Phillips Hue bulbs £9.99 @ Amazon Prime / £13.98 non-Prime
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Phillips Hue bulbs £9.99 @ Amazon Prime / £13.98 non-Prime

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Found 13th Nov
Might as well join the hue bandwagon! For anyone (like me) who can’t be bothered to go to Argos / curry’s etc here’s one delivered if prime Customer or you spend enough (: ENJOY

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Really want the bc model rather than e27

I switch lights on with my finger, not my smartphone. I guess that makes me a modern day magic man?
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My hive bulbs buzzing when installed with dimmer switch. Is this bulb better?

Really want the bc model rather than e27

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Dont think hue bulbs are compatible with hive. However I have used these for a while and not really noticed anything but they are in the Hall. HTH
gold3n_dragon1 m ago

My hive bulbs buzzing when installed with dimmer switch. Is this bulb …My hive bulbs buzzing when installed with dimmer switch. Is this bulb better?

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5Rivers7958 s ago

Really want the bc model rather than e27

Keep your eyes peeled as there seems to be a hue price war going on 😬

gold3n_dragon5 m ago

My hive bulbs buzzing when installed with dimmer switch. Is this bulb …My hive bulbs buzzing when installed with dimmer switch. Is this bulb better?


Are you dimming the bulbs using a traditional dimmer switch, or is it fully turned on?

Always the e27...

Same price as Argos for those who don't have prime

Need a deal on strip lights, bought 7 kits and 5 extensions the other week from Amazon to go in new kitchen, have until 23rd to return them (so day before BF), will be fitting either Thurs or Fri so could do with a deal before then.

the thing that puts me off hue and hive is the need for yet another hub box
how did tp link - an arguably lesser value company - do smart bulbs with no need for a hub but the others need one
not very smart for a smart bulb

robodan91820 m ago

the thing that puts me off hue and hive is the need for yet another hub …the thing that puts me off hue and hive is the need for yet another hub boxhow did tp link - an arguably lesser value company - do smart bulbs with no need for a hub but the others need onenot very smart for a smart bulb


Hue uses zigbee, which wireless router cannot connect to. Zigbee uses less power than Wi-Fi. The new Echo plus can connect to zigbee though.
Edited by: "kencol" 13th Nov

I switch lights on with my finger, not my smartphone. I guess that makes me a modern day magic man?

jaydeeuk11 h, 14 m ago

Need a deal on strip lights, bought 7 kits and 5 extensions the other week …Need a deal on strip lights, bought 7 kits and 5 extensions the other week from Amazon to go in new kitchen, have until 23rd to return them (so day before BF), will be fitting either Thurs or Fri so could do with a deal before then.


19m of LED lighting. Is your kitchen competing with Blackpool illuminations this year?

I have 1 2m strip in mine. 2 would be better, 3 probably OTT.

robodan91851 m ago

the thing that puts me off hue and hive is the need for yet another hub …the thing that puts me off hue and hive is the need for yet another hub boxhow did tp link - an arguably lesser value company - do smart bulbs with no need for a hub but the others need onenot very smart for a smart bulb


The Hub allows for control and storage of preferences and lighting rules. TP-link probably uses a pure cloud based system.

Oneday776 m ago

The Hub allows for control and storage of preferences and lighting rules. …The Hub allows for control and storage of preferences and lighting rules. TP-link probably uses a pure cloud based system.


tp link can do the same and I'm pretty sure it is by cloud

jaydeeuk11 h, 59 m ago

Need a deal on strip lights, bought 7 kits and 5 extensions the other week …Need a deal on strip lights, bought 7 kits and 5 extensions the other week from Amazon to go in new kitchen, have until 23rd to return them (so day before BF), will be fitting either Thurs or Fri so could do with a deal before then.


Did you miss out on the Christmas extended return period?

MSK.2 h, 26 m ago

Are you dimming the bulbs using a traditional dimmer switch, or is it …Are you dimming the bulbs using a traditional dimmer switch, or is it fully turned on?

Just the normal dimmer switch im using. A quick search on Google and found out that it doesn't work very well with normal dimmer switch. I need the led dimmer switch or just the on/off switch.
Edited by: "gold3n_dragon" 14th Nov

gold3n_dragon5 m ago

Just the normal dimmer switch im using. A quick search on Google and found …Just the normal dimmer switch im using. A quick search on Google and found out that it doesn't work very well with normal dimmer switch. I need the led dimmer switch or just the on/off switch.




Sometimes LED bulbs buzz in a dimmer fitting, but will stop when it's turned up to full brightness. Sometimes they are just incompatible and don't work at any setting.

There is a list of verified dimmer fittings that work, somewhere on the Phillips website. But it was a really short list last time I looked.

Definitely better off with one of the hue switches.

dewonderful2 h, 16 m ago

I switch lights on with my finger, not my smartphone. I guess that makes …I switch lights on with my finger, not my smartphone. I guess that makes me a modern day magic man?


What kind of sorcery is this? And here’s me thinking fingers are just for pointing at things.

jaydeeuk13 h, 44 m ago

Need a deal on strip lights, bought 7 kits and 5 extensions the other week …Need a deal on strip lights, bought 7 kits and 5 extensions the other week from Amazon to go in new kitchen, have until 23rd to return them (so day before BF), will be fitting either Thurs or Fri so could do with a deal before then.


Why?

Just buy a zigbee ballast like this

amazon.co.uk/Wir…QQ/

then any old RGBW Led strip light will work with it, to whatever length you need. May need an amplifier for extra long runs.

Works great with Hue
Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 14th Nov

mstodge4 h, 32 m ago

What kind of sorcery is this? And here’s me thinking fingers are just for p …What kind of sorcery is this? And here’s me thinking fingers are just for pointing at things.


Or you could use your voice with Alexa or timers with the app or motion sensors etc....

Can this be controlled by your smartphone or do you need some kind of hub

jayjayuk12345 h, 27 m ago

Why?Just buy a zigbee ballast like …Why?Just buy a zigbee ballast like thishttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Wireless-electronic-ballast-interface-certified/dp/B00NMSQ4QQ/then any old RGBW Led strip light will work with it, to whatever length you need. May need an amplifier for extra long runs.Works great with Hue


Did look at those, but I like the hue stuff, trust the power supply, and decided the saving probably wasn't worth it.
Oneday777 h, 13 m ago

19m of LED lighting. Is your kitchen competing with Blackpool …19m of LED lighting. Is your kitchen competing with Blackpool illuminations this year?I have 1 2m strip in mine. 2 would be better, 3 probably OTT.


It's a big kitchen lol. Lights under plinths and over cabinets, but the way stuff is arranged I needed a few. I bought a couple of splitters so might get away with one or two less, will check with Alec Trician, but there is a cupboard on its own in corner so would need at least one driver by itself, and was wanting uniformity, I know as more strips get added the dimmer they get.
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 14th Nov

jaydeeuk158 m ago

Did look at those, but I like the hue stuff, trust the power supply, and …Did look at those, but I like the hue stuff, trust the power supply, and decided the saving probably wasn't worth it. It's a big kitchen lol. Lights under plinths and over cabinets, but the way stuff is arranged I needed a few. I bought a couple of splitters so might get away with one or two less, will check with Alec Trician, but there is a cupboard on its own in corner so would need at least one driver by itself, and was wanting uniformity, I know as more strips get added the dimmer they get.


Not worth it? the saving is huge here, several hundred quid!

You just need a power supply with the required amps (and volts) for the job.

For 19m you would need maybe 2, 6 amps each.

I understand the extra expense with the quality of some of the other bulbs, but the strips are really just standard LED's
Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 14th Nov

how long do these last?
how much is the cheapest hub? but again its not voice activated

are there any cheap bulbs without the need for adaptor with an internal wifi etc

dewonderful9 h, 56 m ago

I switch lights on with my finger, not my smartphone. I guess that makes …I switch lights on with my finger, not my smartphone. I guess that makes me a modern day magic man?


I would say hipster?

jayjayuk12341 h, 33 m ago

Not worth it? the saving is huge here, several hundred quid!You just need …Not worth it? the saving is huge here, several hundred quid!You just need a power supply with the required amps (and volts) for the job.For 19m you would need maybe 2, 6 amps each.I understand the extra expense with the quality of some of the other bulbs, but the strips are really just standard LED's



If his new kitchen is big enough for 19M of Hue lights then a few hundred quid saving is probably just a drop in the ocean of what he's spent on the whole job.

paulj4842 m ago

If his new kitchen is big enough for 19M of Hue lights then a few hundred …If his new kitchen is big enough for 19M of Hue lights then a few hundred quid saving is probably just a drop in the ocean of what he's spent on the whole job.


Sure, but he's a member of a money saving website.

19m is not that much really for a kitchen, but it is significant in cost for just Hue strip lights, and lots of power supplies..
Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 14th Nov

Oneday7710 h, 53 m ago

The Hub allows for control and storage of preferences and lighting rules. …The Hub allows for control and storage of preferences and lighting rules. TP-link probably uses a pure cloud based system.



Also it's more reliable - the protocol and devices are optimised for the task. Zigbee (including as implemented in Hue) works as a mesh, so intermediate bulbs will be used to relay commands to bulbs which might not otherwise be reachable from the hub.

Gareth7930 m ago

Also it's more reliable - the protocol and devices are optimised for the …Also it's more reliable - the protocol and devices are optimised for the task. Zigbee (including as implemented in Hue) works as a mesh, so intermediate bulbs will be used to relay commands to bulbs which might not otherwise be reachable from the hub.


Very good point I’d forgotten about that. I use 2 bulbs outside in the front of the garage to light the drive. I had to locate the hub nearer the front of the house to get coverage.
Once I added more Hue bulbs, the hub could be moved. As the other bulbs gave a wider coverage. Unless someone switches them off, SWMBO.

Are bayonet connections not as popular nowadays?

Makkand13 m ago

Are bayonet connections not as popular nowadays?


Quite, what's with all the screw fittings?

wakkaday4 h, 43 m ago

how long do these last?how much is the cheapest hub? but again its not …how long do these last?how much is the cheapest hub? but again its not voice activatedare there any cheap bulbs without the need for adaptor with an internal wifi etc




Oh yes. Search for Yeelight on here.

I prefer the TP-Link bulbs that don’t need a hub to control them.

Will this work with the normal Alexa

5Rivers7913th Nov

Really want the bc model rather than e27

BC was on sale at the same price just couple of days ago. In Argos and on Amazon.

If you want B22 - just use a convertor:

amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1

I use these - work fine.

qwales14th Nov

Quite, what's with all the screw fittings?



Just economies of scale - eg. Ikea can have a single design across the world rather than making a separate model for the few countries that use bayonet and having to manage the production/stock for that unit.

hookbeak7 h, 54 m ago

If you want B22 - just use a …If you want B22 - just use a convertor:https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008AVQLYK/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1I use these - work fine.



They work fine, but will mean the bulb is quite a distance away from where it's designed to be. At best it looks strange, at worst it will mean the light isn't thrown from the lamp/shade correctly.

gold3n_dragon13th Nov

My hive bulbs buzzing when installed with dimmer switch. Is this bulb …My hive bulbs buzzing when installed with dimmer switch. Is this bulb better?


You've missed the point of a smart bulb. NONE of them work with a dimmer.

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