Philips Hue White & Colour Ambience GU10 Bulb - Amazon Prime £36.95
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Philips Hue White & Colour Ambience GU10 Bulb - Amazon Prime £36.95

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Found 14th Apr
1 x 6.5 W GU10 Spot Light Bulb
Great if you just need a single - rather than having to wait for a 3for2 deal - and cheapest it’s ever been on Amazon.
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Still heat. Someone may only want a single bulb. That deal is £99, I don't want a Google mini or hub. People shouldn't vote cold on deals because a) their time machine allows them to get an expired deal, and b) buy the item in bulk for a cheaper price. This is for a single bulb, it happens to be cheaper than elsewhere, hence deserves heat.
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Just wait for 3 for 2 hue deal or get the kit from maplin if your desperate
Heat added as seems cheapest price for one, but damn these things are staying expensive. Doesn't seem to be any cheap alternatives either.
Jaspabt111 m ago

Heat added as seems cheapest price for one, but damn these things are …Heat added as seems cheapest price for one, but damn these things are staying expensive. Doesn't seem to be any cheap alternatives either.

hotukdeals.com/dea…003
(Just last week)
You need to set up alerts so that you dont miss out on good deals
This price is a rip off for just 1 bulb
Still heat. Someone may only want a single bulb. That deal is £99, I don't want a Google mini or hub. People shouldn't vote cold on deals because a) their time machine allows them to get an expired deal, and b) buy the item in bulk for a cheaper price. This is for a single bulb, it happens to be cheaper than elsewhere, hence deserves heat.
Jaspabt15 h, 7 m ago

Still heat. Someone may only want a single bulb. That deal is £99, I don't …Still heat. Someone may only want a single bulb. That deal is £99, I don't want a Google mini or hub. People shouldn't vote cold on deals because a) their time machine allows them to get an expired deal, and b) buy the item in bulk for a cheaper price. This is for a single bulb, it happens to be cheaper than elsewhere, hence deserves heat.


Very true. Best price for a single bulb. What I’ve done all along with my Hue setup is a buy a few things when offers come up and then sell what I don’t need on eBay. I’ve pretty much got a free Hue setup consisting of around 15 bulbs, 3 dimmers, 2 echo dots and the hub!!
Not voted either way - but damn these bulbs just aren't significantly dropping in price are they! I simply couldn't justify them in my setup as I needed 10 GU10's so I ended up with Ikea ones at £12 each (they didn't have the £7 ones that I would have used in 2 rooms), yes I can't change colour but I can still change temp and they work well with the Philips Hub.
£34 FOR A BULB!!!!!!! A fool and their money are easily parted.
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Odd that this got voted very hot when it was 4p more expensive (and I missed out) a couple of months ago, but it’s lukewarm now it’s even cheaper... Perhaps it’s less of a need since the clocks went forward - brighter evenings etc.

I’m building my system up slowly so it feels more affordable

HUKD eh...
OGB037 h, 29 m ago

Odd that this got voted very hot when it was 4p more expensive (and I …Odd that this got voted very hot when it was 4p more expensive (and I missed out) a couple of months ago, but it’s lukewarm now it’s even cheaper... Perhaps it’s less of a need since the clocks went forward - brighter evenings etc. I’m building my system up slowly so it feels more affordable HUKD eh...


I think it's because there has been more better deals on this recently that make the current price not good enough for the heat
OGB037 h, 31 m ago

Odd that this got voted very hot when it was 4p more expensive (and I …Odd that this got voted very hot when it was 4p more expensive (and I missed out) a couple of months ago, but it’s lukewarm now it’s even cheaper... Perhaps it’s less of a need since the clocks went forward - brighter evenings etc. I’m building my system up slowly so it feels more affordable HUKD eh...


Take maplin as an example
£120 for gu10 colour starter kit and it is not the best deal we have got recently
thewolf8u12 h, 49 m ago

£34 FOR A BULB!!!!!!! A fool and their money are easily parted.


Or a fool who likes to comment on something they are “not interested” in is easily attracted? Like a fly to...

If you don’t like hue that’s your call, I however believe a lifespan of a bulb that can last over 8 years IF it was used for 8 hours a day makes sense, along with money savings on energy and the centre of my smart home. If you factor in a normal new Philips led bulb is about £3 and will last about 2/3 years it works out as 6 or 2x3’s compared to a standard white bulb... add in the colour and this is a good deal should you want it. Heat added op not for me or my set up but good find
djswarve16 m ago

Or a fool who likes to comment on something they are “not interested” in is …Or a fool who likes to comment on something they are “not interested” in is easily attracted? Like a fly to...If you don’t like hue that’s your call, I however believe a lifespan of a bulb that can last over 8 years IF it was used for 8 hours a day makes sense, along with money savings on energy and the centre of my smart home. If you factor in a normal new Philips led bulb is about £3 and will last about 2/3 years it works out as 6 or 2x3’s compared to a standard white bulb... add in the colour and this is a good deal should you want it. Heat added op not for me or my set up but good find


You assume I’m not interested.... “WRONG”. I like these bulbs but they aren’t worth £34. Let’s face it most people have multiple spotlights so buying 4, 6, 8 , 10.... makes this an expensive proposition. Also the majority of bulbs last 8 hours a day over 8 years, heck I’ve been in my house for over a decade and most have never been changed. ASDAs cheapest LED eco bulbs.
Can't see why these lamps would last a great deal longer than any other LED lamp and I'll bet their claims are somewhat exaggerated too. Not wanting to call anyone a fool as each to their own but I agree that it might be the best deal at the moment, but it's a big outlay for a lamp. Would have thought it would be better, cheaper and more environmentally friendly to build the Wi-Fi technology into the fitting and supply a cheaper lamp with less electronics even if it requires a new fitting standard.
liamf1210 m ago

Can't see why these lamps would last a great deal longer than any other …Can't see why these lamps would last a great deal longer than any other LED lamp and I'll bet their claims are somewhat exaggerated too. Not wanting to call anyone a fool as each to their own but I agree that it might be the best deal at the moment, but it's a big outlay for a lamp. Would have thought it would be better, cheaper and more environmentally friendly to build the Wi-Fi technology into the fitting and supply a cheaper lamp with less electronics even if it requires a new fitting standard.


Now there's an idea!
liamf1212 m ago

Can't see why these lamps would last a great deal longer than any other …Can't see why these lamps would last a great deal longer than any other LED lamp and I'll bet their claims are somewhat exaggerated too. Not wanting to call anyone a fool as each to their own but I agree that it might be the best deal at the moment, but it's a big outlay for a lamp. Would have thought it would be better, cheaper and more environmentally friendly to build the Wi-Fi technology into the fitting and supply a cheaper lamp with less electronics even if it requires a new fitting standard.



Or get a wired wifi switch which connects to the exisiting lighting. so you still have 'smart' lighting just with your exisiting bulbs.
EN1GMA17 m ago

Or get a wired wifi switch which connects to the exisiting lighting. so …Or get a wired wifi switch which connects to the exisiting lighting. so you still have 'smart' lighting just with your exisiting bulbs.



The issue is that more or less most homes in the UK (apart from new build) have only switched live wiring at the light sockets.

New build include neutral and earth, in addition to switched live. Full set of wiring is needed in order to power a light switch with WiFi capabilities.

Sonoff touch switches are £10 each from China shipped. Work well. Good stability and Alexa integration and do up to 3 gangs (added cost). Light on or off, it will always be ready via WiFi or voice control and needs no hubs.

The single gang in our bedroom enables 6 GU10 bulbs to be smart. For £10. Even Ikea Trafri would be £72. I'm fortunate our house is wired this way.

So the technology is out there - but our homes are largely incompatible, so smart bulbs (which are not smart if the switch gets turned off!) are the current demand.
cactusbrandy6 m ago

The issue is that more or less most homes in the UK (apart from new build) …The issue is that more or less most homes in the UK (apart from new build) have only switched live wiring at the light sockets. New build include neutral and earth, in addition to switched live. Full set of wiring is needed in order to power a light switch with WiFi capabilities. Sonoff touch switches are £10 each from China shipped. Work well. Good stability and Alexa integration and do up to 3 gangs (added cost). Light on or off, it will always be ready via WiFi or voice control and needs no hubs.The single gang in our bedroom enables 6 GU10 bulbs to be smart. For £10. Even Ikea Trafri would be £72. I'm fortunate our house is wired this way.So the technology is out there - but our homes are largely incompatible, so smart bulbs (which are not smart if the switch gets turned off!) are the current demand.


So what kind of wiring is required for the WiFi switches?

Any link to the sonoff ones please? I was looking at the xiaomi ones as I've already got a couple of things from them (motion sensor, yeelights etc) but the wired wall switches are £20+ each for the 1 gang switch.

I don't mind sonoff ones if they are cheaper and they'd still work even if Internet was down. I need 2 and 3 gang switches, like lots of them.
EN1GMA16 m ago

So what kind of wiring is required for the WiFi switches?Any link to the …So what kind of wiring is required for the WiFi switches?Any link to the sonoff ones please? I was looking at the xiaomi ones as I've already got a couple of things from them (motion sensor, yeelights etc) but the wired wall switches are £20+ each for the 1 gang switch.I don't mind sonoff ones if they are cheaper and they'd still work even if Internet was down. I need 2 and 3 gang switches, like lots of them.



Not sure if my post was clear or not, but you need live and neutral - the three wire system. Most switches only have live.

amazon.co.uk/Son…tch


That's via Amazon, but your Chinese eTailer of choice will have them for cheaper - Banggood/Aliexpress/Gearbest etc. They come in and go occasionally.


When their server goes down for maintenance etc, it will still work at the switch when you press - you just lose app control. That's the risk of any device that doesn't need a hub and runs from servers only. Pay your money, take your chance etc.


amazon.co.uk/Son…exa

2 Gang etc...you get the idea.


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Edited by: "cactusbrandy" 17th Apr
cactusbrandy14 m ago

Not sure if my post was clear or not, but you need live and neutral - the …Not sure if my post was clear or not, but you need live and neutral - the three wire system. Most switches only have live. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sonoff-Wireless-Intelligence-Switches-Support/dp/B075YSMC5D/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1523951997&sr=8-2&keywords=sonoff+switchThat's via Amazon, but your Chinese eTailer of choice will have them for cheaper - Banggood/Aliexpress/Gearbest etc. They come in and go occasionally.When their server goes down for maintenance etc, it will still work at the switch when you press - you just lose app control. That's the risk of any device that doesn't need a hub and runs from servers only. Pay your money, take your chance etc.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sonoff-Smart-Touch-Switch-Control/dp/B07B8F1NQM/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1523952188&sr=8-4&keywords=sonoff+switch+alexa2 Gang etc...you get the idea.[Image]


Thanks for the info. Can neutral be retro fitted into each switch to allow for these switches to be fitted? Or does it need a complete rewire?
If you need a three wire system including a neutral then how can a Hue lamp work with only a switched live? Or are you saying that my old wiring with no neutral feed isn't compatible with Hue?
So if it's possible to get the intelligent lamp working without a neutral then it's possible to move the gubbins into the fitting and still work surely?
EN1GMA49 m ago

Thanks for the info. Can neutral be retro fitted into each switch to allow …Thanks for the info. Can neutral be retro fitted into each switch to allow for these switches to be fitted? Or does it need a complete rewire?


Yes, but as with anything - it'll take some effort.
liamf1251 m ago

If you need a three wire system including a neutral then how can a Hue …If you need a three wire system including a neutral then how can a Hue lamp work with only a switched live? Or are you saying that my old wiring with no neutral feed isn't compatible with Hue?So if it's possible to get the intelligent lamp working without a neutral then it's possible to move the gubbins into the fitting and still work surely?


Hue lamp uses a three prong plug, no?

Lighting outlets at the ceiling have live and neutral, which is how they power devices, so you're fine with Hue.

My post was highlighting an alternative approach.
liamf121 h, 1 m ago

If you need a three wire system including a neutral then how can a Hue …If you need a three wire system including a neutral then how can a Hue lamp work with only a switched live? Or are you saying that my old wiring with no neutral feed isn't compatible with Hue?So if it's possible to get the intelligent lamp working without a neutral then it's possible to move the gubbins into the fitting and still work surely?



There is neutral to the light fitting but not the switch, Live is switched onto fitting and back through neutral there. The problem is no neutral in the switch hue works because you leave the switch always on, something you can’t do to a light switch hence the need for live neutral and switch.
So any wired WiFi switches where neutral not required?
thewolf8u15th Apr

£34 FOR A BULB!!!!!!! A fool and their money are easily parted.


Just like those with watches that cost over £100
EN1GMA3 h, 56 m ago

So any wired WiFi switches where neutral not required?


How do you propose to power a device with only a live wire?

If such a device existed, Hue wouldn't sell many units at all.
cactusbrandy2 m ago

How do you propose to power a device with only a live wire?If such a …How do you propose to power a device with only a live wire?If such a device existed, Hue wouldn't sell many units at all.


I've read xiaomi do the aqara switches in both live and neutral and just live options. Trying to find our more about it but a few people have mentioned them on the smartthings forum.
Dannyrobbo4 h, 23 m ago

There is neutral to the light fitting but not the switch, Live is switched …There is neutral to the light fitting but not the switch, Live is switched onto fitting and back through neutral there. The problem is no neutral in the switch hue works because you leave the switch always on, something you can’t do to a light switch hence the need for live neutral and switch.


Shows how tired I was this morning after work. Think wires were crossed as I was saying about changing the lampholder not the switch but when you said about the neutral I'm not even thinking there is one.

Haven't seen hue in real life as although it seems like a good security measure it's far too much money (at this price) for me to consider for daily convenience, especially when from comments here I know it's all undone if someone turns the switch off. Although I'll admit if £10 I may try one as a gimmick, still don't like the idea of a device listening or possibly recording every conversation in a room.
Also wonder how much energy is used when in "standby" with lamp off and what happens when there's a power cut as I remember one type of lamp turns on at full brightness on return of power, not what you want at 3am or when you are away.
These are lamps and NOT bulbs.
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