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Philips Hue Lily White and Colour Ambiance Led 3X Spotlight Base Unit £166.86 @ Amazon
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Philips Hue Lily White and Colour Ambiance Led 3X Spotlight Base Unit £166.86 @ Amazon

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Cheapest I’ve seen around for a while. I have 2 sets of these. Tempted to get a third and 4th at this price.
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@nick1946 what do you use then for? Just to light up the wall of your house?
Probably worth editing the title to mention that these are outdoor lights.
Alllfff27/02/2020 23:00

@nick1946 what do you use then for? Just to light up the wall of your …@nick1946 what do you use then for? Just to light up the wall of your house?


I personally use these to light up my palm trees
3 lamps for £166?
Edited by: "repouk" 28th Feb
This is a good price for what they are. You can add two further lamps to them. Control them individually or as a group. Use them with features such as IFTTT.
You can also get extension cables to add extra length. They have stakes or brackets so can be ground or wall mounted.
I’ve been after some for a while and at this price I’ve bought.
They are not cheap lights but this is a good deal for this specific product.
Edited by: "Bob_Tomato" 28th Feb
I bought 4 mains powered lamps from B&Q for £50 and a second set on sale for another £20. Bought a timer for £5 off eBay. How Philips can get away with charging this is insane
thewolf8u28/02/2020 08:44

I bought 4 mains powered lamps from B&Q for £50 and a second set on sale …I bought 4 mains powered lamps from B&Q for £50 and a second set on sale for another £20. Bought a timer for £5 off eBay. How Philips can get away with charging this is insane


Agreed. And they are obviously very dim too. From a review
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My single criticism (and it is significant) is that they just aren't very bright, especially if you use colours. This is possibly a limitation of the low voltage. I wanted to use one to illuminate a 4m Japanese Cherry tree from the bottom but it barely lit beyond 1.5m"
I have these and have to agree with everything said. They are very expensive even at the £100 discounted price and they aren't particularly bright (with colours at least). They are more of a mood light than anything else. The extension cables are also expensive, no surprise there.

The problem is, once you buy into the Hue ecosystem is easy to keep on adding to it.
These are great I have 12 and counting - excellent little lights with a very high build quality. It is just not worth wasting money on cheap outdoor lights that only last a year or two.
thewolf8u28/02/2020 08:44

I bought 4 mains powered lamps from B&Q for £50 and a second set on sale …I bought 4 mains powered lamps from B&Q for £50 and a second set on sale for another £20. Bought a timer for £5 off eBay. How Philips can get away with charging this is insane


While the Philips Hue outdoor lights seem dim and expensive, what you opted for is hardly comparable.

No colour I assume?

And no app, voice assistant etc. control.

Quite different really.
Shinoke28/02/2020 13:04

While the Philips Hue outdoor lights seem dim and expensive, what you …While the Philips Hue outdoor lights seem dim and expensive, what you opted for is hardly comparable.No colour I assume?And no app, voice assistant etc. control.Quite different really.


The voice assistant come from Alexa not Philips, I can hook the B&Q lights up with an Alex’s mains adapter if I wanted. Yes there’s no colour but their garden lights, coloured lights are for Xmas and Halloween
thewolf8u28/02/2020 13:06

The voice assistant come from Alexa not Philips, I can hook the B&Q lights …The voice assistant come from Alexa not Philips, I can hook the B&Q lights up with an Alex’s mains adapter if I wanted. Yes there’s no colour but their garden lights, coloured lights are for Xmas and Halloween


Still not the same though.

Some want colour - I imagine those looking at this deal will.

Personally I think colour is nice.

Can you dim yours?

You'd need an Alexa plug for each light to be able to control them independently, and then all you can do is turn them on or off I assume?

Fair enough if it works for you, but it's not the same.
Shinoke28/02/2020 15:44

Still not the same though.Some want colour - I imagine those looking at …Still not the same though.Some want colour - I imagine those looking at this deal will.Personally I think colour is nice.Can you dim yours?You'd need an Alexa plug for each light to be able to control them independently, and then all you can do is turn them on or off I assume?Fair enough if it works for you, but it's not the same.


The B&Q lights are one set not 4 different plugs, just one plug. If I wanted colour Paint the glass for £3. I appreciate it’s not as convenient as Philips but then I’m not spending £300+
thewolf8u28/02/2020 15:52

The B&Q lights are one set not 4 different plugs, just one plug. If I …The B&Q lights are one set not 4 different plugs, just one plug. If I wanted colour Paint the glass for £3. I appreciate it’s not as convenient as Philips but then I’m not spending £300+


And there you have it. You pay for convenience and design and effect. Noone is forcing anyone to buy these - I have a lot of Hue stuff, and I think they're expensive for what they are so I haven't bitten. But I do like them and they're quite unique and fit in with what I have.
Sid.Harper28/02/2020 16:23

And there you have it. You pay for convenience and design and effect. …And there you have it. You pay for convenience and design and effect. Noone is forcing anyone to buy these - I have a lot of Hue stuff, and I think they're expensive for what they are so I haven't bitten. But I do like them and they're quite unique and fit in with what I have.


And there you have it..... a fool and his money are soon parted.
thewolf8u28/02/2020 16:26

And there you have it..... a fool and his money are soon parted.


Why does someone who buy this product (and particularly if they are saving money if they were going to buy them anyway) make them a fool just because you wouldn't buy them and/or they don't suit your needs?
Sid.Harper28/02/2020 16:32

Why does someone who buy this product (and particularly if they are saving …Why does someone who buy this product (and particularly if they are saving money if they were going to buy them anyway) make them a fool just because you wouldn't buy them and/or they don't suit your needs?


Because they’re massively overpriced for what they are. Just because somethings on sale doesn’t mean you’re getting a bargain. If I were to sell a table for £500 and then slap a sale sticker on with 50% off it doesn’t mean it’s a bargain because other comparable tables are £100 all year round. The word “sale” is meaningless marketing mumbo jumbo.
thewolf8u28/02/2020 16:36

Because they’re massively overpriced for what they are. Just because s …Because they’re massively overpriced for what they are. Just because somethings on sale doesn’t mean you’re getting a bargain. If I were to sell a table for £500 and then slap a sale sticker on with 50% off it doesn’t mean it’s a bargain because other comparable tables are £100 all year round. The word “sale” is meaningless marketing mumbo jumbo.


See this is where you're wrong. I happen to 'agree' with your first point - they're massively overpriced (even at the reduced price) but that's my personal opinion relative to what I'm willing to spend and the utility of them to me. I would like them, but I am not willing to spend this money on them.

But this will vary for everyone. Therefore I won't spend this kind of money on them (possibly ever!), and possibly seek out alternatives as you have with your B&Q units (my equivalent to that is using Ikea Tradfri bulbs with my hue setup). However that doesn't make people fools. If you can afford it and it strikes you as value for money for what you are willing to pay for the pleasure or utility it gives you, then fair enough.

By your argument, noone should own a Bugatti or a Bentley, because you can buy cheaper cars that go fast / get you from A-B / give you credibility / <insert reason here>.

Hopefully you get my point.
thewolf8u28/02/2020 16:36

Because they’re massively overpriced for what they are. Just because s …Because they’re massively overpriced for what they are. Just because somethings on sale doesn’t mean you’re getting a bargain. If I were to sell a table for £500 and then slap a sale sticker on with 50% off it doesn’t mean it’s a bargain because other comparable tables are £100 all year round. The word “sale” is meaningless marketing mumbo jumbo.


That doesn't apply here. This isn't a fake "sale" or reduction.

They're expensive for what they are, but it's not a fake reduction, and point out an equal product then.

What you're using isn't at all comparable.

If that works for you, fine, but it's hardly foolish for someone else to pay more for for example - quite possibly a better looking product - but more importantly, colour, and dimming - both of which your solution lacks.

Indepedent light control

And integration with smart speakers etc. without needing an Alexa plug or similar.

This is for people in the Hue ecosystem really.

Your arguments aren't valid, and now you're being rude to other members because they value something that you don't?

This is a post for this deal. If you're not interested in it then why argue with others that are?

You suggested a cheaper alternative, and others can make their own mind up.

I won't be buying them, at least not now, but I own plenty of Hue lights and think they're worth it.

Generally I think it's better to get their separate bulbs than integrated light units. But they are neat. No need to worry about weather proofing etc. So I may well end up getting some at some point.

Anyway, what's the point in arguing eh? Have a good weekend all.
Edited by: "Shinoke" 28th Feb
Shinoke28/02/2020 16:46

That doesn't apply here. This isn't a fake "sale" or reduction.They're …That doesn't apply here. This isn't a fake "sale" or reduction.They're expensive for what they are, but it's not a fake reduction, and point out an equal product then.What you're using isn't at all comparable.If that works for you, fine, but it's hardly foolish for someone else to pay more for for example - quite possibly a better looking product - but more importantly, colour, and dimming - both of which your solution lacks.Indepedent light controlAnd integration with smart speakers etc. without needing an Alexa plug or similar.This is for people in the Hue ecosystem really.Your arguments aren't valid, and now you're being rude to other members because they value something that you don't?This is a post for this deal. If you're not interested in it then why argue with others that are?You suggested a cheaper alternative, and others can make their own mind up.I won't be buying them, at least not now, but I own plenty of Hue lights and think they're worth it.Generally I think it's better to get their separate bulbs than integrated light units. But they are neat. No need to worry about weather proofing etc. So I may well end up getting some at some point.Anyway, what's the point in arguing eh? Have a good weekend all.


Lol! Have a good weekend
Now £160.26
£159.90 now and bought. I already have 3 sets of them and this will be my 4th. I love them. I also use an app that syncs these lights to change colour as the music is playing
Edited by: "soormox" 28th Feb
Too dim?

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soormox28/02/2020 19:53

£159.90 now and bought. I already have 3 sets of them and this will be my …£159.90 now and bought. I already have 3 sets of them and this will be my 4th. I love them. I also use an app that syncs these lights to change colour as the music is playing


What app is that?
nick194628/02/2020 22:16

What app is that?


I use a combination of DJ Lights and Hue lights and HueParty
£152.36 now.

Bit gutted I paid £160 yesterday now..... Amazon pricing is hard to predict.
There are tons of LED bulbs that will do colour, various temps of white, are dimmable and Alexa etc compatible on Amazon for around £10 each.

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