blue.

Be intresting to see what someone thought that had both types.
pinkstacey6 h, 27 m ago

I don’t think these require deeper housing. I have white and colour ones a …I don’t think these require deeper housing. I have white and colour ones and they are both the same size


I can garuntee that they are deeper by about 0.5cm. This will only affect you if your lights have a fire proof enclosure /casing. I find this out the hard way and had to strip anything unnecessary out of the casing absolute ball ache but the bulbs are great
5Rivers793 h, 44 m ago

Are they a similar brightness? I need 8 in my kitchen but already have 2 …Are they a similar brightness? I need 8 in my kitchen but already have 2 hue ones..if not I could put the hue somewhere else i guess.


I cannot comment in terms of compari6 with hue gu10. But very bright compared to my conventional leds
I'm drunk
Heat added good find.
If your needing 10 like some of the comments wouldn’t it be cheaper to buy a smart light switch and then you can just use standard bulbs ?
pinkstacey12 h, 4 m ago

I don’t think these require deeper housing. I have white and colour ones a …I don’t think these require deeper housing. I have white and colour ones and they are both the same size


Not true buddy. I have both and the colour ones are definitely deeper. I had to buy new enclosures to accommodate them.
lscth13 h, 30 m ago

If your needing 10 like some of the comments wouldn’t it be cheaper to buy …If your needing 10 like some of the comments wouldn’t it be cheaper to buy a smart light switch and then you can just use standard bulbs ?


Many of the people buying these are integrating them into a wider home automation system, the Philips Hues offer (at the moment) the best integrated solution in terms of range of different lights they offer and colour/temperature compatibility if using different bulb types in the same room.

Of course there are other specific product options in some instances, but a good rule of thumb is try not to mix different manufacturer products in the same room as it looks odd if two bulbs are different brightness and/or temperature when you dim or change temperature for a whole room.
Edited by: "pinnocchio" 22nd Jan
snappyfish21st Jan

Genuinely no idea behind your thought process?


People often comment on how you could just get a regular bulb for cheapy cheap or an Ikea one for a low price whereas people seem to want the premium Hue ones. It was a parody of that using the log cabin in place of the hue bulb.

Everyone else seemed to understand and despite being the worst joke I've made in 2018 it even got a couple of likes. Just thought I'd bring you up to speed.

If you got the joke but wondered why I bothered posting it then the idea behind that thought process was that it was to lighten the mood in the place as the "Why not buy this cheap Chinese version?" comments bring the mood down a little sometimes.
Have these got smaller ? I tried the gu10 in bathroom a while back and they were too big for the housing . If they have got smaller I would try again. Maybe I should try the whole this time and see if that works
Edited by: "wooke01" 3rd Feb
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wooke0116 h, 5 m ago

Have these got smaller ? I tried the gu10 in bathroom a while back and …Have these got smaller ? I tried the gu10 in bathroom a while back and they were too big for the housing . If they have got smaller I would try again. Maybe I should try the whole this time and see if that works


Sadly not, the colour bulbs are still extra deep. Try the hue white bulbs, they’re a like-for-like replacement for normal bulbs (all be it not quite the same light output as a 50w halogen)
As people have mentioned these are definitely deeper. It's worth checking the housing though, I have Robus downlights and there's more than enough room to house them. For those cutting opening their housing I'd be careful you're not in breach of building regulations.
Edited by: "leckie" 6th Feb
I have 36 recess lights in my kitchen/back room, could I buy say 5 of these and a hub and have blinging disco or isn't it that easy, I also want them flush so is there an alternative?
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