Philips Hue Wireless Lighting Dimmer Switch Smart Accessory - £17.99 @ Amazon - Prime Exclusive
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Philips Hue Wireless Lighting Dimmer Switch Smart Accessory - £17.99 @ Amazon - Prime Exclusive

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Found 8th Mar
Not like the £14.99 PC world deal but the best price I can find now and next day if an Amazon prime customer
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dimav831 m ago

This is a usual price.


It's an occassional price:

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FranPoul3 m ago

What does the dimmer switch actually do, that I can’t do without my phone o …What does the dimmer switch actually do, that I can’t do without my phone or echo?


Stop your visiting parents turning the light off at the wall.
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dimav831 m ago

This is a usual price.


It's an occassional price:

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MSK.1 m ago

It's an occassional price:[Image]


Well a good price for someone who is looking for one now.
djmutters23 s ago

Well a good price for someone who is looking for one now.


Yes, I agree. Heat duly added
What does the dimmer switch actually do, that I can’t do without my phone or echo?
FranPoul56 s ago

What does the dimmer switch actually do, that I can’t do without my phone o …What does the dimmer switch actually do, that I can’t do without my phone or echo?


Got mine today and its easier then looking for your phone or shouting at Alexa or Google
FranPoul3 m ago

What does the dimmer switch actually do, that I can’t do without my phone o …What does the dimmer switch actually do, that I can’t do without my phone or echo?


Stop your visiting parents turning the light off at the wall.
MSK.2 m ago

Stop your visiting parents turning the light off at the wall.


solution don't invite parents,problem solved
djmutters1 m ago

solution don't invite parents,problem solved


It's only a once in every five year problem, but I like to be prepared
Does this work with the bridge?
deleted16433958th Mar

Yes.



Thanks - for some reason I'd always thought that you can either sync a bulb to a switch/remote or to a bridge, but not both.
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MrBrightside19875 m ago

Thanks - for some reason I'd always thought that you can either sync a …Thanks - for some reason I'd always thought that you can either sync a bulb to a switch/remote or to a bridge, but not both.


You can use the switch with a bulb (might be just one, I’m not sure) without the Hub. But if you use it with the Hub you can control all your scenes and multiple bulbs/rooms etc.
FranPoul5 h, 59 m ago

What does the dimmer switch actually do, that I can’t do without my phone o …What does the dimmer switch actually do, that I can’t do without my phone or echo?


You can program the “on” button to activate scenes sequentially across multiple bulbs. Also it’s perfect for kids to locate near their beds. Our upper bunk has one that sets nightlight in room, landing and bathroom silently for going to the loo at night.
MSK.8 h, 37 m ago

Yes, I agree. Heat duly added


Same need one now so ordered heat added thanks op
Do these fit over standard light switches? Or are there face plates that you can buy that will?
and just so everyone knows, if you have the Hive heating system, you don't need the Philips Hue hub as Hive have rolled out a addition where the Hive hub will act as a hue hub. so one less cost to worry about.

so if you have hive thermostat set up, then you'd only need hue bulbs. the bulbs would then connect to the hive heating hub and off you go.
Currys/PCWorld is doing this offer at the moment on the bulbs.
Get 3 for the price of 2, products must be the same.
MSK.12 h, 10 m ago

It's an occassional price:[Image]


I can bet it said 19.99 originally. Different story with 17.99
EN1GMA2 h, 2 m ago

and just so everyone knows, if you have the Hive heating system, you don't …and just so everyone knows, if you have the Hive heating system, you don't need the Philips Hue hub as Hive have rolled out a addition where the Hive hub will act as a hue hub. so one less cost to worry about. so if you have hive thermostat set up, then you'd only need hue bulbs. the bulbs would then connect to the hive heating hub and off you go.


When I connected hue to hive I had to pair it with the hue bridge, it then found and can control the bulbs etc. Iit does not have as much functionality as the hue app, with routines etc.
The hive site also says you need the hue bridge connected.

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Have you connected hue bulbs to hive without the hue bridge?
AntonMB9th Mar

When I connected hue to hive I had to pair it with the hue bridge, it then …When I connected hue to hive I had to pair it with the hue bridge, it then found and can control the bulbs etc. Iit does not have as much functionality as the hue app, with routines etc. The hive site also says you need the hue bridge connected.https://www.hivehome.com/us/support/Our_Hive_Products/OHP_General/Can-I-control-my-Phillips-Hue-lights-using-the-Hive-app?cid=Campaign_Medium=affiliate_Campaign_Source=awin_Campaign_Content=VigLink%20ContentHave you connected hue bulbs to hive without the hue bridge?


I asked via DM on twitter and they said that hue hub not required to pair/link hue bulbs to the hive hub.

You on android or iOS?
dimav8321 m ago

I can bet it said 19.99 originally. Different story with 17.99


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Corrected in less than four minutes of posting of that's the case.
EN1GMA22 m ago

I asked via DM on twitter and they said that hue hub not required to …I asked via DM on twitter and they said that hue hub not required to pair/link hue bulbs to the hive hub.You on android or iOS?


Both, iPad and android phone. Connected initially on android, bulbs were then showing when I next opened the iOS app
Mikey914 h, 8 m ago

Do these fit over standard light switches? Or are there face plates that …Do these fit over standard light switches? Or are there face plates that you can buy that will?


Unfortunately the official one is not designed for UK light switches.

There are a few on ebay that people seem happy with, eg: ebay.co.uk/i/2…368
I have one of these installed in my house as well as 5 Ikea ones. Gotta say I prefer the Ikea ones for use, although these can be programmed (which the Ikea ones can't) they just don't feel as nice to use for myself or the family.
binned-it21 m ago

I have one of these installed in my house as well as 5 Ikea ones. Gotta …I have one of these installed in my house as well as 5 Ikea ones. Gotta say I prefer the Ikea ones for use, although these can be programmed (which the Ikea ones can't) they just don't feel as nice to use for myself or the family.


So the Ikea ones work with Philips Hue bulbs and the bridge?
binned-it6 h, 51 m ago

I have one of these installed in my house as well as 5 Ikea ones. Gotta …I have one of these installed in my house as well as 5 Ikea ones. Gotta say I prefer the Ikea ones for use, although these can be programmed (which the Ikea ones can't) they just don't feel as nice to use for myself or the family.


Which ikea one did you get? I can’t figure them out!
Walgeon10 h, 18 m ago

So the Ikea ones work with Philips Hue bulbs and the bridge?


Yes, like all Ikea items they need to be 17/30 upwards, this video shows you how to do it
daveateallyourbees3 h, 53 m ago

Which ikea one did you get? I can’t figure them out!


The ones in that video I just shared a link to. I tried the little dimmer ones too but could only get ones that were the old firmware 17/23 I think so when I paired with an Ikea bulb (bulb already paid with the Philips hub) it paired but pulled the bulb off the hub. To be honest even when used on a single bulb I didn't like it, not easy to lightly adjust, seemed to be on or off.
binned-it10 m ago

Yes, like all Ikea items they need to be 17/30 upwards, this video shows …Yes, like all Ikea items they need to be 17/30 upwards, this video shows you how to do it [Video]


Thank you. I didn't know this. This will be very helpful.

Thanks again
Walgeon10 m ago

Thank you. I didn't know this. This will be very helpful.Thanks again


Like I say they aren't customisable as they don't show up in the Hue app (any of them) but they will pair and control up to 10 lights so I have one controlling 5 bulbs in the kitchen (1 Hue colour & 4 Ikea GU10s), 1 controlling a Hue colour in living room, 1 controlling a Hue white in downstairs toilet and 2 controlling a single Ikea bulb in each of the kids bedrooms.

The Hue motion sensors on the other hand are much, much better than the Ikea ones as you can program so I have the bathroom and ensuite both set with various rules depending on the time of day (ie how long they will stay on for, the brightness and colour temp - all via Ikea GU10 bulbs). Third party Hue apps let you do a lot more than the standard Philips one.
binned-it36 m ago

Like I say they aren't customisable as they don't show up in the Hue app …Like I say they aren't customisable as they don't show up in the Hue app (any of them) but they will pair and control up to 10 lights so I have one controlling 5 bulbs in the kitchen (1 Hue colour & 4 Ikea GU10s), 1 controlling a Hue colour in living room, 1 controlling a Hue white in downstairs toilet and 2 controlling a single Ikea bulb in each of the kids bedrooms.The Hue motion sensors on the other hand are much, much better than the Ikea ones as you can program so I have the bathroom and ensuite both set with various rules depending on the time of day (ie how long they will stay on for, the brightness and colour temp - all via Ikea GU10 bulbs). Third party Hue apps let you do a lot more than the standard Philips one.


Most of mine will only control 1-3 bulbs and most will just be one. I'm going to get some and see how they work. I already have some Philips switches but I just don't like the size and they might be better to put in handy locations rather than replace the normal switches... So maybe these IKEA ones will be a better match
I might be missing something, but why buy a switch for a wireless system which is meant to stop you having to get up to use a switch!?
rohitmkiller6 h, 43 m ago

I might be missing something, but why buy a switch for a wireless system …I might be missing something, but why buy a switch for a wireless system which is meant to stop you having to get up to use a switch!?


The wireless is not meant to stop you having a switch. Some people with young kids need a switch.
rohitmkiller7 h, 29 m ago

I might be missing something, but why buy a switch for a wireless system …I might be missing something, but why buy a switch for a wireless system which is meant to stop you having to get up to use a switch!?


It's about having extra options.
I don't always carry my phone around the house with me and using voice commands at night could wake my family. The switches give you preset options that are easier for the wife, kids and visitors.

I have a switch where my young son can reach to turn his own lights on/off if he's up in the night.
A warning to those starting with Hue but planning on adding to their smart home capabilities with other gear: do not bother buying Philips switches or motion sensors.

If you end up using a Z-wave-compatible smart home hub like SmartThings or Vera to control everything, then it's much easier to get generic Z-wave switches and motion sensors that connect directly to your smarthome hub, unlike the Hue gear which connect directly to the Hue hub via a custom ZigBee protocol.

This way, you can use the switches and motion sensors to control things other than the lights (e.g. turn light AND camera on when motion detected).
Will this work with Tradfri bulbs?
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