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The perfect Philips Hue Lights, Bulbs And Accessories Deals In September 2017
Welcome to T3’s extensive guide to the most affordable prices and deals for all of the current Philips Hue lights, bulbs, lamps, starter kits and accessories. We have searched far and wide across the internet to seek out the bottom prices on the Philips Hue starter kits, Hue bulbs, lightstrips, dimmer switches, Go lamps and rather more besides.
You will find everything here to get you started together with your Philips Hue collection and we’ll run through every item to let you understand what it’s, wifi electric light switch in addition to compare it against the opposite products that will help you choose the suitable items for your property.
If you are on the lookout for clarification on which Philips Hue bulb type or fixture fitting to purchase, we’ve everything you’ll want to make an informed buying decision. Philips Hue lights are also an ideal match for home voice-assistants too. If that sounds like something you fancy, check out our Google Home deals and Amazon Echo deals pages when you are done here.
1. Philips Hue Colour Ambiance Starter Kit (Screw bulb)
Needs bridge: Yes (included) | Fitting: Screw (A19 or E27) | Ambience: Yes | Colour: Yes | Richer colour: Yes | Power: Mains | Extendable: Yes
That is our top recommendation if you are trying to get started with Philips Hue as it includes wifi electric light switch three Richer Colour bulbs and the Philips Hue Bridge 2.0 base station. With this set you can really kit your home out for parties or simply freshen up the ambiance in a room, and provides a very good platform you possibly can add to with more bulbs later on. Remember to take a look at the range of Philips Hue apps to seek out new colour scheme ‘recipes’ – there’s even an Apple app that attempts to imitate your TV’s on-screen lighting to reinforce the image with in-room lighting via the camera on your iPhone or iPad. The costs above are for the medium-sized screw bulbs. Within the UK, they’re referred to as E27 bulbs, whereas within the US and beyond they’re often known as Edison or A19 bulbs.
2. Philips Hue Colour Ambiance Starter Kit (Bayonet bulb)
Needs bridge: Yes (included) | Fitting: Bayonet (B22) | Ambience: Yes | Colour: Yes | Richer colour: Yes | Power: Mains | Extendable: Yes
Just like the above bulbs but with an old-school British B22 or Bayonet fitting. You will find these in some other remote parts of the globe, but generally they’re UK only. You are likely to wish bayonet bulbs within the UK if you are using slightly older desk or ceiling lamps – most modern fixtures use screw fittings so do ensure that you are buying the fitting type!
3. Philips Hue Colour Ambiance Starter Kit (Spotlight bulbs)
The final word in multi-coloured home lighting
Needs bridge: Yes (included) | Fitting: Spotlight (GU10) | Ambience: Yes | Colour: Yes | Richer colour: Yes | Power: Mains | Extendable: Yes
The ultimate product within the Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance Starter Kit range is that this spotlight bulbs set. This kind of bulb is often known as GU10. These are probably the most modern fixtures of the massive three and are generally found in kitchen lighting, cabinets, alcoves and new-build bathrooms. Because most kitchens are inclined to have not less than six spotlight bulbs it can be quite expensive to fill each slot with a Hue bulb so getting the cheapest prices out there’s much more important. You’ll want to check the ‘feet’ on the pictures to ensure these match the bulbs you might have at home before buying. Note: as things stand, the GU10 Philips Hue Starter Kit just isn’t available in the US.
4. Philips Hue White Starter Kit
The cheapest approach to get Philips Hue in your house
Needs bridge: Yes (included) | Fitting: Screw (A19 or E27) | Ambience: No | Colour: No | Richer colour: No | Lumens: 750 | Power: Mains | Extendable: Yes
This entry-level Philips Hue White Starter Kit comes with two white bulbs together with the standard Hue Bridge. This kit may lack colour or ‘temperatures’ of white but it still includes smart features like dimmer lighting, timers and remote switching (via smart devices). We have listed the best prices for the Philips Hue White Starter Kits in each available bulb type above.
5. Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter Kit
Our pick of the non-colour Starter Kits
Needs bridge: Yes (included) | Fitting: Screw (A19 or E27) | Ambience: Yes | Colour: No | Richer colour: No | Lumens: 860 | Power: Mains | Extendable: Yes
Unlike the opposite Philips Hue Starter Kit deals, many of the White Ambiance sets include a wireless dimmer switch to use anywhere in your house. This might be on a table together with your other remotes, or whilst an additional light switch for those who stick it on a wall (no wires or drilling required) – perfect if any of your existing wall switches require a stumble at the hours of darkness before finding it. The White Ambiance bulbs are able to a lot greater than the usual white bulbs as they’ll emit differing shades or temperatures of white light and their dimming range can be a lot more impressive than the usual white bulbs. So you possibly can wind them as much as a pointy, bright white light, or chill the scene down with a warmer, natural glow more akin to sunrise/sunset. It is easier on the eyes and an incredible new way to see your property. If you are not bothered about multi-coloured bulbs, these are those to go for. As things stand, the Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter Kit is just available with the E29/A19 screw-in bulbs. This set can include either two or three bulbs.
6. Philips Hue Bridge 2.0
Essential for full Hue control
Compatible devices: Hue White bulbs, Hue White Ambiance bulbs, Hue White and Colour Ambiance bulbs, Hue Bloom lamp, Hue Iris lamp, Hue Go lamp, Hue Motion Sensor, Hue Lightstrips, Hue Tap, Hue Switch | Wall-mountable: Yes (optional) | Router connection: Ethernet only
The Philips Hue Bridge 2.0 is an essential a part of the Philips Hue ecosystem as it is the brain that connects your bulbs and allows you to make use of them with apps from your phone or connected Smart devices just like the Echo Dot or Google Home. You possibly can really go to town with connected, bulbs, lamps and lightstrips too because the Philips Hue Bridge can control as much as 50 lights at once. So yes, you possibly can basically turn every room into Vegas, minus the fear and loathing in fact. So, if you want to change the colours of the ambiance bulbs, you need to have a Hue Bridge 2.0. There may be an older version, however the 2.0 is the only one on general sale now. If you are yet to buy any Philips Hue bulbs, then your cheapest option to become involved is to purchase one of many Philips Hue Starter Kits mentioned above because it comes with a few bulbs and one of these Philips Hue Bridges. If you have already got some bulbs, or are just upgrading from the older Bridge, then these are your best prices for the Philips Hue Bridge 2.0.
7. Philips Hue E27 A19 Colour Ambiance Bulb
The best Philips Hue bulb
Needs bridge: Yes | Fitting: E27 / A19 Screw | Ambience: Yes | Colour: Yes | Richer colour: Yes | Lumens: 800 | Power: Mains | Extendable: Yes
If you are all set with a starter kit or if you have picked up a Hue Bridge already, we imagine you have caught the Philips Hue disco fever and are on a mission to fill your house with extra white and colour ambiance bulbs. Here you will find the best prices for the medium-sized screw in bulbs. Within the UK, they’re categorised as E27, whereas over within the States you may know then as A19 or Edison bulbs.
8. Philips Hue B22 Colour Ambiance Bulb
The best bayonet Philips Hue bulb
Needs bridge: Yes | Fitting: B22 Bayonet | Ambience: Yes | Colour: Yes | Richer colour: Yes | Lumens: 800 | Power: Mains | Extendable: Yes
Move along US readers, these little oddities are usually only found in the UK where apparently someone thought it could be great to have an awkward turn and lock bulb that’s really fun to change in the dark. Thankfully these ones supposedly have a life of 25,000 hours! The Philips Hue B22 bayonet bulbs have the same functionality as the E27 bulbs above, but with the old-school bayonet fixture. We usually find there’s a minimum of one bayonet in UK homes, so this can be a handy one-off purchase if you’ve already bought an E27 screw-in starter kit for you other bulbs.
9. Philips Hue GU10 Colour Ambiance Bulb
One of the best spotlight Philips Hue bulb
Needs bridge: Yes | Fitting: GU10 Spotlight | Ambience: Yes | Color: Yes | Richer color: Yes | Lumens: 750 | Power: Mains | Extendable: Yes
The GU10 bulbs are for spotlights in your home. The prices above are for just one bulb, and seeing as most spotlight areas encompass multiple bulbs (a kitchen ceiling for example), the costs can get out of hand pretty quick. Have you considered buying a Hue Bloom or Hue Go lamp instead to do an analogous job, for a lot less We’ve listed prices for both further down this page too.
10. Philips Hue E14 E12 Colour Ambiance Bulb
One of the best colour bulb for small lamps
Needs bridge: Yes | Fitting: E12 (US) E14 (UK) Small screw | Ambience: Yes | Color: Yes | Richer color: Yes | Lumens: 800 | Power: Mains | Extendable: Yes
There are so many different names for these bulbs, it can be a bit of nightmare tracking them down. These smaller screw-in bulbs are coded as A12 in the US, A14 in the UK and are also known as candle or candelabra bulbs. This size of bulb is very popular with small lamps, particularly the sort you could have bedside. Annoying, Philips does not do a starter kit with any of these bulbs yet. If you already have one of the others, chances are these are on you’re most wanted list. Make sure you check the fixtures of any lamps before buying though to make sure you need these smaller ones rather than the medium-sized screw-ins found above. Note: This bulb is set to launch in October 2017 in the US.
11. Philips Hue E27 A19 White Ambiance Bulb
A vast improvement over regular bulb light
Needs bridge: Yes | Fitting: A19 (US) E27 (UK) Screw | Ambience: Yes | Color: No | Lumens: 806 | Power: Mains | Extendable: Yes
If the colour ambiance bulbs are a bit pricey right now, you can save a lot of money by opting for the Philips Hue White Ambiance bulb instead. It’s not just the dimmable lighting, or Alexa-enabled control that make this bulb stand out though, it’s the ambient degrees of white, or ‘temperatures’ of light. The short version: there is a natural sunlight feel to the shades of white with modest hints of yellow, white or orange to choose from. Like that gorgeous soft golden firey glow at sunset and sunrise You can have that as the default at any time of day. Standard white lighting is hard to go back to after this. You may find the latest and cheapest prices for this bulb with an E27 (UK) or A19 Edison (US) fitting above. They’re the identical bulb, just named differently in the US and UK, seemingly to punish any poor soul trying to write an international article about them.
12. Philips Hue B22 White Ambiance Bulb
A vast improvement over regular bayonet bulb light
Needs bridge: Yes | Fitting: B22 Bayonet | Ambience: Yes | Color: No | Lumens: 806 | Power: Mains | Extendable: Yes
Us British folk are the principle crowd for the B22 bayonet bulbs that has seen generations of families back away slowly after attaching it, hoping it does not just fall out. At these prices, you definitely don’t want that to happen. We do love these bulbs and their natural sunlight glow, well we’re presuming it’s natural, from that time our grandparents told us concerning the sun coming out.
13. Philips Hue GU10 White Ambiance Bulb
Comes in a two pack
Needs bridge: Yes | Fitting: GU10 Spotlight | Ambience: Yes | Color: No | Lumens: 250 | Power: Mains | Extendable: Yes
Seeking to replace your existing spotlight bulbs with something a little less harsh than that default sterile white light The Philips Hue White Ambiance spotlight bulbs are far from cheap, but we have made our way through a comprehensive list of retailers to seek out the best prices going. Compared to loads of the opposite bulbs on this page, these ones at least are available a two pack, supplying you with a headstart on getting your multi-light fixtures converted.
14. Philips Hue E14 E12 White Ambiance Bulb
Best for small lamps
Needs bridge: Yes | Fitting: E12 (US) E14 (UK) Small screw | Ambience: Yes | Color: No | Lumens: 470 | Power: Mains | Extendable: Yes
These smaller screw-in bulbs are generally known as E12 in the US and E14 bulbs in the UK. Or you may find them under candelabra/candle bulbs. Again, this is white ambiance bulb, so you’re getting multiple temperatures of natural looking light. Most modern bedside lamps use this bulb size and this is a better option than buying a medium-to-small Edison bulb converter to make the larger bulbs work. We looked into this and so many of those converters have wildly differing opinions on the Amazon’s reviews, with many of them not working or requiring a bit of connection bending. Just buying the proper bulb sounds much safer to us.
15. Philips Hue E27 A19 White Bulb
Probably the most basic Philips Hue bulb
Needs bridge: Yes | Fitting: E27 (UK) A19 (US) Screw | Ambience: No | Color: No | Lumens: 750 | Power: Mains | Extendable: Yes
This is your most basic Philips Hue bulb out there. If you’re proud of dimmable lighting as the only feature, then these are worth a look. You’ll be needing a Hue Bridge or Light Switch to take advantage of that though. The costs below are for the standard medium-sized E27 or A19 screw-in or Edison bulb. If you’re after bayonet fittings, we’ve got those covered afterwards.
16. Philips Hue B22 White Bulb
The most basic bayonet Philips Hue bulb
Needs bridge: Yes | Fitting: B22 Bayonet | Ambience: No | Color: No | Lumens: 750 | Power: Mains | Extendable: Yes
Just like the bulb above, just a basic white bulb. Be certain that you’re picking up the Hue Bridge or the Hue Light Switch to reap the benefits of the smart features like dimmable lighting or remote switching. If you’re not bothered about any of this, there’s not much point in paying this much for a bulb! The chart below is for UK buyers in search of B22, aka bayonet bulbs. Apparently the world was happy to embrace David Beckham, Downton Abbey and the English language, but not our awkward, clumsy light bulbs. Cannot think why.
17. Philips Hue Go
A portable party pleaser
Bridge required: Yes | Bulbs required: Built-in | Ambience: Yes | Colour: Yes | Richer colour: Yes | Lumens: 300 | Power: Mains and rechargeable battery
Fancy half a sphere of warm glowing light to add some multicoloured style to your property Then you may need the Philips Hue Go. This LED lamp can lie flat, or at an angle and looks great on its own, or turned to face a wall to illuminate it in a large spread. The light isn’t too bright in case you have it facing into the room either (whereas the Hue Bloom is a bit too piercing to look at directly). Oh, and just in-case you were wondering, it’s not a bowl, it’s a solid half ball. The Philips Hue Go is powered via a mains plug, but also can work wirelessly for up to three hours via the built-in rechargeable battery, meaning you can take it outside or move it to where it looks best for parties or experiment with the best area of a room to position it without cables getting in the best way. Every Hue Go is capable of showing colours from a variety some 16 million strong. So don’t think they only come in individual colours, the ones shown on retailer sites are just examples of what it will probably do. So you’re not stuck with red, blue or green for example.
18. Philips Hue Bloom
One of the best Philips Hue for lighting walls
Bridge required: Yes | Bulbs required: Built-in | Ambience: Yes | Colour: Yes | Richer colour: Yes | Lumens: 120 | Power: Mains
The Philips Hue Bloom is similar to the lamp-like Philips Hue Go above as far as room lighting goes. It lacks the portable features of the Go though and emits a harsher looking light when viewed directly due to its thinner bulb cover, but it is generally simpler when turned to face a wall to bathe a side of the room in colour. The Go is more of a party piece favourite, to be placed in prominent positions to be shown off. But for those who’e after something mainly to lighten up a wall and are happy to tuck it away behind something, then you definately might as well save a bit of money and go for this cheap Philips Hue Bloom. We particularly enjoyed putting it behind/to 1 side of the TV to light up the wall behind in numerous colours of our choosing – dark blue for horror, green for football and so forth.
19. Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus
Shape light your way
Bridge required: Yes | Bulbs required: Built-in | Length: 2m (UK) 6ft (US) | Ambience: Yes | Colour: Yes | Richer colour: Yes | Lumens: 1600 | Power: Mains | Extendable: Yes
The Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus is by far the best multi-coloured lightstrip in the business, with a smooth, warm array of colours to choose from via the app. The sticky-tape undercoating means you can put the strip anywhere you want. You don’t have to make use of the sticky version though if you need to keep moving it around the house. We’ve seen them work under breakfast bars, under tables, behind TVs, around mirrors and more. You can cut them to fit, although we don’t really advise this as you can’t put them back together. The Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus is 6ft (1.82m) long in the States and two meters in the UK. That’s right, America, the Brits are getting 18cm more in their Hue Lightstrips. You may extend your strips further though with the official Philips Hue Lightstrip Extensions as seen below.
20. Philips Hue Lightstrip Extension
Go even further
Bridge required: Yes | Bulbs required: Built-in | Length: 1m (UK) 3ft (US) | Ambience: Yes | Colour: Yes | Richer colour: Yes | Lumens: 1600 | Power: Powered by original Lightstrip Plus | Extendable: Yes
Note: You need to buy the Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus (see above) before buying these Lightstrip extensions, so don’t think you can save a bit of cash by going for these instead. Also, make sure you are buying an actual lightstrip extension rather than a lightstrip cable extension. The latter is just a cable, with no lights on it and sneaks into a variety of search results. Apologies if these pop up in our comparison charts below, we’ll try to stay frosty though. The Philips Hue Lightstrip Extension lengths vary on both sides of the pond again with US customers drawing the short straw at 3ft (91cm) compared to a complete meter in the UK.
21. Philips Hue Motion Sensor
Say goodbye to switches
Hue Bridge and Hue lights required: Yes | Programmable: Yes | Power: 2 AAA Batteries | Daylight Sensor: Yes | Size: 2cm x 5.5cm x 5.5cm | Placements: Anywhere
While we love using the voice and mobile controls for Philips Hue products, the thought of motion activated lighting is just oh so cool. It’s more than cool though, it’s incredible handy and could even make your house safer. Take those visits to the bathroom late at night. Was your own home built with the hallway light switch ridiculously far out of your bedroom door Tired of tripping up on shoes/Lego/burglars/pets in the dark as you stumble towards the switch Say goodbye to those days with the Philips Hue Motion Sensor. Naturally, you’ll need to have a Philips Hue light set up in the area you want to light up. We like how the built-in light sensor ensures it won’t go off during the day and waste electricity. You can adjust the sensitivity too, just in-case it looks a bit Mordor-like outside throughout the day.
The Hue Motion sensor runs off a pair of AAA batteries too, meaning you may put it anywhere you want rather than be forced to depend on a mains plug. Put it on the floor, on a window sill, table, mount on the wall or even on the fridge door thanks to the magnet, although that might mean getting busted sneaking off for midnight snacks.
22. Philips Hue Tap
Powered by…. magic
Hue Bridge and Hue lights required: Yes | Programmable: Yes | Power: Kinetic (no batteries required) | Placements: Anywhere
This handy lightswitch in your Philips Hub bulbs is a technical marvel. It doesn’t plug into the mains, it is not wired into the walls and it is not powered by batteries. Instead, the functions are powered by kinetic energy gathered by simply pushing the button themselves. Appears like solid evidence of witchcraft to us. We’d kindly like all remote controls to be like this going forwards please. Death to the triple A battery! You’ll be able to program any Philips Hue light in your home with the Philips Hue Tap and access your preset colour schemes, dimmable features or simply power the lights on or off. As it’s not nailed down, you can put it in any room in the house. If you’re growing bored with using the app on your phone for essentially the most basic features of Philips Hue lighting, then this could possibly be an essential purchase for you. No batteries!
23. Philips Hue Dimmer Switch
Traditional and reliable
Hue Bridge and Hue lights required: Yes | Power: 1x CR2450 battery | Placements: Anywhere
Sometimes, a classic switch on your Philips Hue lights is just what you need. Especially if you don’t want to be asking Alexa to do everything, or must get out your phone every time you need to tweak the basic settings of your bulbs. This switch comes with a wall-mountable dock to slot in the Philips Hue Dimmer Switch remote control, so you may place it wherever it’ll be most handy. That could possibly be a dark hallway, or right by your front door for when you come home. Being able to remove the switch as an impromptu remote control to put in your coffee table is very handy too.
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