The best Philips Hue lights, bulbs and accessories deals for Black Friday 2017

Everything you need and for the best price

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Welcome to T3's extensive guide to the cheapest prices and deals for all of the current Philips Hue lights, bulbs, lamps, starter kits and accessories. With Black Friday just around the corner you're in the best place to find the best prices and deals. We've searched far and wide across the internet to find the lowest prices on the Philips Hue starter kits, Hue bulbs, lightstrips, dimmer switches, Go lamps and much more besides.

You'll find everything here to get you started with your Philips Hue collection and we'll run through every item to let you know what it is, as well as compare it against the other products to help you choose the right items for your home.

If you're looking for clarification on which Philips Hue bulb type or fixture fitting to buy, we have everything you need to make an informed buying decision. Philips Hue lights are also a perfect match for home voice-assistants too. If that sounds like something you fancy, take a look at our Google Home deals and Amazon Echo deals pages when you're done here.

1. Philips Hue Colour Ambiance Starter Kit (Screw bulb)

The ultimate in multi-coloured home lighting

Specifications
Needs bridge: Yes (included)
Fitting: Screw (A19 or E27)
Ambience: Yes
Colour: Yes
Richer colour: Yes
Power: Mains
Extendable: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Incredible colour variety+Lots of apps+Includes three bulbs

This is our top recommendation if you're looking to get started with Philips Hue as it includes 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 just freshen up the ambiance in a room, and provides a good platform you can add to with more bulbs later on. Don't forget to check out the range of Philips Hue apps to find new colour scheme 'recipes' - there's even an Apple app that attempts to mimic your TV's on-screen lighting to enhance the picture with in-room lighting via the camera on your iPhone or iPad. The prices above are for the medium-sized screw bulbs. In the UK, they're known as E27 bulbs, whereas in the US and beyond they're known as Edison or A19 bulbs.

2. Philips Hue Colour Ambiance Starter Kit (Bayonet bulb)

The ultimate in multi-coloured home lighting

Specifications
Needs bridge: Yes (included)
Fitting: Bayonet (B22)
Ambience: Yes
Colour: Yes
Richer colour: Yes
Power: Mains
Extendable: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Incredible colour variety+Lots of apps+Includes three bulbs

Like the above bulbs but with an old-school British B22 or Bayonet fitting. You'll find these in some other remote parts of the globe, but generally they're UK only. You're likely to need bayonet bulbs in the UK if you're using slightly older desk or ceiling lamps - most modern fixtures use screw fittings so do make sure you're buying the right type!

3. Philips Hue Colour Ambiance Starter Kit (Spotlight bulbs)

The ultimate in multi-coloured home lighting

Specifications
Needs bridge: Yes (included)
Fitting: Spotlight (GU10)
Ambience: Yes
Colour: Yes
Richer colour: Yes
Power: Mains
Extendable: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Incredible colour variety+Lots of apps+Includes three bulbs

The final product in the Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance Starter Kit range is this spotlight bulbs set. This type of bulb is also known as GU10. These are the most modern fixtures of the big three and are generally found in kitchen lighting, cabinets, alcoves and new-build bathrooms. Because most kitchens tend to have at least six spotlight bulbs it can be quite expensive to fill each slot with a Hue bulb so getting the cheapest prices out there is even more important. Be sure to check the 'feet' on the pictures to make sure these match the bulbs you have at home before buying. Note: as things stand, the GU10 Philips Hue Starter Kit is not available in the US.

4. Philips Hue White Starter Kit

The cheapest way to get Philips Hue in your home

Specifications
Needs bridge: Yes (included)
Fitting: Screw (A19 or E27)
Ambience: No
Colour: No
Richer colour: No
Lumens: 750
Power: Mains
Extendable: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Smartphone / Alexa control+Dimmable lighting+Cheap

This entry-level Philips Hue White Starter Kit comes with two white bulbs along 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've 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

Specifications
Needs bridge: Yes (included)
Fitting: Screw (A19 or E27)
Ambience: Yes
Colour: No
Richer colour: No
Lumens: 860
Power: Mains
Extendable: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Pitch perfect mobile control+Includes wireless dimmer switch+Wider variety of warm and cool white light

Unlike the other Philips Hue Starter Kit deals, most of the White Ambiance sets come with a wireless dimmer switch to use anywhere in your home. This might be on a table with your other remotes, or even as an extra light switch if you stick it on a wall (no wires or drilling required) - perfect if any of your existing wall switches require a stumble in the dark before finding it. The White Ambiance bulbs are capable of so much more than the standard white bulbs as they can emit differing shades or temperatures of white light and their dimming range is also a lot more impressive than the standard white bulbs. So you can wind them up to a sharp, bright white light, or chill the scene down with a warmer, natural glow more akin to sunrise/sunset. It's easier on the eyes and a great new way to see your home. If you're not bothered about multi-coloured bulbs, these are the ones to go for. As things stand, the Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter Kit is only available with the E29/A19 screw-in bulbs. This set can come with either two or three bulbs.

6. Philips Hue Bridge 2.0

Essential for full Hue control

Specifications
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
Reasons to buy
+Small space required+Synchronising new lights is super easy+Can control up to 50 Philips hue products
Reasons to avoid
-Essentially a mandatory item for all Hue lights-No wireless router connection option

The Philips Hue Bridge 2.0 is an essential part of the Philips Hue ecosystem as it's the brain that connects your bulbs and allows you to use them with apps from your phone or connected Smart devices like the Echo Dot or Google Home. You can really go to town with connected, bulbs, lamps and lightstrips too as the Philips Hue Bridge can control up to 50 lights at once. So yes, you can basically turn every room into Vegas, minus the fear and loathing of course. So, if you want to change the colours of the ambiance bulbs, you need to have a Hue Bridge 2.0. There is an older version, but the 2.0 is the only one on general sale now. If you're yet to buy any Philips Hue bulbs, then your cheapest option to get involved is to buy one of the Philips Hue Starter Kits mentioned above as it comes with a few bulbs and one of these Philips Hue Bridges. If you already have 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

Specifications
Needs bridge: Yes
Fitting: E27 / A19 Screw
Ambience: Yes
Colour: Yes
Richer colour: Yes
Lumens: 800
Power: Mains
Extendable: Yes
Reasons to buy
+16 million colours+25,000 hours average life
Reasons to avoid
-Requires Bridge to change colours

If you're all set with a starter kit or if you've picked up a Hue Bridge already, we imagine you've caught the Philips Hue disco fever and are on a mission to fill your house with extra white and colour ambiance bulbs. Here you'll find the best prices for the medium-sized screw in bulbs. In the UK, they're categorised as E27, whereas over in the States you may know then as A19 or Edison bulbs.

8. Philips Hue B22 Colour Ambiance Bulb

The best bayonet Philips Hue bulb

Specifications
Needs bridge: Yes
Fitting: B22 Bayonet
Ambience: Yes
Colour: Yes
Richer colour: Yes
Lumens: 800
Power: Mains
Extendable: Yes
Reasons to buy
+16 million colours+25,000 hours average life
Reasons to avoid
-Requires Bridge to change colours

Move along US readers, these little oddities are usually only found in the UK where apparently someone thought it would 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 at least one bayonet in UK homes, so this is 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

The best spotlight Philips Hue bulb

Specifications
Needs bridge: Yes
Fitting: GU10 Spotlight
Ambience: Yes
Color: Yes
Richer color: Yes
Lumens: 750
Power: Mains
Extendable: Yes
Reasons to buy
+16 million colours+25,000 hours average life
Reasons to avoid
-Requires Bridge to change colours

The GU10 bulbs are for spotlights in your home. The prices above are for just one bulb, and seeing as most spotlight areas consist of 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 a similar job, for a lot less? We've listed prices for both further down this page too.

10. Philips Hue E14 E12 Colour Ambiance Bulb

The best colour bulb for small lamps

Specifications
Needs bridge: Yes
Fitting: E12 (US) E14 (UK) Small screw
Ambience: Yes
Color: Yes
Richer color: Yes
Lumens: 800
Power: Mains
Extendable: Yes
Reasons to buy
+16 million colours+25,000 hours average life
Reasons to avoid
-Requires Bridge to change colours

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 may have bedside. Annoying, Philips doesn't 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. Be sure to 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 soon in the US.

11. Philips Hue E27 A19 White Ambiance Bulb

A vast improvement over regular bulb light

Specifications
Needs bridge: Yes
Fitting: A19 (US) E27 (UK) Screw
Ambience: Yes
Color: No
Lumens: 806
Power: Mains
Extendable: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Soothing natural light+25,000 hours average life
Reasons to avoid
-Requires Bridge to change temperature

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's 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'll find the latest and cheapest prices for this bulb with an E27 (UK) or A19 Edison (US) fitting above. They're the same 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

Specifications
Needs bridge: Yes
Fitting: B22 Bayonet
Ambience: Yes
Color: No
Lumens: 806
Power: Mains
Extendable: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Soothing natural light+25,000 hours average life
Reasons to avoid
-Requires Bridge to change temperatures

Us British folk are the main crowd for the B22 bayonet bulbs that has seen generations of families back away slowly after attaching it, hoping it doesn't 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 about the sun coming out.

13. Philips Hue GU10 White Ambiance Bulb

Comes in a two pack

Specifications
Needs bridge: Yes
Fitting: GU10 Spotlight
Ambience: Yes
Color: No
Lumens: 250
Power: Mains
Extendable: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Soothing natural light+15,000 hours average life
Reasons to avoid
-Requires Bridge to change temperatures

Looking 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've made our way through a comprehensive list of retailers to find the best prices going.

14. Philips Hue E14 E12 White Ambiance Bulb

Best for small lamps

Specifications
Needs bridge: Yes
Fitting: E12 (US) E14 (UK) Small screw
Ambience: Yes
Color: No
Lumens: 470
Power: Mains
Extendable: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Soothing natural light+25,000 hours average life
Reasons to avoid
-Requires Bridge to change temperatures

These smaller screw-in bulbs are 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 correct bulb sounds much safer to us.

15. Philips Hue E27 A19 White Bulb

The most basic Philips Hue bulb

Specifications
Needs bridge: Yes
Fitting: E27 (UK) A19 (US) Screw
Ambience: No
Color: No
Lumens: 750
Power: Mains
Extendable: Yes
Reasons to buy
+The cheapest Philips Hue bulb+25,000 hours average life
Reasons to avoid
-Bridge required to make it 'smart'

This is your most basic Philips Hue bulb out there. If you're happy with 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 prices 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

Specifications
Needs bridge: Yes
Fitting: B22 Bayonet
Ambience: No
Color: No
Lumens: 750
Power: Mains
Extendable: Yes
Reasons to buy
+The cheapest Philips Hue bulb+25,000 hours average life
Reasons to avoid
-Bridge required to make it 'smart'

Like the bulb above, just a basic white bulb. Make sure you're picking up the Hue Bridge or the Hue Light Switch to take advantage 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 looking for 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. Can't think why.

17. Philips Hue Go

A portable party pleaser?

Specifications
Bridge required: Yes
Bulbs required: Built-in
Ambience: Yes
Colour: Yes
Richer colour: Yes
Lumens: 300
Power: Mains and rechargeable battery
Reasons to buy
+Looks great on its own or for lighting a wall+Good value for a multi-coloured lamp+Softer direct light than the Bloom

Fancy half a sphere of warm glowing light to add some multicoloured style to your home? Then you'll 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 if 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 can also 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 place it without cables getting in the way. Every Hue Go is capable of showing colours from a range 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 can do. So you're not stuck with red, blue or green for example.

18. Philips Hue Bloom

The best Philips Hue for lighting walls

Specifications
Bridge required: Yes
Bulbs required: Built-in
Ambience: Yes
Colour: Yes
Richer colour: Yes
Lumens: 120
Power: Mains
Reasons to buy
+Lights up walls brilliantly+Works great behind the TV+Great value

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 thanks to its thinner bulb cover, but it's generally more effective 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 if you'e after something mainly to lighten up a wall and are happy to tuck it away behind something, then you might as well save a bit of money and opt for this cheap Philips Hue Bloom. We particularly enjoyed putting it behind/to one side of the TV to light up the wall behind in different colours of our choosing - dark blue for horror, green for football and so on.

19. Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus

Shape light your way

Specifications
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
Reasons to buy
+Excellent customisation options+Subtle 'stick-anywhere' lighting+Futuristic vibe

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 use the sticky version though if you want 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 can extend your strips further though with the official Philips Hue Lightstrip Extensions as seen below.

20. Philips Hue Lightstrip Extension

Go even further

Specifications
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
Reasons to buy
+Extends upon original Lightstrip Plus+Can add another nine strips+Allows for more creative options

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're 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 lot 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 whole meter in the UK.

21. Philips Hue Motion Sensor

Say goodbye to switches

Specifications
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
Reasons to buy
+No more reaching for switches in the dark+Light sensors save energy+Free to place anywhere

While we love using the voice and mobile controls for Philips Hue products, the idea of motion activated lighting is just oh so cool. It's more than cool though, it's incredible handy and could even make your home safer. Take those visits to the bathroom late at night. Was your home built with the hallway light switch ridiculously far from 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 during the day.

The Hue Motion sensor runs off a pair of AAA batteries too, meaning you can put it anywhere you want rather than be forced to rely 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?

Specifications
Hue Bridge and Hue lights required: Yes
Programmable: Yes
Power: Kinetic (no batteries required)
Placements: Anywhere
Reasons to buy
+Faster than the app+Use anywhere performance+No batteries or plugs required

This handy lightswitch for your Philips Hub bulbs is a technical marvel. It doesn't plug into the mains, it's not wired into the walls and it's not powered by batteries. Instead, the functions are powered by kinetic energy gathered by simply pushing the button themselves. Sounds 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 can 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 tired of using the app on your phone for the most basic features of Philips Hue lighting, then this could be an essential purchase for you. No batteries!

23. Philips Hue Dimmer Switch

Traditional and reliable

Specifications
Hue Bridge required: No
Power: 1x CR2450 battery
Placements: Anywhere
Reasons to buy
+Don't have to fuss with apps+Wall mountable...+...but can also be used as a remote

Sometimes, a classic switch for your Philips Hue lights is just what you need. Especially if you don't want to be asking Alexa to do everything, or have to get out your phone every time you want 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 can place it wherever it'll be most handy. That could 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 on your coffee table is very handy too.