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Google Home and Hue White & Color Ambiance Smart Lighting Kit Value Bundle - Walmart.com
$268.67
https://www.walmart.com/nco/Google-Home-and-Hue-White--Color-Ambiance-Smart-Lighting-Kit-Value-Bundle/47212166


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The prices on Hue are too damn high. You'd think by now, with mass production, they would come down in price. Some, not enough.

I'll keep waiting. Just too much for light bulbs, IMO. Silly.

Philips is riding this gravy train all the way to the end, huh?

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coolbreeze said:   The prices on Hue are too damn high. You'd think by now, with mass production, they would come down in price. Some, not enough.

I'll keep waiting. Just too much for light bulbs, IMO. Silly.

Philips is riding this gravy train all the way to the end, huh?

  
If it was that marked up they would have a lot of cheaper competition -- zigbee and zwave are open architecture and the Chinese have not even tried to make a compatible product.  The color bulbs are likely fairly expensive to make. 

There are much cheaper dimmable white bulbs in the $10-14 range (GE, Cree and Phillips, plus others) plus "tunable" white with a price somewhere in the middle.  Hubs are cheap, since many people just buy multiple kits because of how they are priced.  

I spent about $300 on a setup for my condo, and I am mostly happy with how it worked out.  I haven't had a single bulb fail, and they are rated to last years.  I wasn't as impressed with the Bloom or light strips, really.  My only real complaint is that you need more fixtures because the individual lights are all about the equivalent of a 60w bulb in white and less when using darker colors. 

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