Starter Kit Stories March 27, 2016

expiredPhilips Friends of hue LightStrip Luminaire Starter Kit: $100 shipped (Reg. $130+)

Update (3/30 9:30am): Now also available from Best Buy via eBay.

Best Buy offers the Philips Friends of hue 12W LightStrip Luminaire Starter Kit for $99.99 shipped. For comparison, this kit originally retailed for $200 and still goes for that much direct from Amazon. Today’s deal is a match of our previous mention from a month ago.

Get into Philip’s hue lighting system with this three-piece starter kit. This bundle includes two 12W six-foot LightStrips plus a hue bridge. Note: this is not the HomeKit compatible version, more information here. These strips are perfect for drawing attention to decor or lighting up a dim area of your home. Rated 4.3/5 stars by 1,255 Amazon customers. Shop the entire lineup of Philips Hue accessories for more lighting options.

Starter Kit Stories February 22, 2016

expiredLight up your home with the Philips Hue Starter Kit (3 bulbs) for $120 shipped (Orig. $200)

Staples offers the Philips Hue Starter Kit with 3 bulbs for $119.99 shipped. Today’s deal is a savings of $80 off the original MSRP, $24 off our previous mention, $20 less than Amazon, and the best current price available.

This kit includes everything needed to get started with Philips’ Hue Lighting System. You’ll find a Hue Bridge (previous generation), three A19 LED bulbs and an ethernet cable in the box. I’ve been using these lights for a few years now and have found them to be a fun way to change up any space. Although this is not the HomeKit-compatible version, Hue does have a free iOS and Android app that offers full control from your device. Over 1,200 Amazon customers have left a combined 4.3/5 star rating.

Starter Kit Stories January 14, 2016

expiredPhilips Friends of Hue Bloom Luminaire Starter Kit: $100 shipped (Orig. $180)

Best Buy’s official eBay Store offers the Philips Friend of Hue Bloom Luminaire Starter Kit for $99.99 shipped. Also available direct from Best Buy. Today’s deal is a savings of $80 off the original price/Amazon, a match of our previous mention and the lowest current price that we can find.

Nearly 1,200 Amazon customers rate this lighting solution 4.3/5 stars. The Bloom Starter Kit includes two luminaire lights and a Philips Hue bridge that connects to your home’s Wi-Fi. These lights are capable of showing 16 million colors with custom automated schedules via iOS and Android apps. I’ve used Philips’ Hue for a few years now, this system is an ideal accompaniment to traditional lighting. The LED bulbs are more energy efficient and can be dimmed to your preference.

Philips offers a full line of Hue products that work in unison with the Bloom Luminaire lights. Just recently, Philips added HomeKit compatibility to its products with the addition of a special bridge.

Starter Kit Stories November 30, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Epson PowerLite Wireless 2600 Lumens 3LCD Projector $499, Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit $120, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have from Amazon the Epson PowerLite WXGA Wireless 2600 Lumens 3LCD Projector for $499 shipped. That’s $300 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen. It has up to 2600 lumens of color brightness and it allows for wireless projection from compatible laptops, cell phones and tablets. Amazon shoppers gave it 4.4/5 stars

More new deals for today:

Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit – Use your mobile device to take command of real robotic Supercars $120 (Orig. $150) | Amazon

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Starter Kit Stories November 27, 2015

D-Link Powerline AV Mini Adapter Starter Kit $10 shipped (Reg. $34)

Newegg is offering the D-Link Powerline AV500 Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-309AV) for $33.99, but with the code EMCKKNV57 the price drops to $9.99 shipped. That’s $24 off the regular sale price and the lowest we can find. As a pricing comparison, Amazon currently charges $38 for it.


  • Extend your wired network to a hard to reach room using your existing electrical wiring
  • Fast Ethernet speeds – great for streaming video
  • Kit includes two PowerLine mini adapters to extend your network right out of the box
  • Simple connect button for easy setup and supports 128-bit AES Encryption
  • Up to 200Mbps for whole-home coverage
  • Compact and elegant design allows you to plug other devices into the outlet

Amazon shoppers gave it 4/5 stars.

Starter Kit Stories November 13, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Philips Friends of hue LightStrip Starter Kit $120, Optoma 1080p 3D DLP Home Theater Projector $749, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have from Best Buy the Philips Friends of hue 120-Lumen, 12W LightStrip Luminaire Starter Kit for $119.99 shipped. That’s $80 off the regular sale price/ Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we’ve seen. It delivers up to 80 percent energy savings and a long life of 20,000 hours (up to 18 years). You can get total control over your lighting from your smart phone or tablet – even when you’re away from home. Over 1,100 Amazon shoppers gave it 4.3/5 stars.

More new deals for today:

Optoma (HD37) 1080p 3D DLP Home Theater Projector $749 (Orig. $2,000) | Amazon

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