Philips LivingWhites, 5 bulbs Hue Compatible at Amazon for £39.99 sold by UK Surplus Central Ltd
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Philips LivingWhites, 5 bulbs Hue Compatible at Amazon for £39.99 sold by UK Surplus Central Ltd

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Edited by:"tomlilwuff"Found 27th Aug 2017
I recently saw the philips hue lux set for £39.99 (bridge and 2 bulbs). I personally have a my full home set up with smart bulbs. Something which Philips don't advertise themselves is that the Philips LivingWhites are in fact compatible with the hue system. It works slightly differently in that you link the controller to the bridge rather than individual bulbs, but the overall effect from the app is completely the same. You can save a lot of money trying to set up a fully smart lit house by using these bulb in combination with the philips hue lux starter kit (I have them connected to generation 1 of the bridge, but I believe they still work with the newer generation bridge).

The set consists of 3 x 20W bulbs, 2 x 15W bulbs and a remote control.

Here is the most recent philips hue lux kit:

hotukdeals.com/dea…343

Alternatively you can by the LivingWhite remote and 2 bulbs for £21 from this link:

ebay.co.uk/itm…kbA

And then by as many as you need from this one (£22 for 5 15w, £35 for 5 20w bulbs):
ebay.co.uk/itm…H2g

So potentially you could get up to 7 bulbs to add to your smart home setup from between £28.99 and £55.99
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Really nice find, not to mention very smart as well, thank you! Thanks for sharing! Heat from me!
When you say Hue will these work with Amazon Alexa?
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Ryan11946 m ago

When you say Hue will these work with Amazon Alexa?


Yes can confirm these work with alexa though please note, it is required to be connected via the hue bridge so you will require one before using these with your phone app or Alexa. I simply posted this as a cheaper method of creating a fully smart lit home for those that already own a philips hue brige.
Edited by: "tomlilwuff" 27th Aug 2017
Can you still control each indiviual light once the controller is paired up to the hue bridge?
Genius way of saving some money! Will these work with the v1 hue bridge do you know?
tomlilwuff1 h, 20 m ago

Yes can confirm these work with alexa though please note, it is …Yes can confirm these work with alexa though please note, it is required to be connected via the hue bridge so you will require one before using these with your phone app or Alexa. I simply posted this as a cheaper method of creating a fully smart lit home for those that already own a philips hue brige.

Probably sound stupid here but how much is the hue bridge normally? Do you have a link to down, just wouldn't know which to buy. Thanks
Should work with bridge version 1/gen 1- OP is using gen 1 bridge- see description.

Bridge version 1 or two varies from 20-50 pounds- check e bay, amazon or gumtree/sphock.
Before I consider picking any of these up, are these bulbs dimmable via Phillips Hue?
What size are these?
I have small depth shades on my ceiling lights, just wondering if these will be hidden or would they stick out of the top.
Not LED?
Thanks for this. Can you please advise around use with things like the motion sensor, dimming switches, scenes etc? Thanks again.
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adderrson4 h, 24 m ago

Before I consider picking any of these up, are these bulbs dimmable via …Before I consider picking any of these up, are these bulbs dimmable via Phillips Hue?


Yes bulbs are fully dimmable and to answer previous questions fully controllable from the hue app.

As I say, I am currently using V1 of the bridge. An active thread for the lux starter kit is linked above, this is £39.99 also which includes the initial hub as well as 2 of the hue lux (white light) bulbs.

A confirmation that these definitely work with the second bridge would be really helpful.

This article seems to confirm that they do work together and the philips website doesn't seem to show anything on the contrary, but a first hand confirmation would be great.

knutsel.org/201…nk/
Edited by: "tomlilwuff" 27th Aug 2017
Can you control each bulb independently say for instance in the hallway I have 3 bulbs can I have one on dim one on full and the other off?

HUKD
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Yes, once connected, they work exactly the same as the usual hue bulbs!
HotUKDude35 m ago

Can you control each bulb independently say for instance in the hallway I …Can you control each bulb independently say for instance in the hallway I have 3 bulbs can I have one on dim one on full and the other off?HUKD

HotUKDude42 m ago

Can you control each bulb independently say for instance in the hallway I …Can you control each bulb independently say for instance in the hallway I have 3 bulbs can I have one on dim one on full and the other off?HUKD


Amazon description:
"With Philips Smartlink technology, all products in the Living Atmosphere using Smartlink technology are connected to a single intuitive remote control that allows you to adjust or change the color of one or all of your lights freely"

With that said, would each bulb show up indivually in the hue app to control from app and not the remote?

and would i be able to use the remote on my other philips hue bulb?
Edited by: "SunshineEveryday" 27th Aug 2017
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SunshineEveryday12 m ago

Amazon description:"With Philips Smartlink technology, all products in the …Amazon description:"With Philips Smartlink technology, all products in the Living Atmosphere using Smartlink technology are connected to a single intuitive remote control that allows you to adjust or change the color of one or all of your lights freely"With that said, would each bulb show up indivually in the hue app to control from app and not the remote?and would i be able to use the remote on my other philips hue bulb?


I believe this is only backward compatible, so the LivingWhite remote cannot control a hue bulb, however from the hue app the LivingWhite bulb appears as normal, each bulb is individually dimmable/controllable.
kencol5 h, 2 m ago

Not LED?


Surely energy saving would mean LED?

HUK
HotUKDude11 m ago

Surely energy saving would mean LED?HUK


It's not for sure, the spiral bulbs (like those here easy-lightbulbs.com/lig…wcB) are usually not LED, I believe they are known as CFL or Compact Fluorescent Lamps.


As the Amazon page and subsequent google search didn't clarify if they're LED or not, I won't bother, as they look like CFL in appearance. Good price though this is, I'll stick to LED.
tomlilwuff17 m ago

I believe this is only backward compatible, so the LivingWhite remote …I believe this is only backward compatible, so the LivingWhite remote cannot control a hue bulb, however from the hue app the LivingWhite bulb appears as normal, each bulb is individually dimmable/controllable.



ah ok
Thanks Op. Bought and delivered. Easy enough to pair the bulbs with the remote but other than that I can't figure out how to put them through the hub to work with Alexa.

Can't find a YouTube or Web page with instructions.

Does anybody know how?
Original Poster
I appreciate this is using the living colour remote, but from I remember it is the same process for the livingwhites.

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If it doesn't seem to work, I'll try setting mine up again to check exactly how I did it
That's the video I tried. The first bit worked with the light and it flashed with the little noise from the remote. When I tried it with the bridge the bridge did flash but the remote noise was a buzz instead as though there was an error.

Then I could use the remote with the light but no new lights were showing on the hue app when I searched. I tried a good few times and turned everything off and on again.
Edited by: "cpdpurcell" 1st Sep 2017
I have the newer bridge
cpdpurcell1st Sep

Thanks Op. Bought and delivered. Easy enough to pair the bulbs with the …Thanks Op. Bought and delivered. Easy enough to pair the bulbs with the remote but other than that I can't figure out how to put them through the hub to work with Alexa.Can't find a YouTube or Web page with instructions.Does anybody know how?

I ended up using the iConnectHue app on the AppStore and usually I’m not one to take the easy route out but I had bought 10 bulbs and a starter pack of living whites so thought I’d do it this way after earlier attempts failed.
What is pivotal to know though is that the bulb needs to be in a light socket fairly close to the Hue bridge, within 5 metres. I also found it worked better when the remote was paired first.

Anyway, I now have my whole house with smart lights and all work with Siri too. For me I have two switches in most rooms, GU10 spots and then one main light. We do tend to use the spotlights more but this is very cool for the other lights and cheaper than the two Hue lights I already had.

To note: I have the version 2 Hue bridge and have two existing Hue whites
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llcoolam11 m ago

I ended up using the iConnectHue app on the AppStore and usually I’m not o …I ended up using the iConnectHue app on the AppStore and usually I’m not one to take the easy route out but I had bought 10 bulbs and a starter pack of living whites so thought I’d do it this way after earlier attempts failed.What is pivotal to know though is that the bulb needs to be in a light socket fairly close to the Hue bridge, within 5 metres. I also found it worked better when the remote was paired first.Anyway, I now have my whole house with smart lights and all work with Siri too. For me I have two switches in most rooms, GU10 spots and then one main light. We do tend to use the spotlights more but this is very cool for the other lights and cheaper than the two Hue lights I already had.To note: I have the version 2 Hue bridge and have two existing Hue whites


Good job on getting it working, I went back and tried with my Hue version 1 again, and it works exactly as was in the video. It's a shame that it's a bit more of a pain with V2! If you don't already use it, setting up IFTTT to turn lights on/ off based on whether you are at home is great for energy saving as it guarentees my lights are always off when I leave the house.
llcoolam21 h, 54 m ago

I ended up using the iConnectHue app on the AppStore and usually I’m not o …I ended up using the iConnectHue app on the AppStore and usually I’m not one to take the easy route out but I had bought 10 bulbs and a starter pack of living whites so thought I’d do it this way after earlier attempts failed.What is pivotal to know though is that the bulb needs to be in a light socket fairly close to the Hue bridge, within 5 metres. I also found it worked better when the remote was paired first.Anyway, I now have my whole house with smart lights and all work with Siri too. For me I have two switches in most rooms, GU10 spots and then one main light. We do tend to use the spotlights more but this is very cool for the other lights and cheaper than the two Hue lights I already had.To note: I have the version 2 Hue bridge and have two existing Hue whites

Thanks. I'll give this a go at some point this week.
tomlilwuff4th Sep

Good job on getting it working, I went back and tried with my Hue version …Good job on getting it working, I went back and tried with my Hue version 1 again, and it works exactly as was in the video. It's a shame that it's a bit more of a pain with V2! If you don't already use it, setting up IFTTT to turn lights on/ off based on whether you are at home is great for energy saving as it guarentees my lights are always off when I leave the house.


That's good but when I leave the house the wife and the little one would be plunged into darkness! LOL! I have been looking at IFTTT though.
Cheers for the original post mate!
I have had these for a few years, I can confirm that they work with both v1 and v2. They are dimmable and do exactly the same things as the regular hue bulbs. I got mine in a warehouse sale.
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