Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus 2m - plus free £5 voucher for spending over £40 @ Maplin
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Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus 2m - plus free £5 voucher for spending over £40 @ Maplin

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Edited by:"shakerstevens"Found 26th Nov
Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus 2m - there have been a few deals on bundles with this included over the black Friday weekend, but this is the cheapest for the lightstrip on its own - Amazon reduced to £52.70 today but this even cheaper and you get a maplins £5 voucher for spending over £10.

Deal now changed so you now receive £5 voucher now valid until 6/12/17, just for spending £10 or more!

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TheOak44 m ago

Do these have to be plugged into the mains


No they’re solar powered

srahman34 m ago

You can buy MUCH cheaper ones from Ebay or Amazon.


I just love these types of comments. Not

If I comment on a deal to say I can get it cheaper else where I add a link. Why bother srahman3
Edited by: "nougat" 26th Nov

You can buy MUCH cheaper ones from Ebay or Amazon.
Edited by: "srahman3" 26th Nov

srahman38 h, 24 m ago

You can buy MUCH cheaper ones from Ebay or Amazon.


You clearly have no idea what you are looking at.
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HEAT!

Looking at getting some LED lighting for my computer room. Can I just buy this and off I go? Are is their more to buy?

You can buy MUCH cheaper ones from Ebay or Amazon.
Edited by: "srahman3" 26th Nov

srahman34 m ago

You can buy MUCH cheaper ones from Ebay or Amazon.


I just love these types of comments. Not

If I comment on a deal to say I can get it cheaper else where I add a link. Why bother srahman3
Edited by: "nougat" 26th Nov

Ikr. But you can find cheaper ones.
Edited by: "srahman3" 26th Nov

srahman32 m ago

Ikr. But you can find cheaper ones.


Where?

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Nero18212 m ago

Looking at getting some LED lighting for my computer room. Can I just buy …Looking at getting some LED lighting for my computer room. Can I just buy this and off I go? Are is their more to buy?


You will need the philips hue hub. Or most of basic functions can be achieved with the smart hub built into the new Amazon Echo plus.

A lot of useful info in Fridays post when there was a bundle deal on the lightstrips, see link :
hotukdeals.com/dea…e=4

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srahman38 m ago

You can buy MUCH cheaper ones from Ebay or Amazon.


As mentioned in the original post this same unit is £52.70 on Amazon at the moment.

srahman39 m ago

You can buy MUCH cheaper ones from Ebay or Amazon.


I looked on your profile but could not find the better deal, can you help me here?

shakerstevens6 m ago

You will need the philips hue hub. Or most of basic functions can be …You will need the philips hue hub. Or most of basic functions can be achieved with the smart hub built into the new Amazon Echo plus.A lot of useful info in Fridays post when there was a bundle deal on the lightstrips, see link :https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/philips-hue-lighting-black-friday-bargains-2838065?page=4#comment-32565364


You can also just buy a light and the dimmer switch, without bridge.

Nero18220 m ago

Looking at getting some LED lighting for my computer room. Can I just buy …Looking at getting some LED lighting for my computer room. Can I just buy this and off I go? Are is their more to buy?


Tingham led strip on Amazon (about 20quid) is what I have and it’s perfect. No app control but you get a physical remote and no need for hub.

Do these have to be plugged into the mains

nice spot!

TheOak44 m ago

Do these have to be plugged into the mains


No they’re solar powered

Good price for the strip i suppose, but yeelight is half the price (although a different product) and no need for a hub etc for those looking for alternatives :-)

srahman38 h, 24 m ago

You can buy MUCH cheaper ones from Ebay or Amazon.


You clearly have no idea what you are looking at.

andyb8322 m ago

You clearly have no idea what you are looking at.


I think he means that there are inferior Chinese light strips found for less, no surprise there.

TheOak8 h, 11 m ago

Do these have to be plugged into the mains


If you took the time to look at the pictures in the link, you'll clearly see a mains adapter

VeedubyaGTi20 m ago

If you took the time to look at the pictures in the link, you'll clearly …If you took the time to look at the pictures in the link, you'll clearly see a mains adapter


My galaxy s8 also has a mains adaptor but it doesnt have to be plugged in

TheOak8 h, 32 m ago

Do these have to be plugged into the mains


A fair question. Yes they do, you can’t run them off USB or battery. Not sure if you can wire them directly into the light circuit to bypass the socket or not though.

Crustybeaver39 m ago

I think he means that there are inferior Chinese light strips found for …I think he means that there are inferior Chinese light strips found for less, no surprise there.



Yeah, these are definitely not made in that region right?

daman2k29 m ago

Yeah, these are definitely not made in that region right?


INFERIOR being the key word there.

FTOdude1702 h, 13 m ago

Good price for the strip i suppose, but yeelight is half the price …Good price for the strip i suppose, but yeelight is half the price (although a different product) and no need for a hub etc for those looking for alternatives :-)


But then you're relying on a Chinese server, and if your internet goes down or their server goes down, or the connection is blocked then they just become (expensive) dumb lights. Not saying they're bad, never used one so can't compare performance, just that they work differently. I still don't fully trust the IOT so being able to see what comes in and goes out to where from the firewall is key to me, the more stuff stays inside my network the better

Nero18210 h, 7 m ago

Looking at getting some LED lighting for my computer room. Can I just buy …Looking at getting some LED lighting for my computer room. Can I just buy this and off I go? Are is their more to buy?


You can use straight from box, I have some for TV, but on pc they're even better as you can download the all screen bloom, basically does the ambient lighting like on the Philips TVs

I connect my laptop to the TV and run in when I want to watch a movie with the lighting effect, for TV I just usually have one colour

I believe if you have NUS extra card you get 10% off for in store purchase. (I hope you still get £5 coupon after 10% discount though?)

srahman310 h, 10 m ago

You can buy MUCH cheaper ones from Ebay or Amazon.


ive gotta agree with this i have the hue strip and for the money its no better than the cheaper version i also have from veho kasa. In fact id say the cheaper one is better reasons being its longer cheaper and also the adhesive strip is crap on the hue

h3llo_fr1end1 h, 1 m ago

A fair question. Yes they do, you can’t run them off USB or battery. Not s …A fair question. Yes they do, you can’t run them off USB or battery. Not sure if you can wire them directly into the light circuit to bypass the socket or not though.


Many thanks. I read the question and was also curious having never set one of these up before. The two smart-ass responses before yours really ticked me off.

First response "they're solar powered" gets 8 thumbs up from a further 8 smart-asses which (unfortunately) will only serve to make him continue to think he's internet champion.

Second response alludes to the image which "clearly shows a mains adaptor", which actually proves f* all when you think about it for a second.

MichaelJames1995 & VeedubyaGTi, you both suck.

h3llo_fr1end. Hero.
Edited by: "Schmutz" 27th Nov

To be fair i've been looking into getting approx 9m worth of hue controlled LED lighting over the last few months for my conservatory, going the official philips route was going to work out to be very expensive. my solution was to purchase a hue compatible controller (german not chinese, for those who are interested) which is about £50, and a couple of strips of 5m LED strips which would work out to be about £30. Also would need a power transformer which would be about another £10ish.
As you can see, total price is less than £100 for 10m worth.
Philips works out to be (when i looked) about £300 for the same sort of length.
same functionality. ostensibly same quality.
Although it looks like it'd be more like £200 for what I need now for the same length of Philips. I'll have to check if they can be all linked together on the same power adapter (i'm doubtful), so might well continue with my original plans.

MichaelJames19959 h, 5 m ago

No they’re solar powered


Ha, good one. Not like LED light strips are ever powered by USB or hardwired into a lighting circuit, right?

thefunkygibbon10 m ago

To be fair i've been looking into getting approx 9m worth of hue …To be fair i've been looking into getting approx 9m worth of hue controlled LED lighting over the last few months for my conservatory, going the official philips route was going to work out to be very expensive. my solution was to purchase a hue compatible controller (german not chinese, for those who are interested) which is about £50, and a couple of strips of 5m LED strips which would work out to be about £30. Also would need a power transformer which would be about another £10ish. As you can see, total price is less than £100 for 10m worth. Philips works out to be (when i looked) about £300 for the same sort of length. same functionality. ostensibly same quality. Although it looks like it'd be more like £200 for what I need now for the same length of Philips. I'll have to check if they can be all linked together on the same power adapter (i'm doubtful), so might well continue with my original plans.


why not go for something like this
amazon.co.uk/Wit…ifi

percyrush10 h, 58 m ago

HEAT!


No LED is quite cool. It's not even funny, I just love it.

So is this likely going to be the cheapest deal to get these strips?

I was after 2x 2meters, just saw that they were on another thread for two of these plus some bulb aswell for £80 or so 😔 damn don’t know how I missed that!! Really wish for that offer to come back!

Ebay £10

greencode13 h, 32 m ago

You can also just buy a light and the dimmer switch, without bridge.


You need a Hue hub for the light to communicate with the Hue dimmer switch (or possibly an Amazon Echo - not sure what Hue features they natively support)

Seriously people pay these prices for a LED strip? I was build some extra light into my PC and they're a few pennies per meter. Cold AF!

xchaotic6 m ago

Seriously people pay these prices for a LED strip? I was build some extra …Seriously people pay these prices for a LED strip? I was build some extra light into my PC and they're a few pennies per meter. Cold AF!


Yes, don't really have a choice now. Already setup with Phillip Hue hub and bulbs, and if i need a LED strip to add on to that what choice do i have? I want to control everything from the same app, and also via Apple HomeKit, Google Home and Amazon Alexa. As far as i am aware there is only on SIMPLE solution for all this and that is to keep buying Phillip Hue's!

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xchaotic35 m ago

Seriously people pay these prices for a LED strip? I was build some extra …Seriously people pay these prices for a LED strip? I was build some extra light into my PC and they're a few pennies per meter. Cold AF!


Yes but that’s just a plain led strip. Not a smart led strip and even with those there are products with different functionality, such as the yeelight which is half the price as hue but not the full functionality. If you just want a strip light for your pc then the product is definitely not for you and would be overkill both on price and functions

If you were wanting to use your el-cheapo LED strips then you can still use them with your Hue system (as per my previous comment) with one of these ballasts. You could in theory run 4 seperate strips on one of these. (but 6a total so you'd most likely have to use 24v strips not 12v)

Nero18217 h, 22 m ago

Looking at getting some LED lighting for my computer room. Can I just buy …Looking at getting some LED lighting for my computer room. Can I just buy this and off I go? Are is their more to buy?



Just buy LED Strip lights unless you absolutely have to control the lights via Alexa or something.

I bought 5m of lights from Amazon for around £18 and turn them on /change colour with a remote control.
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