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Tried to buy similar Argos offer but nearly all the stores say "out of stock" or "One in stock".
Argos is slightly better with their "Home20" 20% discount code but thats IF you can find a store that has the stock you need

You can buy the Philips Hue Dimmer Switch £17.99 - 3 for 2 - £35.98
Where this is offer is sold out everywhere in Argos

This has free deliver where Argos theres a cost

Limited Time Special Offer:

  • Dates of validity on the offer: 24th August 2018 – 3pm 10th September 2018
  • Discount only applied at checkout on meethue.com/en-gb
  • Add 3 valid products to your basket to redeem the cheapest item free. Valid on all Hue bulbs and accessories (excluding Hue White bulbs)
  • Maximum of 7 free items per order
  • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer on Meet Hue
  • This offer is subject to stock availability
  • The Promoter is Philips Lighting UK Limited. Philips Lighting UK Limited has the right to end this promotion as anytime

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Heat added and remotes ordered.

Fellow Hue peeps: If you are desperate for GU10, and are going for something with third-party integration, look at Ikea's Tradfri. It's cheaper to get a Tradfri gateway, a steering device (remote control) and use their GU10 bulbs, and get a homebridge or home-assist setup working and run it alongside your Hue, than it is to get an significant number of Hue GU10 bulbs.

You can easily(-ish) pair Tradfri bulbs to a Hue system, but there are issues with that.

White (non-Ambiance) Hue GU10 bulbs have now launched. They aren't on the Philips store, but they are available in Argos. £15 individually.

Hopefully they'll likewise soon be sold in twin packs and be available 3 for 2, which should bring the price of deploying GU10 Hue stuff down significantly. I wouldn't buy the plain White ones at £15 if I needed more than a couple, because 3 for 2 on twin packs brings the White Ambiance GU10 bulbs to about £16.66 each anyway.

I'll post my usual intro to Hue for interested parties...

If you are interested in home automation and/or voice control or just smart lighting, then the Hue route is a great place to start.

The Hue Hub is the thing that bridges between your network (for the app and the integration etc) and the bulbs (via Zigbee). You can get it separately (~£35), but it's better value to get it as part of a starter pack.

There's also a Hue hub built into the newer Amazon Echo Plus, so if you've already got an Echo Plus then there are better options.

The Hue hub is the easiest and most popular smart lighting gateway. The app (on iOS and Android) have recently been upgraded to a new version (v3) which is a further improvement. Easy to schedule stuff (like gently waking up, or the lights to be turned on just before you get home from work), easy to control (the Hue Android widgets work great). Loads of third party apps too, like WinHue (Windows) and Hue Essentials (Android).

And you can then add extra bulbs, fancy devices (like motion sensors or dimmer switches) and/or fancy lights (like light strips and the "Go" lamp) as it tickles your fancy.

There are three main types of the normal Philips Hue bulbs: White, White Ambiance, and White & Colour Ambiance.

White are a warmish white, with adjustable brightness.

White Ambiance have an adjustable colour temperature (and brightness). You can make them give a cool white light, a warm white light, or anywhere between. Great for bedrooms (wake-up with the blue-ish light, go to sleep with the red-ish light).

White & Colour ("color") Ambiance let you adjust the colour in fancy ways, like red, green, blue.

I don't have any colour bulbs, my house is a mix of White (porch, front room), and White Ambiance (bedrooms).

There's easy and reliable integration with Alexa (Amazon), HomeKit (Apple), and Google Home. It's also compatible with IFTT and Home Assistant etc for real custom setups. Using Hue Sync, you can get the coloured setups to sync with what you're watching on TV, or what you're listening to. There are restrictions on the devices and setups you can use, but it's cool to see.

All the Hue devices communicate via Zigbee, which builds a mesh. That means the bulbs don't need to be in direct contact with the hub, so long as they can reach the hub via another bulb. The signal will span most houses so long as there are a decent number of bulbs spread throughout.

There are other options than Hue (WiFi bulbs like TP-Link's, other Zigbee systems like Ikea's Tradfri and Samsung SmartThings and some crazy Xiaomi stuff, and DeCONZ, Z-Wave systems and proprietary systems like Hive).

But Hue is the easiest, most popular, and best choice for smart lighting for most people. If you've got any questions, pretty much anyone who has tried it will rapidly become a product evangelist. It really is that good.

You don't need to jump in and buy 10 colour GU10 bulbs and 15 colour E27 bulbs. You can start off with this Starter Kit of a couple of white bulbs and a hub for £60 and fall in love with it. I've never met anyone who didn't love it when they tried it.
Edited by: "Nexy" 3rd Sep 2018
Heat just for dissing Argos ;-)
stephenthwaites10 m ago

No way I can warrant paying £170 for 6 bulbs...


Jolly good, on your way then.
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Good post
Thankyou, thats under £12 for each Dimmer switch, when rest of places is selling for £17.99 to £19.99

Cheapest Amazon ever did their dimmer was £14.43 on their Prime day sales
Shame they sell single B22 bulbs for the same price as Argos does the twin pack
Shame the GU10 twin pack is out of stock, I need six
Bit cheaper for the three for two, got 3 packs on click and collect, with home20 so 95 plus some baby clothing to get over 100 to get the 10£ off argos voucher, however the three for two is cheaper with free delivery by about £5 (after taking into account 10£ off voucher)
Edited by: "Giwin" 2nd Sep 2018
Heat just for dissing Argos ;-)
I sense a hint of resentment towards Argos here...
Or is it just me?
Nothing wrong with Arrgos mate.... You snooze you loose.
Quite interested in trying these out but they don't seem to do a starter kit for B22 in the white ambiance. We have 3 B22 lights in the hall so that would have been ideal. It's also pretty confusing trying to work out what combination works out better value on the 3 for 2 or Argos 20% discount.
Heat added and remotes ordered.

Fellow Hue peeps: If you are desperate for GU10, and are going for something with third-party integration, look at Ikea's Tradfri. It's cheaper to get a Tradfri gateway, a steering device (remote control) and use their GU10 bulbs, and get a homebridge or home-assist setup working and run it alongside your Hue, than it is to get an significant number of Hue GU10 bulbs.

You can easily(-ish) pair Tradfri bulbs to a Hue system, but there are issues with that.

White (non-Ambiance) Hue GU10 bulbs have now launched. They aren't on the Philips store, but they are available in Argos. £15 individually.

Hopefully they'll likewise soon be sold in twin packs and be available 3 for 2, which should bring the price of deploying GU10 Hue stuff down significantly. I wouldn't buy the plain White ones at £15 if I needed more than a couple, because 3 for 2 on twin packs brings the White Ambiance GU10 bulbs to about £16.66 each anyway.

I'll post my usual intro to Hue for interested parties...

If you are interested in home automation and/or voice control or just smart lighting, then the Hue route is a great place to start.

The Hue Hub is the thing that bridges between your network (for the app and the integration etc) and the bulbs (via Zigbee). You can get it separately (~£35), but it's better value to get it as part of a starter pack.

There's also a Hue hub built into the newer Amazon Echo Plus, so if you've already got an Echo Plus then there are better options.

The Hue hub is the easiest and most popular smart lighting gateway. The app (on iOS and Android) have recently been upgraded to a new version (v3) which is a further improvement. Easy to schedule stuff (like gently waking up, or the lights to be turned on just before you get home from work), easy to control (the Hue Android widgets work great). Loads of third party apps too, like WinHue (Windows) and Hue Essentials (Android).

And you can then add extra bulbs, fancy devices (like motion sensors or dimmer switches) and/or fancy lights (like light strips and the "Go" lamp) as it tickles your fancy.

There are three main types of the normal Philips Hue bulbs: White, White Ambiance, and White & Colour Ambiance.

White are a warmish white, with adjustable brightness.

White Ambiance have an adjustable colour temperature (and brightness). You can make them give a cool white light, a warm white light, or anywhere between. Great for bedrooms (wake-up with the blue-ish light, go to sleep with the red-ish light).

White & Colour ("color") Ambiance let you adjust the colour in fancy ways, like red, green, blue.

I don't have any colour bulbs, my house is a mix of White (porch, front room), and White Ambiance (bedrooms).

There's easy and reliable integration with Alexa (Amazon), HomeKit (Apple), and Google Home. It's also compatible with IFTT and Home Assistant etc for real custom setups. Using Hue Sync, you can get the coloured setups to sync with what you're watching on TV, or what you're listening to. There are restrictions on the devices and setups you can use, but it's cool to see.

All the Hue devices communicate via Zigbee, which builds a mesh. That means the bulbs don't need to be in direct contact with the hub, so long as they can reach the hub via another bulb. The signal will span most houses so long as there are a decent number of bulbs spread throughout.

There are other options than Hue (WiFi bulbs like TP-Link's, other Zigbee systems like Ikea's Tradfri and Samsung SmartThings and some crazy Xiaomi stuff, and DeCONZ, Z-Wave systems and proprietary systems like Hive).

But Hue is the easiest, most popular, and best choice for smart lighting for most people. If you've got any questions, pretty much anyone who has tried it will rapidly become a product evangelist. It really is that good.

You don't need to jump in and buy 10 colour GU10 bulbs and 15 colour E27 bulbs. You can start off with this Starter Kit of a couple of white bulbs and a hub for £60 and fall in love with it. I've never met anyone who didn't love it when they tried it.
Edited by: "Nexy" 3rd Sep 2018
Getting the Trådfri gu bulbs will they show in hue app ? And can this be voice automated same way
No hue blooms?
MrAlbert02/09/2018 20:41

Heat just for dissing Argos ;-)


Nothing wrong with Argos, I did buy three dual pack of Hue bulbs but all different screw heads today (B22, E27 and E14)

Really frustrated when ordering dimmers with Argos today, would have loved the extra discount on three dimmers but seems like no way to get 3 for 2 when you want two of the same, I think they are not allowing customers buy two of the same item...

Searched over 10 Argos stores saying they have one or out of stock, don't know why they can't collectively deliver it or pay now pick up when stock is available.

A simple Google search I bumped into Phillips own store website offering same offer... Minus the Argos 20% discount code
AzizRahman02/09/2018 22:57

Nothing wrong with Argos, I did buy three dual pack of Hue bulbs but all …Nothing wrong with Argos, I did buy three dual pack of Hue bulbs but all different screw heads today (B22, E27 and E14)Really frustrated when ordering dimmers with Argos today, would have loved the extra discount on three dimmers but seems like no way to get 3 for 2 when you want two of the same, I think they are not allowing customers buy two of the same item...Searched over 10 Argos stores saying they have one or out of stock, don't know why they can't collectively deliver it or pay now pick up when stock is available.A simple Google search I bumped into Phillips own store website offering same offer... Minus the Argos 20% discount code


The 20 percent didn’t work on dimmers anyway but the 5/10 pound vouchers did
wakkaday02/09/2018 22:27

Getting the Trådfri gu bulbs will they show in hue app ? And can this be …Getting the Trådfri gu bulbs will they show in hue app ? And can this be voice automated same way



Do you mean adding Tradfri bulbs to the Hue hub? (Yes, they will show up, but as you're asking the question please believe me when I say you don't want the hassle... And no, voice control would likely be different because Hue doesn't generally expose 3rd party bulbs to external services like it does Hue bulbs. Homekit won't see Tradfri bulbs on a Hue hub without using something in the middle like homebridge-hue set to expose 3rd party...)

Or having a Tradfri gateway and Tradfri GU10's on it? (No, won't show up in the Hue app.)

Third party applications are the way to go though, if you just want app or widget control, Hue Essentials is... Well... Essential if you're a fellow Android user. You can add the Hue hub and the Tradfri gateway as separate bridges and control them from the same app. It's superior to the Hue app in pretty much every regard.

If you want to do it properly, and add both a Hue hub and Tradfri gateway to homebridge (if you want Apple Homekit) or home-assistant (or presumably openHAB) if you want something more platform agnostic. Otherwise pony up and get Hue bulbs.
Nexy02/09/2018 23:04

Do you mean adding Tradfri bulbs to the Hue hub? (Yes, they will show up, …Do you mean adding Tradfri bulbs to the Hue hub? (Yes, they will show up, but as you're asking the question please believe me when I say you don't want the hassle... And no, voice control would likely be different because Hue doesn't generally expose 3rd party bulbs to external services like it does Hue bulbs. Homekit won't see Tradfri bulbs on a Hue hub without using something in the middle like homebridge-hue set to expose 3rd party...) Or having a Tradfri gateway and Tradfri GU10's on it? (No, won't show up in the Hue app.)Third party applications are the way to go though, if you just want app or widget control, Hue Essentials is... Well... Essential if you're a fellow Android user. You can add the Hue hub and the Tradfri gateway as separate bridges and control them from the same app. It's superior to the Hue app in pretty much every regard.If you want to do it properly, and add both a Hue hub and Tradfri gateway to homebridge (if you want Apple Homekit) or home-assistant (or presumably openHAB) if you want something more platform agnostic. Otherwise pony up and get Hue bulbs.


I use iOS (I’m not even sure what HomeKit is to be honest and I have no HomeKit accessory ) unless this includes Siri which is in iOS . But in terms of the gu19 Trådfri if that is connected to the Ikea bridge would
I be able
To use a hue dimmer switch to control them ? Or is this still complicated without it being seen as a hue bulb .
wakkaday22 m ago

I use iOS (I’m not even sure what HomeKit is to be honest and I have no H …I use iOS (I’m not even sure what HomeKit is to be honest and I have no HomeKit accessory ) unless this includes Siri which is in iOS . But in terms of the gu19 Trådfri if that is connected to the Ikea bridge wouldI be ableTo use a hue dimmer switch to control them ? Or is this still complicated without it being seen as a hue bulb .



Homekit is the Apple home automation and voice control stuff. You could probably use a Hue remote to control Tradfri bulbs on a Hue hub, but I really wouldn't recommend trying. If you don't already know what you're doing, Tradfri stuff on a Hue hub is a pain in the neck.
Anyone know if I can get smart g9 bulbs?
No light strips
Im after getting my lights, mixture of gu10 and e14 type to work together on the hue party mode in colour, what's cheapest way please?
'Dont shop for it, Philips it'
Adorablemunchkin10 h, 16 m ago

Nothing wrong with Arrgos mate.... You snooze you loose.


Well in my area things are Always out of stock!
No way I can warrant paying £170 for 6 bulbs...
stephenthwaites10 m ago

No way I can warrant paying £170 for 6 bulbs...


Jolly good, on your way then.
Nexy10 h, 6 m ago

Do you mean adding Tradfri bulbs to the Hue hub? (Yes, they will show up, …Do you mean adding Tradfri bulbs to the Hue hub? (Yes, they will show up, but as you're asking the question please believe me when I say you don't want the hassle... And no, voice control would likely be different because Hue doesn't generally expose 3rd party bulbs to external services like it does Hue bulbs. Homekit won't see Tradfri bulbs on a Hue hub without using something in the middle like homebridge-hue set to expose 3rd party...) Or having a Tradfri gateway and Tradfri GU10's on it? (No, won't show up in the Hue app.)Third party applications are the way to go though, if you just want app or widget control, Hue Essentials is... Well... Essential if you're a fellow Android user. You can add the Hue hub and the Tradfri gateway as separate bridges and control them from the same app. It's superior to the Hue app in pretty much every regard.If you want to do it properly, and add both a Hue hub and Tradfri gateway to homebridge (if you want Apple Homekit) or home-assistant (or presumably openHAB) if you want something more platform agnostic. Otherwise pony up and get Hue bulbs.


I didn't need a Trådfri gateway. Just make sure the bulbs have a higher batch number than 1721, the ones I have our 1729 and work seamlessly with the Hue hub (initial on/off reset required obviously). My GU10's are primarily triggered by a Hue motion sensor but I use GH voice commands to manually control them, no issues/hassle.
I use some ikea TRÅDFRI dimmer switches in my otherwise all Hue home setup. As they are cheap
Great deal.

Been waiting for the Hue Phoenix to become available on this deal. Looks like they have been discontinued
I don't think it's a case of Argos not having stock, more like withholding stock!! Using the Argos app in either Android or iOS, you can add stock to favourites. Once the promotion ends, usually midnight Tuesday, the stock becomes available at full price on Wednesday. Well, in my experience anyway . . . .
I got a Phillips bloom and the bridge a week ago through the Amazon treasure truck.

As I'm new to this I'm just wondering how often people actually use colour settings on bulbs, as I'm leaning towards just getting the white ambience bulbs.
In October Philips are launching a new white GU10 bulb. You could pre-order 2 for £15 yesterday on Amazon! Pre-order now not an option. These are warm white only.
Absolute4015 m ago

In October Philips are launching a new white GU10 bulb. You could …In October Philips are launching a new white GU10 bulb. You could pre-order 2 for £15 yesterday on Amazon! Pre-order now not an option. These are warm white only.


link?
Nexy02/09/2018 23:04

Do you mean adding Tradfri bulbs to the Hue hub? (Yes, they will show up, …Do you mean adding Tradfri bulbs to the Hue hub? (Yes, they will show up, but as you're asking the question please believe me when I say you don't want the hassle... And no, voice control would likely be different because Hue doesn't generally expose 3rd party bulbs to external services like it does Hue bulbs. Homekit won't see Tradfri bulbs on a Hue hub without using something in the middle like homebridge-hue set to expose 3rd party...) Or having a Tradfri gateway and Tradfri GU10's on it? (No, won't show up in the Hue app.)Third party applications are the way to go though, if you just want app or widget control, Hue Essentials is... Well... Essential if you're a fellow Android user. You can add the Hue hub and the Tradfri gateway as separate bridges and control them from the same app. It's superior to the Hue app in pretty much every regard.If you want to do it properly, and add both a Hue hub and Tradfri gateway to homebridge (if you want Apple Homekit) or home-assistant (or presumably openHAB) if you want something more platform agnostic. Otherwise pony up and get Hue bulbs.


Disagree with this statement - adding gu10 tradfris to hue Hub is very easy if you use the free app “hue light lights” to force pair them. No need to advise people to buy the tradfri remote/hub as it’s just wasted expense
How often do they do these sales directly from Philips? I'm not currently in the position to purchase what I want right now.
So if I am able to pair a Trådfri bulb to a Hue hub without the gateway can I use it with the Hue wireless dimmer switch?
Absolute4003/09/2018 10:11

In October Philips are launching a new white GU10 bulb. You could …In October Philips are launching a new white GU10 bulb. You could pre-order 2 for £15 yesterday on Amazon! Pre-order now not an option. These are warm white only.


Are they bringing out a new range of bulbs? If so do you have a link so that I can read up on them before buying more on offer?
iwilliams5403/09/2018 10:09

I got a Phillips bloom and the bridge a week ago through the Amazon …I got a Phillips bloom and the bridge a week ago through the Amazon treasure truck.As I'm new to this I'm just wondering how often people actually use colour settings on bulbs, as I'm leaning towards just getting the white ambience bulbs.


Where was the treasure truck and did you get a good deal?
Also how you rate the bloom? I was thinking if to get a bloom/Iris or those bowl go looking ones.
So many options and an expensive hobby buying them all
iguanapunk03/09/2018 12:24

How often do they do these sales directly from Philips? I'm not currently …How often do they do these sales directly from Philips? I'm not currently in the position to purchase what I want right now.


Honestly, the colour is fun for the first week or so maybe and showing family and friends or “party” third party app but since then 2 years later I haven’t ever put my hue lights in colour just been in “concentrate” scene since.

I do however use colour in LED strips but that’s it so I could’ve said just buying white I guess but I’ve the option to have a led rave I suppose.
Jawz1 h, 16 m ago

Are they bringing out a new range of bulbs? If so do you have a link so …Are they bringing out a new range of bulbs? If so do you have a link so that I can read up on them before buying more on offer?


This link yesterday had a pre-order button. With a release day of October. The guaranteed pre-order price was £14.99 for 2. I didn't pre-order. Maybe it wasn't suppose to be listed yet, who knows...!?

They are warm white bulbs only. Not colour or ambience, but they would be fine for most purposes, and dimmable.

amazon.co.uk/Phi…V8K
Fortunate needed 4 e27 white ambience and 2 b22 white ambience and Argos just about had them all in, £64 for 6 bulbs as were already reduced by 20% prior to the 3 for 2 and HOME20 :-)
centaurandrew03/09/2018 11:13

Disagree with this statement - adding gu10 tradfris to hue Hub is very …Disagree with this statement - adding gu10 tradfris to hue Hub is very easy if you use the free app “hue light lights” to force pair them. No need to advise people to buy the tradfri remote/hub as it’s just wasted expense


Which bit of my statement to do disagree with exactly? You'll note in my initial post that I said it was easy(-ish) to add Tradfri bulbs to a Hue hub, so you've not disputed that. And if you read the rest of what I've posted, I explained why I'd recommend using a Tradfri gateway instead.

When it works it's fairly easy to pair a Tradfri bulb to a Hue hub, logistics depending. You use TouchLink to add them (I use Hue Essentials on Android or WinHue on Windows to trigger that), and then run a bulb search, yeah, they'll sometimes pair first time if you have the bulb in very close proximity to the hub. Not every time, but more often than not (so far in my experience.)

But you have issues such as the random flicker, which is a known issue (check the Tradfri subreddit), and I mean the bulbs seemingly resetting themselves causing them randomly to suddenly go off then to jump to full brightness, then return to normal.

And they don't get exposed to third party services like Google Home and HomeKit (requiring something like Homebridge-Hue set to either expose 3rd and 1st party bulbs and just add that to HomeKit, or just 3rd party and add both Homebridge and the Hue hub directly).

And if you want to update the firmware of the Tradfri bulbs, you have to remove them, return them to Ikea and then re-pair them, or get a Tradfri gateway and steering device (for ease) and then return them. And given there's known issues, hopefully that'll be required at some point.

There's no way in heck I'd recommend that for a newbie. It's a total pain in the behind, and you can occasionally get blinded by a bulb ramping to 100% in a dark room without warning.

I'm not saying it's not possible to do, or that for the basics it's not easy to set up. I'm saying it's a bad idea to recommend to someone who doesn't already know what they're doing, isn't already in love with smart lighting, and isn't in a position to understand and accept the limitations.

Of course, this might all be academic because Signify have launched plain (non-Ambiance) white GU10 bulbs. Argos 861/7969.
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