Philips Hue hub £25.99 @ Amazon
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Philips Hue hub £25.99 @ Amazon

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Found 8th Dec 2017
Price has come down quite a bit, has been hovering around £45 (also was part of a starter pack).

I paid just over £30 on eBay for this so at this price a good buy for all those thinking of a good central hub for automation.

I note the TRÅDFRI bulbs are starting to be compatible with this

This should be HomeKit enabled as well

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SomeOtherBloke4 m ago

Aside from auto switching lights on, what do people use smartthings, hue …Aside from auto switching lights on, what do people use smartthings, hue for? Am interested but does use justify expense?


Lights to come on automatically when it gets dark, to come on with movement, to set scenes such as when your watching movies the lights dim to a certain brightness etc etc etc etc and I haven't scratched the surface yet

Eg. "Okay Google, its sexy time" bedroom ceiling lights dim to 10% and the bedside lamps change to a nice soft pink.

I know, smooth!! She drops her pants instantly!
Edited by: "maxamus007" 8th Dec 2017

Is it getting too hard to press the light switch 💡

Did I need this? No
Did I want this? No
Do i know what this does? No
Did I buy this? Yes 🤣

Thanks HUKD

SomeOtherBloke8 m ago

Aside from auto switching lights on, what do people use smartthings, hue …Aside from auto switching lights on, what do people use smartthings, hue for? Am interested but does use justify expense?


It's tech, it is its own justification
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Original Poster

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Hot hot hot.....if you haven't got one already

HOT!!!!!!!!!

Fantastic deal

Heat from me

How compatible is this with devices? Is it as good as a SmartThings hub?

Really hoping the switch and the sensor are next to drop

This is gonna get HOT. Ordered, cheers OP

maxamus0071 m ago

Really hoping the switch and the sensor are next to drop

Sensor is currently reduced to £29.99 mate

I'd bite but the cost of bulbs is a negative for me no golf size ses

They'll probably just cancel your order, tell you they aren't getting any more, then relist a few days later at full price. Just like they did with the black Friday deal on the hub and bulbs set.

Hammerheads291 m ago

Sensor is currently reduced to £29.99 mate


Ye seen that but hoping it goes down to £20/25

MrAlbert1 m ago

They'll probably just cancel your order, tell you they aren't getting any …They'll probably just cancel your order, tell you they aren't getting any more, then relist a few days later at full price. Just like they did with the black Friday deal on the hub and bulbs set.


I managed to get that and that was a few hours after the deal went hot. Came the next day too.

Just ordered. Hot from me

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buliztik10 m ago

How compatible is this with devices? Is it as good as a SmartThings hub?


I’m not sure about SmartThings but hue seems to be one of the best to connect to other devices:

iconnecthue.com/sup…es/

I’m not supporting that particular app but the details of compatibility is quite extensive on that page.

buliztik14 m ago

How compatible is this with devices? Is it as good as a SmartThings hub?


It's not really the same. You can add other ZigBee bulbs (mainly IKEA) but it will not control anything else. Other things can control the bulbs like Alexa/Google but not really the other way around. So it is for controlling lights, and only lights. Smartthings is for automating many more other devices (eg trigger a wemo power socket when your yale lock unlocks and start your arlo camera recording) but althoigh it does a lot out of the box, a lot of the devices are supported via community code so is more for the tinkerer.

Just hoping someone can help me with a little bit of info:

I have philips ledino Lights fitted almost entirely in my home ( Not the new hue ones) but still dimmable LED

what i really need is a smart dimmer switch that would smarten them up.As the lights would be perfect if they could be linked through something like hue.
Has anyone heard of anything like that ?

Lightwave rf 👌

Try zwave dimmers with smartthings

Does this connect to WiFi? Or do I need to have it near my router with an Ethernet connection? The photos confused me....

Aside from auto switching lights on, what do people use smartthings, hue for? Am interested but does use justify expense?

Thank you

Assume there isn't a reason to have two of these?

sparkybash4 m ago

Lightwave rf 👌


Lightwave is great for UK wiring compatibility (switches to replace your existing ones) but can be an exercise in frustration when it comes to reliability. If they made zwave versions instead of 433 they would be awesome, ideal for anyone who isn't bothered by changing colour temperatures.

SomeOtherBloke4 m ago

Aside from auto switching lights on, what do people use smartthings, hue …Aside from auto switching lights on, what do people use smartthings, hue for? Am interested but does use justify expense?


Lights to come on automatically when it gets dark, to come on with movement, to set scenes such as when your watching movies the lights dim to a certain brightness etc etc etc etc and I haven't scratched the surface yet

Eg. "Okay Google, its sexy time" bedroom ceiling lights dim to 10% and the bedside lamps change to a nice soft pink.

I know, smooth!! She drops her pants instantly!
Edited by: "maxamus007" 8th Dec 2017

MrAlbert16 m ago

They'll probably just cancel your order, tell you they aren't getting any …They'll probably just cancel your order, tell you they aren't getting any more, then relist a few days later at full price. Just like they did with the black Friday deal on the hub and bulbs set.


How much was that for?

SomeOtherBloke8 m ago

Aside from auto switching lights on, what do people use smartthings, hue …Aside from auto switching lights on, what do people use smartthings, hue for? Am interested but does use justify expense?


It's tech, it is its own justification

Cheers! Bought one to replace a v1 hub.

Can this connect to magic home WiFi adapters for led's???

philcronorniron29 m ago

Does this connect to WiFi? Or do I need to have it near my router with an …Does this connect to WiFi? Or do I need to have it near my router with an Ethernet connection? The photos confused me....


You still need to plug the hub into the router via ethernet. The hub then connects to the bulbs via ZigBee (wireless).

I've never seen a standalone hub deal this cheap before. Smoking hot price!

Just need to get some cheap bulbs now, did I understand that the Tradfri bulbs will work with this now?

maxamus00741 m ago

Lights to come on automatically when it gets dark, to come on with …Lights to come on automatically when it gets dark, to come on with movement, to set scenes such as when your watching movies the lights dim to a certain brightness etc etc etc etc and I haven't scratched the surface yetEg. "Okay Google, its sexy time" bedroom ceiling lights dim to 10% and the bedside lamps change to a nice soft pink. I know, smooth!! She drops her pants instantly!


Nice 1, you've got it sorted, does the Mrs know?

My financial nemesis HUKD strikes again 🙄 I bit. I'm getting some amazing Christmas presents again this year. 😳

Hi, finally taken the plunge and picked this up... any good deals on bulbs???

got my set too after ordering quite late in the day
MrAlbert1 h, 1 m ago

They'll probably just cancel your order, tell you they aren't getting any …They'll probably just cancel your order, tell you they aren't getting any more, then relist a few days later at full price. Just like they did with the black Friday deal on the hub and bulbs set.

Bendown15 m ago

Just need to get some cheap bulbs now, did I understand that the Tradfri …Just need to get some cheap bulbs now, did I understand that the Tradfri bulbs will work with this now?



Yes

cruisecars1 m ago

Yes


How do you update the firmware on the bulb though, does it still require the Tradfri hub?

Bendown4 m ago

How do you update the firmware on the bulb though, does it still require …How do you update the firmware on the bulb though, does it still require the Tradfri hub?



Ikea Trådfri bulb batches “1721” and up should have the right firmware and should therefore be Philips Hue compatible…

Have some heat! These bloody alerts are working too well!
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