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Winter Sale: 20% off all hive products at Hive Shop. Now £15.20 for an active bulb
Winter Sale: 20% off all hive products at Hive Shop. Now £15.20 for an active bulb

Winter Sale: 20% off all hive products at Hive Shop. Now £15.20 for an active bulb

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Offer applies to all Hive products except Hive Live and Home Move. Offer not available in conjunction with other Hive or British Gas offers. Offer ends 23:59 on 3rd January 2017.

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Original Poster

Hive Active Light™ - 3 Pack
Dimmable
was £49 now £39.20

Not a bad saving.

Amazon have also reduced some prices, bulb £13.99

I've bought a bunch of hive bulbs, but I'm really unimpressed. fundamental flaw is that something I used to be able to do with a single switch now take a process of unlocking my phone, go to the app, select the device and then turn it on or off. it's great to be able to lazily change the dimming without moving, but they really need a hue like wall switch. it's also a pain in the ass if someone is over to baby sit to get them set up. yes you can turn them on and off at the switch, but the 100% brightness is like pure daylight!!

just my thoughts if people are thinking of taking the plunge.

I love the heating system though, that's been excellent.

DomManley

I've bought a bunch of hive bulbs, but I'm really unimpressed. … I've bought a bunch of hive bulbs, but I'm really unimpressed. fundamental flaw is that something I used to be able to do with a single switch now take a process of unlocking my phone, go to the app, select the device and then turn it on or off. it's great to be able to lazily change the dimming without moving, but they really need a hue like wall switch. it's also a pain in the ass if someone is over to baby sit to get them set up. yes you can turn them on and off at the switch, but the 100% brightness is like pure daylight!!just my thoughts if people are thinking of taking the plunge. I love the heating system though, that's been excellent.



​Amazon echo is your answer, I use the dot and works great, even your babysitter could use it.

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furbars

​Amazon echo is your answer, I use the dot and works great, even your b … ​Amazon echo is your answer, I use the dot and works great, even your babysitter could use it.



Agreed - use the echo or dot - make a world of difference to the lights and heating control.

I can now say - "echo - dim lights to 50%" without someone saying "sod off - get up and do it yourself".


furbars

​Amazon echo is your answer, I use the dot and works great, even your b … ​Amazon echo is your answer, I use the dot and works great, even your babysitter could use it.



The ironic thing, is that in my house the lights turn on themselves when you enter the room, no need to talk to a box or press buttons on your phone, and the technology I use, the forerunner of Hive, before they were absorbed by BG and the technology suppressed.

mike

Original Poster

mbuckhurst

The ironic thing, is that in my house the lights turn on themselves when … The ironic thing, is that in my house the lights turn on themselves when you enter the room, no need to talk to a box or press buttons on your phone, and the technology I use, the forerunner of Hive, before they were absorbed by BG and the technology suppressed. mike



Interesting Mike - it reminds me of an office I used to work in - they fitted motion detection lights to save money. Great - when I walked into the office the light switched on - unfortunately after I sat at my computer for a while the light switched off because I hadn't moved enough - I thought I had died!

Dave_dave69

Interesting Mike - it reminds me of an office I used to work in - they … Interesting Mike - it reminds me of an office I used to work in - they fitted motion detection lights to save money. Great - when I walked into the office the light switched on - unfortunately after I sat at my computer for a while the light switched off because I hadn't moved enough - I thought I had died!



That still occasionally happens in my house :-) especially if a PIR battery goes flat, most rooms have 2 PIRs which is enough to keep the lights on when you're sat at a computer. Perhaps the really clever bit is the software that detects no one is in the house and switches the alarm on automatically, whilst replicating the movement it detected from previous movement records, so the lights turn on as though someone was still in the house - better than any timer based system. It's quite sad that all this is on hardware that must be 5+ years old and the forerunner to Hive, yet Hive can't manage half of the functionality (thought there's a far amount of my own software in use).

mike
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