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 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
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
337 of 424 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
132 of 145 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
123 of 143 people found this useful
Look at other alternatives
This product is excellent when it works, but I've found the instructions to be very poor for a consumer product with very little s This product is excellent when it works, but I've found the instructions to be very poor for a consumer product with very little support offered by Phillips. The system is easy to set up, but that's as far as it goes, frequently find that lights do not switch off when they should and the bridge frequently has to be reconnected. To be honest I'd buy one of the cheaper alternatives if buying again …
- Written by Peter H from Maidstone
0 of 1 people found this useful
Great product, no drops, no issues
- Written by Jon N from Brighton
Philips Hue is the possibly the best lighting products I own! The bulb itself is not out of the ordinary, neither is it tacky. It Philips Hue is the possibly the best lighting products I own! The bulb itself is not out of the ordinary, neither is it tacky. It is easy to set up with the ethernet cable included however the bridge cannot connect wirelessly to the router which may be a downside for some people but the signal can reach anywhere where your wi-fi signal can. The app's user interface is great and does not over complicate things, and lets you change colour, set scenes, alarms and timers even when your not home! Another issue however is the rendering of green, which seems to be more of a white, but the rest of the colours are great, and it even produces great white light, brighter than my existing bulbs. Overall it is a great product but as all things do - has downsides, and the cost is a little expensive but definitely worth it. …
- Written by Cory Jay C from Chesterfield
1 of 1 people found this useful
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