Part of the Philips LivingColors family, the Bloom lamp lets you bring extraordinary color to any space and control it from the Hue app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. All it takes is an easy wireless connection with your existing Philips Hue bridge.
A vast palette at your fingertips
Choose from 16 million colors of light to match your mood or decor. Add accents to your home by placing light just where you need it. Highlight a favorite spot with up to 120 lumen light output. Or lower the intensity and blend soft, smooth tones across the room.
Because Bloom uses innovative LED light, it's long-lasting and extremely energy efficient. So it has a minimal impact on your energy bills.
- Create and control your own lighting scheme from the Philips Hue app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
- Connect wirelessly via your existing Philips Hue bridge
- Create light settings based on your favorite photos
- Tune, dim, and control your Bloom from anywhere
- Naturally blends into your interior
- Up to 16 million colors
- 120 lumen output
- Requires a Philips Hue bridge, which is available from the Apple Online Store as part of the Philips Hue Connected Bulb - Starter Pack
Did you notice?Compact and sleek, Bloom blends beautifully in any room.
Apple Recommends ForLight a space with a splash of color or wash your walls with stunning shades–all from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
What's in the Box?
- Philips Friends of Hue Bloom lamp
- Power Source: AC
- Height: 4 in./10.1 cm
- Width: 5.12 in./13 cm
- Weight: 14.82 oz./420 g
- Length: 5 in./12.6 cm
- Mfr. Part Number: 729976048
- UPC or EAN No.: 8718291488705
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: Two years
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
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I'm a fan of HUE bulbs— we have 18 of them installed, so far (19 if you include the Friends of Hue Bloom Lamp), with plans for man I'm a fan of HUE bulbs— we have 18 of them installed, so far (19 if you include the Friends of Hue Bloom Lamp), with plans for many more (including outdoor lighting, if they ever get around to it)— so I had high hopes for the Bloom Lamp.
Unfortunately, though, this particular "friend of HUE" could use some refinement.
Take for example the fact that the Bloom does not work with Philips "off the shelf" recipes. Like the "relax" setting or "energize" or "reading" recipes that came pre-loaded with the Hue app? Too bad; they don't recognize the Bloom as being a part of your network.
No, the Bloom only works with photo recipes. Why was even overlooked? A mystery.
Next, take the device itself, which is hard wired to the 110v plug making it impossible to thread the power cord through conduits if you'd like to "hide" the power supply. You've got the large lamp on one end, a rather bulky power adapter at the other, and the power cord running between them. The only way to thread the cable through cable channel holes would be to cut the cord and then rewire it (and you won't be doing that, believe me).
Does the Bloom Lamp light up? Yes. Change colors? You bet. It even looks sleek (or at least sleek-ish).
But there are a few niggling concerns about the product that are just off-putting enough to make it more of a novelty— and a very limited one at that— rather than a part of my overall plan for the total HUE-ification of my home. …
- Written by Mack S from Richardson
131 of 143 people found this useful
Bloom is no hue bulb
If you are buying the Bloom as another Hue bulb, you are in for a surprise. It looks like the Hue bulbs have special LED's so that If you are buying the Bloom as another Hue bulb, you are in for a surprise. It looks like the Hue bulbs have special LED's so that they can make all the white colors of normal bulbs in addition to colors. But as any Hue owner knows, hue bulbs can't make green thru blue on the spectrum because of it. Now the Bloom on the other hand can make rich greens, blues, turquoise, but can't make "white" light like the Hue bulbs can. That is why it can't be used in light recipes (whites) but can in photo recipes (colors). So, if you want more of the same, buy more bulbs and add them to a lamp, if you want to get some intense color you miss from the hue system, then get a few Blooms also. …
- Written by Casey L from Los Angeles
109 of 112 people found this useful
More is better?
Big fan of the PhilipsHue and the Bloom is great that it offers multiple color lighting at the same time (have both red and green Big fan of the PhilipsHue and the Bloom is great that it offers multiple color lighting at the same time (have both red and green mixed at different part of the bulb). However, would much prefer the Bloom to be bigger and agree with the other posting that it should be recognized by the pre-set lighting features in the Hue's app.
Lastly, adding timing feature in the Hue's app would be great to control when bulbs to on and off …
- Written by Ting Fung S from San Francisco
52 of 61 people found this useful
Hue makes me happy
I love Hue bulbs.. They are not the most user friendly "cool" tech stuff from Apple, but they are beautiful and fun to play with!
- Written by Kelley L from Prescott
Love the rich colors!
This is the fifth Hue bulb I have purchased, and I have placed it behind my tv which is in a corner. I love it and quickly figured This is the fifth Hue bulb I have purchased, and I have placed it behind my tv which is in a corner. I love it and quickly figured out how to add it to the scenes. It provides very rich colored accent lighting which is very nice. I made a "wall" page in the Philips Hue app to allow the color to be adjusted independently of the main Hue bulbs, as well as adding it to all of the scenes.
As others have mentioned, it is not intended to provide reading or task lighting, as it does not produce the whites of the original Hue bulbs, but it can produce a very beautiful blue, and works well in conjunction with other Hue bulbs to set a mood.
The only real downside I see for now is the price. I'll be putting at least one in each main room after the price comes down. …
- Written by Lori C from Yreka
Not That Great Or Worth The Price...
I'm a huge fan of the hue bulbs and use them all over my home in every room. Because of the Blooms design I thought it would be gr I'm a huge fan of the hue bulbs and use them all over my home in every room. Because of the Blooms design I thought it would be great for spot lighting walls... I was wrong!
The amount of light this gives off for the price is pathetic. You're WAY better off saving yourself $20 and just buying a regular hue bulb. As others have mentioned, it also does not work with the stock mood recipes in the hue app.
Really priced this product wrong... If it was $20 cheaper than a hue bulb I might not have gone right back to apple and returned it. …
- Written by Derek S from Waterloo
3 of 5 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
can the color change at preset intervals?
- Asked by Bernard H from Key Biscayne
- Feb 1, 2014
Yes, there are various third party apps that allow you to rotate colours, use set colour profiles/ef Yes, there are various third party apps that allow you to rotate colours, use set colour profiles/effects, et cetera... Two of my favourites:
Scintillator – This app lets you change the colours at a preset interval or even to special effects, i.e. like flickering candles, fading, et cetera...
Goldee – This is more of a dynamic lighting app, not customizable but it gently shifts the colours based on one of the preset theme, like how natural light from the sun shifts because of clouds, shadows, et cetera. …
- Answered by Jesse A from East Boston
- Mar 4, 2014
Requires Hue Bridge? Since this is brand new I think they forgot to mention that fact.
- Asked by Yannick R from Davis
- Aug 7, 2013
Yes it does. It also mentions that under the product review: "All it takes is an easy wireless conne Yes it does. It also mentions that under the product review: "All it takes is an easy wireless connection with your existing Philips Hue bridge." …
- Answered by Jalal M from Aurora
- Aug 11, 2013
Can this light be used outdoors (waterproof)? Also, how long is the AC cord?
- Asked by John A from Frederick
- Aug 20, 2013
The Friends of Hue Bloom Lamp *cannot* be used outdoors. The power cord is approximately 6 feet lon The Friends of Hue Bloom Lamp *cannot* be used outdoors. The power cord is approximately 6 feet long. …
- Answered by Mathew S from Columbia
- Aug 29, 2013