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Hurry! These Philips Hue Starter Kits are dirt-cheap — but not for long

Smart light bulbs are increasingly popular in people’s homes for good reason. Being able to control your lighting with Alexa, Apple HomeKit or Google Assistant is highly useful. Even just being able to set up the timing so your lighting follows your daily routine can be great, allowing you to return home to a cozy lit-up house, and also ward off the risk of burglars. As part of early Memorial Day sales, Amazon and Best Buy have great deals right now on the Philips Hue Starter Kits, starting at only $117. Both are ideal for getting you started on the path to a smart home.

Philips Hue White Starter Kit

— $117, was $150

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Reduced from $150 at Amazon, the Philips Hue White Starter Kit is a great place to get started on your smart home journey. For the price, you get 4 white bulbs along with a smart hub that allows you to control the bulbs with all manner of devices. If you’ve got Alexa, you can hook it up and issue commands wherever you go. Alternatively, you can use your Apple HomeKit or Google Assistant to change the lighting, as well as set timers and schedules so your lights are 100% automated.

Set-up is easy as the lightbulbs fit in standard fixtures, and the Philips Hue Bridge works with up to 50 lights at any one time. It takes just minutes to get started, and you’ll immediately wonder how you lived without this convenience until now.

Philips Hue Color Starter Kit

— $150, was $190

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Want to add a little more color to your smart home setup? Or maybe you’ve already fallen in love with the advantages of white bulbs and want to expand? The Philips Hue Color Starter Kit is for you and it’s available for $150, down from the usual $190 right now at Best Buy. For the price, you get 3 color bulbs along with a bridge and a dimmer switch. Each bulb offers 16 million different colors along with various shades of white, so you can have a different color scheme for every occasion. As with other Philips Hue products, you can control it with your phone, as well as any smart assistant you already have at home. These perform best when you’re trying to create mood lighting or want something a little more stylish than simple white lighting. They’re perfect for a romantic night in, as well.

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