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Philips hue Lux Starter Kit White (2x White 9W ES bulbs and 1st gen bridge) - £32.95 w free shipping - LuzernTech
Philips hue Lux Starter Kit White (2x White 9W ES bulbs and 1st gen bridge) - £32.95 w free shipping - LuzernTech

Philips hue Lux Starter Kit White (2x White 9W ES bulbs and 1st gen bridge) - £32.95 w free shipping - LuzernTech

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*Price has now gone up by £4 to £36.95 from £32.95*

Still a great price for the 1st gen white bulbs and bridge. As far as I'm aware these Lux bulbs are essentially the same as the Hue White bulbs so will do 2700k white and can be dimmed. The only difference between these and the newer Hue White bulbs is a slightly different shape, a slightly lower light output of 750lm vs 806lm (arguably a slightly lower heat output too) and the cost - the Hue White kit costs £59.99...

Free shipping with code LUZPRICESPYFREE (thanks to judderman)

Description:

Philips Hue Lux 9W ES Connected Bulb Starter Pack, White
Control your lights from anywhere. Philips Hue lux brings you a bright and dimmable warm, white light that you can control from your smart device. Hue lux bulbs fit into existing E27 light fittings. Step into the world of connected lighting. The Philips Hue personal wireless lighting system lets you control your lights wirelessly from anywhere in your house. Be it from the living room, the dining table or your bedroom, your smart device can control any light connected to the bridge. Philips Hue lux lamps give off a bright, warm white light for a range of functions. It's so easy to set the light level for any activity you have in mind. Enjoy perfect digital dimming control from your smartphone/tablet - no more fiddling with dimmers or switches. Make your smart lighting work for you.

Hue makes your life easier by offering you the ability to automate light settings. The integrated Geofencing technology toggles the lights off when you leave your house and switches them back on when you're back. Never come back to a dark home again. By linking it to If This Then That (IFTTT), you add another digital layer to your lighting. Have a bulb flashing when you get an important mail or social media update, program a light flash when your favourite team scores or have lights react to the weather forecast. The possibilities are endless. You can connect up to 50 bulbs or lamps to your Philips Hue bridge. Simply begin with any of the available starter kits and start adding in any combination. So, you can have Philips Hue bulbs, Philips Hue Bloom, Iris or LightStrips. Control any connected light in your home with just the tap of your finger.

Create and control your personal lighting scheme from your Apple device
Wireless connectivity via Hue bridge
Large variety of white light shades as well as many colours
Set timers to help you wake up in the morning
You can extend your Hue lighting system by adding single bulbs and connecting to them via your iPad or iPhone app.

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Lux bulbs have a fixed colour temp as far as I know, so they're not the same as Ambiance.
Also worth noting that this version of the bridge is not compatible with Apple HomeKit.
Other than those two minor issues, good find - heated!

4me2save

Great price for the 1st gen white bulbs and bridge. As far as I'm … Great price for the 1st gen white bulbs and bridge. As far as I'm aware these Lux bulbs are essentially the same as the Hue White Ambiance bulbs


They're also a lot less bright, unless your on a very tight budget you'll only regret not getting the current version bridge and lights.

do these work with the amazon dot? is extra hardware or software needed?

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joshm

Lux bulbs have a fixed colour temp as far as I know, so they're not the … Lux bulbs have a fixed colour temp as far as I know, so they're not the same as Ambiance.Also worth noting that this version of the bridge is not compatible with Apple HomeKit.Other than those two minor issues, good find - heated!



Thanks for pointing this out - description updated. I had confused the Hue White and Hue White Ambiance.

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Bradds

do these work with the amazon dot? is extra hardware or software needed?



According to this thread the 1st gen bridge does work with Alexa, just not with Apple HomeKit:
reddit.com/r/a…ho/



Edited by: "4me2save" 8th Dec 2016

Pack ordered with free tracked postage! many thanks to op.

Thanks OP, seems like a great price. A bit concerned that the order just says "Philips hue 9w lux White" even though the product page shows that it's the starter kit in the description and some of the images. Took a screenshot in case they just send me a single bulb

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paulj48

They're also a lot less bright, unless your on a very tight budget you'll … They're also a lot less bright, unless your on a very tight budget you'll only regret not getting the current version bridge and lights.



I don't think there's much difference. The Hue White bulbs are rated at 806 lumens and 9.5W and these Hue Lux bulbs are rated at 750 lumens and 9W.

1st gen hub works a treat with Alexa, I currently have one setup and working fine

Slim2k

This is the old bridge (1st Gen), it can't be used with Alexa or other … This is the old bridge (1st Gen), it can't be used with Alexa or other IOT devices.


https://www.reddit.com/r/amazonecho/comments/49tv97/philips_hue_hub_1st_generation_and_echo/

Most comments on this thread suggest it'll work fine
Edited by: "bloooo" 8th Dec 2016

http://www.howtogeek.com/255141/whats-the-difference-between-1st-and-2nd-generation-philips-hue-bulbs/

Compares bulbs and bridges, 1st gen is the same as 2nd except without the apple connectivity, As far as I am aware the 1st gen works with Alexa and should work with all generations of philips bulbs.

bloooo

https://www.reddit.com/r/amazonecho/comments/49tv97/philips_hue_hub_1st_generation_and_echo/Most comments on this thread suggest it'll work fine




Apologies, I was wrong. It does with Amazon Echo. I have deleted my previous post to prevent any confusion.

I was pretty adamant it didn't work when I researched picking up an Echo in July while in the states.
Edited by: "Slim2k" 8th Dec 2016

4me2save

I don't think there's much difference. The Hue White bulbs are rated at … I don't think there's much difference. The Hue White bulbs are rated at 806 lumens and 9.5W and these Hue Lux bulbs are rated at 750 lumens and 9W.


don't know here you got that information from but the 1st gen bulbs are 200 lumens duller than the second gen so 25% less.

Can you use this 1st Gen Bridge with Gen 2 bulbs? I didn't even know there were 2 generations but I don't want to buy tech that won't work with the current tech. Bought my parents a Dot for Christmas and want to set their house up with some Hue bulbs.

Moka-Bear

Can you use this 1st Gen Bridge with Gen 2 bulbs? I didn't even know … Can you use this 1st Gen Bridge with Gen 2 bulbs? I didn't even know there were 2 generations but I don't want to buy tech that won't work with the current tech. Bought my parents a Dot for Christmas and want to set their house up with some Hue bulbs.


Yes you can

was planning on getting wemo's, but this looked like a better alternative - thanks!

Thanks OP. UK stock was literally obliterated after black Friday, good price and in stock

Well looking at the same price of second hand gen 1 bridges I bought 3. Should cost me about £3 a bulb net!

Are newer gen lightbulbs compatible with the gen 1 bridges?

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paulj48

don't know here you got that information from but the 1st gen bulbs are … don't know here you got that information from but the 1st gen bulbs are 200 lumens duller than the second gen so 25% less.



For the coloured bulbs you are correct the gen 1 bulbs are around 600 lumens and the gen 2 and gen 3 are around 800 lumens (at certain colours only) so there is a 200 lumen difference, i.e. the gen 1 is 25% dimmer than the gen 2 and 3.

With the white bulbs, however, the Lux bulb (gen 1) and the Hue White (gen 2) only have around a 50 lumen difference i.e. the Lux is around 6% dimmer than the Hue White. My understanding is that the Lux is rated at 750 lumens at 2700k (techcrunch.com/201…ew/) whilst the Hue White is around 800 lumens at 2700k (uk.pcmag.com/phi…ite). I have a Hue White and it states 806 lumens on the bulb.
Edited by: "4me2save" 8th Dec 2016

Thanks for this OP. Been waiting for a cheap starter kit. I have a couple of Echo Dots and wanted to be able to control our lamps. Gone for it

Great price. I paid £52 for this kit including the Bloom from Luzern a little while back and it's great kit. I use the Lux bulbs for the drive and porch; plenty bright enough and means I can see to get the key in the front door at night X)

impgrrrl

Are newer gen lightbulbs compatible with the gen 1 bridges?



Yes, I have the new richer colour bulbs on a gen 1 bridge.

Silly, question, but does having these set up as your main lights mean you always have to have the light manually switched on at the wall?

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Alasdair91

Silly, question, but does having these set up as your main lights mean … Silly, question, but does having these set up as your main lights mean you always have to have the light manually switched on at the wall?



You can use them as normal light bulbs from the switch but if you want to control them with your phone the light switch needs to be on. You can get switch guards to stop the switch being turned off and just use the app or get a hue dimmer switch to use instead of the wall switch. Lots of options.

Hi all is this the same as this one? Cheers

zermattbusby

Hi all is this the same as this one? Cheers


No, this is a 1st gen bridge. BT deal was with 2nd gen bridge.

Ah OK cheers red

No longer available at £32.95

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Crapweasel

No longer available at £32.95



Good spot looks like they raised it by £2 to £34.95 - description updated

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4me2save

Good spot looks like they raised it by £2 to £34.95 - description updated



And again to £36.95. Seems like they have dynamic pricing

Anybody have any idea how long delivery takes?

chattyuk

Anybody have any idea how long delivery takes?



​Purchased on the 8th, haven't had dispatch confirmation email yet... Not sure how long delivery will be.

Nostr0mo1979

​Purchased on the 8th, haven't had dispatch confirmation email yet... Not … ​Purchased on the 8th, haven't had dispatch confirmation email yet... Not sure how long delivery will be.



Same

Nothing here either Still showing in stock on site.

BritishBeef

Nothing here either Still showing in stock on site.



​They would appear to be closed Saturday and Sunday which may explain the delay?

I called them today, was promised a phone call back. Heard nothing. Will wait few days then ask for refund, if no replies.

No delivery notification here either.... such a shambles

Phoned up this morning to ask about the order, I was told a lot were dispatched yesterday with the rest dispatching today.

She also said that she'd send me an email with the tracking details once it despatched which I've just received

I emailed them earlier today and they replied with a DHL tracking number which shows it will be dispatched today
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