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Philips Hue White Outdoor PAR38 2-pack 13W Smart Bulbs $50.70

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[Amazon.ca] Philips Hue White Outdoor PAR38 2-pack 13W Smart Bulbs $50.70

Not a bad deal if you are looking for these
2 pack
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B07D9XL641/

As noted below needs a hue bridge
If you use Philips you most likely already have one

Also as noted below these ARE NOT useless if your power goes out.
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Warning, this REQUIRES A HUE BRIDGE and is NOT included. OP, you might want to add that.

An OUTDOOR smart light bulb???

So, if the power goes out and then comes back on, it stays off...you have to go to your smart phone, open the app and turn the light back on (or wait for the next scheduled turn on timer)....no wonder it's on sale LOL.
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yuprules wrote: Warning, this REQUIRES A HUE BRIDGE and is NOT included. OP, you might want to add that.

An OUTDOOR smart light bulb???

So, if the power goes out and then comes back on, it stays off...you have to go to your smart phone, open the app and turn the light back on (or wait for the next scheduled turn on timer)....no wonder it's on sale LOL.
errr....kind of aggressive for a lightbulb...

Thanks OP, Solid deal if someone's in the market. Personally stick to regular bulbs outside but love the hue around the house.

1300 Lumen in case someone is curious - I have 2000 installed and wouldn't want the downgrade in brightness.
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yuprules wrote: Warning, this REQUIRES A HUE BRIDGE and is NOT included. OP, you might want to add that.

An OUTDOOR smart light bulb???

So, if the power goes out and then comes back on, it stays off...you have to go to your smart phone, open the app and turn the light back on (or wait for the next scheduled turn on timer)....no wonder it's on sale LOL.
Hues have had a firmware update where they will go back to the powered off state in the event of a power outtage.

Seen on clearance at some Home Depot's for 14$-35$ , YMMV. Stocktrack: https://stocktrack.ca/?s=hd&sku=1001133779
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yuprules wrote: Warning, this REQUIRES A HUE BRIDGE and is NOT included. OP, you might want to add that.

An OUTDOOR smart light bulb???

So, if the power goes out and then comes back on, it stays off...you have to go to your smart phone, open the app and turn the light back on (or wait for the next scheduled turn on timer)....no wonder it's on sale LOL.
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yuprules wrote: Warning, this REQUIRES A HUE BRIDGE and is NOT included. OP, you might want to add that.

An OUTDOOR smart light bulb???

So, if the power goes out and then comes back on, it stays off...you have to go to your smart phone, open the app and turn the light back on (or wait for the next scheduled turn on timer)....no wonder it's on sale LOL.
Well if you're into Hue bulbs at all you'll want the Bridge, even though I gather some newer ones have Bluetooth as well. I don't have these exact ones, but every other bulb I have you can set the power on behaviour after a power interruption - specific brightness (and colour if capable), last state, etc. It may require a firmware update though.
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yuprules wrote: Warning, this REQUIRES A HUE BRIDGE and is NOT included. OP, you might want to add that.

An OUTDOOR smart light bulb???

So, if the power goes out and then comes back on, it stays off...you have to go to your smart phone, open the app and turn the light back on (or wait for the next scheduled turn on timer)....no wonder it's on sale LOL.
This is not true.
Also, I have this in front of my shed, use it on maybe half brightness as full brightness is very bright and lights up the whole backyard.
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yuprules wrote: Warning, this REQUIRES A HUE BRIDGE and is NOT included. OP, you might want to add that.

An OUTDOOR smart light bulb???

So, if the power goes out and then comes back on, it stays off...you have to go to your smart phone, open the app and turn the light back on (or wait for the next scheduled turn on timer)....no wonder it's on sale LOL.
So if I want to power on all the lights in the house, you can go to your smart phone, open the app and turn them all back on at once? Such a waste of time, I get up and walk around to each light switch individually and flick the switch...no wonder I live in the dark LOL

You see how dumb this sounds. Additionally, as others pointed out, this is not the case, and even if it were, is a couple of taps on your phone the most egregious thing?
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SirLookout4Deals wrote: So if I want to power on all the lights in the house, you can go to your smart phone, open the app and turn them all back on at once? Such a waste of time, I get up and walk around to each light switch individually and flick the switch...no wonder I live in the dark LOL

You see how dumb this sounds. Additionally, as others pointed out, this is not the case, and even if it were, is a couple of taps on your phone the most egregious thing?
I think this line of comments also speaks to the preference of switch-based or bulb-based smart home lighting. I personally prefer to go for smart switches (Lutron, Leviton) as not only are they much cheaper overall (1x switch at $60 vs 6x bulbs at $30ish/ea), but more so because the traditional ability to walk up and use a switch is fully maintained. You can use a Hue switch, but that's one more device to buy. Yes, Hue does remember last state, but if someone turns off the switch then there is no way to turn the bulb on without walking up to the switch. Leviton also has the advantage of being vendor agnostic thanks to Z-Wave and ZigBee so should platforms continue to shift towards subscription based I am easily able to move towards any other system that supports Z-Wave, unlike products that use proprietary platforms like Hue, Lutron Nest, etc, etc.

All of that said, even for those that prefer smart switches over smart bulbs like I do, I still use Hue in some situations where colour control is desired or where individual bulb control is preferred.

There are a number of factors that contribute to an individuals preference for HA platforms based on their needs and situation, just sharing my personal perspective.
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I have one of these bulbs pointed at my woodshed out back. I use my phone to turn on the light before I go outside as the switch itself is outside. They can have very specific uses like mine but I find them to be extremely helpful.

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