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  Reply # 2132812 23-Nov-2018 17:20
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Mitre 10 price matched Bunnings for the Starter colour kit, lightstrip, extra colour bulb and white ambiance bulb. The cashier spent 30-40 minutes on the phone with Bunnings trying to confirm all the prices but all was good in the end and I saved about $60 in total. Now to spend the evening setting everything up. I'm so excited!

 

 

 

 

Didn't they beat the price by 15%? I wish I had waited as these deals are better than the previous ones/


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  Reply # 2132813 23-Nov-2018 17:29
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WolfChop:

 

Mitre 10 price matched Bunnings for the Starter colour kit, lightstrip, extra colour bulb and white ambiance bulb. The cashier spent 30-40 minutes on the phone with Bunnings trying to confirm all the prices but all was good in the end and I saved about $60 in total. Now to spend the evening setting everything up. I'm so excited!

 

 

 

 

Didn't they beat the price by 15%? I wish I had waited as these deals are better than the previous ones/

 

 

Yeah my mistake. I meant they beat Bunnings by 15%. If I had paid Mitre 10 prices, everything would've totaled nearly $600. After matching Bunnings and another 15% off, I ended up paying $335. Bunnings was around $400 total. Super happy :)


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2132817 23-Nov-2018 17:42
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This is quite good value considering the switch by itself is the same price as the bulb plus switch. Apparently this can be used standalone without the hub as well. https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers-tablets/smart-home/smart-lighting/philips-hue-wireless-dimming-kit/prod146577.html I did get one of these last time they were on sale and they produce good light. 


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  Reply # 2132884 23-Nov-2018 18:48
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This is quite good value considering the switch by itself is the same price as the bulb plus switch. Apparently this can be used standalone without the hub as well. https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers-tablets/smart-home/smart-lighting/philips-hue-wireless-dimming-kit/prod146577.html I did get one of these last time they were on sale and they produce good light. 

 

 

Yeah I got two of those today, they can be used independently, but can also be added to the bridge and controlled with the rest of the lights.


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  Reply # 2133014 23-Nov-2018 23:48
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If you see the other thread that has the NL coupon $20 off when over $100, I confirm this code works as many times as you want, you can just get 1 color hue + 1 switch or 1 white ambience hue + another $3(AA or AAA batteries for me) to go slightly over $100 and use the code down to $80, pick up in store then no shipping fee


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  Reply # 2133216 24-Nov-2018 13:08
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alasta:

 

I'm really keen to have the light in my toilet on very dim all night so that I don't get fully woken up by bright light when I go in there during the night.

 

Would the Philips Hue be suitable for this purpose? i.e., allow me to turn the light off and on at full brightness during the day, and leave it on at very low brightness during the night? 

 

Unfortunately I can't put a night light in there as there is no nearby power socket.

 

 

Yep.  You can set different scenes in the Hue app, and if you have an iOS device it's also Homekit integrated so you can do geofencing and other automations.

 

 

Thanks for that. This morning I bought a hub and two bulbs to experiment with, on the expectation that I will buy more bulbs if I'm happy with it.

 

So far I'm really impressed. I have set the bathroom light to come on as a 'nightlight' during the hours when I would normally sleep, and it looks like I can set lights to automatically come on at full power when I arrive home and/or when sunset occurs. I think I will be buying more bulbs to take full advantage of this.


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  Reply # 2133475 24-Nov-2018 18:59
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I'm really keen to have the light in my toilet on very dim all night so that I don't get fully woken up by bright light when I go in there during the night.


Would the Philips Hue be suitable for this purpose? i.e., allow me to turn the light off and on at full brightness during the day, and leave it on at very low brightness during the night? 


Unfortunately I can't put a night light in there as there is no nearby power socket.



I just use a battery powered nightlight. Cost about $10 from AliExpress. It used 2 AA batteries and I haven’t had to replace them yet. It has a sensor, so it’s not on all night.




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  Reply # 2133539 25-Nov-2018 01:41
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I thought about getting the Philips Hue today but they need a hub to talk to the Zigbee network; looking about I'm thinking of the Xiaomi Yee lights these are Wi-Fi enabled at the bulb level https://www.yeelight.com/en_US/product/wifi-led-c and get them in from Aliexpress or PBTech.


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  Reply # 2133731 25-Nov-2018 12:54
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I thought about getting the Philips Hue today but they need a hub to talk to the Zigbee network; looking about I'm thinking of the Xiaomi Yee lights these are Wi-Fi enabled at the bulb level https://www.yeelight.com/en_US/product/wifi-led-c and get them in from Aliexpress or PBTech.



Just get the starter kit. Comes with the hub and one or two bulbs depending on which option you get. Hub supports up to 200 bulbs.

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  Reply # 2133759 25-Nov-2018 14:44
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hue has a B22 base available, which yeelight still do not, which may be an issue if you have some old tablelamps or similar that you want to put wifi lamps into.





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