How will they work with existing wall dimmers?

  • Asked by John-micha A
  • Oct 30, 2012
  • Asked about:  Philips Hue Connected Bulb

11 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Dimming of lights must be done thru the app. Your wall dimmer will not dim these bulbs. In fact, your dimmer switch must be set to full "on" or the bulbs will not turn on. If you try to dim the bulbs with the wall switch, the bulbs will turn off.

    • Answered by Mark T from Royal Oak
    • Nov 1, 2012
  • The material included says not to use with wall dimmers.

    • Answered by Bryan R from Cypress
    • Oct 31, 2012
  • Not going to be compatible... Wall dimmers control the voltage going to the device. The Hue has its own electronics for controlling brightness but needs a constant voltage available.

    • Answered by Ben S from Platteville
    • Oct 31, 2012
  • These are not designed to be dimmed via a wall dimmer. When you start to slide the dimmer down, the bulb will flicker and go out without dimming, and it won't be good for the bulb. These are meant to be dimmed via the electronic wi-fi feature only.

    • Answered by David L from Anchorage
    • Oct 31, 2012
  • NO! Plugging into a dimmer will destroy the bulb electronics. However you can plug into an appliance module switched outlet, because the appliance module outputs full sine-wave power.

    • Answered by John H from Lexington
    • Nov 1, 2012
  • Dimmers will have to be left on maximum setting for brightness. Then you will be able to dim the lights with your iOS device or computer.

    • Answered by Jeremie L from Longueuil
    • Oct 31, 2012
  • These lamps are not compatible with dimmer switches.

    • Answered by Rob C
    • Nov 1, 2012
  • No need wall dimmers anymore. You can dim down by Iphone/Ipad very easy.

    • Answered by Peter W from Las Vegas
    • Nov 1, 2012
  • Just set the brightness to high and keep it at that setting and it will work fine.

    • Answered by Robert D from Morristown
    • Oct 31, 2012
  • They will work, but the dimmer will only work as a on and of switch.

    • Answered by John-micha A
    • Oct 31, 2012
  • Yes, the dimmer or wall switch works as normal and overrides any 'recipe'.

    • Answered by James B
    • Nov 1, 2012