If you want to start a home automation installation with connected lights, the Philips Hue starter kit is an ideal solution. If the basic pack was already very practical, the one containing in addition a Hue Play is even more interesting. Moreover, this complete kit is currently benefiting from a reduction of 60 euros, going from 219 euros to 159 euros at Boulanger.
We no longer present the connected bulbs signed Philips Hue, a brand that often offers complete starter kits to concoct a home automation system controllable by voice. One of them offers two White & Color bulbs, a Hue bridge, a switch / dimmer and a Hue Play light bar, and it has a good promotion which makes it less expensive than usual.
- A complete and easy to install kit
- Compatibility with major voice assistants
- The Zigbee protocol, less greedy than Wi-Fi
Initially listed at 219 euros, the White & Color + Hue Play starter pack from Philips Hue is now offered at 159 euros at Boulanger.
If you are missing a smart speaker at home and want to buy one, Amazon offers a pack containing a 4th generation Echo Dot speaker, two Philips Hue White & Color smart bulbs and the Hue bridge. And he is also in promotion since drops from 209 euros to only 109 euros on the platform.
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Included in the Philips Hue starter kit, the two White & Color E27 smart bulbs light up in no less than 16 million colorful shades to create a personalized atmosphere at any time in a room. You can easily modulate the intensity and color of the bulbs directly from the Philips Hue app, available on iOS and Android. On the latter, it will also be possible to program the switching on or off of the connected lights, or even simulate a presence by switching them on even when you are not at home. And as said previously, the bulbs can just as easily be controlled by voice thanks to Alexa, Google Assistant or even Siri.
To operate these bulbs, the Hue connection bridge will be essential to benefit from a long range, because Philips Hue bulbs use the Zigbee protocol, and not Wi-Fi. This solution is also less energy intensive. The bridge must be connected to your Internet box: the bulbs will be immediately ready to light up after that. The kit also contains a wireless remote control to be installed on its wall bracket: it will also allow you to turn on, turn off and modulate the brightness of your bulbs.
Finally, Philips Hue does not stop there: the pack also includes a Hue Play light bar, which has the advantage of synchronizing with your compatible movies or video games. The immersion will only be increased tenfold. Installed on a wall or laid flat near a TV, this smart light can transform the atmosphere of your room. And if you want to whip up a little homemade backlight, all you need to do is place the Hue Play behind your TV screen. Smart.
Black Friday – Black Week: all you need to know
Let’s be honest: Black Friday dates are pretty confusing this year. Originally scheduled for November 27 and usually preceded by Black Week, it spans a wider period this year. Each e-merchant and brands communicate about the event in their own way, but come together on activations of joint offers during dates agreed in advance: it is these that we consider to be the Black Friday offers. Also note that some merchants may postpone offers on Cyber Monday week.
Throughout the period, the Frandroid team will select the best good deals available through different selections:
The best Black Friday deals
The latest offers live on our Twitter account #FrandroidBonsPlans
Good plans in detail
Also follow the event with a special selection at Numerama.