PHILIPS Hue White Wireless Bulbs - E27 or B22, Twin Pack - Only £22.49 until Monday! @ Currys
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PHILIPS Hue White Wireless Bulbs - E27 or B22, Twin Pack - Only £22.49 until Monday! @ Currys

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Found 17th Feb
To add to your collection, or maybe even the start of something expensive, these are the cheapest I've ever seen these bulbs brand new from a high street retailer. Currys are offering 10% off HUE bulbs this weekend only in their FLASH SALE, so be quick - offer ends on Monday. I've just grabbed a set myself!

Use code PHILIPSHUE10 at basket

Top features:

- Philips Hue app lets you control and automate lights

- Connect with other smart devices such as Apple HomeKit

Philips Hue app


This Phillips Hue White Wireless Bulb connects to the Bridge (sold separately) so you can control up multiple Philips Hue lights from your smartphone or tablet via the Philips Hue app.

With the app you can create schedules for your lights to switch on and off automatically, set timers, notifications, alarms, and more. You can control your lights from anywhere so you never have to arrive home to darkness or worry whether you left lights on.

Connect with other smart devices


Hue lights work together and can work with other smart devices too. Compatible with Apple HomeKit, you can ask Siri to turn on your lights or recall scenes without touching a button. Philips Hue also works with other smart systems such as Google Home, Amazon Echo, Nest, and more.
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mark622623 m ago

Or get six normal lightbulbs at poundland and use the light switch. It's …Or get six normal lightbulbs at poundland and use the light switch. It's just a light bulb. Who in their mind pays 20 quid for one? If they can get people to waste money like this then anything is possible,Talk about being conned. Smart house is the ultimate con


I love my smart house. Walking in with arms full of shopping bags and the lights turn on for me is amazing. Plus my bulb has a life expectancy of 20+ years.

Sure, I could use a light switch, but if you can afford it, why complain? I get confused when people pay £30 a month for the phone contract, yet not about convenience.
Why are the tw**s that have no interest in the product always commenting?

Heat added but would suggest to anyone looking at these kind of bulbs to go for the ambient one's. Incredible how it makes a room feel.

Coloured ones are a bit overkill for me.
With some geeky exceptions, you need a "Hue Bridge" or "Amazon Echo Plus" to control these bulbs.

Using the Bridge and an iOS or Android app, you can also create schedules and group bulbs together into rooms etc.

There are the "White" bulbs. You can control the brightness of the bulbs, and turn them on and off.

The "Ambiance" bulbs let you select the colour temperature as well as the brightness. So you can make it a cooler, bluer, colour to help keep you alert. You can make it warmer to chill and to fall asleep.

The "Ambiance and Colour" bulbs let you do the above, and funky colours (like red, green, purple etc.).

If you use a Philips "My Hue" account (easy) you can control the system from outside of your own network. So you can turn your lights on before you get out the car etc.

Or some other more techie system (home-assistant dot io etc) you can tie it in with whatever you want. You can hook it into your CCTV with facial recognition etc.

It can be linked to HomeKit systems for Apple fans, and Google Home for my fellow fandroids.

There are competing and alternative systems.

I've personally tried Tradfri from Ikea. Right now, I would NOT recommend Tradfri to normal people. For me, it was a frickin' nightmare to the point I returned it back to Ikea with a two hour round trip.

I've upgraded to Philips Hue. Unlike Tradfri, Hue worked immediately out of the box and has been rock solid.

You can in theory use non-Hue bulbs with the Hue system. There can be weird compatibility issues.

Do compare the prices with Amazon though, because the Ambiance E27 bulbs I want are cheaper on Amazon, even with the PCW / Curry discount code from OP.
Fascinating to see the number of people commenting just to rubbish these - why waste your time? Vehicle leases, Apple and home automation brings out the worst in people on HUKD

My input on this;

I have a Raspberry Pi, running Raspbian and Domoticz (www.domoticz.com) on top, outside in an IP66 case. Connected to that is a PieHat PoE connector (so power is provided to the Pie over the ethernet cable rather than needing a local power source) and an Rfxcom 433mhz USB transceiver. Also running on the Pi is NodeRED (https://www.nodered.org) and Mosquitto (http://mqtt.org/) which provides a nice way to tie together IoT devices and allow Domoticz to control (or be controlled) by them - think of it as an open source Samsung Smartthings implementation or like IFTTT (http://www.ifttt.com/) running on your own device.

Next I have two opensource implementations of current home automation protocols; Homebridge (https://github.com/nfarina/homebridge) which provides HomeKit (Siri) control and ha-bridge (https://github.com/bwssytems/ha-bridge) which provides Amazon Alexa integration. Both of these use devices configured in Domoticz and allow voice control using either Siri or the Echo Dot's I have around the house (as much of an Apple fan that I am, Alexa is far more responsive/accurate).

In terms of devices, I have Philips Hue bulbs in uplighters in the lounge (these were actually a workaround as when we moved into the house, there were downlighters on the walls with switches on so the supply is permanently live. I didn't like any of the lights with switches on so opted for some nice shades and a pair of Philips Hue white bulbs - problem solved). There is also a Hue Tap on the wall next to the "proper" light switch to allow manual control of the lights.

In all 3 bedrooms, we have a mix of Hue lights; in my daughters bedroom she has a Disney Storylight, and in the other two bedrooms, a Hue Lightstrip.

My office has 4 GU10 spotlights which I have fitted with Innr bulbs from Amazon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Innr-dimmable-compatible-RS-125/dp/B06XCGMQ7K/) - these are fully compatible with the Hue bridge (of which I have two, one in the garage and one in the office at the bottom of the garden, the signal did not stretch that far unfortunately).

For heating, we have the Honeywell Evohome smart thermostat and wireless TRV's in every room (some rooms have multiple). The controller is hooked into Domoticz and provides stats to Domoticz and can also be controlled by Domoticz - for example, if both my wife and I leave the house and the heating is on, a script which senses our phones on the network will detect we have left and will put the heating into "Away" mode. If one or both of us return then the heating comes back on. This used to be driven by "Find My iPhone" but since Apple beefed up their security, it's not working any more - so it's not possible to turn the heating on when we are getting near to home but there are plenty of geofencing options which work with Domoticz, I just need to find the time to sort that out.

I then have a mixture of smart plugs and inline switches doing various things, nothing special, and a bit "gimmicky" but one for example turns the lights on the fish tank on at sunrise and off at sunset - the same scheme controls the lights in the bedrooms where overnight lighting is required.

The rest of the setup is things like Sonos, the Echo Dot's as I mentioned and various other appliances/devices which have integrated web servers (such as the Sony Bravia Android TV which can be turned on, and most importantly off, using Alexa or Siri).

We also have Loop Energy (https://loopenergysaver.com/) monitoring gas and electricity and a script in Domoticz feeding the results in. I plan to add some simple energy monitor sockets to the washing machine and dryer to provide notifications when they have finished their cycle at some point.

We also have 3 Nest Protects (smoke/carbon monoxide alarms) in the house which again are plugged into Domoticz and turn on all the lights in the house if there is ever an alarm.

Security wise, we have CCTV camera's around the house, which are fed into a dedicated monitoring solution but also into Domoticz providing a live stream but also motion sensor activity - the sensors set up in Domoticz can trigger various actions.

The 433mhz doorbell as well as ringing the chime which came with it sends a signal to Domoticz (using the Rfxcom transceiver) which then plays a chime on the Sonos in the kitchen, takes a snapshot of who is at the door and emails it to me and sends a push notification to my phone to tell me somebody is at the door.

I have quite a complex home network setup, with lots of switches, wireless access points, servers and virtual machines - these are all monitored and controlled by NodeRED - so if an access point is misbehaving, I can reset it by asking Alexa to turn it off. Likewise if a virtual machine crashes, I can instruct Alexa to turn it off and the appropriate command is sent to the virtual machine host to reset the VM.

At Christmas, all the lights were controlled with smart switches on a timer (sunset to sunrise).

I'm awaiting delivery of an Amazon Dash button today which I will repurpose as a switch in my daughters bedroom to allow her to select the music she wants on the Sonos in her room - a simple script in NodeRED cycles through five toggles, switching the playlist each time. Sonos control is provided by the excellent Sonos HTTP API project (https://github.com/jishi/node-sonos-http-api).

I think that's about it. I don't feel conned, I've not spent a massive amount of money on kit (probably less than £1k for everything so far, the bulk of it the heating controls) and it provides a level of convenience that we didn't have before and also allows my daughter some independence in controlling certain things in the house.

I did a little blog on the NodeRED side of things (http://techblog.thomserve.co.uk/2017/07/13/an-introduction-to-node-red/) and am in the process of adding some more guides for those who want to explore a bit more home automation geekery.
Edited by: "DJBenson" 18th Feb
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Have some great however, I'm looking for coloured hue bulbs
jimmythehill1 m ago

Have some great however, I'm looking for coloured hue bulbs


Take a look on currys site, the code PHILIPSHUE10 works on all bulbs!
Same price on amazon if you prefer it
Same price on Amazon if you can’t get to Currys
Wish the motion sensors were cheaper... I'd buy so many more bulbs if they were
What's the brightness of these bulbs?
Do you get any adjustment at all with these white bulbs?

I have four colour bulbs and one white ambience and really like the "Energise" setting. Can you get close to that with the white bulbs?
For those new to this, don't forget you'll need to purchase a Hue Bridge as well.
OOS 🤨
Or get six normal lightbulbs at poundland and use the light switch.
It's just a light bulb. Who in their mind pays 20 quid for one? If they can get people to waste money like this then anything is possible,
Talk about being conned. Smart house is the ultimate con
mark62262 m ago

Or get six normal lightbulbs at poundland and use the light switch. It's …Or get six normal lightbulbs at poundland and use the light switch. It's just a light bulb. Who in their mind pays 20 quid for one? If they can get people to waste money like this then anything is possible,Talk about being conned. Smart house is the ultimate con


And if your Poundland bulbs are not energy savers you would be spending more in the long run on electricity.
Edited by: "marcussimmonite1" 17th Feb
£11 odd for a light bulb ====================== get real.
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alared21 m ago

£11 odd for a light bulb ====================== get real.


A modest bottle of wine or a packet of cigarettes is £11. Makes an £11 light bulb sound good value.
Edited by: "deleted1836930" 17th Feb
Are people actually paying over £11 for a light bulb? Whatever next.
mark622623 m ago

Or get six normal lightbulbs at poundland and use the light switch. It's …Or get six normal lightbulbs at poundland and use the light switch. It's just a light bulb. Who in their mind pays 20 quid for one? If they can get people to waste money like this then anything is possible,Talk about being conned. Smart house is the ultimate con


I love my smart house. Walking in with arms full of shopping bags and the lights turn on for me is amazing. Plus my bulb has a life expectancy of 20+ years.

Sure, I could use a light switch, but if you can afford it, why complain? I get confused when people pay £30 a month for the phone contract, yet not about convenience.
Calling these "wireless" must be against some trade description act!
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terrykenton9 m ago

Are people actually paying over £11 for a light bulb? Whatever next.



You may not know but Hue light bulbs are powered by the earth's magnetic force so you will save the cost of the bulb in electricity within 24 hours.
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kalamata2 m ago

Calling these "wireless" must be against some trade description act!


In a literal world maybe but not in the real world.
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mark622635 m ago

Or get six normal lightbulbs at poundland and use the light switch. It's …Or get six normal lightbulbs at poundland and use the light switch. It's just a light bulb. Who in their mind pays 20 quid for one? If they can get people to waste money like this then anything is possible,Talk about being conned. Smart house is the ultimate con


My house is a Fart house tonight. We've all had a curry. Far worse than a smart house.
These have been 9.99 in the past, quite often.

If you're the type of person who scoffs at paying more than a pound for a bulb, then home automation isn't for you.
Why are the tw**s that have no interest in the product always commenting?

Heat added but would suggest to anyone looking at these kind of bulbs to go for the ambient one's. Incredible how it makes a room feel.

Coloured ones are a bit overkill for me.
Alexa...turn the f***ing lights on!!!
Fagol31 m ago

Why are the tw**s that have no interest in the product always …Why are the tw**s that have no interest in the product always commenting?Heat added but would suggest to anyone looking at these kind of bulbs to go for the ambient one's. Incredible how it makes a room feel.Coloured ones are a bit overkill for me.


To make you feel silly
With some geeky exceptions, you need a "Hue Bridge" or "Amazon Echo Plus" to control these bulbs.

Using the Bridge and an iOS or Android app, you can also create schedules and group bulbs together into rooms etc.

There are the "White" bulbs. You can control the brightness of the bulbs, and turn them on and off.

The "Ambiance" bulbs let you select the colour temperature as well as the brightness. So you can make it a cooler, bluer, colour to help keep you alert. You can make it warmer to chill and to fall asleep.

The "Ambiance and Colour" bulbs let you do the above, and funky colours (like red, green, purple etc.).

If you use a Philips "My Hue" account (easy) you can control the system from outside of your own network. So you can turn your lights on before you get out the car etc.

Or some other more techie system (home-assistant dot io etc) you can tie it in with whatever you want. You can hook it into your CCTV with facial recognition etc.

It can be linked to HomeKit systems for Apple fans, and Google Home for my fellow fandroids.

There are competing and alternative systems.

I've personally tried Tradfri from Ikea. Right now, I would NOT recommend Tradfri to normal people. For me, it was a frickin' nightmare to the point I returned it back to Ikea with a two hour round trip.

I've upgraded to Philips Hue. Unlike Tradfri, Hue worked immediately out of the box and has been rock solid.

You can in theory use non-Hue bulbs with the Hue system. There can be weird compatibility issues.

Do compare the prices with Amazon though, because the Ambiance E27 bulbs I want are cheaper on Amazon, even with the PCW / Curry discount code from OP.
alared9 h, 34 m ago

£11 odd for a light bulb ====================== get real.


How much do you pay for your regular light bulbs?

Philips Hue bulbs can last can last up to 15 years or 15,000 hours, which ever comes first. Philips claims that each bulb uses 80 percent less power than a traditional incandescent bulb. In comparison a typical incandescent bulbs last anywhere between 1,000 to 2,000 hours.

If you are paying more than a pound you are probably paying more than this having to replace it say 12 times over it's lifespan.
deleted183693017th Feb

A modest bottle of wine or a packet of cigarettes is £11. Makes an £11 l …A modest bottle of wine or a packet of cigarettes is £11. Makes an £11 light bulb sound good value.


You are obviously being paid too much or don`t know the value of money.

Off to Starbucks for your £4 coffee?
mark622610 h, 21 m ago

Or get six normal lightbulbs at poundland and use the light switch. It's …Or get six normal lightbulbs at poundland and use the light switch. It's just a light bulb. Who in their mind pays 20 quid for one? If they can get people to waste money like this then anything is possible,Talk about being conned. Smart house is the ultimate con


The UltimateCon, wow you have lived a sheltered life
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chrisredmayne1 h, 15 m ago

How much do you pay for your regular light bulbs?Philips Hue bulbs can … How much do you pay for your regular light bulbs?Philips Hue bulbs can last can last up to 15 years or 15,000 hours, which ever comes first. Philips claims that each bulb uses 80 percent less power than a traditional incandescent bulb. In comparison a typical incandescent bulbs last anywhere between 1,000 to 2,000 hours.If you are paying more than a pound you are probably paying more than this having to replace it say 12 times over it's lifespan.


Or you could buy a normal LED light bulb for £2 which will last 15,000 to 25,000 hours, saving you straight away
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alared3 h, 9 m ago

You are obviously being paid too much or don`t know the value of money.Off …You are obviously being paid too much or don`t know the value of money.Off to Starbucks for your £4 coffee?


I don't drink or smoke and right now? No. I'm sat with a cafetiere of coffee in my own home. So if a coffee costs £4.00 that's yet another £10 saving towards other things I enjoy as I get three large cups out if this. It's double walled stainless steel so stays hot too I'm after a motion sensor and White Ambience GU10 bulbs next for the the bathroom so if you think this deal is expensive your eyes will pop out when you see the price on what I am thinking of
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Bought plenty from amazon couple of months back. 3 pairs for 40
alared2 h, 59 m ago

You are obviously being paid too much or don`t know the value of money.Off …You are obviously being paid too much or don`t know the value of money.Off to Starbucks for your £4 coffee?


Why do you even care enough to comment??
stuartw2 h, 22 m ago

The Ultimate Con, wow you have lived a sheltered life


Has obviously never paid for car insurance... The only product you pay through the nose for and hope you never use.
Zeipher12 h, 41 m ago

I love my smart house. Walking in with arms full of shopping bags and the …I love my smart house. Walking in with arms full of shopping bags and the lights turn on for me is amazing.


How do you open the front door with your arms full?
marcussimmonite113 h, 3 m ago

And if your Poundland bulbs are not energy savers you would be spending …And if your Poundland bulbs are not energy savers you would be spending more in the long run on electricity.


But they r energy saver leds
At 11 pounds I ll expect a bulb to make love to me proper foreplay and all
duncancosgrove24 m ago

Has obviously never paid for car insurance... The only product you pay …Has obviously never paid for car insurance... The only product you pay through the nose for and hope you never use.


I make sure to have at least one crash a year to get my money's worth.
This thread has taken a pounding! Just seems people who have zero interest in the tech behind this or making theirs lived more convenient have been bashing it! I work long hours sometimes from day break especially when it’s still pitch black outside to night fall again being pitch black. Living in the countryside you don’t get street lights outside your house. So for us, we have these set to know when we coming into the village, and along with our heating the bulbs click on. Some may say get a timer plug.. but then what if I’m stuck in traffic? Or have a blow out? Or just decide to go to the supermarket on my way home? All the lights and the heating just leafy to burn away? Now these click on when we are a few minutes away, saving us money for electricity with running them for less and the fact they are LED and gas costs for my nest kit and also makes it Convenient! Great colour of light off them and offered security too! Just think about when you’re abroad? You can switch your lights on at night for a couple of hours, deterring anyone from coming near your property! We find no issue with these! Great buys! So I would say take your negative comments and get lost! Pathetic if you ask me! Have some heat OP!
u01atc814 m ago

This thread has taken a pounding! ...


Yeah, I don't think I really appreciated the convenience of Hue until I actually started using it.

Even without the integration with other stuff or location aware stuff, just having the porch light come on per the missus' work schedule so it's not dark when she's trying to get in. That could probably be done with a timer, but this does just work and she can set it from the app on her phone. That makes a real world impact for safety and it makes it feel more like home, y'know?

And me being able to turn that light on from the car manually from the app, before I get to lug my work gear up the steps, regardless of what hour it is... It's great. And being able to easily set the lights to gradually rise when my alarm is supposed to go off...

On the note about security when abroad, you can actually set timers to adjust by a random amount to make them look more human...
Fascinating to see the number of people commenting just to rubbish these - why waste your time? Vehicle leases, Apple and home automation brings out the worst in people on HUKD

My input on this;

I have a Raspberry Pi, running Raspbian and Domoticz (www.domoticz.com) on top, outside in an IP66 case. Connected to that is a PieHat PoE connector (so power is provided to the Pie over the ethernet cable rather than needing a local power source) and an Rfxcom 433mhz USB transceiver. Also running on the Pi is NodeRED (https://www.nodered.org) and Mosquitto (http://mqtt.org/) which provides a nice way to tie together IoT devices and allow Domoticz to control (or be controlled) by them - think of it as an open source Samsung Smartthings implementation or like IFTTT (http://www.ifttt.com/) running on your own device.

Next I have two opensource implementations of current home automation protocols; Homebridge (https://github.com/nfarina/homebridge) which provides HomeKit (Siri) control and ha-bridge (https://github.com/bwssytems/ha-bridge) which provides Amazon Alexa integration. Both of these use devices configured in Domoticz and allow voice control using either Siri or the Echo Dot's I have around the house (as much of an Apple fan that I am, Alexa is far more responsive/accurate).

In terms of devices, I have Philips Hue bulbs in uplighters in the lounge (these were actually a workaround as when we moved into the house, there were downlighters on the walls with switches on so the supply is permanently live. I didn't like any of the lights with switches on so opted for some nice shades and a pair of Philips Hue white bulbs - problem solved). There is also a Hue Tap on the wall next to the "proper" light switch to allow manual control of the lights.

In all 3 bedrooms, we have a mix of Hue lights; in my daughters bedroom she has a Disney Storylight, and in the other two bedrooms, a Hue Lightstrip.

My office has 4 GU10 spotlights which I have fitted with Innr bulbs from Amazon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Innr-dimmable-compatible-RS-125/dp/B06XCGMQ7K/) - these are fully compatible with the Hue bridge (of which I have two, one in the garage and one in the office at the bottom of the garden, the signal did not stretch that far unfortunately).

For heating, we have the Honeywell Evohome smart thermostat and wireless TRV's in every room (some rooms have multiple). The controller is hooked into Domoticz and provides stats to Domoticz and can also be controlled by Domoticz - for example, if both my wife and I leave the house and the heating is on, a script which senses our phones on the network will detect we have left and will put the heating into "Away" mode. If one or both of us return then the heating comes back on. This used to be driven by "Find My iPhone" but since Apple beefed up their security, it's not working any more - so it's not possible to turn the heating on when we are getting near to home but there are plenty of geofencing options which work with Domoticz, I just need to find the time to sort that out.

I then have a mixture of smart plugs and inline switches doing various things, nothing special, and a bit "gimmicky" but one for example turns the lights on the fish tank on at sunrise and off at sunset - the same scheme controls the lights in the bedrooms where overnight lighting is required.

The rest of the setup is things like Sonos, the Echo Dot's as I mentioned and various other appliances/devices which have integrated web servers (such as the Sony Bravia Android TV which can be turned on, and most importantly off, using Alexa or Siri).

We also have Loop Energy (https://loopenergysaver.com/) monitoring gas and electricity and a script in Domoticz feeding the results in. I plan to add some simple energy monitor sockets to the washing machine and dryer to provide notifications when they have finished their cycle at some point.

We also have 3 Nest Protects (smoke/carbon monoxide alarms) in the house which again are plugged into Domoticz and turn on all the lights in the house if there is ever an alarm.

Security wise, we have CCTV camera's around the house, which are fed into a dedicated monitoring solution but also into Domoticz providing a live stream but also motion sensor activity - the sensors set up in Domoticz can trigger various actions.

The 433mhz doorbell as well as ringing the chime which came with it sends a signal to Domoticz (using the Rfxcom transceiver) which then plays a chime on the Sonos in the kitchen, takes a snapshot of who is at the door and emails it to me and sends a push notification to my phone to tell me somebody is at the door.

I have quite a complex home network setup, with lots of switches, wireless access points, servers and virtual machines - these are all monitored and controlled by NodeRED - so if an access point is misbehaving, I can reset it by asking Alexa to turn it off. Likewise if a virtual machine crashes, I can instruct Alexa to turn it off and the appropriate command is sent to the virtual machine host to reset the VM.

At Christmas, all the lights were controlled with smart switches on a timer (sunset to sunrise).

I'm awaiting delivery of an Amazon Dash button today which I will repurpose as a switch in my daughters bedroom to allow her to select the music she wants on the Sonos in her room - a simple script in NodeRED cycles through five toggles, switching the playlist each time. Sonos control is provided by the excellent Sonos HTTP API project (https://github.com/jishi/node-sonos-http-api).

I think that's about it. I don't feel conned, I've not spent a massive amount of money on kit (probably less than £1k for everything so far, the bulk of it the heating controls) and it provides a level of convenience that we didn't have before and also allows my daughter some independence in controlling certain things in the house.

I did a little blog on the NodeRED side of things (http://techblog.thomserve.co.uk/2017/07/13/an-introduction-to-node-red/) and am in the process of adding some more guides for those who want to explore a bit more home automation geekery.
Edited by: "DJBenson" 18th Feb
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