Philips Hue bulb deal for Sonos fans: get £150 off a Hue and Sonos bundle!

Cheap smart bulbs controlled by discounted multi-room speakers – now you are officially living in the future

Philips Hue White + Colour Ambience Mini Starter Pack plus Sonos One deal
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If you like Philips Hue smart light deals and you like Sonos speaker deals, have we got a deal for you…  Philips makes the best smart bulbs, Sonos makes the best multi-room speakers. Both are quite premium priced. In recent years with the Sonos One and Sonos Beam, the latter brand has dipped a toe in the smart speaker area, incorporating Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. And Alexa and Assistant can be used to control… Philips Hue bulbs!

Well, you can see where this is all going.

Right now, John Lewis has a Sonos One deal on, with the speaker reduced in price by £11. Okay, that is not a heart-stopping discount. However it is also doing THIS:

• Buy two Sonos Ones at John Lewis for £378 (£22 off RRP) and get a FREE Philips Hue White and Colour ambiance mini starter kit

The Hue starter kit in question has an RRP of £135 (although actually it's £78 at Amazon right now). Add the double Sonos One deal discount and you're saving a big £157 on RRP.

We often see the Philips Hue Starter Kits getting a price cut – here's how to stock up on Hue bulbs cheaply now. Amazon is forever doing deals where you get an Echo speaker with your bulbs (or is it vice versa?) However, Hue + Sonos deals are still an unusual occurrence. You may not see its like again until Black Friday deals arrive. 

How long will this deal last? I have no idea. So smart speaker and smart bulb enthusiasts should fill your boots tout de suite.

Specifically, this deal is on the Philips Hue White and Colour ambiance mini starter kit E27 (product code: 929001257307) and B22 (product code: 929001257407). In other words, 2 Hue bulbs, 1 Hue bridge, in your choice of screw-cap or bayonet fitments.

Oh, and the same Buy a Sonos, get a free Hue deal applies if you buy a Sonos Beam at John Lewis too.

Sonos One (Gen 2)

Sonos One (Gen 2) £189 | Was £200| Save: £11 at John Lewis
The Sonos One does what Amazon Echo does, but is a LOT better, if you are a music lover. £11 off isn't a bad discount on its own and if you buy two, as John Lewis suggests, you're saving £22, by my maths. They could be used in different rooms, or as a stereo pair, or even as a pair of rear surround sound speakers, in conjunction with a Sonos soundbar. However the real magic happens if you add…

Duncan Bell

Duncan is the former lifestyle editor of T3 and has been writing about tech for almost 15 years. He has covered everything from smartphones to headphones, TV to AC and air fryers to the movies of James Bond and obscure anime. His current brief is everything to do with the home and kitchen, which is good because he is an excellent cook, if he says so himself. He also covers cycling and ebikes – like over-using italics, this is another passion of his. In his long and varied lifestyle-tech career he is one of the few people to have been a fitness editor despite being unfit and a cars editor for not one but two websites, despite being unable to drive. He also has about 400 vacuum cleaners, and is possibly the UK's leading expert on cordless vacuum cleaners, despite being decidedly messy. A cricket fan for over 30 years, he also recently become T3's cricket editor, writing about how to stream obscure T20 tournaments, and turning out some typically no-nonsense opinions on the world's top teams and players.

Before T3, Duncan was a music and film reviewer, worked for a magazine about gambling that employed a surprisingly large number of convicted criminals, and then a magazine called Bizarre that was essentially like a cross between Reddit and DeviantArt, before the invention of the internet. There was also a lengthy period where he essentially wrote all of T3 magazine every month for about 3 years. 

A broadcaster, raconteur and public speaker, Duncan used to be on telly loads, but an unfortunate incident put a stop to that, so he now largely contents himself with telling people, "I used to be on the TV, you know."