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Phillip Hue Bridge 2.0 - $19.99 (Clearance, YMMV)

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Dec 3, 2010
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[Shoppers Drug Mart] Phillip Hue Bridge 2.0 - $19.99 (Clearance, YMMV)

stum upon this deal when i have coupon spend $40 get $10 in point, most retail still have $70 price tag,

YMMV on this deal, some other deal I spot is Roku stick 39.99, Sega Genesis Mini $60


https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/ph ... 1/10405000

https://www.amazon.ca/Philips-Bridge-Co ... B016H0QZ7I
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Jr. Member
Mar 18, 2005
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what store did you see this at? Mine broke, I am looking for a cheap replacement
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Dec 23, 2008
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Ottawa
What do you buy bridge for?
Buy Nice or Buy Twice.
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Aug 18, 2009
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sonyHdr12 wrote: What do you buy bridge for?
It's required to use Hue bulbs.

OP: Which store did you see this deal?
[OP]
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Avalonthas wrote: what store did you see this at? Mine broke, I am looking for a cheap replacement

there still 3 left at woodbridge (weston)/hw7
Member
Sep 16, 2013
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Calgary
Saw 3-4 hubs at SDM Beacon Hill and Creekside in Calgary. Switches were all sold out
Member
Mar 19, 2012
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Calgary
You may find hue in a beautiful house, with a beautiful bridge,
And you may ask yourself, "Well... how did I get here?"
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Jun 10, 2020
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VertigoM wrote: It's required to use Hue bulbs.

OP: Which store did you see this deal?
All the new ones actually don't require a Hub (direct WiFi control) ... but the old ones do. Hence the discount, probably

Same as it ever was, nGord
Member
Mar 22, 2006
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More interested in the switches. Hope they're available at various other locations.
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Dec 21, 2012
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Planning on using this with Ikea smart bulbs. Anyone have experience doing this?
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Dec 23, 2008
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xpressmerchant wrote: if you don't know what it is you don't need it. Wallet safe.
I sold all my 10+ extra bridges, only need 1.
Buy Nice or Buy Twice.
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Nov 26, 2003
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DasHip wrote: All the new ones actually don't require a Hub (direct WiFi control) ... but the old ones do. Hence the discount, probably

Same as it ever was, nGord
The hub is needed for homekit support though, so there is value in having the bridge.
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Aug 18, 2009
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DasHip wrote: All the new ones actually don't require a Hub (direct WiFi control) ... but the old ones do. Hence the discount, probably

Same as it ever was, nGord
Ah, didn't know that. Thanks for clarifying.
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Oct 26, 2010
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Scarborough
Sweet just picked up the last dimmer at Woodside shoppers. It was regular price but when scanned it was 50% off. Thx op
Newbie
Sep 17, 2007
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Ottawa
I have 2 extra unused hubs in Ottawa that I have from starter kits.

PM me if interested. I would let them go for $15 each.
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Dec 26, 2014
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Winnipeg, MB
DasHip wrote: All the new ones actually don't require a Hub (direct WiFi control) ... but the old ones do. Hence the discount, probably

Same as it ever was, nGord
As far as I'm aware they're still keeping both going, because the new direct WiFi control ones (WiZ) don't actually work with the old Hub setup (it's basically like buying bulbs from a different company).

And also, I believe they're still exclusive to Home Depot, so this is likely just a single Shoppers doing what single Shoppers locations typically do and clearing out random things they don't want anymore.
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Aug 7, 2011
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chemicalxv wrote: As far as I'm aware they're still keeping both going, because the new direct WiFi control ones (WiZ) don't actually work with the old Hub setup (it's basically like buying bulbs from a different company).

And also, I believe they're still exclusive to Home Depot, so this is likely just a single Shoppers doing what single Shoppers locations typically do and clearing out random things they don't want anymore.

Yeah, this Wiz company (with wifi bulbs) was purchased by the parent company of Philips. They are basically a separate company with a different product line sold under the philips name. They are not compatible with hue or comparable in terms of quality. This is why they sell for $15/bulb vs the $60 for the hue equivalent. They are closer to those cheap smart bulbs you can find on amazon or costco etc

The newer Hue bulbs now come with bluetooth but to be honest, that's not the best tech to use for something like light bulbs. The reason why Hue is so supirior to everthing else on the market is they use Zigbee which is more suited for this. I have over 30 hue bulbs throughout my house and they are rock solids, work instantly with no delays, and never drop out. Wifi or bluetooth is terrible for this
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Dec 26, 2014
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goozy1 wrote:
Yeah, this Wiz company (with wifi bulbs) was purchased by the parent company of Philips. They are basically a separate company with a different product line sold under the philips name. They are not compatible with hue or comparable in terms of quality. This is why they sell for $15/bulb vs the $60 for the hue equivalent. They are closer to those cheap smart bulbs you can find on amazon or costco etc

The newer Hue bulbs now come with bluetooth but to be honest, that's not the best tech to use for something like light bulbs. The reason why Hue is so supirior to everthing else on the market is they use Zigbee which is more suited for this. I have over 30 hue bulbs throughout my house and they are rock solids, work instantly with no delays, and never drop out. Wifi or bluetooth is terrible for this
Yeah I tried the BT ones and there isn't a widget you can add to iOS to make them work outside the app (which is a separate app than the normal Hue app). With the regular Hue app you can add a widget and control bulbs that way.

However my TP-Link ones work over WiFi and I've never had an issue with them.
Newbie
Jan 5, 2008
89 posts
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Calgary
I got the last one at the Beacon Hill Calgary SDM. Thanks for the tip, OP!

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