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#230552 1-Mar-2018 07:35
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Hey Team,

I recently got an Echo plus, dot and a couple lightbulbs and loving it so far!

Before I go and add to the collection I thought I’d check to see if anyone has any echos/dots and/or compatible smart bulbs they’re looking to sell. I’ve got a mix of Edison, bayonets and GU10 bulbs throughout the house so let me know what you’ve got!

I’m in Wellington and happy to pick up

Thanks y’all!

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  #1966267 1-Mar-2018 07:59
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You can pick up the Philips Hue white starter packs (which include a bulb and a remote) from Bunnings for pretty cheap so you've got some physical buttons too:


Those are the ambiance bulbs which are warm white / cool white bulbs. Combine it with the normal white bulbs too:


My friend would price match Noel Leemings with bunnings if you want a discount on bulbs. I'm also looking for another dimmer switch so if you buy the pack for the ambiance bulbs and have an excess button or 2 let me know :)

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  #1966317 1-Mar-2018 09:25
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Thanks for that!  I actually get a discount @ Noel Leeming through work so can get the 9.5w A60 for around $25.




Haven't really looked into the dimmer switch yet - the fun of voice commands to Alexa hasn't rubbed off yet :) 


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  #1966585 1-Mar-2018 15:57
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Ikea is widely compatible with Philips Hue. Check HERE

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  #1970345 7-Mar-2018 08:27
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I just picked up the dimmer switch/bulb from Bunnings for $69 (Petone branch). I couldn't find them at first until the sales guy said most of the bulbs were stocked high up on the shelves since there had been so many instances of people stealing the bulbs!  They would remove the bulbs from the box and stuff them into their clothing. I hate blister packs but perhaps this is one product that needs it.


Anyway got the dimmer since my wife hates talking to Alexa/GH to turn lights on and off. Out of the box the switch only controls one room (on/off dim up/down) but found a free app on Android that allows me to program the buttons to operate other rooms. That's very handy since now the switch can control another room and if I bothered with the 3 states of each switch (short, long, very long press) I could add more functions.




That's pretty nice.

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