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Philips introduces new Bluetooth Hue bulbs that work without a hub

Hue products are known for their reliability, ease of use, and integration with third-party solutions. However, they typically require a Zigbee hub to function, which makes a Hue setup quite pricey if you're only looking at buying a couple of bulbs. The competition has long offered lights that connect directly to a Wi-Fi router or your phone over Bluetooth, and Philips is finally giving in by announcing a range of bulbs that don't need a hub to function — even though they can also work with one.

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[Update: Color bulbs are out] C by GE announces new Made for Google color bulbs and accessories

C by GE already makes white, dimmable smart lights designed specifically to work with Google Home — there's even a starter kit with a Home Mini — but now the company is adding full-color LEDs to the range, along with some additional smart products.

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Philips Hue multicolor 4-bulb kit with Home Mini 2-pack is just $170 ($128 off) at Best Buy

Of the companies with skin in the smart lighting game, Philips' Hue brand is perhaps the most well-known and reputable. Best Buy is currently offering a Hue starter kit with four multicolor LED bulbs, with two Google Home Minis thrown in, for just $169.99 — an impressive $128 less than the regular price.

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Hurry: Sengled's smart lighting starter kit is $20 ($20 off) on Newegg for today only

Smart lighting is fun to trick your apartment or house out with, but things can get expensive quickly. For those of you who want a more affordable alternative to Philips and Lifx, Sengled's starter kit with two LED smart bulbs and a hub is just $19.99 from Newegg for today only.

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Get two TP-Link smart bulbs for $25 with coupon code at Office Depot

If you're looking for inexpensive smart lighting for your home, this buy-one-get-one-free offer from Office Depot for TP-Link A19 smart bulbs might be just the thing. The bulbs can't change color, but they are dimmable and — most importantly — it'll only cost you $25 to get two with this coupon code.

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[Update: Ambiance bulbs on sale too] Deal Alert: Philips Hue White A19 LED Starter Kit is $59.99 ($40 off) at Best Buy and Amazon

Philips makes some of the best smart light bulbs on the planet, but they can get pretty expensive. Just one of those fancy colored bulbs costs $50. If you don't care for the color-changing bulbs, the A19 Starter Kit is $40 off at Best Buy and Amazon.

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