Top positive review
Great addition to the Hue system
30 November 2016
As much as I love my Hue lights, I don't want to have to control them from a phone/tablet all the time. The dimming switch works well for when you just want a good old fashioned switch, but adds some decent customizability too.
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.