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
- 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. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.
- The Hue Bridge (included in the Starter Pack) is required for operation
Meet the hue app. The amazing way to control every Philips hue bulb in your home. All in the palm of your hand. It makes the light switch look like it came from the Dark Ages.
With hue, you’ll see light in a whole new way. It lets you play with tone, contrast and colour to create any lighting mood you could dream of. It’s clever, intuitive and connected. It‘s so much more than just a light bulb.
We call it PERSONAL WIRELESS LIGHTING.
hue lets you express who you are, through the way you light your home. With a vast palette of light and colour. So you can set your inner Picasso free.
hue can be wherever you want and you can access it whenever you want. Any room. Any space. All wirelessly, through your smart device. Clever, hey?
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.
See what hue can do for you:
- Can a light bring back your fondest memories? hue can.
Choose your favourite holiday photos from your library and use the colour picker to recreate the ambience of that safari sunset, island paradise or snow-
- Can a light be a better guard dog than your guard dog? hue can.
Turn your lights on or off remotely using your iPhone or iPad. Even set the lights to come on automatically, just before you return home.
- Can a light help you get better grades? hue can.
Use the ‘CONCENTRATE’ Light Recipe to help you pay attention and stay focussed for longer.
- Can a light help you unwind after a long, hard day? hue can.
The ‘RELAX’ Light Recipe sets your lights to a specific yellow-white tone, scientifically proven to have a calming effect.
The possibilities are endless with hue.
Requires the Philips hue starter pack (3 Philips hue bulbs and hue bridge). Single bulbs can then be added, up to a maximum of 50 per bridge.
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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 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 biggest 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
316 of 395 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 These are miles ahead of most LED lamps on the market - even when just being used to provide 'white' light in any colour temperature 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
120 of 132 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 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 lighting 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
117 of 136 people found this useful
Quite simply one of the best products I have ever purchased for my home. I absolutely love this light system. It is so easy to set Quite simply one of the best products I have ever purchased for my home. I absolutely love this light system. It is so easy to set up, so easy to use and creates wonderful lighting states for a variety of scenarios. I have already created different states on top of the ones already provided that suit how I use my lounge. I know some people have said they aren't bright enough and I appreciate each home is different. I certainly cannot agree with that. My lounge isn't huge, I would say standard, and I have one ceiling light and two lamps and they are far brighter and better than any other lights I have owned before.Most of the time I dim or turn off the ceiling as it's just not required or change it to a colour to add ambiance. I would recommend to anyone for whom it falls into their budget for sure. …
- Written by Kevin J from Sheffield
Installed and working in UK but would not connect at all from Portugal. On return to UK having great difficulty trying to get them Installed and working in UK but would not connect at all from Portugal. On return to UK having great difficulty trying to get them working again. Expensive toy which has not really been fully tested? …
- Written by Peter H from Norwich
3 of 7 people found this useful
no words to express how amazing these bulbs are. use them with the app IFTTT to create rules and they literally become life changi no words to express how amazing these bulbs are. use them with the app IFTTT to create rules and they literally become life changing! …
- Written by Agathe M from london
1 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can it be used outdoors
- Asked by Edward M from Baltimore
Officially, no. But I've found that it works fine IF the fitting cannot get wet.
- Answered by Bruce C
But isn't this the 110v version? Will it work in the UK?
- Asked by M S A W
I had the same problem before placing my order, I tried calling the Apple's call center and all of t I had the same problem before placing my order, I tried calling the Apple's call center and all of them have no idea about it, until one guy told me he's almost 100% sure that I'll get the right lights!!!!! I took my chance and placed the order and ...... The lights that I received were all 240V suitable for the UK market and I comfortably can tell you Apple web site is WRONG, and they'd simply copied the US site..
If you really need them, go ahead and order them and you'll get the right voltage " At least that what I got :)
Have fun …
- Answered by Wael A from Springfield Gardens
What's the voltage rating on the Australian version? The store page says 110v but then they'd need a transformer to work here. Are they 220-240v?
- Asked by Daniel H from Sydney
Noticed likewise on the Apple Australia website last week so I decided to visit the physical Apple s Noticed likewise on the Apple Australia website last week so I decided to visit the physical Apple store. Glad to say they were 240V and the Apple bloke in the store promised he'd get the Voltage shown in the Australian Apple website updated. They're in and running and after changing the dimmer switch they now work brilliantly. …
- Answered by Andrew C from Perth
Are the Philips hue bulbs available with a bayonet fitting
- Asked by Kon A from Melbourne
No. Not in Australia as far as I know. Adapters are available, however they a difficult to find loca No. Not in Australia as far as I know. Adapters are available, however they a difficult to find locally also. You can buy them internationally from that well known internet auction site and that is how I connected some of my bulbs, …
- Answered by Steve J from Melbourne