Boulanger offers a pack that could help you start a home automation installation at a reduced price. It includes two connected bulbs, a connection bridge and Amazon’s connected speaker. All for 149.99 euros against 199.99 euros usually.
Philips Hue is definitely one of the best brands when it comes to smart bulbs, if not the best. The installation of the lights is simple and practical, a good point for those who wish to start in home automation. Moreover, it is more than interesting to bet on packs which already bring together everything necessary to start serenely, and this, without paying a high price. This is the case today with this pack including the Amazon connected speaker, two Philips Hue connected bulbs and the compulsory connection bridge for remote control, with a 50 euro reduction.
This package offers…
- A discreet speaker that delivers good sound
- Alexa and its home automation features
- Two quality Philips Hue bulbs + a connection bridge
This pack is a good start to get started with Hue smart bulbs. There are two of them, with a connection bridge, and the 4th generation Echo Dot. Usually offered at 199.99 euros, it is currently on sale at 149.99 euros at Boulanger.
The brand par excellence for connected lighting
Philips launched its range of connected Hue bulbs in 2012. Since then, they have simply been the best on the market, and are an excellent alternative to standard lighting. They have the advantage of consuming less thanks to the use of the Zigbee protocol, which is much less greedy than Wi-Fi. To make them work, it’s simple: you will have to make sure to connect them to a connection bridge ( included in this package). This pack also contains two connected White & Color E27 bulbs which light up in no less than 16 million colored shades to create a personalized and harmonious atmosphere in your living room.
You can very easily adjust the intensity and color of the bulbs directly from the Philips Hue app. On the latter, it will also be possible to program the switching on or off of the bulbs, create light scenarios, simulate a presence in your home or use geolocation so that the bulbs turn on before your arrival at your home. The Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Siri assistants will be there to make your job easier and control your lights by voice.
A perfect pairing with Amazon’s Echo Dot
To top it off, Amazon’s Echo Dot 4 is also part of this bundle. This connected speaker in cylindrical format is quite discreet and sober with its light strip on the base. If it was released 2 years ago, it is powerful enough to play your music in your living room. Its sound performance has been improved: we are entitled to sharper sounds, very clear highs and better balanced bass.
Of course, the speaker is equipped with several microphones to hear you say “Alexa…” even from across the room, or the TV is on. Processing time is reduced, the Echo Dot 2020 is more responsive than the previous model. You can then ask him questions, play music or even turn on and extend your connected bulbs.
To find out even more, do not hesitate to read our complete test of the Amazon Echo Dot 4.
Find the best Philips Hue starter kits and our tips
If you want to equip your home with smart lighting and discover what Philips Hue has to offer, we invite you to consult our guide to getting started, from installation to advanced use of connected bulbs.
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