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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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Lighten up your yard with this 3-pack Philips Hue White and Color Lily outdoor lights for $244 ($36 off)

When I want to set up a nice atmosphere in my living room, I rely on my Philips Hue Iris bulbs to create a cosy setting with relaxing colors. What I enjoy even more is how simple it is to control them using my Google Home and how easily they integrate with routines. If you want to extend this nice ambiance to your garden, you can save a few bucks when buying three outdoor Lily spots lights for $232 plus $12 for shipping. This is about $36 less than what they sell for on Amazon.

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The Eufy Lumos Wi-Fi smart bulb is only $12 on Amazon (25% off)

Connected bulbs are an essential part of a smart home infrastructure, but it's not always easy to know which one to buy. Some have to connect to a proprietary or Zigbee controller, which in turns communicates with your router. Although this tends — or rather, used to — make the bulbs cheaper, it means you have to stick to this particular architecture and to already own the hub. Otherwise, you can turn to Wi-Fi smart bulbs, which connect directly to your router and don't need any intermediary to do so. Although these could be more expensive than the previously mentioned bulbs, their price is now significantly more affordable than what it used to be.

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Wyze's upcoming smart light bulb is Assistant-compatible and only $8, pre-orders open now

Wyze has just revealed its latest smart home gadget, and this time it's a light bulb. The new Wyze Bulb is LED-based, works over Wi-Fi, doesn't need a hub, spits up to 800 lumens, and has both a tunable white point and adjustable brightness. While Wyze has opened early access pre-orders today, they don't ship until June. The official launch is nebulously set for "later this year." Prices will run $30 for four, or $8 for 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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Save up to 20% on these color Philips Hue bundles: 5-pack bulbs, switch, and hub for $270, or 3 pendant lamps and bridge for $290

I'm a big fan of Philips' Hue products because they're easy to use, reliable, expandable, work across platforms, and can be integrated with third-party software. Nevertheless, I find their regular MSRP to be quite high, which is why I'm usually on the lookout for discounts when I want to buy new bulbs. If you were thinking of getting Hue lights, today is your lucky day, as you can save up to 20% on Hue bundles.

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Smarten up your home with these deals on Kogeek plugs and lights

Connected devices are a great way of making your life easier, automating tasks, and saving energy. They usually come at a premium, though, and building an intelligent home infrastructure usually costs more than what it'll save you on the short term. However, these coupons on Kogeek's plugs and lights give you the opportunity to smarten your home at a discount. Plus, in addition to working with Alexa and Assistant, they also support Apple's HomeKit, which is an advantage for those of you using Siri-enabled products.

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[Update: APK Download] Google Home app finally lets you change the color of your smart lights

The Home app was initially a reminiscence of the Chromecast software and became almost useless the minute you were done setting up your device. An update back in October made it much smarter, giving it the ability to actually control connected objects such as lights and plugs. This was a significant improvement, as it turned the application into a smart home control center, instead of a mere setup wizard.

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Grab a pair of TP-Link smart light bulbs for just $30 ($16 off)

Philips Hue is the first name in smart lighting as far as a lot of consumers are concerned, but TP-Link quietly makes several quality smart home options, including smart light bulbs. The LB120 bulb is already reasonably priced, going for between $23 and $30 apiece, depending on the retailer, and it's currently even cheaper at B&H. You can grab a two-pack for just $30.

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Philips Hue Single Premium Downlight and LightStrip Plus Extension hit all-time lows at Amazon

There are a lot of cheaper so-called "smart" light bulbs out there, but Philips Hue has held its reputation as one of the better, higher-end choices. Unfortunately, that's also kept its prices comparatively high. So whether you've been looking to jump into the ecosystem or just add a few more lights to your already kitted-out pad, we've spotted some sizable discounts for Hue lights, including a few all-time lows.

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