Did you get a smart assistant for Christmas? If so, you may be beginning to think about how you can expand your smart home set-up. Or perhaps you've been getting to know Alexa, or Google Assistant for a while and want to see what else is possible. We think that investing in the best smart bulb is a great next step.
Smart bulbs, or rather Philips Hue bulbs can let you completely customise your interior lighting, creating the perfect ambience at any given time. And with these new smart lighting options, it's also possible to schedule your lighting to wake you up in morning, help you wind down in the evening – much like a wake up light would – as well as acting as a criminal deterrent by giving the impression that someone's home, even when they're not. Endless benefits.
Now, if you're really interested in making the most of your smart home set up, you can go as far as to to use platforms like IFTTT (If This Then That) to create custom commands. This could be anything from having all of your lights turn on automatically when you arrive home from work; setting your lights to blink when your Uber driver is pulling up; relying on Alexa to (cough) set the mood with a single command, and more. Plus, with smart technology constantly evolving, who knows what else will become possible in the next year or so?
With all of this in mind, we couldn't resist the opportunity to share the news that Amazon are currently offering discounts of up to 25% across the entire Philips Hue Range. That's everything from the Starter Kit – which you'll need if this is your first step into the world of smart lighting – to bulbs, light strips and more, which is perfect if you're looking to expand on your existing set-up, without breaking the bank.
Head over to our technology page for more smart home advice and product recommendations, otherwise, scroll down to shop these jaw-dropping deals...
Philips Hue White and Colour Wireless Lighting LED Light Bulb (2 pack) | Was £84.99, now £59.16 at Amazon
Already started building a Philips Hue smart lighting system? If you're in need of new bulbs, this is the deal for you. Pick up a two pack of E27 Edison Screw Cap, B22 Bayonet Cap Bulb, GU10 Bulbs or E14 Small Edison Screw Bulbs for less than £60. Genius. View Deal
Philips Hue White Starter Kit with 3 E27 Bulbs | Was £169.99, now £139.99
Totally new to the world of smart home tech? You'll need a starter kit in order to link your bulbs to your smart assistant. This bundle offers the Philips Hue bridge – essential for connecting your lighting – and three E27 bulbs. And it's less than £140. Brilliant.View Deal
Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance Starter Kit with 3 B22 Bulbs| Was £149.99, now £119.20 at Amazon
Like the idea of coloured lighting? If you're new to the world of smart lighting, we'd recommend picking up this White and Colour Ambiance Starter Kit. It comes with the Philips Hue Bridge – which you'll need to get started – and three coloured bulbs, which give you access to over 16 million shades of coloured light.View Deal
- Read our Philips Hue Starter kit review
Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus | Was £69.99, now £52.14 at Amazon
Want a more flexible approach to smart lighting? The Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus is just what you've been looking for. Perfect for the underside of kitchen cabinets, wardrobe shelves and more, they're the most versatile option around. Discover more in our Philips Hue Lightstrip review.View Deal