Philips Hue White A19 E27 60 W Equivalent Dimmable LED Smart Bulb (Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant) [Energy Class A+] £8.64 (Prime) / £13.13 (non Prime) at Amazon
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Philips Hue White A19 E27 60 W Equivalent Dimmable LED Smart Bulb (Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant) [Energy Class A+] £8.64 (Prime) / £13.13 (non Prime) at Amazon

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Found 5th Sep
Great price for a Philips smart bulb.
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Never the B22 and I don't like them converters
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Finally down to a reasonable price. Voted hot.
that looks like a great price - hot.
Voted hot, if you do not qualify for the Amazon code with the previous deal, this is a good price. However, for those who know, I've got 2 questions:
1. Does it work with echo (not echo plus), some suggest it works, other suggest you need the hub, which is integrated in the plus version. Update: noticed on website, works with plus or any alexa + hub, what a shame...
2. Does this (or any smart bulb) works as a ceiling light, basically to leave the light switch on and control it with Alexa? Or only works with lamps? This is a question I keep asking but never got an answer. My light switch is at the other end of garage, quite difficult to find in the dark, I rather use Alexa when getting in the garage. Thanks a lot!
Edited by: "sheffield788" 5th Sep
Please note that this is a single hue of white (ie: not White Ambience) bulb and doesn't have any colour changing capability, it is a standard one-colour dimmable bulb - but still a good price and an excellent starter for your own Hue ecosystem.
sheffield7882 m ago

1. Does it work with echo (not echo plus) 2. Does this (or any smart …1. Does it work with echo (not echo plus) 2. Does this (or any smart bulb) works as a ceiling light, basically to leave the light switch on and control it with Alexa?


1. Answer - yes it works with Echo, you need to download the Hue app and link it to your Hue Bridge, then download the Alexa skill and allow it access to Hue and link it to your bridge and then you can control the light via Alexa:
Alexa, turn the garage light on
Alexa, make the garage 100%
2. Answer - yes, leave the light switch in the on position and simply request Alexa to turn off the light:
Alexa, turn the garage light off
mattnewman03 m ago

1. Answer - yes it works with Echo, you need to download the Hue app and …1. Answer - yes it works with Echo, you need to download the Hue app and link it to your Hue Bridge, then download the Alexa skill and allow it access to Hue and link it to your bridge and then you can control the light via Alexa:Alexa, turn the garage light onAlexa, make the garage 100%2. Answer - yes, leave the light switch in the on position and simply request Alexa to turn off the light:Alexa, turn the garage light off


Thanks a lot! Noticed you need the plus or any alexa + bridge. Sadly I have alexa echo 1st generation with no hub, and do not have a bridge...I was hoping for a bulb who works with Alexa non hub devices. Thanks for clarifying about ceiling light.
sheffield7888 m ago

Voted hot, if you do not qualify for the Amazon code with the previous …Voted hot, if you do not qualify for the Amazon code with the previous deal, this is a good price. However, for those who know, I've got 2 questions:1. Does it work with echo (not echo plus), some suggest it works, other suggest you need the hub, which is integrated in the plus version. Update: noticed on website, works with plus or any alexa + hub, what a shame...2. Does this (or any smart bulb) works as a ceiling light, basically to leave the light switch on and control it with Alexa? Or only works with lamps? This is a question I keep asking but never got an answer. My light switch is at the other end of garage, quite difficult to find in the dark, I rather use Alexa when getting in the garage. Thanks a lot!


1. As you mention, the Echo Plus has an integrated hub. The Echo does not, so you need a separate Hue Hub. (I have Echo Dots and a separate Hue Hub).
2. I have these as ceiling lights. The light switch must be left on and the hub (Hue or Echo Plus) controls the bulb via the Hue mobile app or Alexa (or Google Home, etc). Another option is the TP-Link bulb which doesn't require a hub and is Alexa compatible, or controlled via a TP-Link mobile app.
sheffield7884 m ago

Thanks a lot! Noticed you need the plus or any alexa + bridge. Sadly I …Thanks a lot! Noticed you need the plus or any alexa + bridge. Sadly I have alexa echo 1st generation with no hub, and do not have a bridge...I was hoping for a bulb who works with Alexa non hub devices. Thanks for clarifying about ceiling light.


Look in to the Yeelight system. A little more expensive, but no hub and integration with assistants.
forgot to mention - it's a steal at £8.80
Usually £15 or £25 for a twin pack
Edited by: "dannyboiz" 5th Sep
willyvwade2 m ago

Look in to the Yeelight system. A little more expensive, but no hub and …Look in to the Yeelight system. A little more expensive, but no hub and integration with assistants.


When Hue Hub can be easily bought for £15-30, I don't think it can go to cons.
dannyboiz5 m ago

1. As you mention, the Echo Plus has an integrated hub. The Echo does …1. As you mention, the Echo Plus has an integrated hub. The Echo does not, so you need a separate Hue Hub. (I have Echo Dots and a separate Hue Hub).2. I have these as ceiling lights. The light switch must be left on and the hub (Hue or Echo Plus) controls the bulb via the Hue mobile app or Alexa (or Google Home, etc). Another option is the TP-Link bulb which doesn't require a hub and is Alexa compatible, or controlled via a TP-Link mobile app.


Thanks, I will look into the TP link, may be the cheapest option. I was under the impression the bulb is on deal with a code on Amazon (£6.99) was working without a hub but perhaps I did not read properly and anyway I do not qualify for that code.
sheffield78812 m ago

Thanks, I will look into the TP link, may be the cheapest option. I was …Thanks, I will look into the TP link, may be the cheapest option. I was under the impression the bulb is on deal with a code on Amazon (£6.99) was working without a hub but perhaps I did not read properly and anyway I do not qualify for that code.


Yep that Eufy bulb would do the job too (no hub required, alexa compatible) although its a standard screw fitting and would need a (cheap) adapter if using it in a bayonet fitting.
You might want to hold back if looking at the TP-Link - offers at around £17 appear almost monthly
Edited by: "dannyboiz" 5th Sep
sheffield78846 m ago

Thanks, I will look into the TP link, may be the cheapest option. I was …Thanks, I will look into the TP link, may be the cheapest option. I was under the impression the bulb is on deal with a code on Amazon (£6.99) was working without a hub but perhaps I did not read properly and anyway I do not qualify for that code.


Can confirm that the Eufy bulb works without a hub - if the code isn't working, give customer service chat a try. I spoke to them for the smart plug code and they manually applied the credit difference to my account.
wow i was certain i had at least some of the ambiance bulbs in my house (i have 8 in 4 rooms) and they're all just the plain white dimmers ones like these here.

i wouldn't be worried about these not being the ambience ones, the plain white ones in my bedroom give on a nice warm light behind the lamp shades anyway. if you have these bulbs listed in the deal here, you can just adjust the brightness, but the ambience ones have this colour picker:
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Edited by: "meathane" 5th Sep
Never the B22 and I don't like them converters
willyvwade1 h, 14 m ago

Look in to the Yeelight system. A little more expensive, but no hub and …Look in to the Yeelight system. A little more expensive, but no hub and integration with assistants.


I've got a bunch of these and they're great - apart from them not working with Samsung smartthings. There are workarounds, but they involve essentially running your own server for them which is beyond most home users.
You could also look at lifx bulbs - they don't need a hub, and work with smartthings.
Another thing to bear in mind, though, is that some home WiFi routers will struggle if you have a lot of devices on them - you may find yourself needing to upgrade your router if you go down this route.
Shame it’s not the b22 need it for the main light as currently got an ambience bulb and doesn’t give off enough light
Perfect timing, these don’t appear to be on the Philips 3 for 2 Deal. Thanks.
Phillip Hue Hub required. not for me. but heat on the price
Do they do any high watts. 60 is quite weak
dimav833 h, 38 m ago

When Hue Hub can be easily bought for £15-30, I don't think it can go to …When Hue Hub can be easily bought for £15-30, I don't think it can go to cons.


Hue bridge for £15?! That's good.

To me and my situatuin, the hub is a con.
dannyboiz3 h, 54 m ago

Yep that Eufy bulb would do the job too (no hub required, alexa …Yep that Eufy bulb would do the job too (no hub required, alexa compatible) although its a standard screw fitting and would need a (cheap) adapter if using it in a bayonet fitting.You might want to hold back if looking at the TP-Link - offers at around £17 appear almost monthly


Thank you. I had the TP Link in mind and keep on eye on it. I think the fact that was cheaper during the prime day makes me keep a step back, hoping one day I will qualify for some sort of discount. I've 'purchased' this during prime day but order was cancelled as the discount applied to me by mistake. They apologise and gave me a month free prime, I would have preferred the bulb:).
sheffield7885 h, 32 m ago

Thanks a lot! Noticed you need the plus or any alexa + bridge. Sadly I …Thanks a lot! Noticed you need the plus or any alexa + bridge. Sadly I have alexa echo 1st generation with no hub, and do not have a bridge...I was hoping for a bulb who works with Alexa non hub devices. Thanks for clarifying about ceiling light.


Although I would always reccomend hue over any other smart bulb I've tried (and so yes you need a hub) , there are other smart bulbs available such as xiaomi bulb which does not need a hub, however the responce time is not as quick as hue, so for me its hue all the way, but for those on a tight budget and for those who do not want a hub, a xiaomi bulb is a good (just not excellent) way to get into having a smart bulb that can be controlled by alexa.
shakerstevens2 h, 20 m ago

Although I would always reccomend hue over any other smart bulb I've tried …Although I would always reccomend hue over any other smart bulb I've tried (and so yes you need a hub) , there are other smart bulbs available such as xiaomi bulb which does not need a hub, however the responce time is not as quick as hue, so for me its hue all the way, but for those on a tight budget and for those who do not want a hub, a xiaomi bulb is a good (just not excellent) way to get into having a smart bulb that can be controlled by alexa.


Thanks, I will take it in consideration. I will probably get a hub in time, but I am new into smart technology, so don't really know what I will use or not. Have 4 smart plugs but I only use one, while with Alexa I am still at the stage 'what time is it' and 'how's the weather tomorrow'
What advantages do these have over the yeelights? I have a yeelight and it works fantastic and well worth the money
Great deal, I think I'll grab one or more of these for the spare room and hallway. I prefer Ambiance bulbs for bedrooms, but these are great to help fill in the gaps.

Heat added.

I'll post my usual intro to Hue for interested parties...

If you are interested in home automation and/or voice control or just smart lighting, then the Hue route is a great place to start.

The Hue Hub is the thing that bridges between your network (for the app and the integration etc) and the bulbs (via Zigbee). You can get it separately (~£35), but it's better value to get it as part of a starter pack.

There's also a Hue hub built into the newer Amazon Echo Plus, so if you've already got an Echo Plus then there are better options.

The Hue hub is the easiest and most popular smart lighting gateway. The app (on iOS and Android) have recently been upgraded to a new version (v3) which is a further improvement. Easy to schedule stuff (like gently waking up, or the lights to be turned on just before you get home from work), easy to control (the Hue Android widgets work great). Loads of third party apps too, like WinHue (Windows) and Hue Essentials (Android).

And you can then add extra bulbs, fancy devices (like motion sensors or dimmer switches) and/or fancy lights (like light strips and the "Go" lamp) as it tickles your fancy.

There are three main types of the normal Philips Hue bulbs: White, White Ambiance, and White & Colour Ambiance.

White are a warmish white, with adjustable brightness.

White Ambiance have an adjustable colour temperature (and brightness). You can make them give a cool white light, a warm white light, or anywhere between. Great for bedrooms (wake-up with the blue-ish light, go to sleep with the red-ish light).

White & Colour ("color") Ambiance let you adjust the colour in fancy ways, like red, green, blue.

I don't have any colour bulbs, my house is a mix of White (porch, front room), and White Ambiance (bedrooms).

There's easy and reliable integration with Alexa (Amazon), HomeKit (Apple), and Google Home. It's also compatible with IFTT and Home Assistant etc for real custom setups. Using Hue Sync, you can get the coloured setups to sync with what you're watching on TV, or what you're listening to. There are restrictions on the devices and setups you can use, but it's cool to see.

All the Hue devices communicate via Zigbee, which builds a mesh. That means the bulbs don't need to be in direct contact with the hub, so long as they can reach the hub via another bulb. The signal will span most houses so long as there are a decent number of bulbs spread throughout.

There are other options than Hue (WiFi bulbs like TP-Link's, other Zigbee systems like Ikea's Tradfri and Samsung SmartThings and some crazy Xiaomi stuff, and DeCONZ, Z-Wave systems and proprietary systems like Hive).

But Hue is the easiest, most popular, and best choice for smart lighting for most people. If you've got any questions, pretty much anyone who has tried it will rapidly become a product evangelist. It really is that good.

You don't need to jump in and buy 10 colour GU10 bulbs and 15 colour E27 bulbs. You can start off with this Starter Kit of a couple of white bulbs and a hub for £60 and fall in love with it. I've never met anyone who didn't love it when they tried it.
yeelights best these hands down.
decent price but you can't even change the shade of white on these.
I'd love to get excited about the phillips Hue stuff, but do you all use these (normal bulbs I mean,) I understand the led strips can be hidden for wall wash etc.. but are you using these ambiance bulbs in lamps or in standard pendants?? I've changed virtually all my lights in the house for G4 Halogen micro lamps so that I can have nice ornate main lights in each room(apart from the bedroom, ?? so cant implement any colour 'Hue' sic lamps in any of my main lighting?

I'm generally techy and Very interested in automation in general, just struggling to see how i can get involved withought replaceng my light fittings?? surely I cnt be the only one that has these Low voltage halogens fitted?? Likewise Ive fitted similar but G9 fittings for people too, do we have to ditch these ornate lamp fittings to get into Hue??
I love my philips hue set up. Apart from the bathroom the house is kitted out with them.

Thank you ordered for my lamp and will just get an adapter to convert to e14
£8.66 now
IWANTBLUE7 h, 4 m ago

I'd love to get excited about the phillips Hue stuff, but do you all use …I'd love to get excited about the phillips Hue stuff, but do you all use these (normal bulbs I mean,) I understand the led strips can be hidden for wall wash etc.. but are you using these ambiance bulbs in lamps or in standard pendants?? I've changed virtually all my lights in the house for G4 Halogen micro lamps so that I can have nice ornate main lights in each room(apart from the bedroom, ?? so cant implement any colour 'Hue' sic lamps in any of my main lighting? I'm generally techy and Very interested in automation in general, just struggling to see how i can get involved withought replaceng my light fittings?? surely I cnt be the only one that has these Low voltage halogens fitted?? Likewise Ive fitted similar but G9 fittings for people too, do we have to ditch these ornate lamp fittings to get into Hue??


Personally I'm using a mix of pendants and lamps, and they're all mains voltage. The GU10 bulbs and the more standard ES and B fitting Hue bulbs are all mains voltage.

To go Hue, unless you can repurpose the low voltage out-door range, yes, you are stuck with regards to Hue.

There are other options though, Sonoff switches for automation of your existing setups, for example.

And you can add in some Hue stuff as well?

You'd want something custom for control, like Home-Assistant, but you can still get some of the advantages without ditching your current investment.

Add smart switching to your existing stuff (which is cheap to do, Sonoff gear isn't expensive) and maybe put in a few light strips, or a Bloom or two, maybe a set of Play for the TV etc.

Set up automation so scenes switch the halogen lights on or off as appropriate.
Edited by: "Nexy" 6th Sep
IWANTBLUE11 h, 4 m ago

I'd love to get excited about the phillips Hue stuff, but do you all use …I'd love to get excited about the phillips Hue stuff, but do you all use these (normal bulbs I mean,) I understand the led strips can be hidden for wall wash etc.. but are you using these ambiance bulbs in lamps or in standard pendants?? I've changed virtually all my lights in the house for G4 Halogen micro lamps so that I can have nice ornate main lights in each room(apart from the bedroom, ?? so cant implement any colour 'Hue' sic lamps in any of my main lighting? I'm generally techy and Very interested in automation in general, just struggling to see how i can get involved withought replaceng my light fittings?? surely I cnt be the only one that has these Low voltage halogens fitted?? Likewise Ive fitted similar but G9 fittings for people too, do we have to ditch these ornate lamp fittings to get into Hue??


Yep, I have a lot of the 12V halogens too but I'm using these Hue bulbs in lamps for low-light occasions. I do also have some main pendant lights but, to be honest, I don't think these bulbs are quite bright enough for full lighting. But for relaxing later in the evening, it's nice to have voice control of the lamps and to be able set them to come on at sunset and have timers when we are away.
Nexy4 h, 6 m ago

Personally I'm using a mix of pendants and lamps, and they're all mains …Personally I'm using a mix of pendants and lamps, and they're all mains voltage. The GU10 bulbs and the more standard ES and B fitting Hue bulbs are all mains voltage. To go Hue, unless you can repurpose the low voltage out-door range, yes, you are stuck with regards to Hue.There are other options though, Sonoff switches for automation of your existing setups, for example. And you can add in some Hue stuff as well? You'd want something custom for control, like Home-Assistant, but you can still get some of the advantages without ditching your current investment. Add smart switching to your existing stuff (which is cheap to do, Sonoff gear isn't expensive) and maybe put in a few light strips, or a Bloom or two, maybe a set of Play for the TV etc. Set up automation so scenes switch the halogen lights on or off as appropriate.


Don't want to higjack the thread but a quick Sonoff question - I have a large open plan kitchen/diner area with 3 zones of halogen down-lighters which are on two triple switches, one is a triple switch and the other is a triple dimmer. Could I replace those switches with Sonoff switches?
Ergates5 h, 13 m ago

Don't want to higjack the thread but a quick Sonoff question - I have a …Don't want to higjack the thread but a quick Sonoff question - I have a large open plan kitchen/diner area with 3 zones of halogen down-lighters which are on two triple switches, one is a triple switch and the other is a triple dimmer. Could I replace those switches with Sonoff switches?


I'll be honest, I'm not an electrician and I've never had more than a cheap Ikea dumb lamp wired up to Sonoff so that I could learn the basics.

I would assume so, but you'd not be able to wifi control the dimmers. Are the two sets of switch on opposite sides of the room, or next to each other?

The amount of work to do it depends on how it's wired at the moment, and how you want it to work in the end. That's assuming you aren't going to hit either the total or individual switching current limits. You could potentially have them put it on the 12V side after the transformer to both power the 4CH and switch the lights behind it. I don't know. (And dunno how stable that 12V rail would be when switching the bulbs attached to that rail, might make more sense to add another small transformer purely for the Sonoff.) YMMV IANAQE (Qualified electrician.)

I'd be talking to an electrician (who knows how it's wired) about replacing the two triple switches. One Sonoff T1 UK 3-gang and one blanking plate (with the wiring safely disconnected) or maybe a T433 (if it's other side of the room, but note they only do 1-gang), assuming you have mains live and neutral to the switch (which isn't always the case).

Alternatively have an electrician put a Sonoff 4CH in somewhere reachable but out of sight, wire the transformers permanently into that, and blank off both switches.

I doubt it'd be too difficult to do, assuming one were to do their research and be careful, but given the consequences of messing it up, I'm probably legally obliged to tell you this and so I'm saying it... Get a qualified electrician.

You could link in something like one or more Logitech POP smart buttons using IFTT if needed, if you want something simple but powerful with minimal local hardware, and ease of use and configuratoion. There would be a degree of lag though, perceptible or otherwise, and you'll have a bad time if you internet goes down. (Sonoff do 433MHz fobs etc if you want local backup control.)

Personally I'd either be ripping the whole lot out, or having it purely for max light and add extra Hue stuff for lower/mood light, and use IFTT or something like Home-Assistant for scene automation, maybe with POP buttons and Alexa.

I think I'd set:
Tap of POP button triggers IFTT: Sonoff all three halogen banks on, all Hue on cold 100%.
Double-tap of POP: All off.
Tap and hold: Sonoff all three halogen banks off, Hue set to warm 30%.
Thanks @Nexy, food for thought...
Thanks for the replies..guys!!
It's gone up to £14.99 now
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