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    Is this a really daft question but ...on amazon the BULBS say Alexa compatible ...does that mean I still need a hive hub for Alexa to work with or ...does the bulb work with just Alexa ? I cant seem to find too much about it...just conflicting answesr.

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    have a look at the q+a for the bulbs but I think you do need the hive hub too.

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    justanothercid

    have a look at the q+a for the bulbs but I think you do need the hive hub … have a look at the q+a for the bulbs but I think you do need the hive hub too.


    I did - one said yes needs hub...one said no dont need hub lol so I looked online ...and couldnt really find anything more

    Yes, you'll need a Hub for it to work with Alexa. You talk to Alexa, Alexa talks to the Hub, the Hub talks to the light! Without the Hub, the lights can't connect to the internet, so Alexa can't see them (and neither can the Hive app.)

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    jazzmista

    Yes, you'll need a Hub for it to work with Alexa. You talk to Alexa, … Yes, you'll need a Hub for it to work with Alexa. You talk to Alexa, Alexa talks to the Hub, the Hub talks to the light! Without the Hub, the lights can't connect to the internet, so Alexa can't see them (and neither can the Hive app.)


    I am thinking the mr's solution of using ....the SWITCH might be the best option lololol

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    amazon.co.uk/Whi…hub

    Although out of stock this bulb says no hub required ...I am lost on this

    BSAR101

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/White-BulbWorks-Dimmable-Required-Bayonet/dp/B016KB5OZI/ref=sr_1_4?s=lighting&ie=UTF8&qid=1480034189&sr=1-4&keywords=hive+hubAlthough out of stock this bulb says no hub required ...I am lost on this



    They use different technologies: LIFX has a WiFi chip built into the bulb so it doesn't require a hub to connect to the internet, but the Hive ones have a different system (they have the WiFi chip built into the hub, not the bulb).

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    tyvm for your help most appreciated
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