Philips Hue nearly half price on Amazon today

Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance Mini Starter Kit, B22, 10 W https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07BVQZSGG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_Lq9FBbVX9NERE

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That is a good deal!

Does anyone ever pay full price for hue?

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Probably the same people who pay full price for Dominos pizza.

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If you buy your Hue kit like I did just now

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and you don’t do this straight after

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Then what even are you doing? :upside_down_face:

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Do you not need a bridge anymore?

I keep thinking about these but the initial cost is just so hard to justify to myself

I have one but it’s cheaper to buy the kits and sell the hubs

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Included in Starter Kit?

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I meant if @anon72173902 is selling his

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Not relevant to the thread directly but if you use smile.amazon.co.uk you can pick a charity to donate a small percentage of your amazon purchases to :slight_smile: It’s not a lot, but it’s something.

(If you struggle to chose, personally I recommend JDRF UK who are a charity researching a cure and treatment for Type 1 diabetes!)

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There is also this starter kit that seems like a good deal which includes an Amazon Echo

2 bulbs for £70? I’ll sit in the dark, thanks! :joy:

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It’s also the bridge which is worth around £30.

True, but the hub does nothing alone so it’s only value is in conjunction with the bulbs so I’d look at it as a 2 bulb price in the same way.

I find £7.99 expensive for an LED bulb, no way I’m paying £45!

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Ah, so the bulbs are “only” £20 each?

Maybe I have a different perception of “worth” to others :thinking:

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I’ve had my Hue lights for a while now, works nicely with Nest Protect and Harmony Remote Hub :slight_smile:

Those kits are about £60 in B&Q

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I think these might have been returns as this is not the normal hue packaging hence the discount?

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An argument I come across all the time.

I’ve had Philips Hue lights for… 8 years now? Whenever they launched in the UK anyway.

Haven’t had to change a single light yet - I’ve bought other lights (LED and Halogen), and I’ve spent more on those as they die.

So £20 might seem a lot initially (because it sounds it), but in the long run, it’ll save you money.

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Your experience is different from mine. I replaced a halogen recently which has been in almost daily use since halogen indoor bulbs were a thing (I don’t know how long that is, but it’s a long time).

In fact, I replaced an incandescent bulb recently which gets some daily use for about 3/4 of the year, and that must be 10-15 years old. The replacement halogen bulb was £3, so there’s about 7 of them for one Hue bulb.

I think that Hue bulbs are a great idea, but they are just not worth the expense for me.