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Philips announces new Hue devices including filament bulbs, a smart plug, and more

For years, Philips seemed content to just refresh its lineup of existing smart bulbs, but it's been getting fancier recently. There are more bulb styles than ever before, and it's finally added Bluetooth to the mix. At IFA, Philips has revealed a raft of new smart lighting products including bulbs, buttons, and its first smart plug.

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Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance starter kit with hub and three bulbs down to $100 ($60 off)

Philips Hue lights are known for their reliability, ease of use, and compatibility with third-party services. Unfortunately, they tend to be quite pricey, especially if you don't have a Hue hub already. Thankfully, the Hue White and Color Ambiance starter kit has dropped to $100 on Amazon, which is $60 off its regular price.

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Philips unveils a new range of Wi-Fi bulbs that forgo the Hue Bridge

Back in June, Philips introduced a new range of bulbs that worked without the need for a hub. Although these connect to your phone directly through Bluetooth, they lack direct Internet access if you don't buy the Hue bridge. The company is looking at fixing this drawback with the release of a new lineup that operates directly over Wi-Fi and forgoes the need for a hub.

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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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