We love Hue lights, and we love them even more when there are Hue Black Friday deals: smart bulbs are wonderful things, but they’re often quite expensive. But not this Black Friday. In among the best Currys Black Friday deals and best Amazon Black Friday deals are big discounts on Hue White & Colour Ambience Smart Lighting Starter Kits.
• Philips Hue White & Colour Ambience Starter Kit - B22 | Was £135.99 | Now £63.99 | Save £72 at Currys
• Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience Starter Kit - 3 x E27 | Was £149.99 | Now £89.99 | Save £60 at Amazon
Philips Hue bulbs don’t connect directly to your router; they connect to the Philips Hue Bridge, which you plug into your router so the bulbs can then communicate with your home network.
The Bridge is what enables you to control your Hue lights with Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, your phone or your tablet. The bridge can control dozens of lights, so is what enables you to create clever multi-light control setups, such as being able to say "Alexa, good night" to turn everything off at once, or creating a 'Movie mode' button in the Apple Home app that sets them to just the right dimness.
Each of these kits gives you the Bridge plus either two or three bulbs. Just make sure you get the right fittings for your lamps or light fixtures.
Philips Hue White & Colour Ambience Starter Kit - E27 | Was £135.99 | Now £63.99 | Save £72 at Currys
This is a genuinely brilliant Hue lights Black Friday bargain: a Hue Bridge and two E27 screw-fit bulbs for just £63.99 compared to the usual £135.99. These bulbs are the white and full colour ones, and they usually retail for £40 each.
Philips Hue White & Colour Ambience Starter Kit - B22 | Was £135.99 | Now £63.99 | Save £72 at Currys
This Hue Black Friday deal is identical to the other Currys one, but this time the bulbs are B22 bayonet fittings. Once again you get two bulbs and the Hue bridge, which connects to your router for smartphone, tablet and smart speaker control.
Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience Starter Kit - 3 x B22 | Was £149.99 | Now £89.99 | Save £60 at Amazon
What’s better than a Hue Black Friday deal for two smart bulbs? That’s right, a Hue Black Friday deal for three. This excellent Amazon deal brings you three white and colour bayonet bulbs and the Hue Bridge.
Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience Starter Kit - 3 x E27 | Was £149.99 | Now £89.99 | Save £60 at Amazon
As with Currys, Amazon’s Hue Black Friday deals are available for more than one bulb type. This deal is for a triple pack of E27 Edison screw bulbs along with the all-important bridge, and once again they’re the white + colour models.
Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience Starter Kit - 3 x B22 | Was £169.99 | Now £129.99 | Save £40 at Philips
Philips can’t quite compete with the big-name retailers when it comes to price, but there’s still a healthy £40 off the triple-pack of B22 bayonet bulbs. These are white and colour bulbs and the deal includes the Bridge. We suspect Philips will still have stock when other offers are sold out.
One of the things we like about Philips Hue bulbs is that the range is really large now: you can get a Hue HDMI sync box to bring reactive Hue lighting to your TV, and there’s a big range of functional and decorative bulbs too.
We think the best smart bulbs to start with are the Hue White and Colour ones you’ll see in these deals: they give you whites from cool to warm and a choice of 16 million colours, all eminently controllable from the Hue app or from your smart speakers. Don’t have a smart speaker? There are Black Friday smart speaker deals too.
T3 guides to the Black Friday sales (UK)
- Best Black Friday deals
- Best Cyber Monday deals
- Amazon Black Friday deals
- Apple Black Friday deals
- Argos Black Friday deals
- Currys Black Friday deals
- John Lewis Black Friday deals
- Wiggle Black Friday deals
- The North Face Black Friday deals
- Boots Black Friday deals
- Best Black Friday fitness deals
Black Friday sales around the web (UK)
- Allsaints – 30% off everything
- Amazon.co.uk – huge sale from Friday 20 to Monday 30 November
- AO.com – 1,000 deals on household appliances large and small
- Argos – big deals with same-day home delivery
- ASOS– savings on over 850 brands from 27 – 30 November
- Boohoo – up to 80% off everything
- B&Q – massive DIY sale on now
- Bose – save up to 45%
- Currys – save on 4K TVs, laptops and much more
- Dyson – save up to £150 on vacuums, fans and hair care
- eBay.co.uk– up to 50% off right now
- Ernest Jones – save on luxury watches and jewellery
- Goldsmiths.co.uk – up to 50% off watches and jewellery
- John Lewis – deals on Dyson, Sonos and more
- Le Creuset – save up to 50%
- Lego – 30% off sets
- Lovehoney.co.uk – up to 50% off sex toys and lingerie
- New Look – different offers every daty
- Nike – 30% off sale now on
- The North Face – big price drops in the outlet
- Topshop – 20% off jeans and much more
- Topman – buy one get one half price on jeans
- Schuh – save big on shoes, boots and trainers
- Simba – 35% off mattresses and sleep bundles
- The White Company – quality bedding at reduced prices in the White Weekend
- Wiggle – huge savings on cycle clothing, running gear and swimwear
- Urban Decay – 30% off everything
- Very – deals on Nike, Nintendo and other top brands