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 color. 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 colors
- Create light settings based on your favorite 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?
- Single Pack: One Hue Light Bulb
- Starter Pack: 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. : 046677426354
- 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.
- The Hue Bridge (included in the Starter Pack) is required for operation
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Ratings & Reviews
HUE is a WINNER!!!
Bought a starter kit plus 3 individual bulbs today. Took 10 minutes to set up. I had to convince the "geniuses" at the local Apple Store that HUE really existed. They went online, discovered it did, went in the back room, found and sold them. No one had asked about them before I walked in.
They assured me I could return them in 14 days, so I decided to try them. Hue and the free App is amazing! Download your own pic. Touch it to turn on the lights. Group anyway you want, dim independently, color control independently.
If you turn off the wall switch, the bulbs forget where they were. Turn the switch back on, and the bulbs turn on to default approx. 3000 degrees K. Then touch any mood you set up on the iPhone, and it instantly changes colors & intensity.
We have a 50's Diner designed kitchen with black / white tile, red wall tile, red neon accents, so touch the 50's Diner photo, and 4 bulbs come on, 2 red and 2 whatever temp white you choose. Halloween? Orange no problem. Christmas? Red and Green.
1-A must if you are really into home automation, home theatre, etc.
2-Extremely high quality feel bulb design
3-Bulbs run barely warm and draw 8.5 watts max
4-Super easy to use
5-No need to use your iPhone. Set the onboard timer function for on / off. Gives that lived in look, and no need to turn on / off every time.
6-Full dimming capability
7-Default to Warm White (looks like 3000 degree K) if power fails and comes back on
8-No high frequency sound, no flicker, no RFI interference
9-Instantly group able and groups can be changed instantly
10-Philips is a leader in LED technology. I have over 100 Philips LED bulbs in service for over a year, with no failures. yet, Lights of America and other off brands have failed 100% in a year! The electronics fail, not the LED's themselves in the off brands.
11-Touch a pic of the room to turn the lights on.
12-Set a different background pic for every page of moods.
13-Set a page up for every room. This groups the bulbs to a scene in that room by choosing the specific page on the iPhone.
2-Only medium Base available today. I need Candelabra base and need R30
3-600 Lumen output is a little low but is OK
These bulbs are NOT going back!!! Wife loves them, as do I. 'Nuff said!!! …
- Written by John H from Lexington
752 of 816 people found this useful
Ok got it working...
Controlling lights from iPad and iPhone is neat. Colors work well. There is a slight learning curve..
I recommend using all th e lights on setup, this may have been problem for me since I screwed in only one bulb..
Also I noted when you edit bulb name light flashes while in edit mode.
This would have been a definite 5 star but unfortunately tech support is nonexistent except for email. …
- Written by Gary T from MILLINGTON
322 of 382 people found this useful
Better than a double rainbow!
Picked up the starter pack today. Had it running in 5 minutes. It is SOOO much cooler than I expected. The app is great and easy t o use. Just wish I could afford lots more bulbs! …
- Written by John H from cary
317 of 383 people found this useful
Awesome! Especially with new geofencing capability!
We started with the starter kit 1 month ago and are now up to 7 bulbs. It was supposed to be a "toy" for us but wound up being ver y practical because:
* Wonderful to control lighting color for various activities like TV, cooking, reading, etc.
* Great to control lights remotely, turning them on (for our pets) or off when we forgot.
* The new geofencing turned on the lights as we drove into the driveway, even with the Hue app closed! (You do have to start it at least once on your iPhone and logon to meet hue)
* We can now go to bed and turn all the lights off, no more "who's getting up to do that".
* Since they are so low in power, we can leave some dim as night lights. They max at 8.5 watts, a normal nitelight is 3-7 watts!
* We replaced our high end dimmers ($45-60) and simplified wiring.
* If you have multiple bulbs on a dimmer you can now dim each light in a room (or patio) independently!
* We use timers to turn on Living Room at 8:30, kitchen night lights at 08:30, bedroom night lights at 11:00.
* My wife finally got her "disco" ball she always wanted in the kitchen, she plays music loud while cooking and the hue has strobe effect with an additional app.
You get the idea, I don't normally take the time to write reviews but this product far exceeded our expectations. And as for cost... well worth it, saves energy and no need to install dimmers. This is the future of lighting. For now it's hard to replace all lighting because there are no hardware controls for them, some rooms are impractical to run from IOS like a closet, bathroom, etc. However, when turned off/on they default to white. We use IOS to control on/off of all inside Hues, but patio switch controls on/off and IOS control color, etc. We were initially concerned about being only equivalent to a 50 watt bulb, they were plenty bright and if made white, they looked brighter than 60 watt bulbs. We purchased ours are Apple stores. …
- Written by Mario G from Cupertino
2 of 3 people found this useful
Buckets of fun
Make all your friends jealous and your neighbors curious.They are easy to install. Just install in the bulbs, plug in the bridge and hardwire it to your router, download the app and watch in awe as your whole room changes!The app is fairly easy to use (could be better). My husband and I are going to have light battles and scare the babysitter. …
- Written by Lauren A from Cinnaminson
17 of 20 people found this useful
Cool but not ready for prime time
The Hue is a brilliant concept, and the lights themselves are great and easy to hook up. The app, however, is disappointingly rud imentary, and until that is fixed, it renders this system little more than a gimmick. One example is that you have to set the timer each time you want the lights to come on -- there is no way to set daily, recurring times. Also, if you switch the lights off with a switch, they will default to their plain color, so you pretty much have to rely on the app -- and once the novelty of controlling lights with your phone wears off, that can get pretty old. …
- Written by Alexander M from WASHINGTON
22 of 30 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Nicole M from Miami Lakes
- May 14, 2013
It WILL work on 3G from the App. When you setup the app there is an option in the Settings menu to " Login to Portal". Once you've done that, after setting up an account on the Hue website, you can control the bulbs either from a website, *or* directly from your iPhone/iPad over 3G/LTE/etc.
The previous answer is incorrect. …
- Answered by Jonathan E from Mississauga
- May 18, 2013
- Asked by Jeff B from Appin
- Apr 26, 2013
Yes you can. The lights do not work with dimmer switches but if you turn them off and on with the no rmal switch they will reset to a bright white light like a normal bulb. …
- Answered by Olivia S
- Apr 28, 2013
- Asked by Richard C
- Apr 28, 2013
600 lumens is between 40w and 60W.
- Answered by Peggy D from Helena
- May 5, 2013
- Asked by Amirali Z from Bethesda
- Apr 3, 2013
i have just purchased the starter pack and yes, i can control these from my ipad and iphone.
Each iDevice will need the app tho. …
- Answered by Howard S
- Apr 6, 2013
I just brought a set today and was having the same problem. The App is very average. Also just loo king around you have to turn it on every day apparently.
1. Go into the Philips Hue App
2. On the scenes page tap the + button
3. Select which a photo or light recipe to use
4. Tap on the photo
5. You will then see a timer icon, click this
6. You then have the options to then set the times.
7. See what happens when the time is set.... …
- Answered by Craig A from Washington
- Mar 26, 2013