This Philips Hue kit currently costs £59.99 for 2 x Hue White LED bulbs plus the new v2 hub that supports Apple HomeKit. As the hub is normally £49.95 on it’s own that’s good value.
You can buy more of these white 9w LED Hue bulbs at £14.99 and at that price there’s no need to even consider the cheap 3rd party alternatives (and the moving goal posts regarding their support from Philips).
We installed them at the Automated Home, connecting the Hue hub and the bulbs to our SmartThings system.
Also check out this £29.99 kit of bulb and remote which is great for retaining local control in the room. Now all we need is a cheaper colour version too – come on Philips, we know you can do it!
These kits do go in and out of stock quite regularly on Amazon but I placed my order while sold out and received it around a week later.
So what are you waiting for, time to start telling Siri to turn your lights on 🙂