Black Friday just came early: Philips Hue starter kit is 30% off today

Philips Hue White and Colour E27 starter kit slashed by over £50. B22 bayonet bulb gets a price cut, too

Philips Hue deal

Amazon Prime Day is long gone, the July sales are pretty much over and so we now have to wait for the Black Friday deals to arrive at the end of November to save big on essential smart home kit.

Or do we? Not if you've been thinking you'd like to light up your home with the best smart lights on the market, because Amazon has just slashed 30% off the Philips Hue White and Colour E27 starter kit.

The starter kit consists of three bulbs, the Philips Hue bridge and a remote dimmer switch.

The bridge is the essential bit which enables all you to control your lights remotely, whether that's via voice with a smart assistant such as an Amazon Echo or Google Home, the Philips Hue phone app or a dimmer switch.

The bulbs are both white and colour (ie the best ones). They offer millions of colours and 50,000 shades of white light, which should be enough for anyone.

The dimmer switch means that you – or guests – can easily control the lights in the traditional way of pressing a switch on the wall. The dimmer is also held to the wall-mounted base plate magnetically so you can remove it and use it as a remote control from elsewhere in the house. It sounds like an unnecessary extra but it's actually nice to be able to press a button to switch the lights on first thing in the morning rather than having to sleepily murmur "OK, Google, turn the lights on" or fiddle with a phone through bleary eyes.

We think that Philips makes the best smart bulbs, both because of their functionality and because it's easy to add more Hue items to the network at a later date. These starter pack price cuts are a steal and we don't know how long they will stay at this price so you might want to hurry.

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Philips Hue White and Colour E27 bulb starter kit | Was £169.99 | Now £119.00 | Save: £50.99 (30%)

Philips Hue White and Colour E27 bulb starter kit | Was £169.99 | Now £119.00 | Save: £50.99 (30%)
One barrier to entry to getting started with Philips Hue is the cost of buying the initial few bits to get your lighting setup started. Well, that barrier has just been removed as Amazon is discounting this white and colour E27 bulb starter kit by a massive 30%.

Philips Hue White and Colour B22 bulb starter kit | Was £169.99 | Now £126.95 | Save £43.04 (25%)

Philips Hue White and Colour B22 bulb starter kit | Was £169.99 | Now £126.95 | Save £43.04 (25%)
If you want the bayonet fitting Hue bulbs rather than the screw-in set above then this is the deal for you, with a chunky 25% off the full price. It's the same White and Colour bulbs, the same hub and the same dimmer switch, just a different fitting.

Want more Hue deals? Then check out our Philips Hue deals roundup for the best prices on a variety of Hue products.

Paul Douglas
Paul Douglas

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