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Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience Starter Kit E27 $154 Delivered (Was $279 45% off) @ Amazon AU

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What a deal! Such a good price for the starter kit.

Note, these are 3rd gen, which are actually better than 4th gen. 3rd gen does something like 12 years whereas 4th gen is only 6 years longevity

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    This will be my second useless bridge but I'm okay with that…

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      sell on ebay! I sold mine got $40. haha

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        or marketplace for around $30

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          Never thought I would need a second bridge but … Now my second is almost full. What a rabbit hole

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            @jasontworld: What in the world do you have? A mansion?

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            @jasontworld: Full? I don't have a bridge — just using Zigbee in Echo. What is the maximum number you can have per device?

  • +2 votes

    Unfortunately far from the best price they have previously been when on special, I remember buying some at $129. As always, don't forget the price match discounts at Bunnings for further discounts.

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      Hmmm cant seem to find the starter pack on the Bunning site. There might still be some available in store.

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      I didn't know that Bunnings price beat Amazon. Good to know if that's correct!

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      When were they $129 for the coloured ones?

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          Dude, click the camel link in the OP and you can see they’ve been down as low as $129.

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            @aja12: Just checked my last purchase - it was $129.90 July 2019… :)

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              @bargainshooter: Definitely have been lower… $129 sounds about right.

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              @bargainshooter: I remember this, i got my white ambient kit at the same sale for 59$ which included a hub and a switch with 2 dimmable bulbs.

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            @aja12: The camel link?

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              @nzcoops: Sorry mate, I literally had to type that and hit "Post Comment" before it showed on my screen.
              You know how it is.

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        Quite recently I got price matched bunnings when they were $129 for 3rd party at Amazon

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      I was told Bunnings recently changed their price match policy

      You can only price match on items that you can pick up or get same day delivery

      So rules out most online retailers

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        I'd be very surprised if this wasn't caused directly by Amazon. The sad thing is that this change benefits Amazon and will make their market share bigger.

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    B22 300aud! Holy cow

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    Bought one! Thanks.

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    This isn't a bad price, but it seems like a lot of places are clearing stock of this model and so perhaps it could be had for a lot lower. There's been multiple in-store clearances at places like the good guys and target.
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/540742
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/544256

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    I'm interested but 10W isn't bright enough for my space. Are there brighter options in another brand someone could recommend?

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      You know that 10W for a LED bulb is way different to a 50W traditional bulb? You need to look at LUMENS.

      These hue bulbs will be either just as bright or brighter than what you already have installed.

      EDIT:

      For reference these Hue bulbs output about 806 lumens which is the rough equivalent to a 60W incandescent light bulb. The advantage of the Hue bulbs is the far lower power usage, longer life and brightness control.

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        I was on my phone and lazy but yes I understand it's all about the lumens. I just replaced 3 with 18W LED's which are about 1400-1600 lumens (not quite sure which) and they're perfect. I just don't think the lower lumens would cut it in the space I need lit.

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      LIFX 800 lumens (same as this) rated Minis are brighter by far. Tests have proved it.

      LIFX also makes 1100 lumen bulbs.

      But, you need decent wifi if you're putting 5+ LIFX in.

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      Apparently stronger bulbs are coming out, 1600 lumens, 2700k (warm white) only (so only dimming, no colour change). I expect they will also be quite expensive for a while.

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        Thanks, that would be almost perfect… Lumens is right, ironically I'd want cool white though if it was dimming only.

        I'll sit on the side lines for a bit longer.

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    so can this be price matched elsewhere? like jb?

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      Good Guys have them for $149 at the moment, tried price matching at Harveys and got nowhere but their policy sucks now compared to what it used to be (coming from someone that used to work there) but you may have luck elsewhere.

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    Got some at bunnings price beat no issues

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    Thought these would be cheaper by now with the impending V2 Philips Hue?

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      Impending V2? I'm pretty sure these ones are 3rd gen.

    • +2 votes

      You're probably thinking of the 1600-800 lumen white-only (not adjustable) Hue bulb? Its not an entire new gen though. I haven't heard of anything else.

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        Sorry. I thought they were releasing the Bluetooth ones that no longer required a bridge.

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    Does anyone know if Amazon offer refunds for change of mind?

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      Yes, but you have to pay the postage fees for return

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        Yeh that's fine. Cheers mate.

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      You bought this and regret it?

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        No haven't purchased yet.

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    Thanks OP, ordered. Question: This is my first Hue device. I've got a bunch of echo devices including a first gen echo plus with built in zigbee hub. Is there any value in using the included Philips hub? Or are all activities (routines etc) available for the Echo? I intend to control it primarily with voice.

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      You can but you'll miss out many features that's offered with the hue bridge. I'd suggest that you equip the bridge and then link it to Alexa for voice control, I personally set it up like that. (It also auto adds to iOS Home app which means you can use siri to control it too!)

  • +1 vote

    Whats the difference between this one and the one from TGG $149? Are they the same?

    https://www.thegoodguys.com.au/philips-intelligent-led-light...

    Immo This would be a bargain: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/540742

    • +1 vote

      TGG one is for the standard bulbs, not the RBG bulbs.

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        They are all the same. $159 is not cheap price anymore.

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      Mm holy cow. I dont see any difference. Both are color ambience. You may have found a cheaper deal.

      TGG $149 pickup + 3.5% CB + 20$ Bonus store credit for spending 120-150$ (promo exp 17/6).

      Woot woott!

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    Bunnings now have these at $139

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      Link? don't see this pack on their website at all?

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      Sorry got wrong not on website $209 bunnings but $138.60 with price beat to amazon

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    Just called my local Good Guys and picked up the last colour set for $100.

    Store: Maroochydore, Queensland

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      how did you manage that?

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        probably last store stock clearance

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        @rollin: I just called them up and said that I saw other stores were selling them for $70. And he offered $100. I didn't want to push my luck so accepted his price. Prob could have though.

        @pippohippo: very likely, based on the recent sales of this item.

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      Thanks for the tip - I phoned my local Good Guys today and asked if they had stock…two left, discounted to $75 each.
      Bought both!

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        @djrandy00: Good job for getting them at $75 and both too!

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    What kind of lights do I need for these to work?

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      Per the Go To Deal link these will work with E27 fittings (which is the screw in type). You can also get a set for B22 lights (which is the bayonet-style, push and twist type).

      Here's the link to the full list of bulbs from the official site

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    One more question (i'd previously decided not to buy these based on the lumens but I'm tempted to give them a go anyway)

    The bridge mentions an ethernet connection. Where I am, I don't have access to the modem. Does that bridge need to be directly plugged into the modem via ethernet for the magic to happen?

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      Yes.

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      No access at all? If you could get access you could bridge it, for example via Ethernet over power.

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        No physical access however I can access it via browser.