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Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience E27 Starter Kit £128.99 at Argos
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Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience E27 Starter Kit £128.99 at Argos

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About this productGet started with the Philips Hue white and colour ambience starter kit and turn on your imagination. Discover the amazing things you can do with white and coloured light, now with even richer colours for better scene setting. The Philips Hue starter kit includes 3 bulbs, a bridge and a wireless dimmer switch.

Sync with music and movies - extend your tv viewing experience to the whole room. Download one of the third party apps and discover the amazing things you can do with philips hue. Or sync light to your favourite music and enjoy every beat.

Light up your gaming - lift your gaming to the next level. Philips hue lights can sync to your games for an immersive gaming session. The lights respond to events in the game for an intense experience.

  • Compatible with multi-platform .
  • App needed for use: yes.
  • Operates over mobile internet.
  • Operates over wi-fi.
  • Requires wireless router for use.
  • Controls lighting.
  • Components include 3 x e27 edison screw cap philips hue white and colour bulbs, 1 x philips hue bridge, 1 x ethernet network cable, 1 x power adapter, 1 x philips hue dimmer switch.
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Doesn’t it make more sense to install smart switches and use regular cheap leds
Edited by: "mastablasta" 27th Jan
Not everyone wants to get an electrician in.
mastablasta27/01/2020 15:44

Doesn’t it make more sense to install smart switches and use regular cheap …Doesn’t it make more sense to install smart switches and use regular cheap leds



Doesnt it make more sense to use the switch? I honestly dont get these at all but I suppose I must be in the minority because everything is getting smarter than me...
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mossap27/01/2020 15:49

Not everyone wants to get an electrician in.


Not everyone needs an electrician
SweatySock27/01/2020 16:02

Doesnt it make more sense to use the switch? I honestly dont get these at …Doesnt it make more sense to use the switch? I honestly dont get these at all but I suppose I must be in the minority because everything is getting smarter than me...


One point that you are missing is that these do more than switch on/off.
They are dimmable. And colour variable.
Colours? Yeah they'll do Disco... and match the 'ambilight' function of some Philips tv's, but I think more usefully changing between an antiseptic 'daylight-matching' (blueish) white to a 'warm' white for relaxing in (for which you only need the cheaper"White Ambience" versions). And would you like them to flash red when your burglar alarm goes off? Can be done. Use lights as though you were in, even when you are away? Tick. Got some lights that are wired together and you'd like to switch them individually? Easy! (Much cheaper than rewiring!) Wake you up gently with a steadily brightening light? Natch! And there are plenty more tricks you can't do with a simple switch. This pack is a Gateway to their hub-based system, giving more tricks (and finer control?) than you can get with their 'bluetooth' bulbs when used without the hub.
But Philips are the high end of the market!
Edited by: "wdh" 27th Jan
Sometimes this site is a bit bonkers!

At this moment there is a 'hot' deal on just one of these bulbs for £30hotukdeals.com/dea…228 and that bulb isn't useful except as an add-on (it needs a hub.)

However this £128 deal, which gets you 3 of those £30 bulbs PLUS the required hub (£45 on Amazon)and a physical dimmer switch (£17 on Amazon), is currently freezing cold.
Not saying either is a great deal, or awful. But, simply as a 'deal', surely this one deserves to be the hotter of the two?
Edited by: "wdh" 27th Jan
wdh27/01/2020 19:01

Sometimes this site is a bit bonkers! At this moment there is a 'hot' deal …Sometimes this site is a bit bonkers! At this moment there is a 'hot' deal on just one of these bulbs for £30 https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/philips-hue-white-colour-smart-wireless-bulb-e27-3396228 and that bulb isn't useful except as an add-on (it needs a hub.) However this £128 deal, which gets you 3 of those £30 bulbs PLUS the required hub (£45 on Amazon) and a physical dimmer switch (£17 on Amazon), is currently freezing cold. Not saying either is a great deal, or awful. But, simply as a 'deal', surely this one deserves to be the hotter of the two?


These are old bulbs. They’ve been superseded by improved versions that support Bluetooth and zigbee (hub) and have improved performance.
Edited by: "Nick_Jennings" 27th Jan
Nick_Jennings27/01/2020 19:36

These are old bulbs. They’ve been superseded by improved versions that s …These are old bulbs. They’ve been superseded by improved versions that support Bluetooth and zigbee (hub) and have improved performance.


The other deal is for the SAME bulbs!
The new (and even more expensive, £50 each for the equivalent) bulbs still need the SAME hub for "all the functions" (or similar Philips wording).
ADDED EDIT - Found their wording about the 'Bluetooth' bulbs -- "Hue bulbs require a separate Hue Bridge to connect to your home network for the full suite of available features. Hue Bridge can be purchased as part of a Hue Starter Kit."

They are also limited to 10 bulbs on the system without the hub.
What "improved performance" are you referring to?
Edited by: "wdh" 27th Jan
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