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?
- Three Hue Light Bulbs
- One Hue Bridge
- Power supply for Hue Bridge
- LAN cable to connect the Hue Bridge to your router
- UPC or EAN No. : 8718291547778
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- The Hue Bridge (included in the Starter Pack) is required for operation
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Ratings & Reviews
16 Million Colours. None of them blue.
I picked up a set of these just after launch. I like them, but they're very much a 'beta' product. You might want to wait.
The bi ggest issue I've found is a complete inability to render blue. Even shades shown in their own promotional material (and on the box!) are impossible to render, due to the choice of LEDs. I think that poor, especially at the price.
On the plus side, they're easy to install and set up, and it's pretty cool to control lighting from an iPhone/iPad etc.
On the negative side, aside from the colour rendition, the app is pretty clunky. Many features seem to be missing - proper control of rooms, grouping lights, easy set up of pre-set scenes. All obvious features. You can't even remove lamps, and as it auto-adds new lamps I have no clue what would happen if a neighbour also had the same system.
On top of which, the bulbs are only available in what is one of the rarest fitting types in the UK with no word on anything else (so only a handful, if any, of your existing lamps can be fitted out).
It's a good (if expensive) start, but they have a long way to go. …
- Written by Jason D from Biggleswade
205 of 246 people found this useful
Better than most LED lamps, even for 'normal' light.
These are miles ahead of most LED lamps on the market - even when just being used to provide 'white' light in any colour temperatu re from 2000K to 6500K.
The sources within a Hue are not primary Red, Green and Blue as are used in other LED lighting products; The Red is a touch more 'orange', the Green is closer to a 'lime-green' and the Blue is closer to Violet. This enabled much better whites (see above) and subtle hues but it cannot achieve some colours although this is not a problem in it's intended application.
The app itself isn't perfect - but it's a first version and will no doubt improve and for those who want a bit more control there's a simple HTTP API behind them.
At the moment they are only available in an "E27" or "ES" base, aka 'screw fit', most UK light fittings are Bayonet ("BC" or "B22") so keep this in mind if you're planning on putting these in existing fittings although adapters are available they wont fit in all lamps. …
- Written by Ross M from Newton Mearns
66 of 71 people found this useful
Great LED lights with novelty features...
I've had remote controlled lights for a while now but I had been looking for an LED alternative. When I saw the Philips Hue lighti ng system I just had to get them. But I could not find information anywhere on the type of bulb or their sizes to make sure I could buy the correct sized light fitting.
I blindly bought some downlight bulb holders (type E27 after a bit more research) from B&Q but I bought a large size as I still did not know the dimensions (which I now know to be 110mm long and 62mm diameter at the widest part).
The bulbs and the iOS app work great for a light set-up. Colours are bright and the normal white light goes well for any room. I do admit the app needs a few tweaks but it still allows you to use the complete lighting set-up so I can't see why anyone could complain.
Bulbs are numbered on the app and can be controlled individually so control of separate rooms should be managed easily with custom scenes.
It definitely beats flicking an old fashioned light switch on and off! I'm looking forward to any future third party apps but I wouldn't like Hue any less if it stayed the way it was. Great! …
- Written by Paul P from Stafford
62 of 69 people found this useful
Great but could do better
Good but could put much more effort into these
- Written by Emmet C from London
Hue starter pack - expensive but great
There is a novelty value to buying these... lovely colours, etc. But for me the real value is waking up to a timed light alarm whi ch wakes me up gently. Felt guilty about paying so much for these but I'm glad I did. Check out the most recent update of the app.. Geofencing and IFttt compatible makes it awesome. In summary.. if you just want some mad lightbulbs then OK, but the price is a bit steep. But if you are prepared to properly integrate these with your other apps then go for it. …
- Written by Darren C from Newcastle
0 of 2 people found this useful
I bought the starter set in December and installed all three lamps in my living room. One in a large white globe which sit in the floor, another under a frosted glass table that holds my computer and the last in a uptight standard lamp. The three lamp provide more than enough light for reading and general lighting needs but really come into their own when used for setting moods. We love them when watching movies, especially as I downloaded some cinema themes. They have been faultless in their operation, no issues at all. They don't flicker which one reviewer stated, so I can only assume there is some error in his setup. They use little energy and we live them. …
- Written by Ian P from Warrington
8 of 10 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Jeff B from Appin
Yes you can. The lights do not work with dimmer switches but if you turn them off and on with the no rmal switch they will reset to a bright white light like a normal bulb. …
- Answered by Olivia S
- Asked by Nicole M from Miami Lakes
It WILL work on 3G from the App. When you setup the app there is an option in the Settings menu to " Login to Portal". Once you've done that, after setting up an account on the Hue website, you can control the bulbs either from a website, *or* directly from your iPhone/iPad over 3G/LTE/etc.
The previous answer is incorrect. …
- Answered by Jonathan E from Mississauga
- Asked by Eid H from East Hampton
Yes you certainly can both colour , brightness and on / off can all be set for each individual bulb
- Answered by Daniel K from Orpington
15,000 running hour as quoted by philips (15 years)
- Answered by Samuel L from Beaumaris
- Asked by Kevin P from Edgewater
Around 8 to 9.5 watts each. But the shine with awesomeness. Due to the energy savings I use 3 bul bs in one studio apt. The lighting is vibrant. Clear, white for practical everyday use. These bulbs brightness rating 600 lumens, is just under a 60 Watt bulb. but never feel they don't illuminate enough as I use all three at the same time. I feel they are great energy savers my whole apt runs on under 30 watts, and is lit well. The hue can adjust for an incandescent feel, or fluorescent. …
- Answered by Kelvin P from Woodhaven