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Turn on your peace of mind with Philips Hue. Get started with the Philips Hue white starter kit and experience peace of mind by controlling your lights wherever you are. It’s all about simplifying your life and giving you peace of mind in smart way. This Philips Hue bridge is compatible with Apple home kit technology. Ask Siri to turn on or dim your lights or recall presets without touching a single button.

- With everything you need to get started, this easy-to-use kit comes with two A19 E27 Hue white LED smart bulbs, able to fit standard table lamps and the Philips Hue Bridge that can control up to 50 lights
- Install the LED lights as you would install ordinary bulbs; they are pre-paired with the Hue Bridge, which allows you to control smart-bulb-equipped lamps and overhead lights via the Philips Hue app
- Easily expand your lighting system with accessories (sold separately), such as a Hue Dimmer Switch, Hue Tap, or Hue Motion Sensor.
- Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple Homekit and Google Home
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Surely a GU10 deal must be coming soon....
If I have a google home already. I still need a bridge right? What’s the difference between the bridge and the hue hub?
waz1234507/07/2019 07:47

If I have a google home already. I still need a bridge right? What’s the d …If I have a google home already. I still need a bridge right? What’s the difference between the bridge and the hue hub?


Yes you need the bridge as the bulbs are ZigBee and Google Home doesn't have that. Bridge and Hub are interchangeable terms.
The colour bulb deal is better though, even if you think colour is a gimmick and won't use it, you would and the regular white bulbs are super cheap anyway.
spruceyb07/07/2019 09:13

Yes you need the bridge as the bulbs are ZigBee and Google Home doesn't …Yes you need the bridge as the bulbs are ZigBee and Google Home doesn't have that. Bridge and Hub are interchangeable terms.The colour bulb deal is better though, even if you think colour is a gimmick and won't use it, you would and the regular white bulbs are super cheap anyway.


Awesome thanks for the useful information! All makes sense!
phoenix7207/07/2019 00:39

Surely a GU10 deal must be coming soon....


The colour GU10 are meh, the colours are washed out and the greens look yellow. Look at IKEA Tradfri bulbs for GU10 £7 for warm white, £12 for white spectrum (3 temperatures 2200k, 2700k and 4000k).
Gledopto on AliExpress do full colour for about £16
spruceyb07/07/2019 09:24

The colour GU10 are meh, the colours are washed out and the greens look …The colour GU10 are meh, the colours are washed out and the greens look yellow. Look at IKEA Tradfri bulbs for GU10 £7 for warm white, £12 for white spectrum (3 temperatures 2200k, 2700k and 4000k).Gledopto on AliExpress do full colour for about £16


I have the coloured bulbs throughout the house, with no issues

Is this your thoughts on the GU10 or all coloured bulbs

If I wanted just white I’d go for the white ambience double packs @ £33 from Amazon or Curry’s
phoenix7207/07/2019 09:49

I have the coloured bulbs throughout the house, with no issuesIs this your …I have the coloured bulbs throughout the house, with no issuesIs this your thoughts on the GU10 or all coloured bulbsIf I wanted just white I’d go for the white ambience double packs @ £33 from Amazon or Curry’s


This appears to be a common opinion on the GU10 guessing it could be due lack of space (despite them being larger than a standard GU10)
phoenix7207/07/2019 09:49

I have the coloured bulbs throughout the house, with no issuesIs this your …I have the coloured bulbs throughout the house, with no issuesIs this your thoughts on the GU10 or all coloured bulbsIf I wanted just white I’d go for the white ambience double packs @ £33 from Amazon or Curry’s


The GU10 are the same colours as the old Gen 2 bulbs, so if you're other ones are Richer Colours (Gen 3 onwards) then the colours won't match up.

For any room with GU10, if personally go with just regular white ones and pair it with a Lightstrip for colours.
incy2k07/07/2019 10:00

This appears to be a common opinion on the GU10 guessing it could be due …This appears to be a common opinion on the GU10 guessing it could be due lack of space (despite them being larger than a standard GU10)


Yeah, Philips have said they can't fit it in the Richer Colours hardware yet. Which is crazy as like you point out, they're much larger than a regular GU10.
I'm doing a full house rewire so I am getting a neutral wire put into each light switch.

I would like to have a smart system but I want the lights themselves to be dumb but the actual switch to be smart.

Any views on which system to invest in as at the moment I got a choice.
imranbashir_uk07/07/2019 10:26

I'm doing a full house rewire so I am getting a neutral wire put into each …I'm doing a full house rewire so I am getting a neutral wire put into each light switch.I would like to have a smart system but I want the lights themselves to be dumb but the actual switch to be smart.Any views on which system to invest in as at the moment I got a choice.


Hue is the best ecosystem. You have these smart switches, which work with smart lightbulbs. www2.meethue.com/en-…hes
imranbashir_uk07/07/2019 10:26

I'm doing a full house rewire so I am getting a neutral wire put into each …I'm doing a full house rewire so I am getting a neutral wire put into each light switch.I would like to have a smart system but I want the lights themselves to be dumb but the actual switch to be smart.Any views on which system to invest in as at the moment I got a choice.


I'd say it depends on how much you want to customise. There are now Hue compatible switches (Nue/Ajax) which require neutrals, personally I think that is the best bet as ZigBee doesn't require internet or even WiFi and the hue system is rock solid. If you have neutrals, I would get for this, especially as you can also get plugs that work exactly the same way. The IKEA tradfri plugs are compatible with hue now too, with a firmware update to the plugs. Ignore the friends of hue switches, they are just a built in and simplified version of a Hue Tap, are really expensive and still require smart bulbs.

If you want cheaper and don't mind WiFi (doesn't require a separate hub at least, the sonoff range have several options inckudign T1 smart relay switches. I put custom firmware on mine but they work without.

Xiaomi (aqara) also have lots of options including ones without neutral and battery ones for two way circuits, which have a consistent and neat style, but they are not very compatible with anything other than the xiaomi hub (Chinese). They even make a 2 channel relay you can fit remotely from a switch that can use the existing switched live from a regular switch to toggle on/off.
Kyrt07/07/2019 15:09

I'd say it depends on how much you want to customise. There are now Hue …I'd say it depends on how much you want to customise. There are now Hue compatible switches (Nue/Ajax) which require neutrals, personally I think that is the best bet as ZigBee doesn't require internet or even WiFi and the hue system is rock solid. If you have neutrals, I would get for this, especially as you can also get plugs that work exactly the same way. The IKEA tradfri plugs are compatible with hue now too, with a firmware update to the plugs. Ignore the friends of hue switches, they are just a built in and simplified version of a Hue Tap, are really expensive and still require smart bulbs.If you want cheaper and don't mind WiFi (doesn't require a separate hub at least, the sonoff range have several options inckudign T1 smart relay switches. I put custom firmware on mine but they work without.Xiaomi (aqara) also have lots of options including ones without neutral and battery ones for two way circuits, which have a consistent and neat style, but they are not very compatible with anything other than the xiaomi hub (Chinese). They even make a 2 channel relay you can fit remotely from a switch that can use the existing switched live from a regular switch to toggle on/off.


So I did a quick Google for Nue and just got Australian light switches.

Searching for Ajax came up with nothing much. Any links to either of these products?

I need ones that are at least 2 gang, 3 and 4 gang options would be great.

I don't mind going zigbee, are you saying any zigbee light switch will work with the hue bridge?
I was looking at the lightwave switches as I understand it they work with any lightbulb.

But I have no view of one over the other.
imranbashir_uk07/07/2019 19:53

So I did a quick Google for Nue and just got Australian light …So I did a quick Google for Nue and just got Australian light switches.Searching for Ajax came up with nothing much. Any links to either of these products?I need ones that are at least 2 gang, 3 and 4 gang options would be great.I don't mind going zigbee, are you saying any zigbee light switch will work with the hue bridge?


They sell them under a 3A label in the UK on Amazon, they are all really rebadged Chinese products.
amazon.co.uk/sto…031

But the max is 2 gang, theres a mix of on/off and dimmers. However they are hard to fit, I would say only suitable for plasterboard walls as you need space around them for the wiring. This is it though, these are the only hue compatible wall switch relays there are.

Regarding compatibility it is a bit complicated so I recommend to do your research. Hue is based on zigbee as are many other systems like IKEA, smartthings, gledopto, Dresden elektronik, many Xiaomi products and some osram lightify/smart+. Generally there is a bridge, and then a variety of lights, sensors and switches (control devices). Switches and sensors are almost always battery powered. The kind of switch you are looking for contains relay(s) and behaves more like a light than a 'switch' in ZigBee terms; as far as ZigBee is concerned it is exactly like a bulb even if it happens to have a way to operate it manually. Though just to be confusing, some such products do act as both light and switch so that pressing the button not only toggles the light state but also sends a trigger for other smart home actions.

Hue is focused entirely on lighting and has easily the best ecosystem support, their API is very good and everything that has anything to do with smart homes support it. Hue likes to make a think about colour, and they do not make any products that don't at a minimum dim, so they do not make any relay type devices. However the Hue bridge is certified ZigBee ZLL and ZigBee 3.0 and will support any compliant light/bulb/relay/dimmer (IKEA, osram, Innr etc but not Xiaomi), with some caveats - notably entertainment zones, controlling whether bulbs should turn on after a power outage, and homekit support. All those require official Hue bulbs and luminaires. Also Hue handles switches (control devices) differently to most ZigBee manufacturers. Whereas most of them work by configuring the switch to send commands directly to bulbs, Hue switches and sensors work by sending messages to the bridge, which has configurable rules that control the lights, which can be configured in the Hue app (and some very good third party apps). This means the Hue app doesn't support any third party switches/sensors - only the Hue dimmer remote, Hue Tap, and motion sensors. BUT it is still technically possible to use 'normal' ZigBee control devices on the hue network, and configure them to control any bulbs directly. Mainly this is IKEA dimmers, remotes, on/off switches and motion sensors. But they won't be configurable in the Hue app.


If you forget about Hue there are a couple other options. The Sonoff T1 range is 1-3 gang, they are on/off only, no dimming. They connect via WiFi and support Alexa, Google home etc. They're pretty good, the down side of WiFi devices generally is that you need an internet connection to use them, which is a problem for bulbs but less so if you have a physical switch. The sonoffs also do have a LAN mode. The options are limited for integrating with any other form of smart home tech though, unless you use a custom firmware (they are very popular for this).

Lastly the Xiaomi aqara range is available in china, there are tons of smart home devices, all very cheap. In particular for you are several types of wall switches that all share the same external look. There are wall switch relays of three types: models for with neutral (they call them 'zero line and fire wire') and without neutrals, as well as a 'wireless version' with a battery that is not a relay, just a switch. You can use them in combination to simulate a 2 way wiring setup (these don't work for smart lights). All types come in 1 or 2 gang and now they have some colour options. They also recently released a 2 gang in-wall/ceiling relay that is designed to work with a regular wall switch, they are wired permanent live but they also 'listen' for changes on the switched live feed. The downside of Xiaomi is that it is very Chinese if you know what I mean, and is a closed ecosystem (albeit a large one with lots of types of sensor available). It is hard to get these devices to work with anything else as they do not implement the ZigBee spec fully, so it is a bit of a minefield.
spruceyb07/07/2019 09:24

The colour GU10 are meh, the colours are washed out and the greens look …The colour GU10 are meh, the colours are washed out and the greens look yellow. Look at IKEA Tradfri bulbs for GU10 £7 for warm white, £12 for white spectrum (3 temperatures 2200k, 2700k and 4000k).Gledopto on AliExpress do full colour for about £16


Any idea if the tradfi bulbs have a colour/dim-level memory? I have the hue hub with osram smart bulbs, all work as per hue except no memory, if I power off/on via the "real" switch they come back on at 100% warm white (at least they don't default to dentist waiting room cool white or I'd have thrown them away).
Thanks in advance if anyone has the info.
can you buy cheap IKEA bulbs to go with this,I already got hive system and echo
showing £44.34 for me
Pricklerickle07/07/2019 20:53

can you buy cheap IKEA bulbs to go with this,I already got hive system and …can you buy cheap IKEA bulbs to go with this,I already got hive system and echo


Yes, IKEA Tradfri works with Hue.
colourpie07/07/2019 20:52

Any idea if the tradfi bulbs have a colour/dim-level memory? I have the …Any idea if the tradfi bulbs have a colour/dim-level memory? I have the hue hub with osram smart bulbs, all work as per hue except no memory, if I power off/on via the "real" switch they come back on at 100% warm white (at least they don't default to dentist waiting room cool white or I'd have thrown them away).Thanks in advance if anyone has the info.


Tradfri bulbs do remember the last state they were in before being turned off.
spruceyb08/07/2019 09:53

Tradfri bulbs do remember the last state they were in before being turned …Tradfri bulbs do remember the last state they were in before being turned off.


That's a turn up for the books, thanks for the info
whats the cheapest way to get hold of just the bridge?
noscreen08/07/2019 14:05

whats the cheapest way to get hold of just the bridge?


eBay usually, after people by a colour bundle for the cheaper bulbs. CEX would be my preferred way though, it's about £20-30 but at least they have a 24 Month Warranty.
spruceyb08/07/2019 14:17

eBay usually, after people by a colour bundle for the cheaper bulbs. CEX …eBay usually, after people by a colour bundle for the cheaper bulbs. CEX would be my preferred way though, it's about £20-30 but at least they have a 24 Month Warranty.


Cheers for the tip!
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