Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance Wireless Lighting B22 Bayonet Starter Kit. £119.99 Amazon
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Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance Wireless Lighting B22 Bayonet Starter Kit. £119.99 Amazon

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Found 4th May 2017
Good price no?

Richer colours too.

E27 at the samemprice too (thanks shakerstevens)

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Be careful. ..hue is so very addictive.
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Brilliant price, have some heat
The Edison screw version is also available for the same price
Extra £10 off for new Amazon prime members with code also
Be careful. ..hue is so very addictive.
roly

Be careful. ..hue is so very addictive.



lol I feel your pain, expensive addiction X)
roly

Be careful. ..hue is so very addictive.


Yep! "I'll just get a couple" turned into every room in the house (except the kitchen- 10 gu10s- I'm not THAT silly yet).
Then you move into smartthings...
it's not all that
Anyone looking for white bulbs needs to look at the IKEA bulbs. When it comes to coloured the are a few other makes on Amazon. still this isn't a bad price. heat added.
ianjw

Yep! "I'll just get a couple" turned into every room in the house (except … Yep! "I'll just get a couple" turned into every room in the house (except the kitchen- 10 gu10s- I'm not THAT silly yet). Then you move into smartthings...


Take a look at sonoff for the kitchen
justonemorepie

Anyone looking for white bulbs needs to look at the IKEA bulbs. When it … Anyone looking for white bulbs needs to look at the IKEA bulbs. When it comes to coloured the are a few other makes on Amazon. still this isn't a bad price. heat added.



​I want bridge compatible colour ones. Heard maybe Oshram. Any suggestion?
thanks for sharing. good price
Excellent, I have finally purchased. Thank you.
BigCheeseGlenni

Extra £10 off for new Amazon prime members with code also


What code?
was just about to post this deal.
Really hot deal. I've already got a bridge, is there a benefit having a 2nd bridge when I have just a dozen bulbs? If not then how much could I sell the bridge for?
borosidf

I want bridge compatible colour ones. Heard maybe Oshram. Any suggestion?



I have a couple of innr ones, seem to work OK with the hue bridge
Where is the best place to get coloured gu10s that fit into standard down lights? Thank you.
techno79

Really hot deal. I've already got a bridge, is there a benefit having a … Really hot deal. I've already got a bridge, is there a benefit having a 2nd bridge when I have just a dozen bulbs? If not then how much could I sell the bridge for?



ebay.co.uk/itm…406?hash=item25d51c923e:g:aycAAOSwSypY~c0o
revdesol

What code?


10NOW40
Its £10 off a £40 or more spend to new customers only of Amazon prime NOW.

Edited by: "shakerstevens" 4th May 2017
howbord

I have a couple of innr ones, seem to work OK with the hue bridge



I bought the Innr ones as well (one white one and one colour). The white one only goes to warm white (yellowish) and then just dims. I prefer a crisp cool white look which the colour one can provide. But comparing the Innr colour to the Hue colour, there is something different about them but I can't exactly tell what. They both have the same lumen output but the Hue seems to throw light more evenly around the room. The Innr doesn't seem as good. Also, I noticed some features with the official Hue app (and 3rd party ones) that the Innr bulb doesn't work completely the same as the Hue. E.g. when using some affects like cycling through colour looping or disco mode, the Innr bulb doesn't work with those. Small issue for me but each to their own.
Shame PrimeNow has such limited availability
Flipping 'eck. First Sonos drained me now Hue has its meathooks into me...
Hot price. Ordered one E27. Suspect I might eventually want 6 bulbs, very tempting to order a second.
BigCheeseGlenni

Extra £10 off for new Amazon prime members with code also


Great shout on the extra £10 off although it forced me to add a £2 tip which I didn't understand?
techno79

Great shout on the extra £10 off although it forced me to add a £2 tip w … Great shout on the extra £10 off although it forced me to add a £2 tip which I didn't understand?


You can over ride the tip to 0 or any other value.
I always think if I put 0 will the driver not be so friendly and accidentally drop my items ! So I usually put a £1 tip, still its daft really. Amazon should pay their drivers well but I suppose its only like tipping a taxi driver...
timdp

Hot price. Ordered one E27. Suspect I might eventually want 6 bulbs, very … Hot price. Ordered one E27. Suspect I might eventually want 6 bulbs, very tempting to order a second.


You could do that and sell the hub (as you won't need 2) for anything between £30 and £45 on ebay helps towards the cost of a 2nd set of bulbs.
ianjw

Yep! "I'll just get a couple" turned into every room in the house (except … Yep! "I'll just get a couple" turned into every room in the house (except the kitchen- 10 gu10s- I'm not THAT silly yet). Then you move into smartthings...



I'm in exactly the same situation. Probably going to go for innr gu10 ones . Have seen them at sub £15 each and £150 doesnt's sound that bad to finish the set up. Got them on camelcamelcamel and just waiting to drop another £10 for the set.
For any newcomers, hue is great with the Philips app, and with Siri too, but poor with Alexa with complex setups (can't speak for Google Home)
kpmatthews

Take a look at sonoff for the kitchen



Has anyone tried the Sonoff Touch with Alexa? I'm curious. I'm currently trying a Wifiplug Glass 3-gang, only the first gang works with Alexa.
Can't decide between B22 for the main lighting (and having to remove the current dimmer switches) or E27 for various lamps around the house. I think hue might work best when the colour is localised.
meathane

For any newcomers, hue is great with the Philips app, and with Siri too, … For any newcomers, hue is great with the Philips app, and with Siri too, but poor with Alexa with complex setups (can't speak for Google Home)



Can you elaborate? Alexa works fine with Hue for basic on/off, dimming and activating scenes which I assume is all most people will need. Perhaps I'm not making the most of it...?
justonemorepie

Anyone looking for white bulbs needs to look at the IKEA bulbs. When it … Anyone looking for white bulbs needs to look at the IKEA bulbs. When it comes to coloured the are a few other makes on Amazon. still this isn't a bad price. heat added.


Ikea do smart lamps now? Also thought they only did warm white/yellow which I dislike.
meathane

For any newcomers, hue is great with the Philips app, and with Siri too, … For any newcomers, hue is great with the Philips app, and with Siri too, but poor with Alexa with complex setups (can't speak for Google Home)


It works really well with Google Home. You can control a single light, a single room or all lights. There's even some implicit grouping of rooms so you can control all bedroom lights. Unfortunately, I haven't figured out a way to control all downstairs or all upstairs (or any other grouping of your choice). Also, you can't use Google Home to use preconfigured scenes. But I love that you can use a single command to turn on a light at a specific brightness (regardless of the brightness it was last used. You can also specify most common arbitrary colours and it even works with things like "light blue", "magenta", "cool white", "bright white", "warm white" and just "white" (each of these being a different colour).

Wish I could find a complete list of all the colours Google Home recognises.
techno79

It works really well with Google Home. You can control a single light, a … It works really well with Google Home. You can control a single light, a single room or all lights. There's even some implicit grouping of rooms so you can control all bedroom lights. Unfortunately, I haven't figured out a way to control all downstairs or all upstairs (or any other grouping of your choice). Also, you can't use Google Home to use preconfigured scenes. But I love that you can use a single command to turn on a light at a specific brightness (regardless of the brightness it was last used. You can also specify most common arbitrary colours and it even works with things like "light blue", "magenta", "cool white", "bright white", "warm white" and just "white" (each of these being a different colour).Wish I could find a complete list of all the colours Google Home recognises.



My problem with Alexa is the 3 ceiling lights are called Front Room 1, Front Room 2, Front Room 3, with Front Room Lamp Light, all in a group called, surprisingly, 'Front Room', and so if you ask Alexa to 'turn the front room lights off', it comes back with 'you have more than one device with the name front room. Please give them uniquue names'.

I guess I should call the bulbs, Dennis, Richard, and John, then maybe it wouldn't struggle so much. Anyway, it's pretty dumb (but that's Alexa, not Hue).
meathane

My problem with Alexa is the 3 ceiling lights are called Front Room 1, … My problem with Alexa is the 3 ceiling lights are called Front Room 1, Front Room 2, Front Room 3, with Front Room Lamp Light, all in a group called, surprisingly, 'Front Room', and so if you ask Alexa to 'turn the front room lights off', it comes back with 'you have more than one device with the name front room. Please give them uniquue names'. I guess I should call the bulbs, Dennis, Richard, and John, then maybe it wouldn't struggle so much. Anyway, it's pretty dumb (but that's Alexa, not Hue).



I had a similar issue as well, I just renamed the bulbs eg Living Room 1 to LR1. Then I set Alexa to forget the connected devices then re-added. But I agree it's stupid how Alexa has so much trouble with similar names.
Edited by: "aikon82" 4th May 2017
mkaikon

I had a similar issue as well, I just renamed the bulbs eg Living Room 1 … I had a similar issue as well, I just renamed the bulbs eg Living Room 1 to LR1. Then I set Alexa to forget the connected devices then re-added. But I agree it's stupid how Alexa has so much trouble with similar names.



I was thinking exactly the same thing, FR1 etc. I have a bulb in the Hallway too, called Hallway (it's the only one), and recently installed a Nest, and set that to Hallway too (Nest give you a bunch of preset options to name the stat), and then when I asked Alexa to 'lower the Hallway temperature by 1 degree', I got the same feedback about giving devices unique names, despite that one is a bulb and one is f'king thermostat.

To say the word 'smart' is thrown around to describe all this stuff, it's really stupid.
I recently got Ikea's offering at £9 a bulb, works great with SmartThings if you just want to control the bulbs remotely.
I was tempted by Hue but not really interested in all the colours. Still hot though.
I bought a total of 7 'Innr' GU10's for my kitchen as doing the rest of the house with genuine HUE lamps had hit my bank balance badly! I found two things with the Innr units:- (1) the light output seemed lower and (2) they seem less reliable wi-fi wise. This means that when I press the Philips remote, sometimes all of them work OK, but another time maybe 5 of the 7 units light up. A second click of the button usually gets them all lit. It's not the end of the world, but I would certainly pay the extra for the genuine item from now on.
Stratosphere83

Can't decide between B22 for the main lighting (and having to remove the … Can't decide between B22 for the main lighting (and having to remove the current dimmer switches) or E27 for various lamps around the house. I think hue might work best when the colour is localised.


I would say lamps. I tend to use lights controlled by wall switches still by their wall switches, as do other members of the family, so once switched off via wall switch you can't turn them back on via the hue app/timers.
Whereas table/side lamps that you use for secondary lighting tend to work better with App control and never turn off at the wall socket. Thats how its worked for me, but I can see it being different for other people.
Echelon

I recently got Ikea's offering at £9 a bulb, works great with SmartThings … I recently got Ikea's offering at £9 a bulb, works great with SmartThings if you just want to control the bulbs remotely.I was tempted by Hue but not really interested in all the colours. Still hot though.


is it compatible with Apple Home ?
shakerstevens

I would say lamps. I tend to use lights controlled by wall switches still … I would say lamps. I tend to use lights controlled by wall switches still by their wall switches, as do other members of the family, so once switched off via wall switch you can't turn them back on via the hue app/timers.Whereas table/side lamps that you use for secondary lighting tend to work better with App control and never turn off at the wall socket. Thats how its worked for me, but I can see it being different for other people.



You can buy little plastic switch guards that prevent the physical switch from being turned off. And then buy something like Hue Tap or Hue Dimmer to replace the switches. The Tap and Dimmer can even control multiple bulbs/rooms so you wouldn't need as many as the normal switches.
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