Hubless Hue? Philips add bluetooth to smart lighting

GidsterGidster London, UKMember Posts: 224
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edited August 2019 in Devices & Security
I missed this announcement a month back, but Philips has started to introduce Bluetooth into its Hue lights (not all models yet I think) for no extra money. What that means is that you can buy a buy a bulb and control it locally from your phone without having to splash out on a hub. These bulbs still have Zigbee built in, and so can be hooked up to a Hue or other hub, such as Echo Plus but the development it reduces entry cost - albeit for a limited set of functionality.
What's you thoughts on this? 
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  • Lee_BoLee_Bo Member Posts: 271
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    We're using Wemo plugs throughout the house and use Alexa (both the physical device and the app) to control them.
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