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Philips Hue WiFi lighting set up - what do you have?

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  • Subscribers Posts: 16,578 ✭✭✭✭copacetic


    Will have a look, is that typo o different from hue Halloween, just got it and it’s a bit much for our tiny kids.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 15,164 Mod ✭✭✭✭AndyBoBandy


    copacetic wrote: »
    Will have a look, is that typo o different from hue Halloween, just got it and it’s a bit much for our tiny kids.

    When I got it at first it was called Huelloween


    edit: heres a screen grab found on Google (mine wouldn't upload as the file was too large!)
    Datei-31.10.17-14-25-30-169x300.png


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 8,679 Mod ✭✭✭✭Rew


    Its Hue Halloween these days, its pretty good I have it hooked up to some inside and outside lights ATM and then a bluetooth speaker outside the front.

    https://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/hue-halloween-for-philips-hue/id730148796?mt=8
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nl.ijsdesign.huehalloween&hl=en_US


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 15,164 Mod ✭✭✭✭AndyBoBandy


    When I first got it 3-4 years ago it was Huelloween, and it's been excellent for me every year.

    only use a few bulbs with it though, as I always want the lighting effect to be in either the sitting room, or the hallway (to give the full effect to the trick or treaters as they are walking up the driveway). I use a bluetooth speaker out the bedroom window above the front door.

    The other lights in the hallway & sitting room will be just on a low orange colour (main Hue app), and I'll have upstairs rooms set on splash-o-matic (10 seconds) using OnSwitch app (also on the 2 front upstairs windows, I have those sheets of light plastic with ghosts/dracula on them, so with lights behind them (2 E14 candles in the box room, and 3m of light strip in the main bedroom) they look really well). My porch light (which is my last white only bulb I use in the house) will be set to candle effect using OnSwitch (I have a ghost type thing that will hang off it, so the candle effect works really well with it).


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,692 ✭✭✭flangemeistro


    My effort using H3party app with a Bluetooth speaker out the top window.
    Love Halloween and have been putting up decorations for the last 15 years and the Hue bulbs make it so much better. <blockquote class="imgur-embed-pub" lang="en" data-id="a/X9de8Je"><a href="//imgur.com/X9de8Je"></a></blockquote><script async src="//s.imgur.com/min/embed.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,692 ✭✭✭flangemeistro


    Sorry I'm useless at posting pics hopefully this works n9Zy5yR_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,456 ✭✭✭The high horse brigade


    Ok, I gonna scare the sh1t outa some kids with that Hue Halloween app. I moved a Hue motion sensor outside the door, have replaced the porch light with a Hue, have another Hue in a lamp in the hall and a Bluetooth speaker hidden outside. It's working really well. Can't wait for it to get dark.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,647 ✭✭✭✭punisher5112


    Ok, I gonna scare the sh1t outa some kids with that Hue Halloween app. I moved a Hue motion sensor outside the door, have replaced the porch light with a Hue, have another Hue in a lamp in the hall and a Bluetooth speaker hidden outside. It's working really well. Can't wait for it to get dark.

    I'm sure I could find the hidden speaker by following the sound;-).....


    Really cool set up though.

    Just set it up on tablet earlier so the wife or daughter can control the sounds and lights.

    Have 2 strobe lights for upstairs windows which aren't hue but LED and very much a disco type light.

    Downstairs hall has hue go, sitting room and side room 1 lamp each so should hopefully look good, I'm working so will miss it.


  • Subscribers Posts: 16,578 ✭✭✭✭copacetic


    Ok, I gonna scare the sh1t outa some kids with that Hue Halloween app. I moved a Hue motion sensor outside the door, have replaced the porch light with a Hue, have another Hue in a lamp in the hall and a Bluetooth speaker hidden outside. It's working really well. Can't wait for it to get dark.

    i'm just charging up a speaker to do the same, have lightstrip in front window and have hue go charging to put beside pot plants. it's much too scary for my kids, but hopefully older ones will enjoy and then at 7.30 or so can turn it all off and hopefully they will take the hint and let babies sleep!


  • Registered Users Posts: 22 chrisoleary89


    RonTon wrote: »
    The 5 colour bulb deal +switch +hub for £123 is best price I’ve seen ,looks like it has gone up a bit now tho

    Hi, just wondering which site these deals are on? Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 160 ✭✭RonTon


    Hi, just wondering which site these deals are on? Thanks

    That one was Amazon uk ,it’s over now I think tho


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,647 ✭✭✭✭punisher5112


    Wait till black Friday there hopefully will be good deals.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 15,164 Mod ✭✭✭✭AndyBoBandy


    Bit of a win yesterday picking up 4 B22 White Only bulbs for €3 each in Woodies!!

    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=108562217&postcount=2010


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,647 ✭✭✭✭punisher5112


    £79 for 3 pack with hub on Amazon


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 15,164 Mod ✭✭✭✭AndyBoBandy


    £79 for 3 pack with hub on Amazon

    or £67.50 for 3 bulbs without the hub (including the E14)

    its a twin pack & single bulb pack for £67.50 (E14/E27/B22)


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,647 ✭✭✭✭punisher5112


    or £67.50 for 3 bulbs without the hub (including the E14)

    its a twin pack & single bulb pack for £67.50 (E14/E27/B22)

    I honestly can't remember is this the best it will get or could it be better on black Friday itself.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,439 ✭✭✭BobbyT28


    Hang on, is this not black Friday?? &#55357;&#56834; I'm not taking the cahnce anyway. I'll just order again and send back what I order today..... Which is alot!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 708 ✭✭✭A320


    or £67.50 for 3 bulbs without the hub (including the E14)

    its a twin pack & single bulb pack for £67.50 (E14/E27/B22)

    Why can't I find this on amazon??any chance of link

    Edit: never mind...I switched to UK..that's a great deal for the 3 for 67...at moment I'm short 2 E27 for kitchen


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,647 ✭✭✭✭punisher5112


    BobbyT28 wrote: »
    Hang on, is this not black Friday?? �� I'm not taking the cahnce anyway. I'll just order again and send back what I order today..... Which is alot!!

    No it's next week....


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,601 ✭✭✭micks_address


    A320 wrote: »
    Why can't I find this on amazon??any chance of link

    Edit: never mind...I switched to UK..that's a great deal for the 3 for 67...at moment I'm short 2 E27 for kitchen

    Ordered 3 sets of b22 colour to replace my whites.. it's more or less buy 2 get 1 free. Only need 8 bulbs but getting 9. I'm sure I'll find some use for it


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,170 ✭✭✭limnam


    picked up 3 new b22 colour bulb with the dot.


    None of the bulbs can be picked up via search, also tried with serial. light turns on ok and tried known working bulbs and they're fine.


    Any ideas?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,170 ✭✭✭limnam


    limnam wrote: »
    picked up 3 new b22 colour bulb with the dot.


    None of the bulbs can be picked up via search, also tried with serial. light turns on ok and tried known working bulbs and they're fine.


    Any ideas?


    Just realised they're "richer" bulbs is there compatibility issues with older bridges? 2.0?


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,979 ✭✭✭✭TitianGerm


    limnam wrote: »
    Just realised they're "richer" bulbs is there compatibility issues with older bridges? 2.0?

    Shouldn't be. Are they far from the hub or other bulbs?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,170 ✭✭✭limnam


    TitianGerm wrote: »
    Shouldn't be. Are they far from the hub or other bulbs?


    Nope a few feet.


    I tried them in other working sockets and still no joy


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,979 ✭✭✭✭TitianGerm


    limnam wrote: »
    Nope a few feet.


    I tried them in other working sockets and still no joy

    Are they bulbs or a lamp?


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,647 ✭✭✭✭punisher5112


    Try an update with all switched on.

    Reset the whole thing and the wifi also.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,170 ✭✭✭limnam


    TitianGerm wrote: »
    Are they bulbs or a lamp?


    Bulbs


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,170 ✭✭✭limnam


    Try an update with all switched on.

    Reset the whole thing and the wifi also.


    Everything it find says it's up to date, restarted hub and router. no joy


    seems odd the only bulbs that's never been picked up is the "richer" ones though


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,931 ✭✭✭paulbok


    I had a struggle with one of those as well today when they arrived. Hue app search couldn't find it with several tries, but on the second go using the serial number it picked it up.
    Only used one so far, a replacement for a previous bulb that went.


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 15,164 Mod ✭✭✭✭AndyBoBandy


    limnam wrote: »
    picked up 3 new b22 colour bulb with the dot.


    None of the bulbs can be picked up via search, also tried with serial. light turns on ok and tried known working bulbs and they're fine.


    Any ideas?

    Try only doing 1 at a time via the serial number method.

    Also try the bulbs in a different lamp (one as close to the bridge as possible)

    Sometimes it just takes 2-3 searches before a bulb is found.

    When searching for a serial number, do any bulbs pulse off and on?


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