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Philips Hue Smart Wireless Dimmer Switch £14.39 (Prime) / £18.88 (non Prime) at Amazon
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Philips Hue Smart Wireless Dimmer Switch £14.39 (Prime) / £18.88 (non Prime) at Amazon

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Posted 19th MayEdited by:"DNA"

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Decent saving if you already has Philips Hue hub and bulbs. Don't forget you can earn £1 credit back if you select "No-rush delivery" option!

You can configure the on-button via the Philips Hue app to switch between your favourite 4 scenes. It's all up to you.

  • Dim your Philips Hue lights with the Hue dimmer switch
  • Smooth and effortless dimming for Hue lights, start your Hue ecosystem with the dimmer kit/dimmer switch
  • Completely portable switch - place anywhere you need a light switch
  • Use as a remote control - wireless switch and remote control in one
  • Works on batteries - included 1 x CR2450 battery
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tygr19/05/2020 13:16

Is this really any use for anything? I have the app on my phone and use …Is this really any use for anything? I have the app on my phone and use Google Home or Alexa to adjust it too.


Yup, a lot of people aren't used to voice and it takes a bit longer to process the input and actually do anything. Whereas with the switch, it's quicker, more known to people etc.

And with guests, I wouldn't want them being able to control my Google home via the app, a switch is better and some of my family have stronger accents so Google finds it harder to understand first try. Even with my 'standard British' accent, it doesn't always understand me first time. By standard, I don't mean like BBC / RP English but a relatively flat accent (if such a thing exists)
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Can also be had for the same price via John Lewis
Has been £10 in the past
These tend to float at RRP for a long time, occasionally going down to ~£15, and even more occasionally down to £10-11. If you need one then this is a good price. If you're just collecting them for later then I'd wait.
Is this really any use for anything? I have the app on my phone and use Google Home or Alexa to adjust it too.
Amazon only let you buy 3 per account. JL let you buy as many as you like
Not bad but hopefully my EDF order for 2 of this plus a white ambience bulb for only £6.61 more each!

As others have said, if you need one right now it's not a bad deal but if you are waiting, I'd hold out closer to £10 or get a bundle with one when on offer.
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For us people who don't have/want prime

£17 free delivery on ebay

ebay.co.uk/itm…ask
Better value bought in the pack with the white ambient E27 bulb, which are often used as new on Amazon for about £23.
tygr19/05/2020 13:16

Is this really any use for anything? I have the app on my phone and use …Is this really any use for anything? I have the app on my phone and use Google Home or Alexa to adjust it too.


Yup, a lot of people aren't used to voice and it takes a bit longer to process the input and actually do anything. Whereas with the switch, it's quicker, more known to people etc.

And with guests, I wouldn't want them being able to control my Google home via the app, a switch is better and some of my family have stronger accents so Google finds it harder to understand first try. Even with my 'standard British' accent, it doesn't always understand me first time. By standard, I don't mean like BBC / RP English but a relatively flat accent (if such a thing exists)
Thanks op
Pokey19/05/2020 13:35

Better value bought in the pack with the white ambient E27 bulb, which are …Better value bought in the pack with the white ambient E27 bulb, which are often used as new on Amazon for about £23.


Good shout and currently £23.03 which I'd also say is much better value than this.

amazon.co.uk/gp/…all

I'll definitely check there next time I need some dimmers as I've still got a few warm white bulbs that need upgrading.
Edited by: "Towelie" 19th May
Can this be used with IKEA tradfri bulbs linked to a Samsung ST hub rather than the Philips own Hub?
Last time I bought this switch. After syncing it with the light, I was not able to control the light using app. Is this how it is supposed to be ?
I just need to find a cheap V2 hue hub.
Darjeegangy19/05/2020 13:56

Last time I bought this switch. After syncing it with the light, I was not …Last time I bought this switch. After syncing it with the light, I was not able to control the light using app. Is this how it is supposed to be ?


i shouldnt think so. point is to have both options, both physical light and via the app.
EN1GMA19/05/2020 14:09

i shouldnt think so. point is to have both options, both physical light …i shouldnt think so. point is to have both options, both physical light and via the app.



I was controlling three lights with one switch as I had created a room. may be that was the issue.
Unfortunately I'll need two switches as I have a 2 way switch (upstairs and downstairs).
Thanks for that. On the lookout for the White Ambience GU10 bulbs for a decent price also.
EN1GMA19/05/2020 14:32

Unfortunately I'll need two switches as I have a 2 way switch (upstairs …Unfortunately I'll need two switches as I have a 2 way switch (upstairs and downstairs).



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EN1GMA19/05/2020 14:32

Unfortunately I'll need two switches as I have a 2 way switch (upstairs …Unfortunately I'll need two switches as I have a 2 way switch (upstairs and downstairs).


Just buy one and take it up and down stairs as you go.
I use my switches with iConnectHue app, it makes it much more functional, and different presses for colour cycling too (obvs. with colour bulbs).
Can anyone tell me the type and size of the bolts that come with these, i need extra extra long ones to reach the fitting in my light switch
frighteningmcmean19/05/2020 15:42

I use my switches with iConnectHue app, it makes it much more functional, …I use my switches with iConnectHue app, it makes it much more functional, and different presses for colour cycling too (obvs. with colour bulbs).


Is that different to the normal hue app?
Waldolf19/05/2020 15:39

Just buy one and take it up and down stairs as you go.


Cba with that, especially with multiple people in the house
shortfry19/05/2020 16:02

Can anyone tell me the type and size of the bolts that come with these, i …Can anyone tell me the type and size of the bolts that come with these, i need extra extra long ones to reach the fitting in my light switch


It's not a light switch replacement
Waldolf19/05/2020 16:44

It's not a light switch replacement


I know what they are. I have one already but the screws arnt long enough to reach the bit inside the the light switch so they don't grip anything. I just don't know what type of screw they are to order longer ones
tygr19/05/2020 13:16

Is this really any use for anything? I have the app on my phone and use …Is this really any use for anything? I have the app on my phone and use Google Home or Alexa to adjust it too.


I have them covering light switches in my house and they're great. We've got 5 scenes linked to the top botton, which you can cycle through easily and then adjust the brightness with the dimmer buttons.

Any "custom" adjustments can be made via any of our Homekit devices for the best of both worlds.
shortfry19/05/2020 16:46

I know what they are. I have one already but the screws arnt long enough …I know what they are. I have one already but the screws arnt long enough to reach the bit inside the the light switch so they don't grip anything. I just don't know what type of screw they are to order longer ones


I wasn't aware they came with screws now?

We have these, which come with the right size screw and a screwdriver if you happen not to have one.

amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1
southlegend19/05/2020 16:49

I wasn't aware they came with screws now?We have these, which come with …I wasn't aware they came with screws now?We have these, which come with the right size screw and a screwdriver if you happen not to have one.https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07D5KJ4B6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1


I think mine is a knock off one like that thinking about it. Which did come with longer screws. Just apparently not long enough for my sockets for some reason
shortfry19/05/2020 16:46

I know what they are. I have one already but the screws arnt long enough …I know what they are. I have one already but the screws arnt long enough to reach the bit inside the the light switch so they don't grip anything. I just don't know what type of screw they are to order longer ones


What? You have these covering light switches? They are not even the same size or shape. That must look crap.
tygr19/05/2020 13:16

Is this really any use for anything? I have the app on my phone and use …Is this really any use for anything? I have the app on my phone and use Google Home or Alexa to adjust it too.



Yes, hiding ugly light switches

In all seriousness, love ours (we have three - one in siting room and two in bedrooms). As @Alvie says, they're great when you have guests. Had my in-laws stay at xmas/NY time and they are tech phobes but found it easy as pie picking up this remote and controlling the hue lights in their bedroom.
Waldolf19/05/2020 16:55

What? You have these covering light switches? They are not even the same …What? You have these covering light switches? They are not even the same size or shape. That must look crap.


That's the idea... No?
EN1GMA19/05/2020 16:03

Is that different to the normal hue app?


Yeah, I paid for extras but you don’t need to, you get quite a few free. But you can add extra presses so if I press the top button twice it goes to 80% brightness, hold the button, it will turn the light blue, etc. There’s a lot of scenes and colour cycles, they look great.
tygr19/05/2020 13:16

Is this really any use for anything? I have the app on my phone and use …Is this really any use for anything? I have the app on my phone and use Google Home or Alexa to adjust it too.


Good in certain situations, just have to use your imagination and think about if you'll benefit.
Good in nursery so we don't have to ask Alexa to Turn on-Dim-Turn off etc's. Have that one as a remote so always at hand.
Have one in bathroom for similar reasons. If you're a light sleeper then the bathroom pull cords/asking akexa can be a bit loud in the middle of the night. If course you can always use the app. Also have the bathroom set so holding a button cycles colours for kids.
cheaperbythe1219/05/2020 16:55

Yes, hiding ugly light switches In all seriousness, love ours …Yes, hiding ugly light switches In all seriousness, love ours (we have three - one in siting room and two in bedrooms). As @Alvie says, they're great when you have guests. Had my in-laws stay at xmas/NY time and they are tech phobes but found it easy as pie picking up this remote and controlling the hue lights in their bedroom.


Ah yes, these are awesome when paired with these switch covers:

smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/…4B6
What id like to see are some cheap deals on the back plate converters for the traditional light switch. £6+ for a 3D printed back plate seems really expensive to me.
Edited by: "OutSpoken" 20th May
Alvie19/05/2020 22:07

Ah yes, these are awesome when paired with these switch …Ah yes, these are awesome when paired with these switch covers:https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07D5KJ4B6


I feel like these covers should be a couple of quid at max!
OutSpoken20/05/2020 00:09

I feel like these covers should be a couple of quid at max!


I disagree, it's actually a really elegant solution and basically everything is thought out, it looks clean and well built. No stray bits of plastic and it's not 3d printed etc. Definitely would recommend at £5.55. If it was this price without prime, Royal Mail 2nd Class alone is £3.10 so if you wanna think of it that way, it basically is a couple quid.
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