Philips Hue GU10 Starter kit - £161.99 -Selfridges
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Philips Hue GU10 Starter kit - £161.99 -Selfridges

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Found 30th Dec 2015
Philips Hue GU10 starter kit.

I've been looking for one of these over the last few days and this is the cheapest I found it for. Retails for £179.99 everywhere else.

Free collection from a store otherwise delivery is £4.95

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Amazon have been slashing the prices of various Hue starter stuff the past few days by over £100 so this is a very poor offer n I would wait and see what or if they do next rather than go for this.

Or you could just use the switch.

For £150 I'll pop round, screw in a coloured bulb and turn them on for you.

Bargain.
Edited by: "paulmcuk" 30th Dec 2015

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brookysm

Amazon have been slashing the prices of various Hue starter stuff the … Amazon have been slashing the prices of various Hue starter stuff the past few days by over £100 so this is a very poor offer n I would wait and see what or if they do next rather than go for this.



Not on the GU10 bulbs. Not sure why this has been so negative. It's the cheapest available for the GU10 bulb kit. Maybe people are voting cold because they don't see them as value (they aren't, they're bloody expensive) and are voting on that basis. Any cold voters please show me where I can get this cheaper.

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paulmcuk

Or you could just use the switch.For £150 I'll pop round, screw in a … Or you could just use the switch.For £150 I'll pop round, screw in a coloured bulb and turn them on for you.Bargain.



For £150 I'd expect you do that each and every time I want to change colour just like the bulbs do

I've got two of the starter kits on amazon in the past week, the Iris one and the Bloom one (the starter kits were cheaper than the individual costs of the kit so worked out cheaper gettin gtwo starter kits. I can sell the second hub).

I have also bought a couple of bulbs and was a little disappointed at the difference in colour output from the bulbs compared to what the iris and the bloom achieves. The bulbs do not achieve deep blue or green as the bloom and iris do. The bulbs achieve a more purple like blue and a lime coloured green. This is a shame as green and blue are the colours I prefer to have when gaming (suits most of the games I play). I have since had a look into this as I thought my bulbs might be faulty, but it turns out that it is a limit of the bulb technology needing to create a wider range of whites than the table lamps do.

I suppose this makes sense as the bulbs may generally be used for main lights and not just side lights. But I personally would have preferred the deeper blue and green as I am not using the bulbs in any of the main lights.

Overall, it has been cheaper to get one of the starter kits (bloom or iris) and then buy the bulbs than it is to buy the bulb starter kits at this slightly reduced price. It's a bit late for that though if you missed the offers as all of the kit has gone back up in price. I have been lucky enough (I know it's expensive for bulbs, but it's cheap to be able to retrofit such technology with no DIY work required). I have got two blooms, and iris and three lightbulbs for just under £300. Full RRP on that would be £465. I now have my house as fully automated as I wanted it (I can always swap bulbs about when we go on holiday if I want main lights to come on and off for security when on holiday). Just need to get a deal on a Nest thermostat now (anyone know a good deal or discount code??).

beerman

Not on the GU10 bulbs. Not sure why this has been so negative. It's the … Not on the GU10 bulbs. Not sure why this has been so negative. It's the cheapest available for the GU10 bulb kit. Maybe people are voting cold because they don't see them as value (they aren't, they're bloody expensive) and are voting on that basis. Any cold voters please show me where I can get this cheaper.

Correct nor the normal bulbs either but have the Iris, Bloom and strips so there's a chance that either or both may appear soon.

Individual bulbs won't drop in price ever until they are clearing them out, but the starter kits are worth keeping an eye on by current trends on amazon. These starter kits are like cheap printers, you buy in to the product and then buy the ink (extra bulbs) where all the profits are gained.

Philips have got £150 in standard bulbs from me this week. I could have held out for a deal on a three bulb starter kit but didn't want to wait and see if they were going to drop (the bukb kits have't really dropped much in price and I doubt we'll see them go less than £150 anyway so I'm confident I wont have spent more than I had to.
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