Philips Hue GU10 Starter kit - Amazon Spain £90.62
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Philips Hue GU10 Starter kit - Amazon Spain £90.62

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Found 10th Aug 2015
CRAZY PRICE! Been after these for ages - and after getting a cheap Sonos via amazon Spain - i thought i'd look up Hue bulbs.

Here they're £150+ - crazy crazy price! You can also link these with an existing hub with a small hue app on your computer.

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Good price. A lot of money, but a decent discount of normal price and you can sell the hub on for £30 no problem if you already have a set up in place, so around £25 per gu10 instead of individual cost of around £50 each.

Now that's a crazy price!

Great price, very tempting.

With shipping £97.00

I've had Hue lights for about a year and initially I thought it was a gimmick. However they are really good and I look forward to using them every day. There are so many ways to control them and loads of Apps to run them with.

Not cheap but great fun. And once you taken the plunge and bought the starter kit you can add to them as you want.
Edited by: "fairytooth" 10th Aug 2015

Great deal! I bought 3 sets to get a whole room done.

What's the difference between this bundle?

amazon.co.uk/Phi…hue

I'm currently looking at setting up a lighting system at home, I've also been looking at Belkin WeMo

Mitch_s_s

What's the difference between this … What's the difference between this bundle?http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-Hue-Lux-Personal-Wireless/dp/B00L62JTLC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1439378541&sr=8-2&keywords=philips+hueI'm currently looking at setting up a lighting system at home, I've also been looking at Belkin WeMo



That's a Hue LUX system - it does white only. (It's also edison screw fit rather than GU10 and also only 2 bulbs rather than 3.)

Tbh I'm not sure why the LUX bulbs exist - the standard Hue bulbs do white very well and you can adjust the warmth easily if white alone is your thing, but also have the option for every colour in the rainbow if you just want to show off at dinner parties.

Nice find OP - ordered!

senecan

That's a Hue LUX system - it does white only. (It's also edison screw … That's a Hue LUX system - it does white only. (It's also edison screw fit rather than GU10 and also only 2 bulbs rather than 3.)Tbh I'm not sure why the LUX bulbs exist - the standard Hue bulbs do white very well and you can adjust the warmth easily if white alone is your thing, but also have the option for every colour in the rainbow if you just want to show off at dinner parties.Nice find OP - ordered!



Thanks for getting back to me, I'm looking for bayonet bulbs as well. The GU10 will do the spot lights in the kitchen, but want the other rooms sorted out first.

So I should avoid the LUX as they only do white?

Is this what I should be looking at?

amazon.co.uk/Phi…S3M

Lux exist, I suspect, because a) they are cheaper and b) not everyone needs multi-coloured lights but still wants some degree of home automation.
I for one have several Lux lamps and am quite happy with them. Of course, if money was no object then I would have bought "proper" Hue ones

Incidentally, it looks like the price for these has gone up, so deal is expired

Mitch_s_s

So I should avoid the LUX as they only do white?Is this what I should be … So I should avoid the LUX as they only do white?Is this what I should be looking at?http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-Personal-Wireless-Lighting-Starter/dp/B00ID6US3M



Hi - yes, that link has the Hue starter with 3 bulbs - if you want bayonet be sure to select the "B22" option or you'll get the Edison screw fitting ("E27").

As to the Hue Lux, they seem to be a strange compromise to me. Sure, some people only want white lights and I get that - it's a personal choice - but the Hue Living Whites bulbs can be paired and controlled from a Hue bridge just like any regular Hue bulb, and they're a fraction of the cost. Eg here on Amazon - although you can find a lot cheaper on a certain online auction site.

They are as bright or brighter than Hue Lux and can also be dimmed. They also remember their last dimness setting when switched on/off at the wall switch, unlike the Hue regular bulbs that reset to full white brightness.

senecan

Hi - yes, that link has the Hue starter with 3 bulbs - if you want … Hi - yes, that link has the Hue starter with 3 bulbs - if you want bayonet be sure to select the "B22" option or you'll get the Edison screw fitting ("E27").As to the Hue Lux, they seem to be a strange compromise to me. Sure, some people only want white lights and I get that - it's a personal choice - but the Hue Living Whites bulbs can be paired and controlled from a Hue bridge just like any regular Hue bulb, and they're a fraction of the cost. Eg here on Amazon - although you can find a lot cheaper on a certain online auction site.They are as bright or brighter than Hue Lux and can also be dimmed. They also remember their last dimness setting when switched on/off at the wall switch, unlike the Hue regular bulbs that reset to full white brightness.



Thanks for the tip about Smartlink bulbs, they look like they might be worth a shot. I still like my Lux bulbs though, since they are fitted to lamps where the bulb is clearly visible - I think the Smartlink ones are pig-ugly and would only really "work" when placed inside an all-encompassing shade...

joshm

I still like my Lux bulbs though, since they are fitted to lamps where … I still like my Lux bulbs though, since they are fitted to lamps where the bulb is clearly visible - I think the Smartlink ones are pig-ugly and would only really "work" when placed inside an all-encompassing shade...



Lol - no argument there! It is a nice design feature of the Hue bulbs that there's a diffuse light and no element or light/dark shade. The bulb can be visible and still looks good.

It can be a tad fiddly pairing the Living Whites btw, if you don't have a Friends of Hue remote working with your bridge. There's a Windows application called Lampstealer that does the trick but you need to run it on a PC/laptop and have the bulbs plugged in near the bridge at the time. Just a heads up in case you were thinking of taking the plunge!
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