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Topic # 242832 16-Nov-2018 08:34
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Amazon Black Friday sale pages are up now, with discounts going through the whole week.

 

This includes their own electrocnics, third party and Amazon Launchpad products.

 

 





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  Reply # 2127760 16-Nov-2018 09:05
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Just checking, is importing a Phillips Hue lightbulb from the US a good idea? Amazon page seems to say voltage is 120V which tells me it's not a good idea... just wanted to check...


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  Reply # 2127776 16-Nov-2018 09:26
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Looking for 8tb or larger hdd, and 2TB ssd that is not intel 760p




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  Reply # 2127780 16-Nov-2018 09:29
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gcorgnet:

 

Just checking, is importing a Phillips Hue lightbulb from the US a good idea? Amazon page seems to say voltage is 120V which tells me it's not a good idea... just wanted to check...

 

 

 

 

Very much a bad idea, unless you like your lightbulbs to smoke and possibly start melting...


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  Reply # 2127803 16-Nov-2018 10:01
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wratterus:

gcorgnet:


Just checking, is importing a Phillips Hue lightbulb from the US a good idea? Amazon page seems to say voltage is 120V which tells me it's not a good idea... just wanted to check...



 


Very much a bad idea, unless you like your lightbulbs to smoke and possibly start melting...



Actually been reading that the US hue bulbs work on 220V... Will give that a go

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  Reply # 2127820 16-Nov-2018 10:38
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gcorgnet:
wratterus:

gcorgnet:


Just checking, is importing a Phillips Hue lightbulb from the US a good idea? Amazon page seems to say voltage is 120V which tells me it's not a good idea... just wanted to check...



 


Very much a bad idea, unless you like your lightbulbs to smoke and possibly start melting...



Actually been reading that the US hue bulbs work on 220V... Will give that a go

 

 

Best to see if the model specs you're after are compatible in UK/Aus/Nz

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  Reply # 2127827 16-Nov-2018 10:52
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  Reply # 2127838 16-Nov-2018 11:15
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I don't think they will, searching for the part number suggests its a 110-130v model only. You'd want to find the one for our voltage.

 

 

Number of questions on US stores asking if they could take to Asia/India and the answer was overwhelmingly No.

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  Reply # 2127842 16-Nov-2018 11:16
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Thanks for that. Do you have any source?

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  Reply # 2127843 16-Nov-2018 11:17
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Hate to talk you out of a good experiment ;-)

 

There seems to be disagreement on what models and what versions of Hue's '120 V' (ie: USA) products play nicely on our NZ power.
Some people claim instant smoke, some a useful but diminished bulb life, and some seem happy. You takes your chances.

 

I have just bought some warm white G10 Hues from Amazon UK - and they work perfectly.
As you would expect - since they are stenciled for 220-240 V and 50/60 Hz.
So that's a safe option - buy from one of the European Amazons.

 

 


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  Reply # 2127866 16-Nov-2018 11:52
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gcorgnet: Thanks for that. Do you have any source?


The source will be the voltage value on the spec sheet.




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  Reply # 2127868 16-Nov-2018 11:53
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Actually looking into it a bit further it really depends on the generation of hue you get.

 

 

Hue lux seems incompatible but gen2 or 3 Hue can work in 220-240v, might not get as dim or have the same lifetime expectancy

 

 

https://diysmarthomeguide.com/buying-philips-hue-220v/

 


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  Reply # 2127871 16-Nov-2018 11:55
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This is probably a silly query, but is there a way of figuring out if anything I specifically want will be on sale? e.g. I want a specific brand of CCTV camera.

 

I am guessing not? From the looks of things, Black Friday designed to encourage impulse buys and constantly refreshing the site? It is fiendishly effective I will admit.


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  Reply # 2127875 16-Nov-2018 12:04
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mdf:

 

This is probably a silly query, but is there a way of figuring out if anything I specifically want will be on sale? e.g. I want a specific brand of CCTV camera.

 

I am guessing not? From the looks of things, Black Friday designed to encourage impulse buys and constantly refreshing the site? It is fiendishly effective I will admit.

 

 

https://camelcamelcamel.com/


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  Reply # 2128529 17-Nov-2018 15:08
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I just asked amazon why I'm not getting the free shipping then they waived shipping fees on my order. ymmv


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  Reply # 2128532 17-Nov-2018 15:12
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jeeg:

 

I just asked amazon why I'm not getting the free shipping then they waived shipping fees on my order. ymmv

 

 

Why would you expect free shipping? That promo finished a few months ago.

 

 

 

 


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