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# 205815 28-Nov-2016 12:45
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For anyone who still wants Philips Hue, Bunnings have good prices on the starter kit, the 'Go' and the Hue light strip advertised on their site.

 

 

 

This means that M .. 10 will match and further reduce by %15.

 

$253 or so for a starter kit, by my reckoning.

 

 

 

https://www.bunnings.co.nz/search/products?q=philips%20hue&redirectFrom=Any


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  # 1678833 28-Nov-2016 12:50
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Chances are mitre10 have already dropped the shelf price to a few cents less than bunnings so no 15% will happen, but you will get airpoints at mitre10.

 

Have we got the new hues here yet with proper colours or are they still the ones with the lame green in them?





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  # 1678952 28-Nov-2016 15:59
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Just got a set for $250 Albany Mitre 10

 

 

 

Looks like it's v2 and not v3

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  # 1678954 28-Nov-2016 16:13
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V3?

 

AFAIK there's only two versions: the V1 with the round bridge and the V2 with the square. The V2 comes with the updated bulbs, but from what I can see they aren't that different. Supposedly the V2 are brighter, but with a mixture in one room in my house I can't pick which is which without taking them out and looking at the label.


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  # 1678963 28-Nov-2016 16:41
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pbolger:

 

V3?

 

AFAIK there's only two versions: the V1 with the round bridge and the V2 with the square. The V2 comes with the updated bulbs, but from what I can see they aren't that different. Supposedly the V2 are brighter, but with a mixture in one room in my house I can't pick which is which without taking them out and looking at the label.

 

 

There are new lights, the current v2 ones don't do green very well at all, the new ones (released in Oct of this year in the US) does colours correctly.

 

You can tell the new ones as there is a mark on the top right of the box saying something like "now brighter lights" 




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  # 1680340 30-Nov-2016 22:22
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Well spotted. I notice that Philips have taken a leaf out of Apple's book (remember the 'New iPad'?) and aren't labelling the v3 as a new lamp (although I suspect when they are listed in the app they'll be LC008s or whatever the next number is, Philips' marketing may think being ambiguous is good business, but Philips engineering won't allow them to go that far.

 

If anyone's worried I'd say think about your use case: for practical applications - for lighting a room for instance - I've found I almost never use the more extreme colours. How much deep blue, purple or green can you stand? For colour washes, lighting up a wall or for a splash of colour, maybe, but most of mine stay in the warm to cool range most of the time.

 

Mind you, if your living space regularly turns into a disco this could also be a consideration...


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  # 1680363 30-Nov-2016 23:02
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I'm more annoyed because they show a complete color wheel in the app, and then the lamps cant do it. The limitless ones can. The "green" that the hues do is quite revolting and gave me some really bad results on camera compared to the limitless ones which acted as expected. As do the $2 IR remote controlled ones - but they were much weaker.

 

The hues could really shine that horror movie green out tho. Tonnes of it. Red was also slightly tinted orange on the hue I found. And many people who have reviewed them also found.





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  # 1680400 1-Dec-2016 01:52
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Here's the best kind of Green I could produce with my Hue (Taken on Sony Xperia X):

 

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