• Philips Hue Starter Kits

    By Josh , February 6, 2017 - Leave a comment

    Philips Hue White And ColourGetting started with connected home equipment might seem like a daunting task. Often though, products such as Philips Hue Starter Kits are available to make that first step a simple one.

    Lighting is usually the best place to start when looking at a smart home. It’s something we interact with several times daily. As such, it’s easy to learn new patterns of use when interacting with smart lights.

    Lots of companies are producing smart home equipment and Clove stock a fair range.

    Philips Hue benefits from being one of the most robust options available from single manufacturer. Not only do they have a lot of products and options to pick from, they have also ensured communication with other major brands and Apple HomeKit.

    As the name implies, Starter Kits set you up with all you need to get going. Each kit will contain at least one bulb, along with a Bridge unit. The Bridge acts as the central control station for all of your Philips Hue items.

    You can view all the Philips Hue equipment available from Clove at the link below:

    Philips Hue Smart Lighting | Clove Technology

    Philips Hue Starter Kits

    At the time of writing we have four kits available. Some of these also have options for different types of bulbs.

    Philips Hue Colour Starter Kit UK Clove TechnologyColour Starter Kit

    This kit really shows off what Hue can do. The colour ambience range are Philips’ top-tier bulbs and this kit includes three of them.

    Available in three options, you can choose from E27 screw, B22 bayonet or GU10 spotlight.

    The bulbs are fully dimmable, down to 5% of the maximum brightness via the app or connected dimmer. The LEDs have complete user control for a potential 16 million discrete colours.

    Philips Hue Colour Starter Kit | £149.99 | Clove Technology

    Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter Kit UK Clove TechnologyWhite Ambiance Starter Kit

    If you want something a little more simple, then White Ambiance bulbs may be your style.

    These are also dimmable to 5%, with 50,000 discrete shades of white available. The kit contains 2 bulbs, 1 Bridge and a wireless dimmer switch.

    Currently Clove only stock a kit with E27 fittings. You can though purchase White Ambiance bulbs separately in B22 or GU10 versions

    Philips Hue Ambiance Starter Kit | £99.99 | Clove Technology

    Philips Hue White Starter Kit UK Clove TechnologyWhite Starter Kit

    Probably the easiest smart home starter kit ever conceived! The basic White simply includes 2 E27 bulbs and 1 Bridge.

    All you need to do to get started is plug in the Bridge and bulb, then download the Philips app to your phone.

    The basic White bulbs are not dimmable, although you do have complete remote control. Having the Bridge introduces you to the concept of timing your lights.

     

    Philips Hue White Starter Kit | £59.99 | Clove Technology

    Philips Hue Iris Starter Kit UK Clove TechnologyIris Starter Kit

    Similar to the basic White kit, this box contains the Iris lamp in place of a White bulb.

    Iris works like one of the full colour ambiance bulbs, with 16 million colour LEDs and dimming.

    However instead of adding to a light fixture, the Iris is standalone. It requires mains power and is designed to be placed on a shelf, table or in a corner to fill a room with ambient light.

    Philips Hue Iris Starter Kit | £112.00 | Clove Technology

    Josh

    Josh joined Clove part time a few years ago whilst studying Computing at Bournemouth University. Since finishing his studies he has remained at Clove in a full time position, involved in sales, returns and social media.

    Involved with both consumer electronics and software since the mid 2000s, keeping up to date with industry developments is as much a hobby as it is a job.

    Easy going but never afraid to share an opinion, Josh can often be found in his spare time listening to some heavy rock or at a local gig as well as playing with the latest gadgets and video games.

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