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Philips Hue White Wireless LED 9.5W E27 Light Bulb at Argos for £11.99
Philips Hue White Wireless LED 9.5W E27 Light Bulb at Argos for £11.99

Philips Hue White Wireless LED 9.5W E27 Light Bulb at Argos for £11.99

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have there throughout my house and currently loving it. even better if you have an Amazon echo so you can control it with your voice.

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Great price. I only just bought 4 of these at £15 each as well. This is handy for all those who got amazon echo. Love my echo. Best gadget I've bought in years.... and I buy a lot of gadgets

maggo87

don't understand the cold vote?


If you say that again it will get colder. Say it a third time and an ice age will start.

maggo87

don't understand the cold vote?



​Saturday morning has the fools voting. Put a deal up for 5p off a pot noodle if you want some heat!

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Oneday77

If you say that again it will get colder. Say it a third time and an ice … If you say that again it will get colder. Say it a third time and an ice age will start.



​ah okay. it's now gone

So you don't have to actually plug this wireless bulb in anywhere i.e. you can walk around the house holding it, that's cool?

​what's so great about the amazon echo echo co co co co X)

I was lucky enough to have picked up a load of bills st half this price but this is an excellent price. take some heat from me!

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I use Toolstation and Screwfix 10W LED bulbs and they are fine. They are available in BC and ES fittings and cool and warm white. They are about £10 for five bulbs, so about £2 each. They aren't wireless though.
Edited by: "JRBWales" 15th Oct 2016

I had two fail on me this week. Luckily Amazon replaced them... But it worries me

Walgeon

I had two fail on me this week. Luckily Amazon replaced them... But it … I had two fail on me this week. Luckily Amazon replaced them... But it worries me



​I had the same thing happen mine failed after 2 weeks.

Hot for the deal but I wish they would reduce the price of the GU10 bulbs

JRBWales

I use Toolstation and Screwfix 10W LED bulbs and they are fine. They are … I use Toolstation and Screwfix 10W LED bulbs and they are fine. They are available in BC and ES fittings and cool and warm white. They are about £10 for five bulbs, so about £2 each. They aren't wireless though.



​Aren't all bulbs wireless?

Wouldn't you need a Hue Bridge, or other home hub that can control the light to be able to activate this from an Amazon Echo?

I use something called a light switch, does the job of turning my bulbs on and off tremendously

supersonic_stu83

I use something called a light switch, does the job of turning my bulbs … I use something called a light switch, does the job of turning my bulbs on and off tremendously



Good for you

Original Poster

supersonic_stu83

I use something called a light switch, does the job of turning my bulbs … I use something called a light switch, does the job of turning my bulbs on and off tremendously



​do you also have a black and white tv

thrower74

​Haha your right h … ​Haha your right http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/pot-noodle-3-for-1-heron-2527147



What about his right?

How do people find Hue? Seems like a lot of compromises to me. Really you need the lights turned on at the wall at all times to get their full use (you can use their wall switch thing, but only as well as the wall switch). Then if you do turn off at the wall, and back on - they come back on to the default state. If there's a power cut, all your Hue lights come on when the power returns.

Really interested in smart bulbs, but the compromises seem quite significant. So wondered how folks are finding them day to day.

andybarnes

How do people find Hue? Seems like a lot of compromises to me. Really you … How do people find Hue? Seems like a lot of compromises to me. Really you need the lights turned on at the wall at all times to get their full use (you can use their wall switch thing, but only as well as the wall switch). Then if you do turn off at the wall, and back on - they come back on to the default state. If there's a power cut, all your Hue lights come on when the power returns. Really interested in smart bulbs, but the compromises seem quite significant. So wondered how folks are finding them day to day.



I find them great, lights are on when I need them, dim down in the evening creating a more relaxing environment, as it can be set to be regular, its helped with my insomnia loads too.
Yes they do power up to full brightness should the power go. I've got a timer set to turn all lights to dim off at 1am and 3am. This is handy for any lamps i've set on and also handy should the power trip and im not there to turn off, which is a simple button press on the phone or Hue Tap.
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IMO you do need to have dimmer switches. Without dimmer switches it does get annoying if someone uses the main switch because you lose the last state, and then if they turn them off you lose control in the app. For this reason, I find they work best for lamps and not main lights

Edited by: "KCooperman" 15th Oct 2016

blahmartinblah

Wouldn't you need a Hue Bridge, or other home hub that can control the … Wouldn't you need a Hue Bridge, or other home hub that can control the light to be able to activate this from an Amazon Echo?



​Yes, you do need the Hue Bridge for these to work with the Echo. I'd recommend the £75 deal for the bridge, switch and two white ambience bulbs that's on here somewhere. The ability to change the colour temperature is worthwhile (more so than the full colour bulbs in my opinion). These cheaper white bulbs can only do a nice warm white. The ambience bulbs can also do a cooler white which is more like daylight, and having both options in your main rooms is worth the extra outlay.

KCooperman

IMO you do need to have dimmer switches. Without dimmer switches it does … IMO you do need to have dimmer switches. Without dimmer switches it does get annoying if someone uses the main switch because you lose the last state, and then if they turn them off you lose control in the app. For this reason, I find they work best for lamps and not main lights



Yeah. I was looking at them for lamps actually. Makes more sense to me. Especially with kids in the house.

andybarnes

Yeah. I was looking at them for lamps actually. Makes more sense to me. … Yeah. I was looking at them for lamps actually. Makes more sense to me. Especially with kids in the house.



​If I'm honest we're hardly using the dimmers since getting the Echo and the Hue motion sensors. They did help ease the wife into using them, however.

I'd now be more inclined to buy the Echo Dot for a room rather than a dimmer. The speech recognition works really well for dimming and for controlling lights by group.

Quite a few references to the echo here, do people know you can control them on your iPhone and with Siri?

Parfy

Quite a few references to the echo here, do people know you can control … Quite a few references to the echo here, do people know you can control them on your iPhone and with Siri?


It's not the same. Echo is always listening - I know you can enable Siri to be always listening but the microphone is rubbish in comparison.

Gruffer

​If I'm honest we're hardly using the dimmers since getting the Echo and t … ​If I'm honest we're hardly using the dimmers since getting the Echo and the Hue motion sensors. They did help ease the wife into using them, however. I'd now be more inclined to buy the Echo Dot for a room rather than a dimmer. The speech recognition works really well for dimming and for controlling lights by group.


Are hue motion sensors even available yet? Or you using third part ones? I disagree regarding echo, you would have to rely on voice control 100% of the time which would get annoying. Sometimes you just want to press a button e.g. In the middle of the night

SuperMariosDad

Great price. I only just bought 4 of these at £15 each as well. This is … Great price. I only just bought 4 of these at £15 each as well. This is handy for all those who got amazon echo. Love my echo. Best gadget I've bought in years.... and I buy a lot of gadgets



Do you use with hub or just direct connect to echo?

KCooperman

Are hue motion sensors even available yet? Or you using third part ones? … Are hue motion sensors even available yet? Or you using third part ones? I disagree regarding echo, you would have to rely on voice control 100% of the time which would get annoying. Sometimes you just want to press a button e.g. In the middle of the night



​Yes, Phillips released them a week or two ago. They're £35 and work well. I've fitted one on the wall half way up the stairs where it covers the hallway and landing doors and controls both the hallway and landing bulbs (they're the cheaper white ones) .

The best feature is that it works at night and triggers a dimmer light that doesn't blind you on a visit to the bathroom. The daylight sensor means that the lights don't come on if there's sufficient daylight.

RUGAAL

Do you use with hub or just direct connect to echo?



​You need the hub, but you set the bulbs up in the Alexa app for them to work with the Echo.

KCooperman

It's not the same. Echo is always listening - I know you can enable Siri … It's not the same. Echo is always listening - I know you can enable Siri to be always listening but the microphone is rubbish in comparison.



​Exactly. Echo's speech recognition is superb, even in a noisy kitchen.

same price on Amazon

KCooperman

Are hue motion sensors even available yet? Or you using third part ones? … Are hue motion sensors even available yet? Or you using third part ones? I disagree regarding echo, you would have to rely on voice control 100% of the time which would get annoying. Sometimes you just want to press a button e.g. In the middle of the night



​Sorry, I didn't mean to suggest the physical switches don't have their uses.

Just sharing that in our experience they're being used far less than expected between the Echo, the motion sensors and a widget that lets you toggle the lights from your phone's home screen (no need to get up from bed!).

It's just that I bought the Hue Tap switch for £50 and regret it a bit because I could have bought an Echo Dot for the same amount.

The beauty of the system is that you can personalise it to how you live. We have two kids under 4, so being able to do a lot hands free really helps

RUGAAL

Do you use with hub or just direct connect to echo?



​I have the hub. You need the hub for the Philips bulbs to work with echo. Would be great if the echo removed the need for all the different smart hubs. I went with philips due to good reviews plus it's compatibility with other zigbee bulbs

KCooperman

It's not the same. Echo is always listening - I know you can enable Siri … It's not the same. Echo is always listening - I know you can enable Siri to be always listening but the microphone is rubbish in comparison.


don't have an echo so can't compare but can use Siri to control them when out and about which can be useful.

andybarnes

How do people find Hue? Seems like a lot of compromises to me. Really you … How do people find Hue? Seems like a lot of compromises to me. Really you need the lights turned on at the wall at all times to get their full use (you can use their wall switch thing, but only as well as the wall switch). Then if you do turn off at the wall, and back on - they come back on to the default state. If there's a power cut, all your Hue lights come on when the power returns.


The house I live now I been there 9 years and in all that time there's been 1 power cut, if you still think its an issue just set a few automatic switch off timers through out the day just in case.

The main benefit for me is security when not home, all the lights in the lounge, kitchen/diner, stairs etc. all come on automatically at sunset (actually 60 minutes before sunset with a random + or - 30 minutes included in this) the sunset time changes throughout the year but the Hue system automatically accounts for this. When I get home from work after 6pm the house is lit up. Other benefits are the light in my sons room that automatically fades out to a very dim night light.

Do you need a Philips Hue Bridge if you have an Amazon Echo?

BuffDude01

Do you need a Philips Hue Bridge if you have an Amazon Echo?


Jeesh how many times do people ask this question... the answer is YES

BuffDude01

Do you need a Philips Hue Bridge if you have an Amazon Echo?



Yes,the light bulbs link to the hub, the hub is linked to your wifi. Amazon echo is also linked to the same wifi.

So basically, when you speak to the echo, it passes the info to the hub which then passes the info to the light bulbs, the echo cant speak with the light bulbs directly.
Edited by: "poison3k" 18th Oct 2016
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