Philips Hue Starter kit and Google Home! (Hub, 3 Colour bulbs, Switch and Google Home) - £169.99 @ PC World
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Philips Hue Starter kit and Google Home! (Hub, 3 Colour bulbs, Switch and Google Home) - £169.99 @ PC World

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Found 11th Jan
Really good deal, currently only click and collect but all my local SW stores had stock.

If you aren't interested in the Google Home pop it on eBay and you will get around £80

EDIT- changed the resell price of the Google Home
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Only the 78th time this has been posted
Wow! I'm glad this deal is getting some heat but the last deal EXACTLY the same was cold as Ice. Funny place this!
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Only the 78th time this has been posted
Very good deal. Might work out even cheaper if you don't need certain stuff so you can sell on
Bargain - will save folks a fair bit. Thanks for posting. Voted hot
Waiting for a deal without botnet
What happens if you take JUST the bulbs back to PC World for a refund?
Are they the latest bulb version?
I really don’t need anymore but this is a good deal
£95? Don't Google themselves sell it at 90?
Quite a cheap way of picking up the colour bulbs. Sell the Google Home for £80, the hub for £30 then that's £60 for three colour bulbs and a dimmer.
magicmagicj31 m ago

What happens if you take JUST the bulbs back to PC World for a refund?


I guess they'd refund tou the difference between what you paid and buying the Home and a switch at normal rrp.
Or you could get the Google home and pick up 3 Xiaomi colour bulbs for around £12 each and you won't need the Hub or the switch. Seeing as how Xiaomi manufacture Philips Hue bulbs anyway....
magicmagicj1 h, 10 m ago

What happens if you take JUST the bulbs back to PC World for a refund?


I just want the bulbs! Potential deal making here?
This place is weird - someone posted the same deal/price last week, and it went cold
sAmeri1 h, 3 m ago

£95? Don't Google themselves sell it at 90?


£129 now
MrMini7481 h, 11 m ago

Are they the latest bulb version? I really don’t need anymore but this is a …Are they the latest bulb version? I really don’t need anymore but this is a good deal


Yeah, the newer starter kits come with a switch, the previous versions never, same bulbs as far as I'm aware tho. I can't see them changing these anytime soon, they've not showcased new ones at CES, only new outdoor bulbs and Hue sync
JayR12357 m ago

Or you could get the Google home and pick up 3 Xiaomi colour bulbs for …Or you could get the Google home and pick up 3 Xiaomi colour bulbs for around £12 each and you won't need the Hub or the switch. Seeing as how Xiaomi manufacture Philips Hue bulbs anyway....


So you end up with an inferior product without a dimmer for £5 less, it just doesn't make sense.
Wow! I'm glad this deal is getting some heat but the last deal EXACTLY the same was cold as Ice. Funny place this!
"If you aren't interested in the Google Home pop it on eBay and you will get around £95-100."

I highly doubt you'd get that much.

Let's see what this goes for:
ebay.co.uk/itm…287
Also available at Maplin.
There have been so many offers on the Google Home that it's value has really gone down. eBay seems to be flooded with them. Still a decent deal if you want the lot, but yeah.
Shinoke12 m ago

"If you aren't interested in the Google Home pop it on eBay and you will …"If you aren't interested in the Google Home pop it on eBay and you will get around £95-100."I highly doubt you'd get that much.Let's see what this goes for:https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Google-Home-Hands-Free-Smart-Speaker-Brand-New-In-Sealed-Box-24-Hour-Auction/253358752287


£80

With so many more similar listings. From the Telegraph deal and these days I imagine.
Hot, picked up 2 sets of the GU10's.. Except they're too big to fit in my existing lights now.. Now what do i do with them?!
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dfarrall13 h, 34 m ago

Hot, picked up 2 sets of the GU10's.. Except they're too big to fit in my …Hot, picked up 2 sets of the GU10's.. Except they're too big to fit in my existing lights now.. Now what do i do with them?!


You can return or replace the fittings in your ceiling
Just wanted some bulbs, so got this deal from Argos and Sold the Google Home for £80. Sold the Hub and one bulb for £50 to a friend. Left with 2 bulbs and a switch for £40. If you can find someone to sell to you can get yourself s;some cheap bulbs!
amchu1 h, 7 m ago

Just wanted some bulbs, so got this deal from Argos and Sold the Google …Just wanted some bulbs, so got this deal from Argos and Sold the Google Home for £80. Sold the Hub and one bulb for £50 to a friend. Left with 2 bulbs and a switch for £40. If you can find someone to sell to you can get yourself s;some cheap bulbs!


Less 10% Ebay plus 2.5% PayPal fees
magicmagicj10 m ago

Less 10% Ebay plus 2.5% PayPal fees



Sorry, I should have mentioned that I sold the Google Home to a friend as well as the Bulbs and Hub. Could use Gumtree to avoid those fees as an alternative.
chelseablue17 h, 59 m ago

So you end up with an inferior product without a dimmer for £5 less, it …So you end up with an inferior product without a dimmer for £5 less, it just doesn't make sense.



I don't think it's inferior. You can have a Philips product that you HAVE to use with a Phillips Hub, or Xiaomi product made in the same factory that will work anywhere without a hub. Not sure why you'd even want a dimmer, isn't the whole point of this so you can tell Google to dim the lights or change colour. If you want to use a wall switch/dimmer, why even get wireless bulbs in the first place?
amchu2 h, 10 m ago

Sorry, I should have mentioned that I sold the Google Home to a friend as …Sorry, I should have mentioned that I sold the Google Home to a friend as well as the Bulbs and Hub. Could use Gumtree to avoid those fees as an alternative.


Sorry - I;ve just had another look and you actually didnt mention eBay anywhere in your post!! My bad!
JayR1233 h, 26 m ago

I don't think it's inferior. You can have a Philips product that you HAVE …I don't think it's inferior. You can have a Philips product that you HAVE to use with a Phillips Hub, or Xiaomi product made in the same factory that will work anywhere without a hub. Not sure why you'd even want a dimmer, isn't the whole point of this so you can tell Google to dim the lights or change colour. If you want to use a wall switch/dimmer, why even get wireless bulbs in the first place?



Just because something is made in the same factory doesn't mean it is as good, Lidl parkside tool's are made in the same factory as a well known German brand of power tools, but I wouldn't touch parkside tool's personally, as they won't last as long as the other brand that are made there. As for the dimmer switch, it sits on a table not a wall, and I use it to dim the lights and scroll through my set light preferences, and as for the hub, if you have quite a few lights to control, you don't need to have it connected to the internet to use it, unlike the ones you are suggesting that will clog your internet up if you have loads to control. But at the end of the day each to their own.
chelseablue2 h, 1 m ago

Just because something is made in the same factory doesn't mean it is as …Just because something is made in the same factory doesn't mean it is as good.


I agree. The Xiaomi bulbs seem far better quality that the Phillips. You seem to assume otherwise but then, perhaps you don't have experience of both. Regarding the switch, it doesn't really matter where you place it, the whole point of having voice control is that you don't need a switch. Haven't touched any of my switches for what, 6 months. And as for the lights "clogging up your internet", is that the best you can come up with ? I have a O2 modem router that's well over a decade old in my house plugged into my 50 year old telephone line wiring and all 20 or so devices I have connected to the network operate fine. Don't think a light bulb is exactly a data eating machine.
Edited by: "JayR123" 12th Jan
JayR12327 m ago

I agree. The Xiaomi bulbs seem far better quality that the Phillips. You …I agree. The Xiaomi bulbs seem far better quality that the Phillips. You seem to assume otherwise but then, perhaps you don't have experience of both. Regarding the switch, it doesn't really matter where you place it, the whole point of having voice control is that you don't need a switch. Haven't touched any of my switches for what, 6 months. And as for the lights "clogging up your internet", is that the best you can come up with ? I have a O2 modem router that's well over a decade old in my house plugged into my 50 year old telephone line wiring and all 20 or so devices I have connected to the network operate fine. Don't think a light bulb is exactly a data eating machine.


Regarding the switch, it is ideal for people who can't speak, which just so happens with a family member of mine, but I'm sure you will come up with another lame excuse for saying that Philips hue remote is pointless again, I will never agree with whatever you write, as it's a load of bias on your part, so you are wasting your time replying to me.
Does anyone know how long this promotion will last?
Thanks
chelseablue12th Jan

Regarding the switch, it is ideal for people who can't speak, which just …Regarding the switch, it is ideal for people who can't speak, which just so happens with a family member of mine, but I'm sure you will come up with another lame excuse for saying that Philips hue remote is pointless again, I will never agree with whatever you write, as it's a load of bias on your part, so you are wasting your time replying to me.


The dimmers are great for older people, kids, guests in your home who wouldn't even know what to ask Alexa/Google.
It's also handy at night, where if others are in bed I don't have a voice assistant shouting things like "Okay, turning off 3 lights" and waking everyone up.

And in my living room I've got 5 Lights, so using it to set a scene is nice.

Clearly this person doesn't understand Adjacent and Co-Channel Congestion on WiFi networks and why using Zigbee is better.
trustory12 h, 13 m ago

Does anyone know how long this promotion will last?Thanks


The Maplin one that's the same as this ends on the 22nd of Jan, so maybe the same?
spruceyb15 m ago

The Maplin one that's the same as this ends on the 22nd of Jan, so maybe …The Maplin one that's the same as this ends on the 22nd of Jan, so maybe the same?


Thanks a lot
Won't you get 10% NUS discount at maplin as well
I've bought three Philips Hue Starter Kits to go with Google Homes for voice control. I bought them just before Christmas when Amazon were selling them with a free Echo, which means I have three Echos. If anyone is more interested in having the Amazon Echo, then I'd be happy to either swap my Echos for Google Homes (or sell the Echos on). Drop me a private message if interested. I'm in the Coventry, West Midlands area.
JayR12311th Jan

Or you could get the Google home and pick up 3 Xiaomi colour bulbs for …Or you could get the Google home and pick up 3 Xiaomi colour bulbs for around £12 each and you won't need the Hub or the switch. Seeing as how Xiaomi manufacture Philips Hue bulbs anyway....


Except the Xiaomi bulbs don't come in B22 Bayonet or E14 (small) Screw in format, thus (unless you can use adapters that then become aesthetically unpleasant) you have to mix manufacturer bulbs sometimes in one room and invariably they don't quite 'match' when you change colours or temperature.

I'll look at other manufacturers when they offer a full range of products, until then buying Philips for the 'consistency' is the only game in town.
trustory13th Jan

Does anyone know how long this promotion will last?Thanks


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