Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance Wireless Lighting 10W B22 Bayonet Cap £37.99 @ Amazon
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Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance Wireless Lighting 10W B22 Bayonet Cap £37.99 @ Amazon

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Found 19th Feb
E27 is also on sale at : £34.99


Steal of a price.. normally £49 each.
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Thanks for posting!

I think my next Hue purchase will be straight-up Ambiance rather than Ambiance and Colour, but tbe colour stuff does look sweet!

Do be aware there's seemingly a small but devout cult of anti-smart-lighting folks on HUKD who won't pay more than £1 for any light bulb unless they can have sex with it.

Ignore them, the followers of the smart lights embrace you.
£38 for a lightbulb? A LIGHTBULB? And I can’t even have sex with it?

I wouldn’t pay more than a quid for this, because that’s how much lightbulbs are in <insert cheap shop here>.
Are you sh!tting me? £37.99 for a single light bulb and its getting voted hot?

And it doesnt have an apple shaped logo!
Edited by: "ipaq" 19th Feb
ipaq2 m ago

Are you sh!tting me? £37.99 for a single light bulb and its getting voted …Are you sh!tting me? £37.99 for a single light bulb and its getting voted hot?And it doesnt have an apple shaped logo!


It glows purple. PURPLE! You can make any room in your house look like a Dutch sex show window.

But you can't have sex with it.
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Thanks for posting!

I think my next Hue purchase will be straight-up Ambiance rather than Ambiance and Colour, but tbe colour stuff does look sweet!

Do be aware there's seemingly a small but devout cult of anti-smart-lighting folks on HUKD who won't pay more than £1 for any light bulb unless they can have sex with it.

Ignore them, the followers of the smart lights embrace you.
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Nexy4 m ago

Thanks for posting! I think my next Hue purchase will be straight-up …Thanks for posting! I think my next Hue purchase will be straight-up Ambiance rather than Ambiance and Colour, but tbe colour stuff does look sweet! Do be aware there's seemingly a small but devout cult of anti-smart-lighting folks on HUKD who won't pay more than £1 for any light bulb unless they can have sex with it. Ignore them, the followers of the smart lights embrace you.


I've been looking for a while, just ordered one of each, tempted to get some of the off brand E14 mounts for bedside lamps in the bedroom.. the hue ones seem s little rich for just ambience.

I actually only wanted ambience for the living room/main bedroom light - but ended up with colour because.. why not...
Good price for a single bulb, if you need more wait for the 3 pack/hub comes down to £100
Nexy2 h, 19 m ago

Thanks for posting! I think my next Hue purchase will be straight-up …Thanks for posting! I think my next Hue purchase will be straight-up Ambiance rather than Ambiance and Colour, but tbe colour stuff does look sweet! Do be aware there's seemingly a small but devout cult of anti-smart-lighting folks on HUKD who won't pay more than £1 for any light bulb unless they can have sex with it. Ignore them, the followers of the smart lights embrace you.


Might as well just get a regular smart bulb which costs £10. If your buying hue you might as well buy colour.
Already got 6 of these but... Maybe... Just... One... More....
RustyR26 m ago

Might as well just get a regular smart bulb which costs £10. If your …Might as well just get a regular smart bulb which costs £10. If your buying hue you might as well buy colour.



Nope, white is fixed colour temp, Ambiance lets you adjust the temperature of the white. Blue side for waking, red side for sleeping.

No point in me spending the extra for colour, I'm not expecting to want to turn my room green.

But a cold blueish white for first thing in the morning seems to help me get up in the morning.
Is this functionally similar to Xiaomi Yeelight RGBW (except for the cap B22 Vs E27) or does this do much more?
AstalaVista46 m ago

Is this functionally similar to Xiaomi Yeelight RGBW (except for the cap …Is this functionally similar to Xiaomi Yeelight RGBW (except for the cap B22 Vs E27) or does this do much more?



Functionally similar, but the Xiaomi is wifi, this is Hue's Zigbee which arguably scales better.
Nexy1 h, 7 m ago

Nope, white is fixed colour temp, Ambiance lets you adjust the temperature …Nope, white is fixed colour temp, Ambiance lets you adjust the temperature of the white. Blue side for waking, red side for sleeping. No point in me spending the extra for colour, I'm not expecting to want to turn my room green. But a cold blueish white for first thing in the morning seems to help me get up in the morning.


Lewd
Love Hue, spent a small fortune on it but absolutely nothing else.comes close currently even compatible ZigBee lights.
£38 for a lightbulb? A LIGHTBULB? And I can’t even have sex with it?

I wouldn’t pay more than a quid for this, because that’s how much lightbulbs are in <insert cheap shop here>.
Are you sh!tting me? £37.99 for a single light bulb and its getting voted hot?

And it doesnt have an apple shaped logo!
Edited by: "ipaq" 19th Feb
I've heard you can pair IKEA TRÅDFRI to a Philips Hue. Has anyone tried this? A colour bulb with dimmer is priced at £35.
ipaq2 m ago

Are you sh!tting me? £37.99 for a single light bulb and its getting voted …Are you sh!tting me? £37.99 for a single light bulb and its getting voted hot?And it doesnt have an apple shaped logo!


It glows purple. PURPLE! You can make any room in your house look like a Dutch sex show window.

But you can't have sex with it.
PSmith22219 m ago

I've heard you can pair IKEA TRÅDFRI to a Philips Hue. Has anyone tried …I've heard you can pair IKEA TRÅDFRI to a Philips Hue. Has anyone tried this? A colour bulb with dimmer is priced at £35.


I've got a few tradfri bulbs and a motion sensor connected to my hue hub, it's not as straight forward as the hue bulbs but not hard to do. The dimmers/motion sensors etc don't show up on the hue app but the functionality of the bulbs in the app is the same.
PSmith2221 h, 12 m ago

I've heard you can pair IKEA TRÅDFRI to a Philips Hue. Has anyone tried …I've heard you can pair IKEA TRÅDFRI to a Philips Hue. Has anyone tried this? A colour bulb with dimmer is priced at £35.


Its a nightmare trust me. Im a hue fan and an ikea fan, so when I read ikea bulbs should do the trick I bought some 2 weeks ago. The firmware needs to be 2-3 months old or newer to work, or if not you need an ikea hub to update them. I can't get them to work at all, even with the firmware updated and using the ikea hub. tried all the tips to sync them (after disconnecting them from ikea hub following the firmware update) and just doesn't work at all. The ikea bulbs are a good cheap alternative to hue, far better than the Xiaomi that I've also tried, but don't expect it to be easy to integrate into your hue system. You pay for what you get, and in this case hue is miles ahead, followed by ikea, followed by Xiaomi, followed by a £8 home bargains colour bulb with a remote followed by a non-smart poundland LED special
It's been this price for a few weeks now.
shakerstevens42 m ago

Its a nightmare trust me. Im a hue fan and an ikea fan, so when I read …Its a nightmare trust me. Im a hue fan and an ikea fan, so when I read ikea bulbs should do the trick I bought some 2 weeks ago. The firmware needs to be 2-3 months old or newer to work, or if not you need an ikea hub to update them. I can't get them to work at all, even with the firmware updated and using the ikea hub. tried all the tips to sync them (after disconnecting them from ikea hub following the firmware update) and just doesn't work at all. The ikea bulbs are a good cheap alternative to hue, far better than the Xiaomi that I've also tried, but don't expect it to be easy to integrate into your hue system. You pay for what you get, and in this case hue is miles ahead, followed by ikea, followed by Xiaomi, followed by a £8 home bargains colour bulb with a remote followed by a non-smart poundland LED special


Give the Lamp Finder app a try. I did a bulb and motion sensor yesterday and didn't use the Ikea hub at all. The motion sensor needed another app to connect, it's called hue essentials on the play store, but found a YouTube video to work out how to do that.
Can anyone tell me what the temp rave is on the ambiance, and also how bright they are?

I'm looking for three E27 bulbs, cool temp (5000k) and equivalent to 60w pretty bulb.

Will any hue bulbs fit this criteria?
I use a couple of these with the Nest Protect, Thermostat and Smartthings to trigger red as a warning and act as escape lights if carbon monoxide or smoke/fire is detected. The rest of the house has Hue whites, motion sensors and dimmer switches (all purchased when on offer). The kids bedrooms dim to 0% on a school night, thus not being left on all night. All the lights switch off when everyone leaves the house. The possibilities are endless!
Do the maths, these LED bulbs (mainly the cheaper whites) pay for themselves and save energy and money easily within 2-3 years.
Edited by: "Graham_P" 19th Feb
Missy_081 h, 12 m ago

Give the Lamp Finder app a try. I did a bulb and motion sensor yesterday …Give the Lamp Finder app a try. I did a bulb and motion sensor yesterday and didn't use the Ikea hub at all. The motion sensor needed another app to connect, it's called hue essentials on the play store, but found a YouTube video to work out how to do that.


thank you, I used that app and touchlink and had no joy. I had the hue hub touching the ikea bulb at one point and tried the full reset procedure with no luck .
solid39 m ago

Can anyone tell me what the temp rave is on the ambiance, and also how …Can anyone tell me what the temp rave is on the ambiance, and also how bright they are?I'm looking for three E27 bulbs, cool temp (5000k) and equivalent to 60w pretty bulb.Will any hue bulbs fit this criteria?


You'll probably hit the colour temp you want with these but you certainly won't hit the luminance, I would say you'll find then nearer a 40w equivalent.
I bought a tradfri bulb and added it to my hue hub this weekend. I do not have the ikea hub but you can add it directly. The only additional step is to run the 'Hue Lights' app to force the connection by clicking 'settings' > 'touchlink' > 'force connection'. After this go into the Hue app and the ikea bulb shows. Unfortunately the 'Hue Lights' app is only available on iOS so i had to use my girlfriends phone as i am on android.
It's a slippery slope when you buy one of these things, a few months later and
£600 lighter you're whole house is full of Hue bulbs.
Edited by: "Batfink32" 20th Feb
I have one question which might be stupid so shut me down if it is... but does the Philips bulbs only turn on and off via the app if the light switch is turned on. Im just thinking in a scenario when you need to turn on your lights while you're out but you've switched them off by the light switch because that's the normal thing to do.
Missy_084 h, 38 m ago

Give the Lamp Finder app a try. I did a bulb and motion sensor yesterday …Give the Lamp Finder app a try. I did a bulb and motion sensor yesterday and didn't use the Ikea hub at all. The motion sensor needed another app to connect, it's called hue essentials on the play store, but found a YouTube video to work out how to do that.



I bought some Ikea motion sensor very recently and I tried downloading Hue Essentials to add it to my Philips Hue Hub but it would not work.

What I did was:
1. Hit the button on the motion sensor 4 times to reset it
2. Hold the button, on the Hue Essentials app hit "forcetouch" such that the sensor shows a red light
3. Hit "search for light" in the app.
It still would not work.

Do you mind telling me how you managed to connect it please?
TimBartram935 m ago

I have one question which might be stupid so shut me down if it is... but …I have one question which might be stupid so shut me down if it is... but does the Philips bulbs only turn on and off via the app if the light switch is turned on. Im just thinking in a scenario when you need to turn on your lights while you're out but you've switched them off by the light switch because that's the normal thing to do.



You would need to leave the light switch in the on position for it to work.
TimBartram95 h, 4 m ago

I have one question which might be stupid so shut me down if it is... but …I have one question which might be stupid so shut me down if it is... but does the Philips bulbs only turn on and off via the app if the light switch is turned on. Im just thinking in a scenario when you need to turn on your lights while you're out but you've switched them off by the light switch because that's the normal thing to do.


Yes, that's pretty much correct. The hue bulbs will need the light switch to be on, so that they work.

The alternative is to have a smart light switch, that is able to be controlled by an app.
If it's any consolation, you soon get used to not using the switch - especially if you have Echo or Home to control it all.

But, I can't pretend that your example doesn't happen - it's annoying when you expect the lights to come on, and they don't because someone has used the light switch!
TimBartram95 h, 29 m ago

I have one question which might be stupid so shut me down if it is... but …I have one question which might be stupid so shut me down if it is... but does the Philips bulbs only turn on and off via the app if the light switch is turned on. Im just thinking in a scenario when you need to turn on your lights while you're out but you've switched them off by the light switch because that's the normal thing to do.


Yes the bulbs need power via an "always on" switch or you can not control them remotely.
I added a motion sensor on the stairs, hue dimmer switches in the bedrooms and contact sensors on the front and back doors. My family eventually got used to not switching off "dumb" switches.
You can buy little covers or guards for the light switches so people don't 'accidentally' turn them off.

Eventually you get used to it anyway.
Voice activated lights using Google Home Minis is amazing when you've got your hands full
Batfink3220th Feb

It's a slippery slope when you buy one of these things, a few months later …It's a slippery slope when you buy one of these things, a few months later and£600 lighter you're whole house is full of Hue bulbs.


I have just bought a 10w smart bulb £14.95 from ebay (lower wattage ones have been too dim for my liking). The white is pretty amazing at 1050 lumens but it also has colours. Works with alexa and Google home. I think this sort of light is great for those who are smart curious without having to spend lots on extra equipment. The problem with Philips hue is that they tie you in and force you to buy their own branded bulbs.
toffeefudge2 h, 10 m ago

The problem with Philips hue is that they tie you in and force you to buy …The problem with Philips hue is that they tie you in and force you to buy their own branded bulbs.


How so? I use Innr and Osram bulbs perfectly fine with my Hue hub.
£22.50 on prime day last year, if it went that cheap once it'll definitely go cheaper than this if you can wait.
Batfink3217 h, 43 m ago

It's a slippery slope when you buy one of these things, a few months later …It's a slippery slope when you buy one of these things, a few months later and£600 lighter you're whole house is full of Hue bulbs.


If only it was £600.....
TimBartram917 h, 40 m ago

I have one question which might be stupid so shut me down if it is... but …I have one question which might be stupid so shut me down if it is... but does the Philips bulbs only turn on and off via the app if the light switch is turned on. Im just thinking in a scenario when you need to turn on your lights while you're out but you've switched them off by the light switch because that's the normal thing to do.


You buy Philips remotes (£19.99) that come with a wall mount and use them to replace your previous light switches, they offer dimming and upto 5 different scenes by multiple presses.
toffeefudge8 h, 16 m ago

I have just bought a 10w smart bulb £14.95 from ebay (lower wattage ones …I have just bought a 10w smart bulb £14.95 from ebay (lower wattage ones have been too dim for my liking). The white is pretty amazing at 1050 lumens but it also has colours. Works with alexa and Google home. I think this sort of light is great for those who are smart curious without having to spend lots on extra equipment. The problem with Philips hue is that they tie you in and force you to buy their own branded bulbs.


No they don't, anything that is working to the same ZigBee standard will work with them.
brookysm28 m ago

If only it was £600.....


I'm trying to make myself feel better!
Do I need any other device to get this work or I can use my phone.?
humadoon17 m ago

Do I need any other device to get this work or I can use my phone.?


You need a Hue Hub too.
TimBartram922 h, 54 m ago

I have one question which might be stupid so shut me down if it is... but …I have one question which might be stupid so shut me down if it is... but does the Philips bulbs only turn on and off via the app if the light switch is turned on. Im just thinking in a scenario when you need to turn on your lights while you're out but you've switched them off by the light switch because that's the normal thing to do.


As has been said you need the switch to be on. Also you won’t be able to turn the lights on via the app if you are not at home on your wifi. You can set timers in advance though (i.e come on at sunset)
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