Philips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting Tap Smart Switch, Works with Alexa
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- Buttons to activate four different scenes
- Completely portable devide - place it anywhere your need a light switch
- Use as a remote control - wireless switch and remote control in one
- Powered by your touch - Hue tap uses kinetic energy from your touch, so no hassle of changing batteries anymore
- Control your Philips Hue lights with your voice on Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Dot and Amazon Tap
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Philips Hue tap - powered by your touch, recall your favourite scenes with your touch. Philips Hue tap is the first wireless smart switch that controls your Philips Hue lights, powered by your touch. Connect it to your Philips Hue bridge and control four different Philips Hue light scenes without using your smart device.
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Recall your Favourite Scenes - Powered by your Touch
Philips Hue Tap is the first wireless smart switch that controls your Philips Hue lights, powered by your touch. Connect it to your Philips Hue bridge and control four different Philips Hue light scenes without using your smart device.
Use as a Remote Control
Wireless switch and remote control in one, powered by your touch. Philips Hue Tap works on kinetic energy from your touch.
- Configurable buttons: Four
- Frequency band: 2400 - 2483.5 MHz
- Lifetime: 50000 clicks
- Max Tap switches per bridge: 25 if no other switches linked
Activate Four Different Light Scenes
You can preset your four favorite Philips hue light settings in Philips hue tap switch. Select a scene you have created yourself, one of the scenes that Philips has created for you or program a button to switch all lights off. You can easily make the desired configuration via the Philips Hue app.
Fast and Simple Installation
Philips Hue Tap switch can be placed and used anywhere in the home - from being mounted on the wall by the front door, to sitting beside your favourite armchair or even on your bedside table. Philips Hue Tap switch is a way to make functional, day-to-day connected lighting even more convenient.
Powered with Kinetic Energy
Philips Hue Tap uses kinetic energy and is powered by your touch. So no batteries needed. Philips Hue Tap has zero power consumption, making it smarter and greener light switch.
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Let's start with the physical side of it. The switch comes in two parts - a wall plate, with magnets embedded behind it, and the switch itself, which sits comfortably on the plate, held by magnetism. The switch can be removed just by pulling it away from the plate, and taken with you anywhere in the house - very useful for taking the bedroom light switch to your bedside at night, for example. In my house, every room that has Hue has at least one of these switches blu-tac'd (you can easily mount them permanently if you prefer) to the wall or a cupboard and they look great.
But the really special stuff is in the software, which dictates what this switch can do for your lights. Not only will it turn your lights on and off (in up to four separate rooms) and set their brightness, but it will also switch between different scenes with multiple presses of the On button.
By default, these presses are:
1) Last state
... but with a few clicks in the Philips Hue app, you can change these to trigger any scene you desire. The sequence of presses resets after ten seconds, so you don't need to remember how many times you clicked last time you used the switch.
Even better, if you use a third-party app like iConnectHue, you can program EACH of the buttons to perform five different tasks - and those tasks can be made up of multiple steps, for example on your third press of the brightness+ button, you could switch on a few lights on room 1, set a scene in room 2 and start an animation in room 3.
And all that for about the same price as a basic electrical dimmer switch.
If you have Hue, get this switch.
The switch comes packaged with a dimmable (white light only) bulb and can be configured in two ways. If you are new to Hue and don't have a bridge then the switch can be paired directly with up to 10 bulbs which it will then control simultaneously. If you have an existing Hue setup then you add the switch to your bridge and assign it to control any group of lights saved on your bridge (the 10 bulb limit does not apply). You can then add the new bulb to your bridge via the Hue app.
The switch feels nice in your hand, the button feedback is good and it feels like a well made piece of kit. The switch is held in place magnetically in the wall mount so you can remove it easily for use on the sofa or whatever. When you replace it then it clips firmly back into place and has a small bulge at one end to prevent you putting it back on the wall upside down.
Out of the box the four buttons are self explanatory, power on, dim up, dim down and power off; these commands all apply to the same set of lights. Power users however can configure the switch any way they please, you can set different commands depending upon a long or short press of each button, add conditional responses, control multiple light groups and all sorts, provided you have a little experience with RESTful APIs and spend some time with the documentation on the Philips website.
The only thing I would change would be the dimensions of the wall mount. It's taller and narrower than a standard single gang switch, so you can't fit it in place of an existing light switch, but that's a minor niggle. The dimmer is a must have for practicality, especially in a family home where others aren't so keen to use an app to control the lights all the time.
Assign as many individual lights to the switch as you like, or just an entire room. By default all of the buttons act as you'd expect with a single press - on turns them on to their last setting, off turns them off, and you can raise/lower the brightness with the middle two buttons. However you can also assign additional profiles to subsequent presses of the "on" button. You can have separate actions assigned for 2 up to 5 presses for a total of 4 profiles. It sounds more complicated than it is - it works really smooth in reality and you quickly get used to "two presses for bright white, three for mood lighting, four for movie watching setting..." or whatever you prefer.
If you're feeling extra lazy, the switch itself easily comes away from the wall mount and can be used as a portable remote, and attaches back magnetically.
Of course it also comes with a "standard" Hue bulb. So no reds and blues of the premium bulbs, or even the adjustable white balance of the medium bulbs, but you still have the smart management and dimming, so great for the places where you just want light, but not full customisation, like hallways.
Overall, a great addition to your Hue lighting system.
This is a set that works out of the box, you can have up to ten of these white lights operating off of the dimmer switch without the need of the Philips Hue hub, which at £50 is expensive- if you buy into the Hue system get a starter pack as you'll get three coloured bulbs (or two lightstrip plus') and the hub is effectively free but the kit is £149! If you want more than ten lamps/lights you'll need the home hub. If you like gadgets, love the idea of painting your house in colour... setting scenes for the best TV or Movie experience... even down to the mundane like cooking and cleaning Hue will help you set the tone for your happy lit home. (Hey. I'm a big fan!)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent addition to hue light kit.
Makes the flights far more accessible for all.
Great product for simple light dimming in your home. A good range of light. This works without the 'Bridge' but you can only control it via the controller included.Published 6 days ago by MR SC
These are a great idea for those in your life who do not like to use their phone to control Hue lights. Read morePublished 6 days ago by John
frequently loses connection with the hub and requires a full reset. I have 7 of them and which one goes down is random. Great when they work...... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
Bought this for my 77 year old mum as she has no way of switching on the downstairs hallway light from upstairs. She loves it. Read morePublished 7 days ago by kevin raymond taylor
Great not to have to use app to turn bedroom lights off. Instant reaction and nice holder and design.Published 9 days ago by R. Clarke
Does exactly what it is supposed to. Easy to install and pair with the bridge.Published 9 days ago by Pete