At long last, Philips Hue makes its way to Malaysian shores. If you have been longing for a Philips Hue light bulb, the only options were at the [i]Store at Publika or online as reported by jumpadevice here. However, now you can head over to the Philips Brand Store at Menara Axis to get one or check the Philips official online store in Lazada.
The price for the Starter Kit 3rd Gen (1 Hue Bridge & 3 Hue white and color ambiance bulbs) on Lazada is going for RM 899. This is where things get abit mind boggling. Keep in mind folks that this is the official Philips store on Lazada in Malaysia. At this point of writing, and if you do a check on Amazon, the same Philips Hue Starter Kit 3rd Gen is going for USD $171.11 (Inclusive of shipping and taxes to Malaysia). If you convert that to Ringgit, that’s RM 714. What on earth is going on Philips Malaysia? Such a drastic price difference.
Better Late Than Never
It’s good that Philips Malaysia are keeping up with the times by bringing in the Philips Hue. It’s long overdue, but hey, at least it’s here officially. I would only have hoped and wished that they started off with a discounted introductory price to entice consumers to purchase one.