Philips Hue White Personal Wireless Lighting LED Starter Kit WITH HUE BRIDGE 2.0 AND 2X SMART BULBS at Amazon for £49.99
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Philips Hue White Personal Wireless Lighting LED Starter Kit WITH HUE BRIDGE 2.0 AND 2X SMART BULBS at Amazon for £49.99

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Found 22nd Sep 2017Edited by:"Gchapman"
Considering the bridge alone is £49.99 currently on Amazon I thought this might be a good deal!
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ro53ben6 m ago

Have a desire to pretend you live in a fairground? Have a fascination for …Have a desire to pretend you live in a fairground? Have a fascination for the coloured lights of Blackpool?Just spend £25 a bulb.Just don't understand the fascination for this overpriced nonsense.

Thank you for your insightful contribution.
ro53ben9 h, 56 m ago

.....Just don't understand the fascination for this overpriced nonsense.



Says the poster who posted a deal for a 550 quid graphics card! You literally couldn't make it up, could you?
Edited by: "bellboys" 23rd Sep 2017
Apparently the Used - Like New ones may contain coffee in the mill

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ro53ben16 m ago

Have a desire to pretend you live in a fairground? Have a fascination for …Have a desire to pretend you live in a fairground? Have a fascination for the coloured lights of Blackpool?Just spend £25 a bulb.Just don't understand the fascination for this overpriced nonsense.


They're white bulbs. Are you lonely?
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Have a desire to pretend you live in a fairground? Have a fascination for the coloured lights of Blackpool?

Just spend £25 a bulb.

Just don't understand the fascination for this overpriced nonsense.
ro53ben6 m ago

Have a desire to pretend you live in a fairground? Have a fascination for …Have a desire to pretend you live in a fairground? Have a fascination for the coloured lights of Blackpool?Just spend £25 a bulb.Just don't understand the fascination for this overpriced nonsense.

Thank you for your insightful contribution.
£40 if bought with a dot
ro53ben16 m ago

Have a desire to pretend you live in a fairground? Have a fascination for …Have a desire to pretend you live in a fairground? Have a fascination for the coloured lights of Blackpool?Just spend £25 a bulb.Just don't understand the fascination for this overpriced nonsense.


They're white bulbs. Are you lonely?
Apparently the Used - Like New ones may contain coffee in the mill

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Why does the hub need to be connected by Ethernet ? I cant get it to work by wifi ? Surely it connects to the bulbs by wifi
ro53ben9 h, 56 m ago

.....Just don't understand the fascination for this overpriced nonsense.



Says the poster who posted a deal for a 550 quid graphics card! You literally couldn't make it up, could you?
Edited by: "bellboys" 23rd Sep 2017
ro53ben1 h, 13 m ago

Have a desire to pretend you live in a fairground? Have a fascination for …Have a desire to pretend you live in a fairground? Have a fascination for the coloured lights of Blackpool?Just spend £25 a bulb.Just don't understand the fascination for this overpriced nonsense.

Don't understand why people comment on a deal that's no interest to them ?
Very tempted, but I know I will need to get at least two coloured bulbs so the 3 bulbs and hub pack for £120 still looks like the best bet for me.
chrisredmayne37 m ago

Why does the hub need to be connected by Ethernet ? I cant get it to work …Why does the hub need to be connected by Ethernet ? I cant get it to work by wifi ? Surely it connects to the bulbs by wifi

No it doesn't connect to the bulbs with WiFi. It uses a wireless standard called ZigBee.
Better go for the WiFi linked colour Yeelight, got one under a tenner, and no hub required!
realvinner10 m ago

Better go for the WiFi linked colour Yeelight, got one under a tenner, and …Better go for the WiFi linked colour Yeelight, got one under a tenner, and no hub required!


I have both. I find that the Yeelight colour intensity is comparable to Hue bulbs but the white light is too dim to light a room.
Are these white light or yellow light?
Edited by: "insom" 22nd Sep 2017
chrisredmayne2 h, 49 m ago

Why does the hub need to be connected by Ethernet ? I cant get it to work …Why does the hub need to be connected by Ethernet ? I cant get it to work by wifi ? Surely it connects to the bulbs by wifi


Connect the hub by ethernet, then each bulb connects to the hub using a fairly new wireless IoT protocol standard known as Zigbee. Each bulb will not only communicate back to the hub using Zigbee, it will also repeat said signal onto the next bulb by creating a mesh network. This makes the range of Zigbee much better than that of your bog standard WiFi. It means you can have a Hue bulb in say your 5th bedroom on the other side of the house talking to the hub through bulbs in the 3rd bedroom, living room, then finally router.
ro53ben3 h, 40 m ago

Just don't understand the fascination for this overpriced nonsense.


I don't understand quantum physics, but I don't let it trouble me.
is amazon still offering to refund the difference if price goes down within 7 days
sunsetman2 m ago

is amazon still offering to refund the difference if price goes down …is amazon still offering to refund the difference if price goes down within 7 days


I think they stopped that not to long ago only on preorders it’s possib.
Edited by: "Pspvita" 22nd Sep 2017
insom9 m ago

Are these white light or yellow light?


These are warm white and dimmable only. They are not the ambiance white bulbs which can change from warm to cool white.
Pspvita4 m ago

I think they stopped that not to long ago only on preorders it’s possib.


Thanks for that typical if id of just waited a couple of days
Since I have Alexa setup got this deal thanks got the two extra bulbs to £24.99
Waldolf35 m ago

These are warm white and dimmable only. They are not the ambiance white …These are warm white and dimmable only. They are not the ambiance white bulbs which can change from warm to cool white.

Thank you.
chrisredmayne3 h, 57 m ago

Why does the hub need to be connected by Ethernet ? I cant get it to work …Why does the hub need to be connected by Ethernet ? I cant get it to work by wifi ? Surely it connects to the bulbs by wifi

It connects to bulbs via ZigBee, not WiFi. Ethernet is required for software updates, remote control, integration with some other home devices.
Lifx bulbs all the way here, no hub needed, connects straight to WiFi, controllable by Alexa, Google Home and via HTTP push so great for tinkering. Just need the bulbs to come down from £50!
I can't see why this is getting hot. For several years now Philips have done a number of Hue starter kits. The three coloured bulbs & a bridge are typically priced at £150-£170 and are good value when reduced below £120. The two white bulbs & a bridge was normally priced at £50 and was good value when reduced to £35.

The two white bulb kits were previously marketed under the name Philips Lux - I guess the marketing team has won the battle against logic to call them Hue now.

So fine, this is an updated kit with the more modern version of the bridge, which is good - and it looks like the upgrade has bumped the MRP for this kit up to £60. I don't believe that anyone buys the bridge on its own for £50. So as a deal, for me this is just OK.
Solipsist3 h, 37 m ago

I can't see why this is getting hot. For several years now Philips have …I can't see why this is getting hot. For several years now Philips have done a number of Hue starter kits. The three coloured bulbs & a bridge are typically priced at £150-£170 and are good value when reduced below £120. The two white bulbs & a bridge was normally priced at £50 and was good value when reduced to £35.The two white bulb kits were previously marketed under the name Philips Lux - I guess the marketing team has won the battle against logic to call them Hue now.So fine, this is an updated kit with the more modern version of the bridge, which is good - and it looks like the upgrade has bumped the MRP for this kit up to £60. I don't believe that anyone buys the bridge on its own for £50. So as a deal, for me this is just OK.


It's getting hot because it's £10 cheaper than the normal kit price, and even cheaper than the individual prices.

So as a way into Hue, it's a good deal.
Apologies for my double post. It is even more relevant here as this is specifically about Philips bulbs.

Smart lightbulbs, like many other "smart" things, can be a security risk. They can be hacked to gain access to your network.

This article is about Philips but I wouldn't be surprised if a Chinese copy might be just as accessible.

motherboard.vice.com/en_…out
sunsetman21 h, 58 m ago

is amazon still offering to refund the difference if price goes down …is amazon still offering to refund the difference if price goes down within 7 days


When they dropped the price on a projector I was told by support to return it and order a new one. They even paid for the return fee. Seems fairly stupid to me, taking in a used product they can't sell for full price just to price match, but that's what their support person said I had to do. I guess they are hoping people are too lazy to bother?
Just set all mine up working amazingly have a large echo downstairs doing the work and a echo dot upstairs for upper lights works well.
Edited by: "Pspvita" 23rd Sep 2017
smiler036 h, 56 m ago

Apologies for my double post. It is even more relevant here as this is …Apologies for my double post. It is even more relevant here as this is specifically about Philips bulbs.Smart lightbulbs, like many other "smart" things, can be a security risk. They can be hacked to gain access to your network.This article is about Philips but I wouldn't be surprised if a Chinese copy might be just as accessible. motherboard.vice.com/en_…out


An unverified, unrepeated claim from over one year ago.

It's hardly made the headlines since. We don't need to worry.
BungalowBill14 h, 11 m ago

Lifx bulbs all the way here, no hub needed, connects straight to WiFi, …Lifx bulbs all the way here, no hub needed, connects straight to WiFi, controllable by Alexa, Google Home and via HTTP push so great for tinkering. Just need the bulbs to come down from £50!

I completely agree with you and also here's a heads up link to their clearance sale for their Lifx 1000 bulbs eu.lifx.com/col…and down to £35 per bulb also you may get a further 10 to 20 percent reduction if you've never ordered direct from them before, great bulbs.
bellboys22nd Sep

Says the poster who posted a deal for a 550 quid graphics card! You …Says the poster who posted a deal for a 550 quid graphics card! You literally couldn't make it up, could you?


We'll just call you Roger.
leekiernan22nd Sep

They're white bulbs. Are you lonely?


£25 each and they don't even do colours? My word...
davidbaxter122nd Sep

Don't understand why people comment on a deal that's no interest to them ?


Don't understand why people comment on comments that they don't understand.
Best value compatable coloured and full sprectum bulbs to work with this anyone? Finally taking the plunge! Thanks in advance
Edited by: "lexa34" 30th Sep 2017
delboyd22nd Sep

Connect the hub by ethernet, then each bulb connects to the hub using a …Connect the hub by ethernet, then each bulb connects to the hub using a fairly new wireless IoT protocol standard known as Zigbee. Each bulb will not only communicate back to the hub using Zigbee, it will also repeat said signal onto the next bulb by creating a mesh network. This makes the range of Zigbee much better than that of your bog standard WiFi. It means you can have a Hue bulb in say your 5th bedroom on the other side of the house talking to the hub through bulbs in the 3rd bedroom, living room, then finally router.


Zigbee has been around since just before WiFi.
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