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This multi-color Philips Hue smart bulb on sale for $42 doesn't need a hub

The Philips Hue multi-color A19 Bluetooth LED smart bulb (opens in new tab) is down to $42.49 thanks to a price drop to $46.97 from $50 and an extra chunk off through the on-page coupon you can clip. The drop today is the lowest price we've seen for a Philips Hue smart bulb that's fairly new.

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Philips Hue multi-color A19 Bluetooth LED smart bulb (opens in new tab)

Thanks to bigger and badder Bluetooth tech, you won't need a Hue hub to connect this bulb to your smart home. Control it with an app or your voice. Does work with existing Hue bulbs and hubs if you need it to.

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Philips Hue Refurbished Smart Home Sale

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Today only, Woot is holding a sale on refurbished Philips Hue smart home products, from smart bulbs and strip lights to the Philips Hue bridge which makes them all work together. A 90-day warranty is included, too.

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Philips Hue White & Color Ambiance Signe table lamp (Requires Hue Hub, Works with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant)

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While Philips Hue smart lighting has been around for a while, it has almost always required the use of a Hue Hub. Most of the deals we see are on starter kits (opens in new tab) that include a bulb or two but also have the hub. This deal is part of a new series released earlier this year that has both Bluetooth and Zigbee built in so you don't need a hub anymore. Of course, if you already have a hub or you want to use one because you plan to create a large Hue ecosystem, that's okay too. The bulb will work with the hub. It just doesn't need to.

You can set the mood with this bulb using up to 16 million colors. Control the light with your mobile device or your smart home's voice assistant. It is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit. The Hue Bluetooth app can control up to 10 smart bulbs by itself, and of course you can use devices like the $22 Echo Dot (opens in new tab). If you ever plan to add more than that you'll want to get the hub to control up to 50.

Use your app to create timers and routines and automate your new smart bulb. You can add other accessories like motion detectors and smart switches, too, for even more functionality.

The bulb has a lifetime of 22 years or 25,000 hours and is Energy Star certified. The smart bulb has 3.8 stars out of 5 based on 162 reviews (opens in new tab).

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.