The Philips hue ecosystem combines brilliant LED light with intuitive technology and it puts them both in the palm of your hand. Together, the bulbs, the bridge and the app will change the way you use light. Forever.
Experiment with shades of white, from invigorating blue to soothing yellow. Or play with all the colours in the hue spectrum. hue can wake you up. Help protect your home. Relive your favourite memories. Even improve your mood. It’s stunning. It’s smart. And it’s tailored for you.
What Can hue Do for You?
In the morning...
Use the timer option and turn hue into your morning wake up call. Set your lights to gradually brighten over time, waking you up in a rather more civilised fashion. Better still, you can create a scene from the image of a dawn sun and turn hue into your own personal sunrise.
If you're working late or maybe out for the night, you can simply turn your wireless lights on or off remotely. That way you can make it look like you're home, even when you're not. You can also set your lights to come on at a set time. Ideal if you're away on holiday but you want people to think you're still in. Or maybe just before you arrive home from work. That way you'll never come back to a dark house again.
Relive a favourite moment...
With hue, any photo on your smartphone becomes a palette to paint with light, enabling you to bring back the memories of an epic holiday or capture the vibrancy of a summer day. Drag the picker across a photo to select a colour within the image. Or use the white light scale to pick an ideal tone. Your selected wireless bulb will reflect that choice instantly. And once you're happy with the scene, simply save it to use again.
Control from your iOS, Android smart devices or/and your Kindle
Simply add your single bulb to your existing Philips hue setup to expand it throughout your house. Once that is done, you can control your lights wirelessly from anywhere in your house. Be it from the living room, the dining table or from your bedroom, your smart device can control any light connected to the bridge.
Upgradeable - always up to date
Philips hue is based on the ZigBee, a low power, safe, and reliable technology to control your lights. Updates to both software and firmware are done wirelessly and seamlessly directly to the hue LED bulb.
Expand your ecosystem - connect up to 50 bulbs and lamps
You can connect up to 50 bulbs or lamps to your existing Philips hue bridge. Simply begin with any of the available extension kits and start adding in any combination, Philips hue bulbs, Philips Friends of hue Bloom, Iris or LightStrips. With a tap of your finger, you can now control any connected lighting in your home.
Create your own light settings based on your favourite photo
Use your favourite picture to generate the ideal colour scene for special occasions. Go back in time and relive those moments by uploading your own photos and tuning the lights accordingly. Add up to 50 lights to every setting and recalling, is at a simple tap of the finger.
Timer function - use light to help you through your sleeping routine
The timer function not only lets you preset what time your hue bulbs come on - for light when you arrive home in the evening. It also lets you change your lights gradually over time. Use it to turn hue into your wake up light. Preset it for gradual brightness intensity to bring you out of your sleep in a soft and gentle way vs the sudden beep or ring of a conventional alarm clock. At night, you can preset the timer to turn your lights off gradually to help you fall asleep naturally.
Light dynamics - enjoy dynamic light effects synced to your moment
The hue ecosystem is open for external developers. There is an ever growing number of applications being developed for hue within this community. This has resulted in creative and dynamic lighting schemes opening possibilities such as syncing your lights to your favourite music, incoming mails or tweets, or linking it to many other signals from online feeds.
Safety and security - set lights to turn on and off when you're away from home
Make it look like you are at home even when you are miles away. With online access and at tap on the menu screen of your smart device, you can now control your home lighting. Convenience and peace of mind are key.
Functional light for every occasion - scientifically proven light recipes
hue isn’t just about lighting up your home. It also offers you the biological benefits of light. The ‘Light Recipes’ create the ideal environment for your different needs. The ‘Reading’ recipe provides the ideal light for reading. Just right to curl up with a good book. ‘Relax’ does exactly that. The soft, soothing glow is the natural antidote to a hectic life. ‘Concentrate’ is a finely tuned combination of colour and brightness, designed to help you focus and remain alert. ‘Energize’ will bathe you in bright and vibrant light for when you need that extra kick.
Up to 16 million colours - vary your ambiance with coloured light
Choose from 16 million colours to match your light to the moment. Choose from all possible shades of white, from cold blueish white to a warm and cosy yellow-white. Or wash your walls with all the colours of the hue spectrum.
600 lumen output - just the right amount of light
hue is smart, intuitive and easy to use. All the bulbs are fully dimmable, without ever needing to install expensive dimmer switches, tearing up your walls in the process. The A19 bulbs provide all-around lighting and are thus ideal to integrate into any E27 socket lamp or luminaire. Just screw out your traditional light bulbs and replace them by a hue LED lightbulb.
Customise your connected lighting
Make your smart lighting work for you. Nifty as it is, hue eases your life by offering you the possibility to automate light settings. The integrated Geofencing technology toggles the lights off when you leave your house and switches them back on when you’re back. Never come back to a dark home again. By linking it to If This Then That (IFTTT) you add another digital layer to your lighting. Have a bulb flashing when getting an important incoming mail or social media update, program a colour flash when your favourite team scores or have your lights react to the weather forecast. Possibilities are endless.
Simply begin with any of the available starter kits and start adding in any combination.