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Philips Hue Personal Lighting Wireless Dimming Kit @ Amazon - £21.00
Philips Hue Personal Lighting Wireless Dimming Kit @ Amazon - £21.00

Philips Hue Personal Lighting Wireless Dimming Kit @ Amazon - £21.00

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Good price, thanks

I ordered one for £25.50 couple days ago. Thats still not dispatched. So cancelled and ordered for £21 now. Great deal.

Ta - bought - good deal.

ordered yesterday for £25
just re-ordered for £21
will send the £25 one back for a refund!

I didn't realise you didn't actually need the hub to use the dimmer, but according to the write up can be used standalone?!

Great deal either way!

I unplugged the hub the other and just used the dimmer and it did work. Ordered thank you. Heat

can you split the kit so the remote works on the bridge?

I want this to control via Amazon Dot but appparently you need the bridge?

dazza71

I want this to control via Amazon Dot but appparently you need the bridge?



You don't need this to control with Alexa, but you will need a Hue hub.

What's a Hue hub? Bit clueless when it comes to this stuff

Anybody seen any good deals for the Hue hub?

chattyuk

Anybody seen any good deals for the Hue hub?


your better off buying a starter pack, as they dont tend to do deals on just the hub. or just buy the hub off ebay.

Link to example hub on eBay?

gone for one of these to add to my hue collection! thanks op!

gone for one of these to add to my hue collection! thanks op!

Can you control different bulbs with the switch? We already have some colour bulbs and would be good to have a switch to use (turn on and dim, don't need colour from the switch) but obviously this is useless if it's locked to the bulb it comes with or can't be used on colour ones.

EDIT: Looks like you can. Also same price at B&Q by the looks of things.
Edited by: "The_Goon" 25th Nov 2016

The_Goon

Can you control different bulbs with the switch? We already have some … Can you control different bulbs with the switch? We already have some colour bulbs and would be good to have a switch to use (turn on and dim, don't need colour from the switch) but obviously this is useless if it's locked to the bulb it comes with or can't be used on colour ones.EDIT: Looks like you can. Also same price at B&Q by the looks of things.



Each switch can be used to control up to 10 bulbs without Hue Bridge.. if all paired with Hue Bridge, then it can control as much as bulb as the bridge supports (I think Gen 2 Bridge can pair 50 lights)

Does this work with the Philips TV that has the lights on the back?

I'm an idiot. If I wanted to control these with my Echo what else do I need? Thanks.

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EarlBarrett

I'm an idiot. If I wanted to control these with my Echo what else do I … I'm an idiot. If I wanted to control these with my Echo what else do I need? Thanks.



You need philips hue bridge, bridge will talk to echo .. hope it helps

Total novice with this kind of lighting, what technology is used for the switch to talk to the bulb?
I guess you leave the physical switch on all the time, and use the remote to turn the bulb on / off?

this work with nest anyone please?

dan5

Total novice with this kind of lighting, what technology is used for the … Total novice with this kind of lighting, what technology is used for the switch to talk to the bulb?I guess you leave the physical switch on all the time, and use the remote to turn the bulb on / off?


Correct, and if you have the hub you can also control it via your phone (or voice with Amazon Echo)

The v1 Hue Bridge was available for £4 in CEX. This works with Alexa (but not Siri)

The devices use the Zigbee protocol to communicate

Edited by: "Games247" 25th Nov 2016

Games247

The devices use the Zigbee protocol to communicate


Thanks. Had never heard of ZigBee.
So ZigBee is used between the bulb and the switch, I guess the hub uses ZigBee to talk to the bulb, but connects to your home Wi-Fi network so you can control via phone / computer / Siri / Alexa etc.

So basically this kit means the switch can talk to the bulb but if you want to control with your phone or voice (Alexa) then you need a bridge? I looked on CeX but ain't cheap.

If you buy a bridge and a bulb separate then surely it can dim for you?

You basically connect the bridge to your network via ethernet cable.

You add the bulbs, switches and other devices via your phone, while connected to your home network.
You can then control the bulbs and devices from your phone or from a web browser.

Zigbee builds low power local area network between the devices, so that the furthest device can be contacted by chaining through all the other devices.

The bridge is the key device, both the phone app and browser version need to register with the hub before you can do anything.

The version 1 bridge can be picked up cheaply as the new version is needed to work with Apple's Homekit, check ebay and gumtree, as when people upgrade to the v2 hub, the old one become redundant for them.

Looks like this is now back at the normal price of £29.99
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