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Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance Wireless Lighting E27 Starter Kit £69.99 @ Amazon Prime Excl
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Thanks.

Any recommendations on how to sell the bridge easily?
Who?15/07/2019 00:31

Thanks.Any recommendations on how to sell the bridge easily?


Yeh, put it on Ebay for £1 buy it now.
Says £118 for me
YEAAAAH! HOTHOTHOT! This is an absolute steal.

It's the drug dealer model, they get you hooked on a cheap starter kit and before you know it, every bulb in your house is Hue, your garden looks like the Blackpool illuminations, your TVs are Ambilight, and you have custom Alexa commands that turn your house into a giant rave.

I'll spam my usual primer for the Hue-newbies. Huebies. Nhuebies. Hmm...

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

Ideally you want a Hue Starter Pack that includes a gateway (Hue Hub v2 or v2.1), a couple of bulbs (or more), and maybe a special dimmer switch (which you don't need but can be nice to have). There are different start packs available.

This one is three bulbs, and a hub.

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 (~£55+).

There's also a very basic version built into the newer Amazon Echo Plus.

The Hue hub is the easiest and most popular smart lighting gateway. The app (on iOS and Android) is great and there are lots of third-party replacements if you need something weird. 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) for other devices too.

You 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 have White in communal areas (hallways etc), White Ambiance in all bedrooms (because it really does make a difference for me), and Colour next to big screens.

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.

There are loads of crazy things you can do with them. You can hack together crazy DIY ambilight rigs, Streamers use Hue for sub notifications and for making the person side of things more interesting. Hue is effectively THE standard for this stuff.

Using Hue Sync, you can get the coloured setups to sync with what you're watching on TV, or what you're listening to, or the PC game you're playing. There are restrictions on the devices and setups you can use, but it's cool to see and so much fun to use. It integrates perfectly with modern Ambilight TVs too.

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.
£69.99 appears to be just for the bulbs and doesn’t appear to include the hub even though it’s shown in the image
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Managed to get the B22’s to work
This is a Fantastic price (£69.99 here ) a Bargain starter Kit.... I must truly resist this price.
Edited by: "kevann" 15th Jul
Nexy15/07/2019 00:57

YEAAAAH! HOTHOTHOT! This is an absolute steal. It's the drug dealer model, …YEAAAAH! HOTHOTHOT! This is an absolute steal. It's the drug dealer model, they get you hooked on a cheap starter kit and before you know it, every bulb in your house is Hue, your garden looks like the Blackpool illuminations, your TVs are Ambilight, and you have custom Alexa commands that turn your house into a giant rave.I'll spam my usual primer for the Hue-newbies. Huebies. Nhuebies. Hmm...If you are interested in home automation and/or voice control etc then the Hue route is a great place to start.Ideally you want a Hue Starter Pack that includes a gateway (Hue Hub v2 or v2.1), a couple of bulbs (or more), and maybe a special dimmer switch (which you don't need but can be nice to have). There are different start packs available.This one is three bulbs, and a hub. 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 (~£55+).There's also a very basic version built into the newer Amazon Echo Plus. The Hue hub is the easiest and most popular smart lighting gateway. The app (on iOS and Android) is great and there are lots of third-party replacements if you need something weird. 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) for other devices too.You 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 have White in communal areas (hallways etc), White Ambiance in all bedrooms (because it really does make a difference for me), and Colour next to big screens.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.There are loads of crazy things you can do with them. You can hack together crazy DIY ambilight rigs, Streamers use Hue for sub notifications and for making the person side of things more interesting. Hue is effectively THE standard for this stuff.Using Hue Sync, you can get the coloured setups to sync with what you're watching on TV, or what you're listening to, or the PC game you're playing. There are restrictions on the devices and setups you can use, but it's cool to see and so much fun to use. It integrates perfectly with modern Ambilight TVs too. 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.


Hahaha, spot on my house in your first paragraph with the exception that I have a house full of googles too
in for one thanks

@craigarthur
can anybody recommend any good quality es pendant light fixtures to go with these - Most of my lamps are ES type and for consistency i would prefer ES type bulbs to fit both lamps and lights. Thank you
kevann15/07/2019 03:02

This is a Fantastic price (£69.99 here ) a Bargain starter Kit.... I must …This is a Fantastic price (£69.99 here ) a Bargain starter Kit.... I must truly resist this price.



Resistance is futile. JOIN US.
wildshark_uk15/07/2019 08:38

can anybody recommend any good quality es pendant light fixtures to go …can anybody recommend any good quality es pendant light fixtures to go with these - Most of my lamps are ES type and for consistency i would prefer ES type bulbs to fit both lamps and lights. Thank you



Good quality plain ones or fancy ones? Ikea are all ES, and are cheap and standard. (They also do adapters cheap too.)
Nexy15/07/2019 12:11

Good quality plain ones or fancy ones? Ikea are all ES, and are cheap and …Good quality plain ones or fancy ones? Ikea are all ES, and are cheap and standard. (They also do adapters cheap too.)


Just good quality plain ones. Only to replace big standard pendant ones
These or YEELights at half the price?
Ordered 2 B22, will trade in the hubs at CEX
Great price alone for the bulbs, -14 for each hub
Edited by: "NeO_Sk8eR" 16th Jul
best buy ever lol I'm having so much fun with these lol I got the bridge and 3 lamps for £69 went to screwfix and got es to bt holders for pennies

i wish i had bought 3 at this price
so much fun when is black friday and i'll be buying loads if the price is right
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