Create your personal wireless lighting environment with the Philips Hue BR30 connected downlight lamps and a wireless bridge. And control it all with your iPhone or iPad from wherever you are.
Each BR30 delivers 600 lumens and produces all shades of white, from warm to cold, and a wide variety of color. Yet it uses 80% less power than a traditional light bulb. You can also connect up to 50 Hue light bulbs to a single system.
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 BR30 socket types
- 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?
- Three Philips Hue BR30 light bulbs
- One Hue bridge
- Power supply for Hue bridge
- LAN cable to connect the Hue bridge to your router
- Height: 27.5 cm
- Width: 36 cm
- Weight: 1.47 g
- Length: 10.8 cm
- Mfr. Part Number: 046677432270
- UPC or EAN No.: 046677432270
- 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
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
Frustratingly close to perfect
I was anxiously awaiting these as our house has tons of recessed fixtures. I picked up 4 from the local Apple Store as soon as the I was anxiously awaiting these as our house has tons of recessed fixtures. I picked up 4 from the local Apple Store as soon as they came out. They work as advertised in terms of color changing capability. Unfortunately these lights don't feel right in our living room for two reasons:
1. They are not quite powerful enough to replace our existing 75-watt (850 lumen) bulbs.
2. The diffused reflector creates a spread of light that feels hazy in the room (and annoyingly-bright at the source).
It's hard to describe the exact difference in feel between these and traditional bulbs, but it is a bit like the difference in feel from incandescent to fluorescent. Note that I'm not talking about color temperature here... but the difference in the way the light is focused and fills the room. The end result is a 'pasty' feeling that isn't as comfortable or inviting as a standard bulb. Also, because the light comes out at a wide angle, it immediately bounces off the reflector cans, resulting in a harsh, bright reflection that is atypical of standard recessed bulbs.
If Philips were to get just a bit more lumen output, and combine that with a narrower beam and/or a more traditional reflector these lights would be perfect. As it stands they are a fun toy, but for everyday light they don't quite fit our needs. Since we need them for daily living room use I think I'm going to have to return them and await a hopefully-improved version 2. …
- Written by IAN A from WASHINGTON
94 of 102 people found this useful
I have to say that these bulbs have got to be some of the best spent money at an Apple Store. These bulbs are amazing for giving y I have to say that these bulbs have got to be some of the best spent money at an Apple Store. These bulbs are amazing for giving your room or home some nice accent lighting, or if you are like me, you have replaced all of your bulbs with them and with the help of the various Hue applications available on the App Store, and can turn your home into a night club type atmosphere.
The best part of these lights however is the fact that you can turn them off either via a schedule on the Hue app or just by pressing a button on your iPhone or iPad. I am confined to a wheelchair and previously had to make sure all my lights were off before getting into bed. Now I can jump into bed, enjoy my lights and when I am ready to go to sleep I can hit the all off button and pass out. Or if I do the pass out part first, the schedule turns off all of my lights at 2am! We truly live in the future! People used to have to pay big money to get this kind of functionality, and now it's only $199! …
- Written by Bryant D from Phoenix
34 of 37 people found this useful
I wanted Hue for my Theater room but the bulbs were not right for the recessed can lights I was using. So when I found out they ad I wanted Hue for my Theater room but the bulbs were not right for the recessed can lights I was using. So when I found out they added these I was anxious to try them 4 recessed can above the seating. I hooked them up and I thought it would work with my dimmer at full bright, but that turned into a strobe light effect and I had to remove the dimmer switch and put back the normal switch and every thing was fine.
The lights can be soft or harsh. I had not had HUE lights before and I had to learn the app. I have both android and IOS devices and found the Android app a little less frustrating then the IOS but soon found the Philips apps are just a starting point. I found my favorite mood/scene app on IOS is Goldee which allows you to group your bulbs and then use them in combination to create excellent scenes.
I also got several of the regular bulbs and am enjoying those as well. …
- Written by Max Y from Riverview
17 of 21 people found this useful
One of the Best Purchases of My Life
We were looking to convert 2 mono-point down lights over the fireplace into extended track lighting for our family room. However, We were looking to convert 2 mono-point down lights over the fireplace into extended track lighting for our family room. However, we only had one circuit controlled by a single wall-switch, and we wanted to control individual heads separately depending on the lighting need. I researched different types of track lights but could find nothing that would do this. Then I found Philips Hue. In reading about it, I was completely skeptical -- no way these would work like they said. Man, was I wrong. These things are FANTASTIC! They were easy to set-up and have been extremely reliable so far. Also, I am using my Android phone to control them, and the app has worked exactly as designed. But we will probably get an iPod as a permanent control device in the room. I firmly believe this represents a profound revolution in lighting (kinda like learning about The Matrix). Get these things TODAY!
PROS: Infinite flexibility (colors, intensity, warmth, etc.), directly addressable, incredibly easy to set-up, produce beautiful light, controllable from anywhere -- simply a perfect solution for us.
CONS: Still a little expensive, box looks great but poorly made (fell apart when removing bulbs), no GU10 in US yet (as of Feb. 2014), official app is a little limiting (but other apps are out there), only available through Apple Store right now. …
- Written by Keith R from Cary
Amazingly cool products
I first saw these lights and accessories just browsing the Apple store and thought they looked cool and too good to be true. I dec I first saw these lights and accessories just browsing the Apple store and thought they looked cool and too good to be true. I decided to order the BR30 starter kit and, after reading some of these reviews, I expected I would encounter problems with
1. Using them on a dimmer switch
2. Using them in recessed fixtures and
3. Brightness of the bulbs not being sufficient for normal reading tasks etc…
I am pleased to say I did not have any of these problems and I am enjoying my BR30s immensely. I have 2 lights on a dimmer switch that doesn't affect them at all and they are in recessed fixtures and do not reflect off cans and provide beautiful light with an expected brightness and have more than compensated for any output from the 2 x 75 watt incandescents I had in there previously.
I have another 2 lights by the front entranceway and they give me plenty of brightness when I need it and atmosphere when I need that, all on customized setting and on timers…my wife and I can share our favorite settings via the portal and are having so much fun with these lights that i wanted to dispel any fears or trepidation about ordering them based on some previous reviews with (perhaps erroneously?) reported dimmer and brightness issues.
I strongly recommend you try these lights and embrace this new and exciting lighting technology that is long overdue. …
- Written by David N from Elmhurst
3 of 3 people found this useful
Not plug and play forever
This product is NOT set it and forget it. Cool when it works, maddening when it doesn't. Which in my case is more than half the ti This product is NOT set it and forget it. Cool when it works, maddening when it doesn't. Which in my case is more than half the time.
Be prepared to reset your bridge often - turn lights on and off manually and when it does work, you can't fade and change lighting by program, only jump from scene to scene.
You could buy a bunch of colored incandescent bulbs and get the same effect AND use a dimmer (these bulbs do not work in fixtures with dimmers), for a lot less money.
This type of system will be great at $59 in a year or two, at almost $200, my advice is to wait for the next iteration. …
- Written by Andrew D from New York
3 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can I set different rooms with different colors? Do i have to be in the room to change it or iI can chose what room and what color i want?
- Asked by Yahasmany H from Springfield
- Nov 25, 2013
Can these bulbs be used with a dimmer switch?
- Asked by Bart S from New York
- Nov 18, 2013
I have the original Hue bulbs and they can not be dimmed with a wall dimmer switch. When they are d I have the original Hue bulbs and they can not be dimmed with a wall dimmer switch. When they are dimmed they just go out. the dimmer has to be set to the max position. They have to be controlled by the app or they can be turned on and off to the default white light if the wall switch is cycled. …
- Answered by Josh N from Abilene
- Nov 19, 2013
How long do the bulbs last? (Indoor use)
- Asked by William M from Geneva
- Jan 10, 2014
Philips claims their LED product will last around 15years. However, depending on many factors, your Philips claims their LED product will last around 15years. However, depending on many factors, your result may vary. Usually,
a decent LED is expected to last at least 50,000 hours. If you left it on all day everyday it would last for a little over 2000 days, or something like 5 and a half years. …
- Answered by Albert C from Emeryville
- Jan 13, 2014
Do the BR30 Lamps hold the colour setting last used when the lamp is turned off then on?
- Asked by Michael Brent Y from Toronto
- Nov 6, 2013
The BR30, like the other Hue bulbs return to full white light if the light is turned off then back o The BR30, like the other Hue bulbs return to full white light if the light is turned off then back on again. You must reset the color by using the app. I assume this is a safety precaution if your power were to happen to go out allowing you to see when it comes back on without having to find your phone. …
- Answered by George J from Danville
- Nov 6, 2013
is it plugging to regular power but controlled by iPhone or it has its own supply of power
- Asked by Parviz (peter) F from Orono
- Nov 26, 2013
The BR30 bulbs work with a regular house socket. You can replace your existing incandescent bulbs w The BR30 bulbs work with a regular house socket. You can replace your existing incandescent bulbs with these. To alter the color, brightness, or enable any of the bulb special effects, you can use one of the apps on the App Store. For example, the "Hue Lights" app has a "Colorloop" effect that can make all of your Hue lights gradually shift through their supported colors. …
- Answered by Cour Du V from San Jose
- Dec 20, 2013