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, whilst using as much as five times less energy than traditional GU10 bulbs.
Each Hue GU10 light bulb delivers 300 lumens and produces all shades of white, from warm to cold, and a wide variety of colour.
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 popular GU10 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 as much as five times less power than a traditional GU10 light bulb.
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What's in the Box?
- One Hue GU10 light bulb
- Power Source: AC, External power supply
- Mfr. Part Number: 432856
- UPC or EAN No.: 8718291724469
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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
Better than expected
Quite often you expect LED bulbs to be a little dim, but these are great and the ability to change the white point in the hue app Quite often you expect LED bulbs to be a little dim, but these are great and the ability to change the white point in the hue app yourself simply makes it better warm white, cool white you choose!
They are larger fitting GU10 bulbs compared to a standard GU10, so you may have trouble fitting them into your current light housing depending on the type you have - fire rated housings have a completely enclosed recess the bulb goes into, my version was not wide enough for the hue GU10 bulb. I swapped the fitting out for a normal GU10 housing (as these don't crank out much heat at all) - but you should get an electricians opinion before doing this.
All in all, brilliant idea, great functionality and simple to setup and use. All we need now is more bulb types supported and the price to drop a fair lick. …
- Written by Richard J from Reading
8 of 10 people found this useful
Bright, great in groups, Expensive but good quality.
We have a few of the standard Hue bulbs in the house, and have enjoyed using them for the last year or so. The standard ones are r We have a few of the standard Hue bulbs in the house, and have enjoyed using them for the last year or so. The standard ones are rated at about 600 lumens I think, and when I saw that the GU10 bulbs had been released I was a bit worried that they would be too weak at 300 lumens, especially as they're £50 each. But I took the risk and just fitted six GU10s into existing recessed fittings in our kitchen. There's also a standard Hue bulb in a pendant fitting at the other end of the room.
Adding the lights to the existing system was very simple using the iPhone app, and they were working within minutes of the courier delivering them (we already have the bridge set up.)
The overall effect is fantastic. The default light when you flick the light switch without using the app is at the warmer end - which is a very welcome change from the rather clinical effect you get from many GU10s. They illuminate the room really well.
Don't underestimate the ability of good lighting to change the mood of a house and the people in it. Although these lights are expensive the cost can be justified by this effect.
The ability to change the colour, warmth and intensity of these bulbs is what you're paying lots of money for. In this the lightbulbs themselves work brilliantly, but the software is poor. The bulbs have a good colour gamut, which only really fails to reproduce greens well - and they're quickly responsive too. However the Philips Hue iOS app really lets them down at the moment. The current version (1.1) doesn't seem to have any way of grouping bulbs other than by using 'Scenes'. This is a right faff. If I want to change the colour or temperature of the group of six GU10s, or to dim them, I have to use six different sliders at the moment. Philips need to sort this out and soon.
There are lots of third party apps available, and some do allow you to group lights - but none have really worked well for me. The only one I've found that does groups effectively is Colours for Hue, but it is an OSX app, not iOS, and I can't get the laptop out every time I want to dim the lights.
Finally - the Hue Disco iOS app by iMakeStuff is brilliant paired with these lights. The whole family love the disco effect in the kitchen with all seven lights changing and flashing; and the Moods function of the app is great for subtle evening and night lighting. I hope that Hue Disco evolves into a fully fledged controller soon, and then I can replace the Philips app altogether. …
- Written by Daniel T from Dorchester
33 of 34 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Will the GU10 bulbs be available in the bricks and mortar Apple stores?
- Asked by Jean-stefane B from Winnipeg
do i need the hue bridge or can i just buy the bulb as a single unit?
- Asked by David K
Hi, you will need the Hue Bridge. Available as part of GU10, E22 or Disney starter packs.
- Answered by David B
is this same size as a standard gu10 bulb
- Asked by Luke F
No, they're longer (71mm). They have the same diameter as a standard GU10 bulb though.
- Answered by Jeroen K