Hueblog: Philips Hue prepares new value bundles

Philips Hue prepares new value bundles

Why not just lower the prices?

At the beginning of the year, Philips Hue increased the prices of numerous outdoor products and ceiling lights. A price increase of up to 20 percent or up to 40 euros was noted in February. But that is far from the end of the line: the Hue Festavia string lights, which was launched last year and quickly sold out, will cost 219.99 euros when it returns. That is 37.5 percent more than last year – respect!

While we have already become accustomed to the rising prices, Philips Hue now wants to counteract this a bit. Some new savings bundles are to appear in stores soon, for example the Hue Smart Plug in a 3-pack. In a single package, mind you. The classic filament lamp is also to be available in such a “value pack”.

That’s exactly my sense of humour: first raising the prices and then offering larger bundles with a supposed price saving.

What will come next? Will Philips Hue increase the prices again next year? Or will it go down again? I am curious about your opinion in the comments…

Note: This article contains affiliate links. We receive a commission for purchases via these links, which we use to finance this blog. The purchase price remains unchanged for you.

Check your local Philips Hue Online Store for availability of Hue products in your country. There you will also find all the technical information and prices.

In den letzten Jahren habe ich mich zu einem echten Experten in Sachen Hue & HomeKit entwickelt. Mittlerweile habe ich über 50 Lampen und zahlreiche Schalter im Einsatz. In meinem kleinen Blog teile ich meine Erfahrungen gerne mit euch.

Comments 2 replies

  1. I think that Hue prices in the UK have seen much larger increases this year than other countries, probably due to inflations and Brexit, which is very disappointing.

    The Hue value proposition is still strong but much harder to justify now.

  2. I love Phillips hue products don’t get me wrong, they have a sense of “finished product” to them, they don’t seem cheap, and the apps that go along with the products are pretty polished (though not the best, they’re still pretty decent).

    However, because of the astonishing prices they have attached to their products I have made the switch to govee products.

    You can get all of the same features and more (like the lights animating to music, without having to by a separate unit for a crazy price to get your lights to do it) for far far cheaper prices.

    I filled my house with govee smart bulbs (I think I have 12 in total throughout my house) because I only had the 4 Phillips bulbs, and filling my house with Phillips bulbs would have literally cost me another mortgage on my house, but with govee I can have all the same cool things, for a mere fraction of the cost.

    Phillips needs to learn from govee, because personally, I’ll take the hit to the app (govee app is very amateur, and feels like a student made it) quality, if it means the price is better.

    Sorry Phillips, but $100USD for a light strip barely long enough to go around your TV? Govee has a 5 meter light strip for well under $100USD AND it doesn’t require a hub or anything, and has animations that can be done with it.

    Do better Phillips, we know it’s the name that we’re paying for, but the names not worth it if the product features don’t add up

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Copyright © 2024