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Philips Hue Go Lamp V1.0 $45 @ Bunnings

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Stopped in at a Bunnings I was passing and found these marked down.

This is Hue Go V1. I'm unsure of stock levels across the country.

V2 is a little brighter and has Bluetooth.

A link to V2 info
https://www.philips-hue.com/en-nz/p/hue-white-and-color-ambiance-go-portable-light-(latest-model)/7602031N6

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    I called my local store and was told no stores in Sydney have stock.

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    Sorry if this is a stupid question but what is the benefit of having bluetooth on Hue products if you have the hub? I have mine all connected to Smartthings as well and they are running fine.

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      I assume it's so you don't need the hub.

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      Just installed Hue downlights and only using BT for now, may add a Bridge later. The experience is good with the Hue BT app, but the Hue app adds a lot more functionality, including room-by-room organisation, etc.

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      Not a stupid question. There is absolutely no reason for Bluetooth if you've already got the Hue hub.

      Bluetooth seems to have been added just to get rid of the complaints Hue was too expensive compared to competitors that didn't require a hub. They want people to use Bluetooth initially, then they realise they need the hub and spend more.

      It's done the reverse for me, I've avoided buying more with Bluetooth functionality, I'm fed up with so many Bluetooth 'devices' waiting to connect to something. I haven't figured out if it's possible to turn off the Bluetooth on the bulbs.

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        Thanks for the answer. Seems like a good opportunity to buy up the non-bluetooth product they seem to want to get rid of.

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      These are portable. I use something similar when travelling & need to get up & go to the toilet when Im in unfamiliar terrain.

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    Genuine question- would going to buy this considered an enough excuse for a trip to Bunnings ?

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      You need an excuse?!

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        Having no lights is a hazard.
        This is a safety issue - definately essential travel…

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          Ohh forgot about lockdowns

          Thought it was an excuse for the SO

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      Gladys said buying a fridge is essential, but going into a store to browse to buy a fridge is not OK. I would say buying a light bulb is essential too and since you know what you are buying at Bunnings, it is no longer browsing. However, new Bunnings stores in Sydney are getting listed as exposure sites daily recently so I'd personally rather not go to a Bunnings right now.

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        Would they offer C&C for phone orders, given the situation?

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    wait do you need the hub or can it be connected directly to amazon echo or google home?

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      You need the hub. V2 require no hub.

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      Not google or echo dot, but can connect direct to other Echo devices which have Zigbee.

      Any in WA?

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      Using the hub also gives you access to the full colour capabilities of the lamp.
      Without the hub you have 7 default colour modes (white modes and a few preset colours you can cycle through), but no dimming, controlled by a single button.
      With the hub you can control it with the app (and/or additional remote), getting access to full colour adjustments, dimming, etc etc.
      I have the v1 and I love it. Would buy again at this price in a heartbeat. I use it instead of the downlights in a 4m x 4m movie room for perfect lighting when people need soft light to eat during a film etc without affecting the picture.

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    They are available in my local store , but $129.

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      That's the updated version 2.