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Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit UK/EU (E27, B22, GU10) *V3 £124.99 @ BT shop
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit UK/EU (E27, B22, GU10) *V3 £124.99 @ BT shop

Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit UK/EU (E27, B22, GU10) *V3 £124.99 @ BT shop

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This isn't the cheap £60 starter kit, it's the more expensive with 3 colour-changing bulbs. Each bulb costs £45-£50 individually, essentially you get the Hue hub free with the set.
Very expensive light bulbs you say? I agree :P
Every other shop sells this set for £149 - eg
Amazon £146.95: amazon.co.uk/Phi…ght
Very £149.95: very.co.uk/phi…prd
Apple: apple.com/uk/…u10
Ocado £149.95 (but you could get the £20 off offer which makes it £129.95): ocado.com/web…IEW

All 3 sets same price.
E27 shop.bt.com/pro…hue
B22 shop.bt.com/pro…290
GU10 shop.bt.com/pro…290

£3.49 delivery charge unfortunately for E27/B22, and none in stock

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great price, this will get some heat

Can someone please explain why having a smart bulb at £50 is better than a smart switch for £30-40 (Like a LightwaveRF) that can control a room full of "dumb" bulbs ... Genuinly interested in peoples views on this as I'm not getting it?

thanks
Nick

Does it control the dumb bulb's colour too?

nickdgardiner

Can someone please explain why having a smart bulb at £50 is better than … Can someone please explain why having a smart bulb at £50 is better than a smart switch for £30-40 (Like a LightwaveRF) that can control a room full of "dumb" bulbs ... Genuinly interested in peoples views on this as I'm not getting it?thanksNick



​whatever you go for, both expensive. but most led bulbs are not dimmable, whereas the hue are. plus you can get colour changing hue bulbs, the light wave can't control them.

How long do these take to come does anyone know? It says no confirmed delivery date on the site. Cheers

Thats a great price and the B22's are hard to get hold of at normal price! not sure why this is going cold.

nickdgardiner

Can someone please explain why having a smart bulb at £50 is better than … Can someone please explain why having a smart bulb at £50 is better than a smart switch for £30-40 (Like a LightwaveRF) that can control a room full of "dumb" bulbs ... Genuinly interested in peoples views on this as I'm not getting it?thanksNick



These are £50 as they are the colour ones, you cant get white ones for a lot less at £15 i think? plus it's Philips which is a well known brand name which usually means a bit extra added on to the price.

It depends how many you want and what you want to do.with them, if just needing one bulb controlled then go with the lifx for example.

Hot.... dunno why its cold!
Edited by: "mathewroberts" 7th Dec 2016

nickdgardiner

Can someone please explain why having a smart bulb at £50 is better than … Can someone please explain why having a smart bulb at £50 is better than a smart switch for £30-40 (Like a LightwaveRF) that can control a room full of "dumb" bulbs ... Genuinly interested in peoples views on this as I'm not getting it?thanksNick


Most remote switches aren't dimmable either and integration with other services like Samsung Smartthings and Amazon Alexa is troublesome. I have a decent amount of philips Hue stuff around the house, blended with normal tiffany lamps on Belkin Wemo wifi plugs. Putting the whole house on Philip's Hue would be awesome, but the bulbs are generally a lot bigger than standard, especially when it comes to the GU10's, so its not quite as practical as it first seems! I use a few colour bulbs, a lightstrip and 3 hue Go's around my house. Can't really use any more than that. Its an investment, so plan your lighting first if you do decide to buy!

nickdgardiner

Can't really use any more than that.!



What do you mean? Is there a limit to how many devices the hub supports or do you mean you don't want to use more than that? Considering purchasing hue but it's sooooo expensive for what it is.

Hmm it also says 50 are on-order with no confirmed due date. So buy now and get it ??? god knows when.
Edited by: "daskapital" 7th Dec 2016

nickdgardiner

Can someone please explain why having a smart bulb at £50 is better than … Can someone please explain why having a smart bulb at £50 is better than a smart switch for £30-40 (Like a LightwaveRF) that can control a room full of "dumb" bulbs ... Genuinly interested in peoples views on this as I'm not getting it?thanksNick


It's about control. Once you can control the lights and other devices using data from countless sources it opens up unlimited possibilities. From having the lights come on gently to wake you up in the morning to flashing the whole house red because Arsenal win.

Is this the richer colours version?

Thanks for everyone's comment on my dumb question ;-) I guess I see that if you're after colour control then that's an obvious deal breaker... I want the dimming control and remote management / hub so still think I'll stick with rolling out LightwaveRF.

P.S. like the red flashing house comment for arsenal ;-)

Op you dont deserve the cold votes, Ive heated you back up to -65 degrees. Thanks for sharing... I bought!

Original Poster

This has gone shockingly cold but as I said ~£50 for a light bulb is a big ask. This is too much of a great offer to pass tbh, as if -like me- you want to replace all the bulbs at home it works out at £41.33 per bulb, and probably less as you can sell the extra bridges on eBay for £20-£40 (the bridge new is unsurprisingly £49.99). I bought two GU10s from BT shop and the ES27 from Ocado as for £5 difference couldn't be bothered to wait for them to restock.

Original Poster

Who would have thought... lights for a 1 bed flat costing £380. Now all I need is a NEST thermostat and gadget home complete!

Just ordered 3 starter kits they will be delivered Monday according to BT shop. Obviously for anyone that's interested. Not sure why website is saying out of stock.

The manufacturer code for the bayonet bulbs suggests these aren't the Richer Colours version.
Can anyone who have received them confirm if they are?
I believe the Richer Colours version have a white casing with gold lettering??
Edited by: "TrickyRed" 8th Dec 2016

Had my GU10 set yesterday with new type bridge but was in a white Philips box not the black boxes i've seen? Paperwork says gen 2. Also the GU10 bulbs are narrower than normal gu10 halogen bulbs?

Had my heart set on this set so thanks OP! Saved at least a little on it, great price ! Plus topcashback offering 4.6% cash back

Sorry a bit late but in case anyone else was wondering:

TrickyRed

The manufacturer code for the bayonet bulbs suggests these aren't the … The manufacturer code for the bayonet bulbs suggests these aren't the Richer Colours version.Can anyone who have received them confirm if they are?I believe the Richer Colours version have a white casing with gold lettering??



There is no "Richer Colours" brand. Philips just refreshed the bulb range and they put a little logo on the box saying the new versions had richer colours. The White and Colour V3 bulbs ARE the richer colours version. Top right in the box picture:
Box pic

Obviously there has been 3 versions so far - scroll down to Hue:
compatible devices

Edited by: "LethalSilence" 25th Dec 2016
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