Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance Mini Starter Kit E27/B22
Take your first steps to a smarter home with the Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience Mini Starter Kit. Philips Hue uses LEDs to light your room – and you can control them via an app.
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Use your voice to listen to music, turn on the lights or check the weather forecast with the Echo Dot. This compact speaker connects to the Alexa voice service. So you can ask Alexa any questions, control compatible smart devices and more.
How often do you race out the door, only to remember you left the lights on in the kitchen? Or a fan running in your bedroom?
The Home and Away Pack contains everything you need to control your lighting and appliances from your phone. So even if you do accidentally leave something on when you go out, you can switch it off remotely. And avoid wasting energy on lighting or cooling an empty house.
With the Philips Hue Mini Starter Kit, you get two colour-changing LED bulbs and a hub. LED bulbs use 80% less energy than halogen bulbs – so they’re a more efficient choice. And the Hue smart bulbs last for up to 25,000 hours – so you shouldn’t need to replace them anytime soon.
Using the Kasa app, you can turn off anything plugged into the TP-Link HS110 Smart Plug. So you can check if the kids have left their games console on. Or if the hair tongs are still on in the bedroom.
But this smart plug isn’t just a remote control for your appliances. It comes with energy monitoring so you can see how much electricity each device uses. And then set a timer to control how long energy-hungry appliances – like electric heaters – are switched on.
Both the Philips Hue lights and TP-Link smart plug work with the Amazon Echo Dot. So you can use your voice instead of your phone to control them. Ask Alexa to turn off the fan in the garage. Or to switch the bedroom lights off – saving you a trip upstairs. They’re small steps but they can add up to big energy savings.