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CHEAP: $128 off a Philips Hue starter kit to get Star Trek-style smart lights

To boldly illuminate, where normal lamps have been before

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Price $ 169,99 ProductHue Starter Kit (4 bulbs), a Hue Bridge, and 2 Google Home Minis by Philips

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Remember how on Star Trek someone could walk into a room and change the lights with their voice? There was no stumbling about in the darkness, and no stubbing your toes while searching for a switch. It felt like humanity’s destiny.

Well today, you too could be living in the future. Why? Because you can get a whopping $128 off a Philips Hue starter kit, making it only $169.99.

You get a lot for your cash. Not only will you receive four Philips Hue smart bulbs and a Hue Bridge, you also get two Google Home Minis, so you can control the lights with your voice.

Specifically, the bulbs are the Philips Hue A19 LED. These allow you to choose a specific color from millions of options, so you can select the shade that really gets you going. Or, you can just have them in plain white. Your choice. Importantly, the Philips Hue A19 LED fit in standard-size table lamps, making installation a breeze.

The Hue Bridge can support up to 50 bulbs and allows easy set-up, so you can begin your lighting journey without friction. The fact this kit comes with two Google Home Minis (which can also help you by telling you the weather, playing music, and much more) makes creating your own smart set-up even simpler.

Ugh, the future’s great.

Currently, this offer including the voice-activated assistants is $30 cheaper than buying the starter kit by itself (that’s currently retailing for $199.99).

So, what are you waiting for? Go and pick up four Philips Hue smart bulbs, a Hue Bridge, and two Google Home Minis for only $169.99. It’s a small step to living out your wildest sci-fi fantasies.

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Published April 23, 2019 — 10:15 UTC

Price $ 169,99 ProductHue Starter Kit (4 bulbs), a Hue Bridge, and 2 Google Home Minis by Philips