Philips Hue LED Colour Ambiance Wireless B22 Starter Kit @ Argos for £131.99
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Philips Hue LED Colour Ambiance Wireless B22 Starter Kit @ Argos for £131.99

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CallumGilbert10 m ago

For £15 more you can get the amazon dot


And?

You can buy a cucumber for 46p.
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For £15 more you can get the amazon dot
CallumGilbert10 m ago

For £15 more you can get the amazon dot


And?

You can buy a cucumber for 46p.
ScroopEgerton22 m ago

And? You can buy a cucumber for 46p.


The amazon dot is worth £50 in itself, getting it for £15 is a bargain in my eyes.
But you're unlikely to be able to sell the cucumber on eBay for s profit and further reduce the effective price of the Hue kit
You'd be better off spending a bit more (£38) buying the newer starter kit and getting a switch and free a Google home..........That deals been posted a "few" times now.
Omg for that price you can buy 10 or more Yeelights from Gearbest. Direct WiFi too so no need for a bridge. Have them all over my home. Excellent bulbs. Probably a discount code around somewhere too.

gearbest.com/sma…tml
How cold???
johnnyd57uk45 m ago

Omg for that price you can buy 10 or more Yeelights from Gearbest. Direct …Omg for that price you can buy 10 or more Yeelights from Gearbest. Direct WiFi too so no need for a bridge. Have them all over my home. Excellent bulbs. Probably a discount code around somewhere too.https://www.gearbest.com/smart-lighting/pp_361555.html


and need 10 connections clogging up my wifi, no thanks. I’ll take a hub based set up any day of the week, it also means you can automate everything which is great for home security when you’re away
sh2032 m ago

and need 10 connections clogging up my wifi, no thanks. I’ll take a hub b …and need 10 connections clogging up my wifi, no thanks. I’ll take a hub based set up any day of the week, it also means you can automate everything which is great for home security when you’re away


But you only get 3 lights for this. I think that's one of his points aswell. And if you have a decent WiFi it wouldn't 'clog it up'.
chrisbarker154 m ago

But you only get 3 lights for this. I think that's one of his points …But you only get 3 lights for this. I think that's one of his points aswell. And if you have a decent WiFi it wouldn't 'clog it up'.


Of course it will still clog it up. All those seperate devices using bandwidth. I've tried WiFi bulbs (LIFX) and switched to hue. There's literally no comparison in usability and ability to integrate with other devices. Hue is 100% superior.
sh201 h, 37 m ago

and need 10 connections clogging up my wifi, no thanks. I’ll take a hub b …and need 10 connections clogging up my wifi, no thanks. I’ll take a hub based set up any day of the week, it also means you can automate everything which is great for home security when you’re away


Absolute nonsense. My Wifi has not seen any degradation whatsoever. As for integration the Xiaomi bridge will do all that for a mere £12. The lights are compatible with Alexa aswell. So from door bells to alarms to lights all integrated at a fraction of the price of this nonsense. The HUKD score is reflective of what people think of this product and price.

Edited by: "johnnyd57uk" 13th Jan
CallumGilbert2 h, 30 m ago

The amazon dot is worth £50 in itself, getting it for £15 is a bargain in m …The amazon dot is worth £50 in itself, getting it for £15 is a bargain in my eyes.


Ah, you mean you get the Hue bulb set plus the dot for £15 extra. True, that's a good offer.. doesn't make this any less good though, especially if you've bought into the Google ecosystem rather than Alexa.
johnnyd57uk50 m ago

Absolute nonsense. My Wifi has not seen any degradation whatsoever. As for …Absolute nonsense. My Wifi has not seen any degradation whatsoever. As for integration the Xiaomi bridge will do all that for a mere £12. The lights are compatible with Alexa aswell. So from door bells to alarms to lights all integrated at a fraction of the price of this nonsense. The HUKD score is reflective of what people think of this product and price.[Video]


It's a deal site - not a tech site, I absolutely do not come here to listen to tech advice, otherwise I'd end up with wifi smart lights that don't have centralised management.

And just to point out, your rebuttal to the hub approach is to add a hub - couldn't make it up only proves my point above - this is a deals site, if this goes cold it's because it's been £99.99 in the past. The technology is superior in every way - and when Hue add the 3.0 software it will match/exceed any advantage other solutions have currently.

Lastly, I have a smartthings hub alongside my Hue hub, it can control them, but nowhere near as well the Hue hub.
Edited by: "sh20" 13th Jan
sh203 h, 31 m ago

It's a deal site - not a tech site, I absolutely do not come here to …It's a deal site - not a tech site, I absolutely do not come here to listen to tech advice, otherwise I'd end up with wifi smart lights that don't have centralised management. And just to point out, your rebuttal to the hub approach is to add a hub - couldn't make it up only proves my point above - this is a deals site, if this goes cold it's because it's been £99.99 in the past. The technology is superior in every way - and when Hue add the 3.0 software it will match/exceed any advantage other solutions have currently.Lastly, I have a smartthings hub alongside my Hue hub, it can control them, but nowhere near as well the Hue hub.



Yes Its a deal site and this is not a deal as voted in HUKD. Secondly you dont want to listen to tech advice but you are happy to dish it out "10 connections clogging up my wifi, no thanks"


The reason that this is not a deal is that this piece of kit is probably made in China most likely by Xiaomi (https://www.gearbest.com/smart-lighting/pp_644095.html) and sold in the UK at extortionate prices. Xiaomi who are a world leader in technical innovation make their own version of these lights and sell them at ridiculously low prices.

Contributors to HUKD love a bargain and this aint. On the other hand this is what people think of the Xiaomi equivalent

hotukdeals.com/dea…314
johnnyd57uk5 h, 39 m ago

Absolute nonsense. My Wifi has not seen any degradation whatsoever. As for …Absolute nonsense. My Wifi has not seen any degradation whatsoever. As for integration the Xiaomi bridge will do all that for a mere £12. The lights are compatible with Alexa aswell. So from door bells to alarms to lights all integrated at a fraction of the price of this nonsense. The HUKD score is reflective of what people think of this product and price.[Video]


Have fun with that when your internet goes down. Or when they turn their servers off because your lightbulbs have been superseded.
Edited by: "MSK." 13th Jan
johnnyd57uk2 h, 22 m ago

Yes Its a deal site and this is not a deal as voted in HUKD. Secondly you …Yes Its a deal site and this is not a deal as voted in HUKD. Secondly you dont want to listen to tech advice but you are happy to dish it out "10 connections clogging up my wifi, no thanks" The reason that this is not a deal is that this piece of kit is probably made in China most likely by Xiaomi (https://www.gearbest.com/smart-lighting/pp_644095.html) and sold in the UK at extortionate prices. Xiaomi who are a world leader in technical innovation make their own version of these lights and sell them at ridiculously low prices. Contributors to HUKD love a bargain and this aint. On the other hand this is what people think of the Xiaomi equivalenthttps://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/xiaomi-yeelight-ac220v-rgbw-e27-smart-led-bulb-works-with-alexa-763-delivered-with-code-gearbest-2839314


I’m not saying it’s a deal, I don’t understand why you’d even mention that. What I am saying, is there is more to value than price alone, the mantra “buy cheap pay twice” comes to mind. Could you do 50-80% of things with cheaper bulbs? Yes. Will you get the same level of support, fuller features, constant future updates, a product that is network optimised, and more likely to be working 3 years down the line? No.

Where products are made is largely irrelevant, apple make their laptops in China too - I’m sure with your attitude you perceive their laptops to be a ripoff, because you only look at price. But you are afforded certain extras and comfort (for lack of a better expression) when you buy their products. And I write that as a windows user by the way.

I love a bargain as much as the next guy, but I appreciate value for money more. I would rather spend a little more for something that does everything. This is cold because it’s been cheaper before, not because you can get billy no brand bulbs for 10 quid a pop.
Edited by: "sh20" 13th Jan
andyb8311 h, 21 m ago

Of course it will still clog it up. All those seperate devices using …Of course it will still clog it up. All those seperate devices using bandwidth. I've tried WiFi bulbs (LIFX) and switched to hue. There's literally no comparison in usability and ability to integrate with other devices. Hue is 100% superior.


I'm not saying hue is better. But to say it clogs it up is nonsense. It doesn't on myn and it doesn't on other people I know.
chrisbarker151 m ago

I'm not saying hue is better. But to say it clogs it up is nonsense. It …I'm not saying hue is better. But to say it clogs it up is nonsense. It doesn't on myn and it doesn't on other people I know.


It isn't nonsense, it's a fact. The more devices you have connected to your WiFi, the more bandwidth you are using. Think what you like, but that's how it works.
andyb837 m ago

It isn't nonsense, it's a fact. The more devices you have connected to …It isn't nonsense, it's a fact. The more devices you have connected to your WiFi, the more bandwidth you are using. Think what you like, but that's how it works.


How do these things work. Are they constantly transmitting data over the network or on requests? I don't think 10 bulbs connected would effect anything unless the router is crap. Or the bulb software is inefficient...
andyb8321 m ago

It isn't nonsense, it's a fact. The more devices you have connected to …It isn't nonsense, it's a fact. The more devices you have connected to your WiFi, the more bandwidth you are using. Think what you like, but that's how it works.


Well why doesn't my bandwith go down then? I must be on a super connection eh.
These will drop further as they are bringing out new kits according to CES 2018 reports. External lights too finally!
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