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Philips Hue White Smart LED Starter Kit $32.40, Home Auto Motion Sensor $29.90 @ Bunnings

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This seems to be an absurdly cheap price for this Phillips Hue starter kit. Just the Hue Bridges alone are being sold at around $70 else where and even the Bunnings price ($38) is higher than the starter kit.

Additionally, the motion sensor is also quite cheap (about $45+ elsewhere):
https://www.bunnings.com.au/philips-hue-home-auto-motion-sen...

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  • +1 vote

    OP: Please put Bunnings on title

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    Wish they sold B22 bulbs.

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    I spent way too much on these this weekend and bought up on the hub starter, motion sensors and strip light. My local Bunnings was out of stock on the 2m strip kit but JB price matched it (Bunnings price was 1/2 the price of JB's !!)

    I think the whole range was on sale but from memory, I think the "until" date on the in-store price tags was 1/12/19 (assuming until end of day). Still seems to be discounted prices online

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/search/products?page=1&q=philips...

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    Looks like the white dimmable bulbs are also really cheap https://www.bunnings.com.au/philips-hue-white-smart-led-dimm.... These seem to be showing up as $29 plus shipping at Amazon, but are $13.90 at Bunnings.

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      better off buying the kits at $32.40 and selling the bridges, easily sold for $30+

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        Excellent point. The kits do seem to be the best option.

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    E27 Color Ambiance starer kit is $100 cheaper than Amazon. Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance Smart Bulb Starter Kit E27 $129.90

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      I need the B22 kit but it's $239, wonder if they would do the B22 kit for that price as well somehow?

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        Both kits are not the same. The B22 kit includes a Dimmer switch as well and so they’ll never be the same price, which is really frustrating because for some reason all bayonet hue lights are just more expensive for no reason

        • +1 vote

          Oh yeah I see that now, that is disappointing.
          I guess I could still jump on the E27 kit deal since it seems pretty good and then use adapters or change my light fittings over if that is easy enough to do.

        • +2 votes

          Just buy adapters off ebay for $1 or $2 each?

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            @Multiple: Voids house insurance and are dodgy but you could do it.

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      Price has gone back up , along with some of the others.

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        Can't believe the starter kit gone back up to $144

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    They also have the downlights at $29.90. Have them in my bedroom and love them, especially since there are 6 so setting different dim / temp levels to different lights in the same room works really well for a bedroom.

    Only problem is they are not a standard ~90mm downlight size and not a power plug so need an electrician so cost mounts up over regular swap and plug

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      Did the packaging look like this?

      https://imgur.com/a/WBow2bf

      I bought 4 from my local bunnings and the packaging had Chinese all over it. Different to the standard packaging. Not sure what's up with that.

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        Yes mine were also like that. There is a place that sells supposedly genuine 90mm hue downlights but I won’t pull the trigger till I can find any info at all that they actually exist as a product line from Philips

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          Where have you seen these 90mm downlight so called hues? Let me know if you find out if they are im certainly interested!

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        Yeah I was a bit uncomfortable seeing bunnings sell Philips hue bulbs that had Chinese all over it but then my Amazon order came today and it looks exactly the same.

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          Thanks for the confirmation people!

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      Do you need a special transformer for these?

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        I don't know if they're 240v or 12v. 240v don't need a transformer at all. 12v do; older halogen transformers typically won't with with led bulbs since the LEDs don't pull enough current for the transformer to work properly.

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        They come with one

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    Price match with OW ? Want to try this first thing in the morning but damn I'm overseas!

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      I price beat at OW in-store with no problems fwiw. Worked out great because Bunnings didn't have the outdoor spot lights in stock anywhere near me, but OW did. Happy days

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        Can you upload a clear pic of the receipt so that we can use it to buy them as well ?

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          I bought the spot lights at OW so it isn't going to be useful for the kit (I bought it and some remotes at Bunnings before thinking about OW price match).

          https://imgur.com/a/rZs9yZ0

  • -1 vote

    But these are warm white. Would prefer Daylight white.

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    Can anyone confirm that all hubs are the same. So there is no difference between the hubs in the white, white ambiance, and white and color ambiance kits?

    And since I'm asking, I assume the dimmer switch is powered by batteries?

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      The Hue hub is the same across the board.

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      Witch is battery powered

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      Switch is battery 2x coin.
      Hub has a power plug

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    Unfortunately now expired

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      Nope, still there.

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    Back to $144

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    I got the B22 white and colour Ambience starter kit for 102$ with 3 bulbs, dimmer switch and bridge at JB Hi-Fi on Friday.
    I need another one, can I show my receipt and do a price match today?

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      Was that some sort of clearance deal or part of their black friday catalogue? I'd love to get the B22 starter kit at that price, that's even lower than the 129 deal here for the E27 kit without the dimmer???

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    Bugger, was just looking at these last night, was going to grab a starter kit today, but back to normal price now!

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    was gonna buy this morning

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    I had success this morning at a bunch of Bunnings and Officeworks stocking up for Christmas. 6 x units before the price increase!

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    Was about to get it today and bunnings done it again. Never tell you when the deal will end. :(

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    are these only useful for sensing motion and turning on lights ??? … is that it ?? or is there more to it by buying this starter kit ? (apart from price)

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      you add the motion sensor, which was a great deal at $30 but has now gone back up to $45

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        doesn't these smart connections slow down your home WiFi overall?

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          It doesn't use WiFi, so no.

  • +2 votes

    I added this to my cart last night along with a bunch of other hue products but didnt check out.
    Went back this morning, prices all much higher but the prices in my cart were still discounted! proceeded to check out and managed to purchase at the lower price! win!

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    i got the same ones from Amazon, ended up costing me just under $200 once i take the cashback into account.
    5 x Downlights
    1 x Hub
    1 x Motion Sensor
    1 x Echo Dot

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    Still think this is the best deal on Hue lights this weekend.

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/500026

    Just got the white ambiance starter kit matched at JB For $67 (down from ~$180).

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    Wish I bought more of these actually. What am i going to do now with just a hub and two E27 bulbs..