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Free Nest Thermostat Gen 3 & Free Installation With Selected First Utility Plan
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Now it's even easier for you to manage your energy.When you switch to an eligible First Utility plan you can get the Nest Learning Thermostat™, plus installation, for free . The … Read more
somaKing11 m ago

Cheers for the heads up. Will look for that tool now.

Try citizens advice. They have a tool, just plug in the anual usage figures First Util just gave you on your quote
trickytree198423 m ago

Ok, so using comparison engine, this is £173 more per year more than the …Ok, so using comparison engine, this is £173 more per year more than the next cheapets first utility deal (on my usage). £220 more expensive per year than scotish power. Its locked in for 2 years so.....I'll be cancelling and buying from screwfix


Cheers for the heads up. Will look for that tool now.
Ok, so using comparison engine, this is £173 more per year more than the next cheapets first utility deal (on my usage). £220 more expensive per year than scotish power. Its locked in for 2 years so.....

I'll be cancelling and buying from screwfix
Edited by: "trickytree1984" 4 h, 32 m ago
somaKing43 m ago

Cheers OP. I've gone for it. Haven't changed my deal for a few years & …Cheers OP. I've gone for it. Haven't changed my deal for a few years & wasn't on the most competitive deal anyway.. so the (expected) annual cost for this is actually a little cheaper than what I'm currently paying.Potential £100 cashback for new customers via Quidco too.


I did the same but now i'm thinking of cancelling the order. I plugged the numbers into compare the market and the deal is quite pricey
Cheers OP. I've gone for it. Haven't changed my deal for a few years & wasn't on the most competitive deal anyway.. so the (expected) annual cost for this is actually a little cheaper than what I'm currently paying.

Potential £100 cashback for new customers via Quidco too.
Edited by: "somaKing" 5 h, 32 m ago
Tacx Flux Smart Home Cycle Trainer £579.99 delivered - Acycles
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Cheapest price i've seen for the flux, Zwift compatible and very highly regarded. The Tacx Flux Home Trainer is a compact and realistic interactive direct drive home trainer that … Read more
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My understanding is that there is a new version of Flux on the way that should address the issues that the current version is prone to. In the meantime, I would be buying from a retailer that will be easy to return it to when it breaks.
beware of acycles customers services - they are shocking !!!
IS THIS A JOKE?
Good price - but would like guarantee of cheap return/replacement if something were to go wrong.
Just bear in mind that ACycles is based in France... So any returns will be expensive!
D-Link DCH-S150 mydlink Home Wi-Fi Motion Sensor / £17.99 @ pacetech-uk eBay
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Take note : New however this item does not come in original packaging. Item will be supplied in Brown Box Wherever you are, be alerted when motion is detected in your home with … Read more
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1616french2 h, 12 m ago

Are you kidding?I'm thick as pig's muck, too much effort for me tbh.


IFTTT has a fantastic user interface, you couldn't go wrong.
markawes3 m ago

You could create an IFTTT skill to do this I believe. If motion detected …You could create an IFTTT skill to do this I believe. If motion detected then turn on bulb etc.


Are you kidding?
I'm thick as pig's muck, too much effort for me tbh.
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1616french17th Feb

Can these connect to Hue bulbs like the Hue sensors?


You could create an IFTTT skill to do this I believe. If motion detected then turn on bulb etc.
Can these connect to Hue bulbs like the Hue sensors?
Edited by: "1616french" 17th Feb
jag182722 h, 10 m ago

do you need anything else for this to work? i.e a hub? thanks


No, it connects directly to your WiFi. I have one in my elderly mum's lounge which sends me an email via IFTTT when it detects movement, so I know when she's up ok in the mornings.
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Hue colour E14 twin pack candle bulbs £76.49 @ Amazon
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And still too expensive I think. Cheapest I can see around at the minute though.
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My coldest deal ever
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paintermanchris149 s ago

Hot from me just paid £50 for one yesterday


From Amazon?
Hot from me just paid £50 for one yesterday
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BoneyBum17th Feb

Thanks - voted hot. Personally, I think Hue is a fantastic product - …Thanks - voted hot. Personally, I think Hue is a fantastic product - integrates well with stringify, alexa, homekit and many other apps. Cheers OP


Agreed.
I have 6 of the larger colour hue bulbs and a few white ones.
But I'm after the E14 in particular for my lamps in my living room.
I have the larger ones screwed in using E14 adapters but these cause the bulbs to protrude slightly from the lampshades.
Broadlink Black Bean RM Mini 3 WiFi Smart Home Hub / £10.26 Inc Postage @ Zapals
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All the IR appliances and devices in your home can now be controlled from an app on your smartphone or tablet, you’re able to use the app remotely or while you are home. The health… Read more
Looks like a mini Apple Pro
A good tool to use with this is home-assistant, this gives you the ability to make a much nicer interface than the one from the broadlink app, you can also connect home assistant to alexa/homekit so you can control the remote devices through alexa or siri
terriclarkfan15th Feb

£9.86 for me.Not entirely sure I understand what this is, but if it works …£9.86 for me.Not entirely sure I understand what this is, but if it works with Alexa and I can change TV channel by saying "Alexa, Quest" or "Alexa, BBC news" etc, I'll be happy for under a tenner.Seems a bit too good and cheap to be true, tbh.....


I can do that with my harmony elite & hub, it'd be nice if this device did similar, but I highly doubt it.

FWIW the harmony elite is worth every penny, amazing bit of kit.
Check out this guy on youtube , he has lots of alexa tutorials and hacks.
19DembaBa191 h, 18 m ago

How do you set this up with Alexa I’m not a tech geek but I have a echo d …How do you set this up with Alexa I’m not a tech geek but I have a echo dot and I want to buy this so I can switch my TV and Sky on with voice command any help please


Currently you'd need to run a bridge on a phone or fire stick. Search for RM bridge. Hopefully the Alexa skill will be released here too, then you won't need the bridge.
Hive Active Heating Multi-zone for £272.40 installed + Homecare 4 @ £6.75 per month! with British Gas
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Using this deal, the total cost of your Hive package will be less than purchasing the self install option for a multi-zone set-up (£272.40 vs £278) and you get it installed! On top… Read more
Good deal if you want the homecare, otherwise if you can wait the hive heating kit often goes on sale for a cheap price
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Nanoleaf Aurora - Expansion Pack (3 Panels) @ Amazon - now £44.99
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Set of 3x LED Panels: you must buy the original Nanoleaf Light Panels Smarter Kit to make the panels work Dimmable via Nanoleaf App Voice-Controllable via iOS/Siri Apple Home Kit… Read more
Wow. How?
I have 24 panels in my Livingroom. Managed to get them all for £190. It's worth waiting for a better deal.
It’s a seriously nice bit of kit.
Why would you want one?

Light up a room, decor, wall art, etc

in my case I have a large open plan kitchen and wanted something artistic for the wall.

It creates a nice mood light now, and can change the colour scheme and feel of the kitchen
Stompa1 h, 15 m ago

I must admit I'm mystified as to why anybody would want one, let alone pay …I must admit I'm mystified as to why anybody would want one, let alone pay £45 for it!


Good news! If you don't want one, you don't heave to buy one. I expect other people's desires will forever be a mystery to you.
Stompa48 m ago

I must admit I'm mystified as to why anybody would want one, let alone pay …I must admit I'm mystified as to why anybody would want one, let alone pay £45 for it!


Because some people like bright shiny objects....lol
Get Roku 2 (Model 4205EU) For £34.00 With eCoupon Code TDX-KH7H @ Tesco Direct
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PRODUCT DETAILS Enhance your entertainment choice Access over 4,500 channels and over 150,000 movies and TV episodes Intuitive channel shortcut buttons to your favourite str… Read more
Code has expired :-( good deal if they get more stock stil
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bargins4me14 h, 30 m ago

Hi, I bought it online from Tesco and used the code this afternoon at …Hi, I bought it online from Tesco and used the code this afternoon at about 3pm. I did check yesterday but it was out of stock, so I was glad to see it was back in stock.




Hello again...


Thanks for confirming that... seems like the stock levels at Tesco are all over the place with this product. Hopefully there will be more opportunities for HUKD members to take advantage of this deal before it ends tomorrow!
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milady13 h, 7 m ago

Thanks, this was really, really helpful . I hadn't considered the USB …Thanks, this was really, really helpful . I hadn't considered the USB port issue, but I can see how that could be really useful for a lot of people. My wifi is super strong so I'm probably going to go for the 4K stick on that basis, but it's been really useful to finally understand the options. Thanks again!


You're welcome! FWIW... I think you made a great choice!
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SS4116 h, 26 m ago

Anybody know how to watch ultraviolet films on roku devices since flixster …Anybody know how to watch ultraviolet films on roku devices since flixster and CinemaNow stopped? Thanks




Hi, 'SS41'...


Unfortunately, there's no longer any Roku channels which support UltraViolet film playback in the UK. At one time, UK Roku users had multiple options for streaming their UltraViolet library but, one-by-one, these have all dropped away. In addition to 'Flixster' and "CinemaNow', which you mentioned, there was 'Sainsburys Entertainment' (who ended their services on 20th September 2016) as well as an Roku channel for 'Wuaki TV UK' - since rebranded to 'Rakuten TV UK - who ended the UltraViolet aspect of their service as of 1st March 2017. At that point, UK Roku users were out of options for streaming UV content!

In my opinion, there were too many flaws surrounding how the whole UltraViolet service was set-up to begin with. One of the main bugbears for a lot of users is how the availability of any given film was down to the individual retailer... so even if your UV code was redeemable on 'Flixtser' (for example) there was no guarantee that it would have been redeemable on ' CinemaNow', or 'Wuaki TV UK', or 'Sainsburys Entertainment' (and vice versa). Under the circumstances, it's not surprising that UV support has diminished to all but two options in the UK: namely, Kaleidescape [kaleidescape.com], or; Sony Pictures [ultraviolet.sonypictures.com] and, even then, I think the latter is restricted to just Sony Pictures content - plus, neither one can be streamed on Roku devices!

There's since been a (slight) glimmer of hope with the introduction of "Movies Anywhere" in the United States, which aggregates content from Vudu / Google Play / iTunes / Amazon Video letting you browse and watch your collection of eligible Disney, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal, and Warner Bros movies (along with bonus material and exclusive videos) across multiple devices. They already have a Roku channel developed, which has been released (and is already working) on Roku devices in the USA, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the 'Movies Anywhere' service (together with their Roku app) gets extended to the UK and (if so) makes a better job of things than UV did with their attempt.


However, for the time being, there is no Roku channel for 'UltraViolet' playback... so you may have to look to another device if you wish to use their service in the UK (TIP: several people have reportedly used Nvidia Shield with varying degrees of success for this purpose). Alternatively, you could consider making your own digital copy (in a Roku-compatible format) and then watching via the 'Roku Media Player' channel, or 'Plex', etc, etc. but those are pretty much your only options right now.
IoW_Skin6 h, 26 m ago

Hi, 'milady'...There's a lot to consider between the three devices you …Hi, 'milady'...There's a lot to consider between the three devices you have mentioned. So, it really comes down to your own personal wants and needs for a streaming device. If I were to choose the device shown in this deal, i.e. Roku 2 (Model 4205EU), over the newer 'Roku Express' and/or 'Roku Streaming Stick+' models... it would be purely on account of it having an ethernet port (for a wired network connection, as opposed to a wireless one) and a USB port (for playing media stored on an external drive and/or USB stick) since, in every other way, the two newer devices are just as good but cheaper (Roku Express) or better and come with more features albeit at a higher price (Roku Streaming Stick+).If you don't want (or need) 4K, but have a decent WiFi signal wherever you plan to use it, the HD-only Roku Express is a great streamer. I have one, which I use on a display close to my router (i.e. where there is a very strong WiFi signal) and have experienced no lack of speed when navigating the menus, or "drop outs" in my wireless signal, during the four months that I have owned it. I can highly recommend this to anyone with a decent wireless setup who is happy with HD-only (at best) and doesn't want a 4K-capable device. On the other hand, even if you think you *might* upgrade your television to a 4K model in future, then the 'Roku Streaming Stick+' would be the better choice for you. Yes, it will cost you more initially, but it's likely to be supported for a longer period of time than the 'Roku 2' - which will be three year old technology very soon - and, in my experience, buying the best (preferably *the* best) model you can afford will pay-off in the long run. To put it into perspective, my original 'Roku LT' from 2012 is struggling to run some of the apps now... mainly because the apps are constantly being updated, whereas the hardware remains the same... and even little tweaks in the firmware (i.e. the software that runs the hardware) cannot keep an old device going forever. Likewise, some of the other slightly older models (Roku 2 XS, Roku 1, etc.) are no longer as fast as they were initially. Only my 'Roku 3' and 'Roku2' (like the one listed here) are still doing okay with the current Roku OS and set of apps and that is largely because they were either the top-of-the-line (Roku 3) or the latest device, prior to the release of the Roku Express / Roku Streaming Stick+ models (Roku 2), but I'm not expecting them to be able to cope with the app updates indefinitely.Despite my personal preference for wired connections when streaming, on account of their being far more stable / reliable, if you asked me to pick just one of the three today, it would have to be the 'Roku Streaming Stick+'... but, for the reasons previously explained, if you feel that the 'Roku 2' or 'Roku Express' would suffice for your needs, I would happily recommend either one!



Thanks, this was really, really helpful . I hadn't considered the USB port issue, but I can see how that could be really useful for a lot of people. My wifi is super strong so I'm probably going to go for the 4K stick on that basis, but it's been really useful to finally understand the options. Thanks again!
Samsung SmartThings Multisensor £19.99 Prime / £23.98 Non Prime @ Amazon
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This sensor does temperature, vibration, open/close and orientation. You'll need a SmartThings hub to utilise it. Bought one last month and it's been very reliable. The Amazon r… Read more
dimav832 h, 24 m ago

It is a good alternative for some people, but not a 100% replacement that …It is a good alternative for some people, but not a 100% replacement that will suit everyone.1. Does Xiaomi has the same sensors? Temperature, gyroscope2. Security. Some people will not want Chinese sensor as part of their smart home.So I would perfectly understand mentioning it here, but not "cold" or voting down Samsung's sensor on a basis of Xiaomi.


Fair enough, I admit that strictly speaking this is not a cold deal if you consider only the cost of the Samsung sensor vs RRP. It is though, in my opinion, not a good deal when compared to the capability and cost of comparable sensors, such as the Xiaomi ones. So I have voted it cold on that basis.
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DannyBoy9910th Feb

So you'd prefer not to be told about a better and cheaper sensor and …So you'd prefer not to be told about a better and cheaper sensor and instead just save a small amount on the one in the post? Not sure you understand the point of HUKD if that's the case.


It is a good alternative for some people, but not a 100% replacement that will suit everyone.
1. Does Xiaomi has the same sensors? Temperature, gyroscope
2. Security. Some people will not want Chinese sensor as part of their smart home.

So I would perfectly understand mentioning it here, but not "cold" or voting down Samsung's sensor on a basis of Xiaomi.
dimav833 h, 35 m ago

This is a post for Samsung's sensor, right? And the price for it is good. …This is a post for Samsung's sensor, right? And the price for it is good. Why do you compare it with Xiaomi? Isn't it just a question of price for Samsung's sensor? I thought that this is not a review of all possible sensors.


So you'd prefer not to be told about a better and cheaper sensor and instead just save a small amount on the one in the post? Not sure you understand the point of HUKD if that's the case.
I have around 35 - 40 sensors - window/ motion and temperature - and in the year or so I've had them one has failed. Yes pairing is a PITA but once you get how to do it with a pin it takes about a minute. Plus battery life is excellent. Additionally if you can solder the Xiaomi ones can also do water detection and orientation detection for at most a few quid more. For the price they wipe the floor with the Samsung ones.
My xiaomi aqara sensors worked perfectly with SmartThings. I used a custom device handler.
Logitech Pop Add-On Home Switch Starter Kit- 2 Switches and 1 Bridge £39.99 @ Amazon
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This looks a really good deal. I've been watching this for a while. Has been £79.99
Not bad so far. Useful for grouping Sonos speakers.
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Good value, quick delivery and the quality is very good.
Confirming this is NOT Apple HomeKit compatible. It came with yellow packaging, NOT white one with “Apple HomeKit” logo printed.
tristar16 h, 51 m ago

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONSCompatible withUsing Apple Home app:Apple …TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONSCompatible withUsing Apple Home app:Apple HomeKit-enabled smart home devices, Learn moreUsing Logitech POP app:Smart lights: Philips Hue, Insteon, LIFX, LutronBlinds: Hunter-Douglas, LutronLocks: August Lock (requires August Connect or August Video Doorbell Cam)Connected music: SonosPlatforms: SmartThings, Belkin WeMo,IFTTTRemote Controls: Harmony Elite, Harmony Companion, Harmony Hub, Harmony Pro,and other hub-based Harmony remotesAll devices sold separately.5-year battery life (with typical household use)The POP bridge enables POP Smart Button to work with HomeKit technology. See support.logitech.com for more details.


I am not sure these are the correct specifications. These specifications are the new version which costs 79 on amazon (1 bridge + 1 button).

The specifications for this deal do not mention Homekit. The bridge + 2 buttons seems to be the old version
happyblob3 h, 34 m ago

Does anyone know if these can be used with Sonoff (S20) smart sockets?


You could do it via IFTTT by the looks of It, though it wouldn't be as instant as a local connection like turning on a light switch, and of course wont work if your internet connection is down.
Osram Lightify RGBW B22 Zigbee full colour smart bulb £13.99 prime / £16.98 non prime
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Normally £29.99. Works with SmartThings and I believe it can pair directly with Hue aswell. Looks like a good price for a colour Zigbee bayonet bulb. This is a full colour RGB bul… Read more
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trickytree198430th Jan

I'm not quite sure what your issue is, but my views are my own. Yes, i …I'm not quite sure what your issue is, but my views are my own. Yes, i didn't realise it was full colour, and i thought it was therefore not a great deal. Within minutes i had said "ahh a good deal". Yes i think its a shame its bayonet. That's my view. Deal with it. I also note how you have commented on other deals pointing out that adaptors aren't ideal. Hypocrite? Someone said its the standard in the UK, in reply to me, not you. I replied saying not for lamps. I want this for a lamp, so it does matter. Its not me being difficult, this is not me trying to correct someone. This is me stating that while this person feels it may be the solution for most people, its not for me. Again my view in reply to a comment to ME. Not you. I don't care what you think. On the adaptor, my comment on it "needs to be the other way around" was a genuine one. This was not me correcting the poster. This was me thinking that this bulb was not the solution for me. The ikea adaptors are not the correct solution, i didn't realise there were alternatives. So the correctness here matters. In the end another poster sent me a link to the ones i needed, and i thanked them and ordered 3 bulbs! I did not thank the poster who tried to look smugly correct, when they were in fact not correct. Try to make me look stupid when you are wrong, and ill make a point to correct you, which i feel is fair enough. Again, not about you. I don't care what you think. I think this sums you up perfectly, so a straight copy and paste will do...By arguing for that amount of time on a bit of colloquial phraseology, without focusing on what's important which is communicating to other members what's important, i.e. that they have correct information with which to make better purchasing decisions, you seem to be missing the whole point of this board. People post here mostly to help others find bargains, while many of your posts in this thread seem to focus on ensuring you're right and everyone else is irrelevant.Now, so that i don't waste any more time reading your views, which i frankly do not care about and are not helpful in helping me or other understand the potential solutions out there...consider yourself blocked.


Can you block me too please, because you are really unpleasant.
pinnocchio26 m ago

You've asked so I'll reply.In your original response you made a mistake, …You've asked so I'll reply.In your original response you made a mistake, although you changed your statement a little later you didn't acknowledge the original error.... trickytree1984 27th Jan I'm a fan of Smartthings but this is expensive compared to the tradfri (IKEA) bulbs. trickytree1984 27th Jan Ahh. Full colour. Good then. Shame it's bayonet.even in your change of position you can't seem to help taking a shot at the end...."Shame it's bayonet"Now while everyone is entitled to their views it read to me as if you couldn't resist but to find fault with what the OP had posted.You then went on to comment on someones reply regarding the fact it was a bayonet bulb and that which is in many instances the norm in this country. trickytree1984 27th Jan Andyjb2345 m agoWhat, like most of the country? For ceiling maybe. Not for lamps.What blinking difference does it make? I know loads of houses that have ES27 screw in only fixture sockets and lamps and loads that have B22 bayonet only fixture sockets and lamps. Why on earth would you feel the need to respond in a way that assumes that because this deal is of less import to you it therefore shouldn't be to other people and then you appear to try to diminish their views as a result?Then when someone is talking about a socket adapter you say... trickytree1984 27th Jan TwistedNerve1 h, 20 m agoyou can get a bayonet to screw adapter for 99p or less It needs to be the other way aroundAgain the need to unnecessarily correct a poster, anyone reading the post understood the point TwistedNerve was colloquially making, the specifics of which someone would check appropriately before they made a purchase I'm sure. If you'd instead of phrased it something like this "You'll have to be careful when ordering the adapter to make sure you get the correct one, if you order a bayonet to screw adapter you could get one with a male screw in part and a female bayonet socket as even suppliers often get the phraseology of the order of the connectors wrong. If buying on the high street pay close attention to which connector is on which end before purchase, if buying online look closely at the photos for the same reason, don't rely just on the wording as far too often it's incorrect.".It would have read as trying to be helpful (perhaps even overly helpful to some people...but you can't make everyone happy even some of the time) rather then critical of TwistedNerves attempt to help.Then the pièce de résistance..... trickytree1984 28th Jan TwistedNerve2 h, 36 m agodunno why I'm replying, but here goes..listing is for a bayonet bulb, folk … Read the rest of the comments. This has been discussed. Since you've taken the time to try and make me look incorrect.... You said "Bayonet to screw". If my lights are screw (which they clearly are as I said it's a shame these are bayonet), then I would need to to convert screw to bayonet hence my comment "needs to be the other way around". You quote the socket that needs converting not the bulb. Example....[Image] Does that clear it up for you? #facepalmBy arguing for that amount of time on a bit of colloquial phraseology, without focusing on what's important which is communicating to other members what's important, i.e. that they have correct information with which to make better purchasing decisions, you seem to be missing the whole point of this board. People post here mostly to help others find bargains, while many of your posts in this thread seem to focus on ensuring you're right and everyone else is irrelevant.So the absolute arrogance of your phrase "Does that clear it up for you?" made you look like a person who perhaps would be better investing their time with a bit of introspection about how you see others and their value, rather then spending your time on taking sad and unnecessary potshots at people who at least are trying to help.I'll be surprised if you accept this in the spirit with which it's written, which is an honest attempt to get you to perhaps look again at what you wrote in the thread from someone else's perspective. Instead I'm pretty sure you'll see it as an attack on you and therein lies the issue. It's up to you what you want to take away from it at the end of the day.....but continued negativity is just not helpful or healthy.I won't respond anymore in this thread, it's served it's purpose.


I'm not quite sure what your issue is, but my views are my own.

Yes, i didn't realise it was full colour, and i thought it was therefore not a great deal. Within minutes i had said "ahh a good deal". Yes i think its a shame its bayonet. That's my view. Deal with it. I also note how you have commented on other deals pointing out that adaptors aren't ideal. Hypocrite?

Someone said its the standard in the UK, in reply to me, not you. I replied saying not for lamps. I want this for a lamp, so it does matter. Its not me being difficult, this is not me trying to correct someone. This is me stating that while this person feels it may be the solution for most people, its not for me. Again my view in reply to a comment to ME. Not you. I don't care what you think.

On the adaptor, my comment on it "needs to be the other way around" was a genuine one. This was not me correcting the poster. This was me thinking that this bulb was not the solution for me. The ikea adaptors are not the correct solution, i didn't realise there were alternatives. So the correctness here matters. In the end another poster sent me a link to the ones i needed, and i thanked them and ordered 3 bulbs! I did not thank the poster who tried to look smugly correct, when they were in fact not correct. Try to make me look stupid when you are wrong, and ill make a point to correct you, which i feel is fair enough. Again, not about you. I don't care what you think.

I think this sums you up perfectly, so a straight copy and paste will do...

By arguing for that amount of time on a bit of colloquial phraseology, without focusing on what's important which is communicating to other members what's important, i.e. that they have correct information with which to make better purchasing decisions, you seem to be missing the whole point of this board. People post here mostly to help others find bargains, while many of your posts in this thread seem to focus on ensuring you're right and everyone else is irrelevant.



Now, so that i don't waste any more time reading your views, which i frankly do not care about and are not helpful in helping me or other understand the potential solutions out there...consider yourself blocked.
Edited by: "trickytree1984" 30th Jan
trickytree198422 h, 35 m ago

Indeed I did. 6 minutes, literally 2 comments down after I originally …Indeed I did. 6 minutes, literally 2 comments down after I originally commented. Not sure why you are trolling up for a fight 3 days later on something that wasn't even discussed with you?


You've asked so I'll reply.

In your original response you made a mistake, although you changed your statement a little later you didn't acknowledge the original error....

trickytree1984
27th Jan
I'm a fan of Smartthings but this is expensive compared to the tradfri (IKEA) bulbs.


trickytree1984
27th Jan
Ahh. Full colour. Good then. Shame it's bayonet.

even in your change of position you can't seem to help taking a shot at the end...."Shame it's bayonet"

Now while everyone is entitled to their views it read to me as if you couldn't resist but to find fault with what the OP had posted.

You then went on to comment on someones reply regarding the fact it was a bayonet bulb and that which is in many instances the norm in this country.

trickytree1984
27th Jan
Andyjb2345 m agoWhat, like most of the country?
For ceiling maybe. Not for lamps.

What blinking difference does it make? I know loads of houses that have ES27 screw in only fixture sockets and lamps and loads that have B22 bayonet only fixture sockets and lamps. Why on earth would you feel the need to respond in a way that assumes that because this deal is of less import to you it therefore shouldn't be to other people and then you appear to try to diminish their views as a result?

Then when someone is talking about a socket adapter you say...

trickytree1984
27th Jan
TwistedNerve1 h, 20 m agoyou can get a bayonet to screw adapter for 99p or less
It needs to be the other way around

Again the need to unnecessarily correct a poster, anyone reading the post understood the point TwistedNerve was colloquially making, the specifics of which someone would check appropriately before they made a purchase I'm sure.

If you'd instead of phrased it something like this "You'll have to be careful when ordering the adapter to make sure you get the correct one, if you order a bayonet to screw adapter you could get one with a male screw in part and a female bayonet socket as even suppliers often get the phraseology of the order of the connectors wrong. If buying on the high street pay close attention to which connector is on which end before purchase, if buying online look closely at the photos for the same reason, don't rely just on the wording as far too often it's incorrect.".

It would have read as trying to be helpful (perhaps even overly helpful to some people...but you can't make everyone happy even some of the time) rather then critical of TwistedNerves attempt to help.

Then the pièce de résistance.....

trickytree1984
28th Jan
TwistedNerve2 h, 36 m agodunno why I'm replying, but here goes..listing is for a bayonet bulb, folk …

Read the rest of the comments. This has been discussed. Since you've taken the time to try and make me look incorrect....

You said "Bayonet to screw". If my lights are screw (which they clearly are as I said it's a shame these are bayonet), then I would need to to convert screw to bayonet hence my comment "needs to be the other way around".


You quote the socket that needs converting not the bulb. Example....



Does that clear it up for you?

#facepalm


By arguing for that amount of time on a bit of colloquial phraseology, without focusing on what's important which is communicating to other members what's important, i.e. that they have correct information with which to make better purchasing decisions, you seem to be missing the whole point of this board. People post here mostly to help others find bargains, while many of your posts in this thread seem to focus on ensuring you're right and everyone else is irrelevant.

So the absolute arrogance of your phrase "Does that clear it up for you?" made you look like a person who perhaps would be better investing their time with a bit of introspection about how you see others and their value, rather then spending your time on taking sad and unnecessary potshots at people who at least are trying to help.

I'll be surprised if you accept this in the spirit with which it's written, which is an honest attempt to get you to perhaps look again at what you wrote in the thread from someone else's perspective. Instead I'm pretty sure you'll see it as an attack on you and therein lies the issue. It's up to you what you want to take away from it at the end of the day.....but continued negativity is just not helpful or healthy.

I won't respond anymore in this thread, it's served it's purpose.
Aaaanyway, bringing the discussion back on topic.... 🙄

Ordered this, hue hub found it on 3rd attempt - secret seems to be to simultaneously turn bulb on and hit search in hub app.

Control is perfect via hue app, also via Alexa although only seems to be able to set colour to blue via Alexa, and sometimes doesn’t turn off via Alexa, but that might just be my config - I’ve noticed Alexa seems to take a while to “settle down” when you add new stuff?

Think some reviews mentioned an issue with the green colour, mine seems fine ??

Overall this works almost faultlessly, although my other hue bulbs are not colour so I have no comparison. Happy with it for the price.
pinnocchio1 h, 58 m ago

Ahhh, so you admit you were wrong, that clears it up for me fine thanks.


Indeed I did. 6 minutes, literally 2 comments down after I originally commented. Not sure why you are trolling up for a fight 3 days later on something that wasn't even discussed with you?
SONOFF® DIY Wi-Fi Wireless Switch For Smart Home With ABS Shell Mobile APP Timer Socket Remote Control Switch Module £3.89 @ banggood
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Just received a couple of these and they are great and can confirm they do work with Google Home. Connected it to my porch light but no earth so had to strip the wire back so the e… Read more
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mickrick5 h, 40 m ago

You're probably right. But I never mentioned "breaking" the earth. I was …You're probably right. But I never mentioned "breaking" the earth. I was pointing out that these do not have an earth point, so cannot be used with devices which need to be earthed. Which could be what you're saying. It's hard to tell.


It's hard to tell because you don't understand... As I have mentioned before this is HotUKdeals, advice on here should be taken with a pinch of salt. Although I would suggest that these are no used as is - ideally they should be placed inside a box fitted with grommets for the mains feed. It's all too easy to pull the mains lead out of these exposing the live... but I guess it's too hard for you to understand that...
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mickrick1 h, 47 m ago

You're probably right. But I never mentioned "breaking" the earth. I was …You're probably right. But I never mentioned "breaking" the earth. I was pointing out that these do not have an earth point, so cannot be used with devices which need to be earthed. Which could be what you're saying. It's hard to tell.


I knew what you meant as I am using them and had to split the wires outer shielding to expose all three internal wires then leave the earth intact whilst using the live and neutral.
aLV42614 h, 34 m ago

You obviously know nothing about mains electricity - you never break the …You obviously know nothing about mains electricity - you never break the earth connection, these devices are single phase devices. No residential property in the UK would be supplied with 2 phase (this is generally delivered @ 380v, single phase being delivered @ 240v & 3 phase generally @ 415v). I do believe polyphasing is no longer something any UK power generating company supplies - it's either single phase or 3 phase, if 2 phase is required (very rare and limited devices) it usually derived from 3 phase supplies...Of course this is HotUKdeals - there is no point going into further detail, anyone wanting to install these devices should be smart enough to do their own research or employ someone with the correct knowledge...



You're probably right. But I never mentioned "breaking" the earth. I was pointing out that these do not have an earth point, so cannot be used with devices which need to be earthed. Which could be what you're saying. It's hard to tell.
aLV4267 h, 6 m ago

You can reflash these to emulate WeMo devices - they are supported by …You can reflash these to emulate WeMo devices - they are supported by Alexa...


Yes... that's what I said
b1g1an25th Jan

Flashing stops it working with the app, but that is kind of the whole …Flashing stops it working with the app, but that is kind of the whole point, so the Alexa skill won't work anymore. No need to solder anything if you don't want to, I flashed all mine just wedging the pins in the holes.Tasmota tends to be the weapon of choice nowadays and can be used with any of the usual suspects like home assistant etc but also can emulate a wemo or hue hub so can be picked up and switched using an Echo directly. Don't know about Google as their home automation is very average compared to Alexa so I don't bother with it.The official tasmota site will tell you more than you'll ever want to know about it and just search on YouTube for dozens of tutorials but just be aware, like anything, it can be out of date literally overnight so check carefully before committing.https://github.com/arendst/Sonoff-Tasmota/wiki


You can reflash these to emulate WeMo devices - they are supported by Alexa...
Arlo Smart Home - Single HD Security Camera Kit, 100% Wire-Free, Indoor/Outdoor with Night Vision by NETGEAR £129.99 @ Amazon
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Seems like a good deal, prime exclusive so you must have a prime account to get this deal. No Cords. No Wires. No WorriesThe Arlo camera is completely wireless, with HD smart home … Read more
Chillbo23rd Jan

The Blink system is far superior to this. Fully wireless with up to 2 …The Blink system is far superior to this. Fully wireless with up to 2 YEARS battery life. The XT cameras work outside. Excellent product. They have recently been bought by Amazon.


I am just in the process of sending my Blink XT system back as the trigger mechanism stopped working after 2 weeks rendering it useless. So from my experience they are rubbish
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snappyfish25th Jan

Whats the distance you can use the camera away from unit? I've had someone …Whats the distance you can use the camera away from unit? I've had someone snoop around my old car in drive 4 times in last 3 months, opening doors and checking compartments inside. Nothing to steal but I want to know who it is.


90m line of sight lot less if it has to go though more than one wall mine are all within 20m get full signal on all of them
Whats the distance you can use the camera away from unit? I've had someone snoop around my old car in drive 4 times in last 3 months, opening doors and checking compartments inside.

Nothing to steal but I want to know who it is.
MarkThisDay1 h, 31 m ago

Get a IR flood light


Thanks for bringing these to my attention. I wasn't aware of these. Will look into them.
scottydoobuy1 h, 52 m ago

top one is pro next is standard obviously I've got it pointed towards the …top one is pro next is standard obviously I've got it pointed towards the wall too much but you get the idea [Image]


Thanks. Big difference!
Alfawise Smart WiFi Plug for Google Home and Alexa - £16.14 - Sold by GearBestUK / Fulfilled by Amazon - Prime Exclusive
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Not a bad price for an Google Home/Alexa compatible plug with some good reviews. Currently in Prime Early Access but will be available to everyone soon.
Don't like to be negative about what seems like a good deal, but I am very dubious about these unknown Chinese brands, especially on things that are left permanently plugged in and left switched on. I am sure you've heard of the horror stories of Chinese knockoff chargers bursting into flames - these aren't so different. I think you're better to stick with known brands for these sort of items - but if you wanna take the risk - it's up to you..
Edited by: "pgnl" 22nd Jan
I paid £5 for a couple of SONOFFs a while ago. Work like a charm with Alexa.

Alexa, wireless extender off - turns off my wireless extender that is now permanently in the loft!

Or you call them what you want and tell Alexa to turn that *name* ON or OFF.
Edited by: "refaey" 21st Jan
S20 clone, but way more than I paid for mine.
h3llo_fr1end2 m ago

For me, I want to see Amazon Certified on a smart product instead of just …For me, I want to see Amazon Certified on a smart product instead of just works with Alexa. The difference being that Amazon Certified products interact directly with Alexa rather than through a Third Party skill. E.g. Alexa, turn on the fan. Rather than,Alexa, tell Alfawise to turn on the fan


With these you can just say “Alexa turn on lamp” etc but it is still using a third party.
ScroopEgerton36 m ago

I see no reason for this to go cold, perhaps one of you cold voters could …I see no reason for this to go cold, perhaps one of you cold voters could share your wisdom?


For me, I want to see Amazon Certified on a smart product instead of just works with Alexa.

The difference being that Amazon Certified products interact directly with Alexa rather than through a Third Party skill.

E.g. Alexa, turn on the fan.

Rather than,

Alexa, tell Alfawise to turn on the fan
Edited by: "h3llo_fr1end" 21st Jan
Original Xiaomi Smart Home Aqara Human Body Sensor at Gearbest for £7.52
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Hi guys. I've just found this aqara human sensor link. It shows as £10.21, but when added to basket it magically drops to £7.52. Seems to be cheaper than it was previously posted. … Read more
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Rob_Webb2 h, 40 m ago

Yep, checked live logging and it doesn't log any motion, until suddenly it …Yep, checked live logging and it doesn't log any motion, until suddenly it does. My ST hub logs to a TICK stack and I started to build a dashboard to show when the the Xiaomi saw motion compared to a Samsung detector sitting next to it, but I got side tracked onto something else. I thought it might just be dropping off the network so I created an alert in webcore if it's last update time exceeded twelve hours, but this has never fired.Not sure what exactly you mean by direction, I guess you mean is it mounted with the stand either directly above or below it? If so, yes, motion would be seen as travelling right to left or left to right by the sensor not up/down.



All samsung motion sensor support local processing so it'll definitely be faster than those integrated from the cloud.

In terms of the direction, if you check the manual, it shows something similar to the picture below. The motion sensor only detects motions within a limited range. I found this picture online but I think this is for the old Xiaomi model. Aqara ones may be different than this one. But anyway, if it is upside down, it is possible it couldn't properly detect motions.

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BluCola40 m ago

Have you checked with the app or live logging for the detection speed …Have you checked with the app or live logging for the detection speed other than webcore? Also it may be irrelevant, but have you fit it in the correct direction? Since it only detects either upward or downward depends on how it have it installed.


Yep, checked live logging and it doesn't log any motion, until suddenly it does. My ST hub logs to a TICK stack and I started to build a dashboard to show when the the Xiaomi saw motion compared to a Samsung detector sitting next to it, but I got side tracked onto something else. I thought it might just be dropping off the network so I created an alert in webcore if it's last update time exceeded twelve hours, but this has never fired.

Not sure what exactly you mean by direction, I guess you mean is it mounted with the stand either directly above or below it? If so, yes, motion would be seen as travelling right to left or left to right by the sensor not up/down.
Rob_Webb17 m ago

Don't think so, it's sitting on top of the unit that houses the ST hub, …Don't think so, it's sitting on top of the unit that houses the ST hub, the door sensor in the same room responds pretty much instantly. It may just be that the radio in the one I have is knackered.The Aeotec and Samsung motion sensors I have elsewhere have about a one second lag, which is entirely acceptable.


Have you checked with the app or live logging for the detection speed other than webcore? Also it may be irrelevant, but have you fit it in the correct direction? Since it only detects either upward or downward depends on how it have it installed.
BluCola1 h, 25 m ago

I think there might be a connection problem in your house. I use quite a …I think there might be a connection problem in your house. I use quite a few of them for both window motion detection and for turning lights on in hallway or landing area. They are all very responsive IMHO. There may be 1 second or so lag but I would say that's totally acceptable and mainly caused by webcore running on the cloud and the integration for the sensors and lights are not local processing.


Don't think so, it's sitting on top of the unit that houses the ST hub, the door sensor in the same room responds pretty much instantly. It may just be that the radio in the one I have is knackered.

The Aeotec and Samsung motion sensors I have elsewhere have about a one second lag, which is entirely acceptable.
Rob_Webb20th Jan

Possible word of warning on these if used with Smartthings, mine takes a …Possible word of warning on these if used with Smartthings, mine takes a long time to trigger a webcore piston (over 10 seconds) compared to the Fibaro and Smartthings own. YMMV obviously and these are very cheap in comparison to the others so if speedy response isn't a need for your use case then these may suffice.


I think there might be a connection problem in your house. I use quite a few of them for both window motion detection and for turning lights on in hallway or landing area. They are all very responsive IMHO. There may be 1 second or so lag but I would say that's totally acceptable and mainly caused by webcore running on the cloud and the integration for the sensors and lights are not local processing.
Yale Smart Home Alarm, view & control kit - SR-340 was £580 now £399 instore at B&Q
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Saw this on B&Q website, seems darn good deal for £181 off - checking Google it’s the cheapest around. Debating whether to spend the extra pounds for this kit over the smaller … Read more
HMO-UK9321 h, 0 m ago

Server has been announced to be operational until 2021 - I’ve installed m …Server has been announced to be operational until 2021 - I’ve installed mine and works a treat. Quite cool to link your CCTV and stuff to one hub!


That is the worry, until 2021, so it will work for 4 years (3 if you are pessimistic) but what happens after, given the history of the company will it discontinue server support then or near then. I personally would buy an alarm system that would last at least 10 years, some would argue it should last longer but 4 years is too short
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OperateOnMe1 h, 15 m ago

amazon have offers on often with the price less than this. With Yale, you …amazon have offers on often with the price less than this. With Yale, you have to bear in mind they may stop support at any time and then you are left with potential junk


Server has been announced to be operational until 2021 - I’ve installed mine and works a treat. Quite cool to link your CCTV and stuff to one hub!
amazon have offers on often with the price less than this. With Yale, you have to bear in mind they may stop support at any time and then you are left with potential junk
Bunnings have this for a few pounds cheaper.

Update : only a 15p saving. Sorry


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andypol16th Jan

Let us know how you get on. I'm looking to get the Sr-320 at some point. I …Let us know how you get on. I'm looking to get the Sr-320 at some point. I don't trust some of the reviews as I believe it's a good product and it's just what I'm looking for


I would say set up is a bit of a learning curve to set up, but if you've rooted androids for over many years (and countless bootloops); a "smart alarm" isn't too hard to figure out.

I would only recommend the product if you have the time to understand their logic of installation. Which is intuitive, but not uh.. "normal". It feels like they were constrained by knowledge or money to make it easier for end user.
Hive starter kit was £99.99 (two bulbs and the hub) £44.99 Amazon
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you get the hive hub and 2 bulbs in bayonet or screw for over half price! (the hub on its own is currently £59) can connect it to google home and alexa to allow voice control aswe… Read more
ITMA8 m ago

The pundits are saying that I took it on points.


By liking your own post. Hilarious. Pathetic. Troll
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Ladies please!
trickytree19843 m ago

It was a rhetorical question. I was making a statement. I was not asking a …It was a rhetorical question. I was making a statement. I was not asking a question. You've made yourself look even more of a trolling, petulant, child. Keep going. It's entertainment.


The pundits are saying that I took it on points.
ITMA5 m ago

This is a question mark. ?This is an exclamation mark. !They're both …This is a question mark. ?This is an exclamation mark. !They're both quite useful, but not interchangeable.


Ohhhh you edited it. Still not clever.
ITMA4 m ago

This is a question mark. ?This is an exclamation mark. !They're both …This is a question mark. ?This is an exclamation mark. !They're both quite useful, but not interchangeable.


It was a rhetorical question. I was making a statement. I was not asking a question.

You've made yourself look even more of a trolling, petulant, child. Keep going. It's entertainment.
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Free Google Home with Philips Hue Starter Kit £169.99 @ John Lewis
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Buy a philips hue starter kit and John Lewis and get a Google Home for free. It's a £129 saving!
Google remove all these duplicate posts..... Google!!!! Google for gods sake, Alexa, Alexa, is anyone bloody listening!!!!
£170 for a lightbulb. Bargain!

Please check deals have not already been posted before posting.
Already posted.
Not again lol
TP Link Smart Plug (HS100) - £23.98 @ BT Shop
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TP link smart plug enables you to control your devices via would smart phone or smart speaker with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Also is programmable with the ability to set … Read more
Miles better than Wemo as these actually work perfectly
naveedxo8 h, 43 m ago

https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/tp-link-hs100-smart-socket


Yep, once you log in it then tells you there's none left.

Cheers
Had 3 in Bournemouth at the weekend so I guess it's more store specific now , great plugs though , prefer to the Belkin ones
naveedxo9 m ago

https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/tp-link-hs100-smart-socket


We are sorry, but this product is not available...
Got two of these spare now the Christmas tree is down lol
Philips Hue E14 twin pack plus 3 for 2 offer - £46.95 @ Amazon
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Purchased 3 packs for £93.90, totalling 6 bulbs.
davieg19 h, 33 m ago

God darn it, I thought 42 bucks was a great price


Ha! I never even noticed that! I was actually poking fun at Ikea for not selling them with a bayonet connector
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The white bulbs of Philips Hue are advertised as giving you White (2700 Kelvin) white light, which is warm white. Ikea tradfri bulbs gives light up to Cool White (4500 Kelvin). Its only the Hue White ambience light that can take it up to the range of Cool Daylight (6500 Kelvin) and neither Normal Hue white nor Tradfri range currently give you that facility. The ambiance bulbs are costly. Not everyone needs the cool daylight but that was is my preference as I like that light spectrum, when working.
kDelta57 m ago

The Ikea bulbs would be a great choice but sadly I'm not planning to move …The Ikea bulbs would be a great choice but sadly I'm not planning to move to America any time soon Does anyone know if the Ikea bulbs also come with a bayonet connector, or is it just a screw? This is the first time I've really looked into them and I cant see any.


God darn it, I thought 42 bucks was a great price
davieg11 h, 33 m ago

The IKEA e14 bulbs are only £7 each, so I am thinking of buying 6 of them …The IKEA e14 bulbs are only £7 each, so I am thinking of buying 6 of them for my living room lights, $42 instead of £93.90.I already have a Hue hub and understand that the ikea ones can be controlled by hue.This is a good deal, though if you want to stay with philips bulbs


The Ikea bulbs would be a great choice but sadly I'm not planning to move to America any time soon Does anyone know if the Ikea bulbs also come with a bayonet connector, or is it just a screw? This is the first time I've really looked into them and I cant see any.
The IKEA e14 bulbs are only £7 each, so I am thinking of buying 6 of them for my living room lights, $42 instead of £93.90.
I already have a Hue hub and understand that the ikea ones can be controlled by hue.

This is a good deal, though if you want to stay with philips bulbs
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