1. gw0gvq Contributor

    gw0gvq

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    Barry, South Wales, UK
    #1
    I was thinking of getting a starter pack for Hue lighting. But what happens in the case of a lamp being the wrong screw fitting (into the socket) for instance or if my existing lamps are bayonet fitting? Any help will be much appreciated
     
  2. LiveM macrumors 65816

    LiveM

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    Oct 30, 2015
    #2
    Just get the one with the bayonet (B22) fittings.

    Don't get the basic white lights unless you prefer cool white lights (e.g. Asian) rather than warm whites (European).

    And don't bother with colour lights unless you have a specific need - if you do, make sure you get one that has a little green dot on it saying "richer colours" which solve issues with washed out blues and greens in the original bulbs (not a problem with the Lightstrip Plus or Hue Go lamp).
     
  3. x-evil-x macrumors 68040

    x-evil-x

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    #3
    Id personally only get the newest gen starter pack and bulbs. All other previous versions the blues and greens where never good.
    Most of those are e26 fittings. They also sell other color ones and white ones. E12 base ect... IF you need a special fitting you can use adapters for e26 also.
     
  4. LiveM macrumors 65816

    LiveM

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    #4
    You shouldn’t use a bayonet to Edison Screw adaptor as they are particularly dangerous, at least on 240V supplies. They are banned in New Zealand, while reverse adaptors need certification.
     

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