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[Best Buy] $119.99 - Philips Hue A19 Smart Bulb Starter Kit & Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - White Ambiance/Charcoal

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[Best Buy] $119.99 - Philips Hue A19 Smart Bulb Starter Kit & Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - White Ambiance/Charcoal

First time buyer for a Philips Smart Bulb Starter Kit A19 (White). To be honest, I'm not sure it's the best deal around but taught that by sharing some of you could comment.
The starter kit comes with 4 bulbs (white ambiance), the bridge and also includes an Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen).

[Sorry forgot to add price in title]
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No comment about pricing ?
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Not bad. If you sell the Dot, and Bridge for $25 each, you're only paying $18.50 per bulb.
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Thanks. As I said, it's my first smart light kit and haven't being watching deals about these products. I was more interested in the color kit but white bulbs will do just fine to start with.
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MiniTatou wrote:
Apr 12th, 2019 4:07 pm
First time buyer for a Philips Smart Bulb Starter Kit A19 (White). To be honest, I'm not sure it's the best deal around but taught that by sharing some of you could comment.
The starter kit comes with 4 bulbs (white ambiance), the bridge and also includes an Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen).

[Sorry forgot to add price in title]
Obviously if you want these bulbs, this is a good price. IMO, the colour ones are very overpriced, but the white ones are insanely overpriced, so to ME, this brings them somewhere near what they're actually worth.

You can get $25 for the bridge without a doubt, and ~$50 for the Dot (probably dependent on where you live). At that point, the bulbs are ~$15, which isn't too bad.
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Thanks for the info ChubChub. Haven't taught about it but it might be a good idea to sell the Dot. Just not sure yet if I will or not have a use for it. Need to explore & learn what else it can do.
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What is the main difference between these bulbs and the more round ones? Is it only the ability to dim the lights?

And i see for the hue bridge sold separately it says 2.0, and i am guessing this comes with version 1 so what is the difference between them?
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brensavoyton wrote:
Apr 13th, 2019 11:09 am
What is the main difference between these bulbs and the more round ones? Is it only the ability to dim the lights?

And i see for the hue bridge sold separately it says 2.0, and i am guessing this comes with version 1 so what is the difference between them?
These ones can be dimmed and you can change the colour temperature of the white (yellowish to white)

The more round ones can be dimmed but colour temperature can’t be changed
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brensavoyton wrote:
Apr 13th, 2019 11:09 am

And i see for the hue bridge sold separately it says 2.0, and i am guessing this comes with version 1 so what is the difference between them?
This link explains differences between generations of the bulbs and bridges: https://huehomelighting.com/key-differe ... hue-bulbs/
This starter kit comes with a 2nd gen bridge.
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Seems like a pretty good deal to me. I just ordered two. Planning to keep one bundle and will try and sell the echo and bridge from the second.
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Ignorant question here -- why would someone buy the bridge via Kijiji/Craigslist? Wouldn't most people have just bought a starter kit and already have a bridge? Are there multiple bridge use cases?
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I never lose power, but I sometimes lose my internet connection for half a second. Would these lights turn off in that case?
And would I need to do some tinkering to get it to reconnect?
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Noobzilla wrote:
Apr 13th, 2019 2:08 pm
I never lose power, but I sometimes lose my internet connection for half a second. Would these lights turn off in that case?
And would I need to do some tinkering to get it to reconnect?
No. They would stay on and no, they would keep working.
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I purchased this starter kit without the Dot for that exact price last week. Just got off the phone with best buy to get a free Dot shipped. Thanks for the heads up OP

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