Philips Hue White Personal Wireless Lighting LED Starter Kit, 2 x 9.5 W E27 Hue White Bulbs, 1 x Hue Bridge 2.0 was £59.99 now £49.99 @ Amazon / Currys / John Lewis
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Philips Hue White Personal Wireless Lighting LED Starter Kit, 2 x 9.5 W E27 Hue White Bulbs, 1 x Hue Bridge 2.0 was £59.99 now £49.99 @ Amazon / Currys / John Lewis

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Edited by:"itsvimal"Found 4th Oct
Good Price with bulbs Hue Bridge on its own cost £49

Philips Hue White Personal Wireless Lighting LED Starter Kit, 2 x 9.5 W E27 Hue White Bulbs, 1 x Hue Bridge 2.0

Apple Home Kit Enabled, Works with Alexa

was £59.99 now £49.99

@ Amazon

Currys

John Lewis


  • Turn on your peace of mind - control your lights from anywhere
  • Guaranteed smooth wireless dimming - compatible with Philips Hue wireless dimmer
  • Control your lights your way - set light schedules for easy home automation
  • Connect up to 50 Philips Hue lights to a single Hue bridge
  • Discover working with Apple home kit technology through your Hue bridge
  • Control your Philips Hue lights with your voice on Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Dot and Amazon Tap
  • Smooth wireless dimming - compatible with Philips Hue Wireless dimmer

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25 Comments

I imagine there will be a permanent reduction soon with Philips hub deals due to Amazons new echo plus not requiring them so people will just want the bulbs.

Editor

cold, 2 Yeelights do exactly same job without the need for another bridge cluttering up the place for as little as £13:74

Great deal

InTheKnow4441 h, 47 m ago

cold, 2 Yeelights do exactly same job without the need for another bridge …cold, 2 Yeelights do exactly same job without the need for another bridge cluttering up the place for as little as £13:74

i no, i got sonnoff for power cables costing me two quid and i got one yeelight where i can schedule it too come on gradually on any time, and i. got tp link lights bulb which seems over price compare too yeelight

but if wanted hue, amazingly price

InTheKnow4445 h, 31 m ago

cold, 2 Yeelights do exactly same job without the need for another bridge …cold, 2 Yeelights do exactly same job without the need for another bridge cluttering up the place for as little as £13:74




Agreed. And that's for the RGBW 16 million colour bulbs whereas these hues are white only! Once you know about Yeelight, Philips Hue seem even more ridiculously overpriced than initially thought.

Yeelight bulbs nowhere near as bright by some 200 lumens and time will tell if they will last 25,000 hours like these bulbs are guaranteed for. Philips typically replace any defective bulbs without quibble.

you pays your money and you takes your choice
Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 6th Oct

jayjayuk12346th Oct

Yeelight bulbs nowhere near as bright by some 200 lumens and time will …Yeelight bulbs nowhere near as bright by some 200 lumens and time will tell if they will last 25,000 hours like these bulbs are guaranteed for. Philips typically replace any defective bulbs without quibble.you pays your money and you takes your choice



You got a link where it shows Hue bulbs are guaranteed to last 25000 hours?

bellboys1 h, 31 m ago

You got a link where it shows Hue bulbs are guaranteed to last 25000 hours?


Search for yourself, it's a 3 year warranty, which equates to ~25,000 hours. I mean, they can't really tell how many hours you've actually used can they, however just speak to their customer services if you have an issue, on the odd occasion a bulb has failed they sent me a new one.

from experience, Philips bulbs usually last much longer than the quoted 25,000 hours. Most of the time it's closer to 50,000 hours

Also, most LED bulbs lose lumen output the more they're used.. and chromaticity, the Yeeligh bulbs already start off with a output deficit, and will most likely deteriorate to even worse output as you continue to use them, and the colours will be affected...whereas the Philips bulbs usually maintain their original output and chromaticity through their entire life cycle.


luxreview.com/art…urs

As always, you get what you pay for, admittedly you may also pay a little more for the brand, but the quality is worth it.
Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 8th Oct

jayjayuk12346th Oct

Yeelight bulbs nowhere near as bright by some 200 lumens and time will …Yeelight bulbs nowhere near as bright by some 200 lumens and time will tell if they will last 25,000 hours like these bulbs are guaranteed for. Philips typically replace any defective bulbs without quibble.you pays your money and you takes your choice



Agreed. I got a Yeelight Colour to test out how good they are and so far have been completely unable to add it to my network. The Yeelight support forums haven't been much help other than suggesting it's a problem with router/ISP but I can't believe I'm the only person that's tried using them that has BT for their ISP! From looking around their forums a lot of people have issues with the Yeelights losing connection or not been able to add them - not so good if you want to schedule them or control them remotely.

pete_10118 m ago

Agreed. I got a Yeelight Colour to test out how good they are and so far …Agreed. I got a Yeelight Colour to test out how good they are and so far have been completely unable to add it to my network. The Yeelight support forums haven't been much help other than suggesting it's a problem with router/ISP but I can't believe I'm the only person that's tried using them that has BT for their ISP! From looking around their forums a lot of people have issues with the Yeelights losing connection or not been able to add them - not so good if you want to schedule them or control them remotely.



BT Fibre 2 user here with Home Hub 5 and no problems once I'd read the instructions (I'm not good at reading instructions being male!). Download the Yeelight (and/or Mi Home) app, turn the bulb on then off (with 2 second pause) at the switch 5 times, bulb starts going through the colours, click Add Device on the app, choose your wifi router from the drop down list then hold the phone with the app on it close to the bulb (not the router) and a few seconds later it should be connected. I've done this with 7 Yeelights so far and no probs at all. Works great with my Echo as well.

jayjayuk12345 h, 4 m ago

Search for yourself, it's a 3 year warranty, which equates to ~25,000 …Search for yourself, it's a 3 year warranty, which equates to ~25,000 hours. I mean, they can't really tell how many hours you've actually used can they, however just speak to their customer services if you have an issue, on the odd occasion a bulb has failed they sent me a new one.from experience, Philips bulbs usually last much longer than the quoted 25,000 hours. Most of the time it's closer to 50,000 hoursAlso, most LED bulbs lose lumen output the more they're used.. and chromaticity, the Yeeligh bulbs already start off with a output deficit, and will most likely deteriorate to even worse output as you continue to use them, and the colours will be affected...whereas the Philips bulbs usually maintain their original output and chromaticity through their entire life cycle.http://luxreview.com/article/2013/07/philips-led-lamps-still-at-100-after-25-000-hoursAs always, you get what you pay for, admittedly you may also pay a little more for the brand, but the quality is worth it.




Err, wrong.....why make it up when it's so easy to check? Guaranteed for 25.000 hours? Behave. Also looks like you have to return the faulty device at your expense (plus insure it as it's 'worth' 50 quid) before they will replace it.

Philips warrants that this device will be free from defects in material and workmanship and will operate for 2 years based on up to 3 hours average working time per day/7 days per week, when used as directed. If this device does not conform to the warranty, Philips will send you, at its election, a replacement device or refund your original price upon receipt of the returned device, register receipt and proof of purchase. Please call our toll-free number, 1-800-555-0050, or write to Philips (address indicated on the packaging) to find out how to return the device. This limited warranty does not cover devices subject to accident, neglect, abuse, misuse or acts of God. REPLACEMENT OR REFUND IS YOUR SOLE REMEDY. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION OT THE DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY. LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES IS HEREBY EXPRESSELY EXCLUDED. Some states and provides do not allow exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state and province to province

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Edited by: "bellboys" 8th Oct

2 years now, well regardless, Yeelight still cheap inferior rubbish, best avoided.

Philips just replaced a bulb i had just asked for serial number, i didn't even need to return it.

If you want an alternartive to HUE go for LIFX

If you're happy with your crappy sweatshop bulbs then fine, no need to post in each and every hue thread
Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 8th Oct

jayjayuk12341 h, 19 m ago

2 years now, well regardless, Yeelight still cheap inferior rubbish, best …2 years now, well regardless, Yeelight still cheap inferior rubbish, best avoided.Philips just replaced a bulb i had just asked for serial number, i didn't even need to return it.If you want an alternartive to HUE go for LIFX If you're happy with your crappy sweatshop bulbs then fine, no need to post in each and every hue thread





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Getting desperate now, i see lol. And not thinking straight. First you state Yeelights are cheap (we agree on summat!) and inferior rubbish (how could you possibly know??) then go on to say you've had to get Philips to replace one of your bulbs! Expensive rubbish? You literally couldn't make it up.

You've been found out fibbing and gone all immature on me. Hilarious. .

PS I'd be very surprised if Hue bulbs aren't made in the Far East. Of course, I'm not stupid enough to state they will be made in a sweat shop, that's potentially libellous. Last time I looked, Xiaomi were a bigger company than Philips (not to mention Sony). Engage brain, calm down, post. Easy...
Edited by: "bellboys" 8th Oct

Wasn't fibbing, mine are all 3 years as i bought them from Anylamp. Assumed it was manufacturers warranty, couldn't be bothered to check.

The faulty bulb was due to damage in transit. And i know as i have a Yeelight bulb in the upstairs landing.

lol at the defence of his poor quality bulbs.... too funny

Anyway done here. Can't be bothered to argue with you, this guy sums it up best. note that the yeeligh only wins one category... price... lol



and p.s doesn't matter where they're made, it's the money invested in design and cost per item to manufacture that's important. Enjoy your off colour dull bulbs..
Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 8th Oct

To use an immature word (you started it!).................owned! Come back when you can compete...

bellboys7 h, 57 m ago

BT Fibre 2 user here with Home Hub 5 and no problems once I'd read the …BT Fibre 2 user here with Home Hub 5 and no problems once I'd read the instructions (I'm not good at reading instructions being male!). Download the Yeelight (and/or Mi Home) app, turn the bulb on then off (with 2 second pause) at the switch 5 times, bulb starts going through the colours, click Add Device on the app, choose your wifi router from the drop down list then hold the phone with the app on it close to the bulb (not the router) and a few seconds later it should be connected. I've done this with 7 Yeelights so far and no probs at all. Works great with my Echo as well.



Exactly! Been through all that and no luck connecting As I say I know it shouldn't be anything to do with router/ISP - in fact I have exact setup you have - so not sure what the problem is... although neither do their support yet

pete_10110 m ago

Exactly! Been through all that and no luck connecting As I say I know …Exactly! Been through all that and no luck connecting As I say I know it shouldn't be anything to do with router/ISP - in fact I have exact setup you have - so not sure what the problem is... although neither do their support yet



Weird. Perhaps try it at a friend's house? Another idea - turn off smart set up on the hub 5? Worth a try...

bt.custhelp.com/app…ff

bellboys1 h, 56 m ago

Weird. Perhaps try it at a friend's house? Another idea - turn off smart …Weird. Perhaps try it at a friend's house? Another idea - turn off smart set up on the hub 5? Worth a try...http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/44328/~/what-is-smart-setup-on-the-bt-hub?-how-can-i-turn-it-on-and-off?



Never used smart setup, was first thing I turned off
Will try it at someone's sometime and see if it's any good for them.

what is yeeelight.
I fancy getting in to making my home smart, but the only thing I have near it at the moment is Hive heating, ( the original) which I can use away from home to turn on heating etc.

I am, thinking of getting an echo or google home, but want to know which route to take, ie echo or echo plus and what bulbs go with them. I am going to get prime music unlimited as well

rhinopaul4th Oct

I imagine there will be a permanent reduction soon with Philips hub deals …I imagine there will be a permanent reduction soon with Philips hub deals due to Amazons new echo plus not requiring them so people will just want the bulbs.

As j understand it you'll still need the hub to do any of the good stuff with hue lights, the alexa hub will only do the basics like turn on/off and dim. You'll also need the hub to get any firmware upgrades for your lights.

InTheKnow4444th Oct

cold, 2 Yeelights do exactly same job without the need for another bridge …cold, 2 Yeelights do exactly same job without the need for another bridge cluttering up the place for as little as £13:74


Where do you find them for that price?

Hi, I have no clue about smart lights etc. I have a 1st gen echo, would it be better to get this hue hub or upgrade to the echo plus to use as my ‘bridge’.
I just want to be able to (voice) control a couple of lamps . Thanks for any help in advance
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