Create your personal wireless lighting environment with the Philips Hue connected bulbs and wireless bridge. And control it all with your iPhone or iPad from wherever you are. You can connect up to 50 Hue light bulbs to a single system, while using as much as 80% less energy than traditional bulbs.
Each Hue light bulb delivers 600 lumens and produces all shades of white, from warm to cold, and a wide variety of colour. Each bulb uses 80% less power than a traditional light bulb.
It's easy to extend your lighting system with additional single bulbs. All you need is the bridge that comes with the Starter Pack.
- Create and control your personal lighting scheme from your iPhone or iPad
- Wireless connectivity via easy-to-set-up bridge
- Light bulbs are compatible with most sockets
- Great quality of bright white light with tunable white and colours
- Create light settings based on your favourite photos
- Tune, dim, and control Hue from anywhere
- Choose from expert light recipes to help you relax or concentrate
- Set timers to help you wake up and pace your day
Did you notice?Each hue light bulb uses 80% less power than a traditional light bulb.
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What's in the Box?
- One Hue Light Bulb (screw fittings)
- UPC or EAN No.: 8718291714200
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
- Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.
- The Hue Bridge (included in the Starter Pack) is required for operation
Meet the hue app. The amazing way to control every Philips hue product in your home. All in the palm of your hand.
With hue, you’ll see light in a whole new way. It lets you set the ideal lighting for every occasion. It’s clever, intuitive and connected. It‘s a whole new experience.
We call it PERSONAL WIRELESS LIGHTING.
Hue lets you express who you are, through the way you light your home.
Hue can be wherever you want and you can access it whenever you want. Any room. Any space. All wirelessly, through your smart device.
At its heart, hue is a lighting solution for the home. It’s functional and practical. But it can also be emotive and inspiring. It’ll change the way you think about home lighting. Forever.
Philips hue starter pack (bulbs + Bridge; Bloom + Bridge; Iris + Bridge; LightStrips + Bridge). Single bulbs, Friends of hue lamps, and hue tap can then be added, up to a maximum of 50 products per Bridge.
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Ratings & Reviews
Incredibly simple to setup with spectacular results.
Got this system for a small (about 12 x 12) home office. Have one bulb in the ceiling fan, one in a small lamp in the far corner o Got this system for a small (about 12 x 12) home office. Have one bulb in the ceiling fan, one in a small lamp in the far corner of the room and one in an accent light behind my laptop while on its stand. Setup couldn't be easier... insert the bulbs and turn them all on, plug the signal unit into one of the open ethernet ports on your base station (cable included) and connect the AC adapter. Start the app up and press the button on the signal unit and you're all set. Bulbs at their highest setting are brighter than expected though still not as bright as conventional bulbs but that's to be expected. Really phenomenal option for people who work from home and want total control over the brightness of multiple lights to optimize their screen work. Price may seem steep but it is what it is. Though once you install it and use it you'll think it's worth every penny. …
- Written by Rob K from Tempe
291 of 310 people found this useful
I read an article and decided to purchase this product over a much more expensive home lighting system. One day later....Extremely I read an article and decided to purchase this product over a much more expensive home lighting system. One day later....Extremely Happy! Product was very easy and simple to set up...in Fact my six year old did all of the connections and i downloaded the app. The light output is as good or better than your normal light bulb and the color combination you see and get its just makes it that much better. I installed one on my sons room and tried the gradually dimming feature and it worked on the first try. If you are considering spending over 4K on a full house lighting system....make sure you spend the $199 starter kit and you will be Happy you did. I will be ordering more bulbs as they become available to change the entire house to this new system. …
- Written by karla V from Miramar
234 of 264 people found this useful
So Far So Good
Very cool product. App could use some tweaking to make it a bit easier to use as there was a bit of a learning curve. All in all Very cool product. App could use some tweaking to make it a bit easier to use as there was a bit of a learning curve. All in all, set up was very easy (less than 3 minutes). I have the starter pack and 2 additional bulbs. I'll be ordering 10 more today to set up more rooms. Groups are a bit of a pain to set up as you have to create a scene and from what I can figure out so far can only set up colors in a group from an existing photo. Colors can be adjusted on an individual light but won't save unless in a scene. Could be I need to spend even more time on the app. Fade function didn't work in my first few trials but again I expect this to be me just taking more time to figure everything out. I also haven't been able to get a group programmed on my iphone to appear on the home ipad for others to use. Not sure if there's a way but will be a pain to set them up on multiple devices. Only a 2 year warranty even though they say the light is good for 15. Having stated all the learning issues, it's a very cool product, easy to get started and in my opinion completely replaces a crestron type lighting system. It is expensive but much less than a home lighting system would be. I will continue to hopefully replace every bulb in the house as various sizes are hopefully released. …
- Written by Bryan R from Cypress
212 of 230 people found this useful
Up to 20 now !!!.. WOW
Ok .. I don't understand any of these reviews that are downing this ,,, They are truly amazing .. I now have 20 bulbs 2 Strip ligh Ok .. I don't understand any of these reviews that are downing this ,,, They are truly amazing .. I now have 20 bulbs 2 Strip lights and 3 of the Hue lamps .
I have a high end production company .. and these really enhance the look of my office .. and i have so many IFTTT programming functions working with the lights .. everything from (All go blue if rain is about to begin .. to All Red for Severe weather ..
Also are using 2 of the Hue taps ..
Yes .. the app is a little finicky .. but it's well worth the effort ..
Don't hesitate .. you will love these!!! …
- Written by Mark M from Bluffton
Feels more affordable!
Once the initial financial hit has been taken on the Starter pack with hub, each successive bulb feels a lot more reasonably price Once the initial financial hit has been taken on the Starter pack with hub, each successive bulb feels a lot more reasonably priced. Easy to add to the existing lighting scenes. …
- Written by Peter D from BRISTOL
Great, but a design flaw means these can emit a high pitched whistle.
These lamps are great fun and I was very happy with mine to start with. They are bright, create a range of colours well, and 2 or These lamps are great fun and I was very happy with mine to start with. They are bright, create a range of colours well, and 2 or 3 can light a room in the evening. The iPhone app has been improved recently too.
However I've had a problem with 2 bulbs making a very high pitched whistle when turned off in the app. One bulb was loud enough to be heard from the other side of the room, the other was bad if you sat in the chair next to it. The everyhue forums have a bunch of other users reporting this too.
I was told by Philips it was a known issue and I could return the bulbs. This was a pain as it took 6 weeks and multiple calls to get the new ones. Then one of the replacements turned out to be just as bad. So now I have to decide whether I want to be without that for another month, or live with the noise. Not great considering I've spent a good £500 on Hue products. …
- Written by Nick H from London
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can the Philips Hue connected Bulb be used with a dimmer switch?
- Asked by Oliver C
No dimmers at all. These lights are designed to be used with their app to control their brightness. No dimmers at all. These lights are designed to be used with their app to control their brightness. They require constant power on. Otherwise your main control box won't see the individual light if it's manually turned off with a switch. …
- Answered by Andrew W from Saint Louis
is it possible to get the Hue bulb starter pack in 220v ?
- Asked by Muhammad A
Yes, from/in countries where that is the socket voltage. (I got one such starter pack here in Norway Yes, from/in countries where that is the socket voltage. (I got one such starter pack here in Norway) …
- Answered by Vegar O
do you have to have wifi for these to work
- Asked by Taylor R from Ingleside
From what I understood, you need one bridge (like the one that comes in the starter pack) to connect From what I understood, you need one bridge (like the one that comes in the starter pack) to connect up to 50 Hue bulbs. The bridge needs a LAN connection (i.e. with a network cable, NOT wifi). The bulbs themselves have no internet connection themselves. …
- Answered by Soumik S from Toronto
During winter time, my spouse experiences Seasonal Affective Disorder. Can these bulbs help to mimic daylight frequency and hours?
- Asked by Daniel W from Palmdale