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
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
297 of 364 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
112 of 122 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
107 of 124 people found this useful
A good idea, but really lacks whats promised
I've had this kit for a couple of weeks now, and even though im loving the ease of changing colours and to damp the lights, there I've had this kit for a couple of weeks now, and even though im loving the ease of changing colours and to damp the lights, there is a few things that really dull..
Firstoff the colours. This is no living colors, it only does like 4-5 colours really well. Green is like none existing and the hue saturation does little compared to the colour scale.
Second, the software... Its not bad, but its not particularely good either. I think that most people know that there is alot of possibilities with these lights, unfortunatly philips doesnt really take the effort to utilize this properly.
Last is a quiet hum comming from these bulps, and turning them of through the software actually only makes its worse.. The hum is not as bad as experienced from my living colors lamp so i can live with it..
The price should match a somehow better product, hopefully we will se a hue .2 doing these things better in the future …
- Written by Nick S from vanløse
FANTASTIC product that has already come a long way
The Philips Hue lighting system is a great piece of kit. Yes, it is costly, but the second you have it you'll realise it was money The Philips Hue lighting system is a great piece of kit. Yes, it is costly, but the second you have it you'll realise it was money well spent.
The system was very easy to set up. I have very unreliable wifi and this is the one wifi based system in my house that has never cut out or disconnected. It is incredible how having slightly different hues of lighting can affect your mood or energy so much.
The bulbs can go very bright, and creating setups to your preference is simple. A lot of the previous reviews here are based on the old app when it was still really in development. Since the new app update things are much more simple and intuitive. Once you start looking into things there are also great capabilities. For example:
- Each morning I have it set so my bedroom lights come on slowly instead of my alarm, and on a setting that reflects daylight, so I wake up relaxed.
- I had a party recently and I downloaded one of the many available third party apps, enabling my lights to change in time to the music. Searching "hue" on the App Store shows a huge variety of these apps.
- I use the app "If This Then That" to create a series of rules, for example if it is going to rain my lights flash blue. If I leave my house the lights turn off behind me automatically. When it gets dark outside they come on automatically, using the sunset data from the weather app.
Your home will instantly feel advanced and simple with these. It is great being able to set such a variety of moods from your iPhone. A must buy! …
- Written by Adam G from Fleet
2 of 2 people found this useful
Good hardware, Beta level software
Good light intensity, nice colours. No blues as another reviewer mentioned. The closer to blue you can get with the standard bul Good light intensity, nice colours. No blues as another reviewer mentioned. The closer to blue you can get with the standard bulbs is a blueish violet. Better blue comes from the Bloom light.
The software is high on fluffy and low on actual basic functions. I bought the Hue system expecting a Sonos type experience, but you will have to wait for future update (I hope) for a proper experience.
Issues I have with the software:
- no grouping by rooms. You can setup profiles that would be only valid for one room, but the process could be so much easier with grouping options. Frankly I can't understand why this has not been included in the 1.0 version.
- The extra lamp added (a Bloom for me) did not belong at the same level as the other lamps. All profiles needed to be manually visited on each control devices (iPhones, iPad) to add the new lamp.
- the lamps may have 16 millions colours, but the fidelity of the colour reproduction is not great.
- Not easy to simply turn one one lamp at the intensity and colour you want.
- Remove a lamp. Why should this be a complicated process that remove all your settings?
So, great concept but the usability is poor due to poor software. 4 stars for the hardware, and 1 star for the software. Total 2 stars because it is too expensive for an unfinished product. …
- Written by Eduardo M from Kingston Upon Thames
2 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Am I forced to have an online account with Phillips?
- Asked by John V from Ottawa
No account is needed to use them on your home network. However, if you want to access them while not No account is needed to use them on your home network. However, if you want to access them while not at home then you need an account which is linked to the app on your mobile device. …
- Answered by Matthew M from Cato
How bright is 600 lumens? What equivalent wattage of bulb does that equate to?
- Asked by Richard C
53 watts. end of story.
- Answered by Timothy D from Indianapolis
Can you change default settings when turning bulbs off and on with Bridge?
- Asked by Philip M from Oakland
what is the voltage, our electricity power is 230~240v 50Hz
- Asked by Ghazi J
I'm in the UK and the bulbs have 220V-240V printed on the base
- Answered by Peter B
Existing dimmers, system and control...
- Asked by Morten P from Redondo Beach
You should replace your dimmers with regular switches. All of the dimming happens within the LED bu You should replace your dimmers with regular switches. All of the dimming happens within the LED bulb. To operate correctly and consistently the LED lights need full power. They can work with dimmers set to full brightness, but some people complain about buzzing sounds when used like this. There is also a risk that some people may try to use your dimmer switch and get unpredictable results. …
- Answered by Cour Du V from San Jose
Can Hue be used with a home automation system like Xfinity Home or AT&T digital life?
- Asked by Justin C from Harrisburg
The Hue lights can be controlled by home automation systems using the public API. I have a custom h The Hue lights can be controlled by home automation systems using the public API. I have a custom home automation system and integrating the Hue lights was very easy. There are also many third-party apps for Hue lights due to this easy, open API that Philips exposed. If your particular home automation system does not support Philips Hue yet, you can send a request to the vendor. These are popular, so it would be a good addition to most systems. …
- Answered by Cour Du V from San Jose