Philips Hue bridge

Create your very own Philips Hue system, exactly the way you like it.

  • Add up to 50 Philips Hue lights
  • Extend with Philips Hue accessories
  • Apple HomeKit compatible

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  • Smart control

  • Away-from-home control

  • Light Schedules

  • Comfort Dimming

  • Create your Ambience

  • Energize

  • Wellbeing

  • Paint with Light

  • Sync with Music

  • Sync with Movies

New to Philips Hue?

You can create your very own Philips Hue system to match your personal wants and needs. Get a Philips Hue bridge, select the lights and accessories you prefer, and install the Philips Hue app on your smart device. You can now enjoy the full connected experience, your way.

How to upgrade your bridge

The new square-shaped Philips Hue bridge supports the hardware authentication required for Apple HomeKit and enables all your Philips Hue lights to work with Apple HomeKit technology. This means if you have the round-shaped Philips Hue bridge and want to use Apple HomeKit, you will need to get your hands on the new bridge. Your existing lights can be controlled via Apple HomeKit once the new Philips Hue bridge is installed. “Siri, turn on my lights!"

Bridge discount program

As a service to our existing users, you can obtain the new Hue Bridge at a 33% discount via our Philips Hue online shop – free shipping. This program runs from 1st November until 31st December, or while supplies lasts. Please note there is limited availability, so we cannot promise that supplies will be available during the entire period. The one time discount is linked to your unique ID from your current bridge. Instructions on how to claim the discount will be made available here on 1st November.

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Bridge discount program

As a service to our existing users, you can obtain the new Hue Bridge at a 33% discount via our online shop – free shipping. This program runs from 1st November until 31st December, or while supplies lasts. Please note there is limited availability, so we cannot promise that supplies will be available during the entire period. The one time discount is linked to your unique ID from your current bridge.

In order to obtain the discount:

  1. Sign in or create an account on MyHue (my.meethue.com)
  2. Go to “Settings" --> "My bridge" --> "More bridge details",  to obtain your "Product ID”
  3. Click the BUY NOW button below to visit the online store
  4. At Check Out, enter your Product ID as the Coupon code to obtain the discount

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How to expand
your Philips Hue system  

You can always grow your Philips Hue family. Once you've set up your Philips Hue system, you can go on and add up to 50 Philips Hue lights, luminaires, switches and other accessories. Just power them and add them to your system via the Philips Hue app. After your app has found the new products, you can name them and add them to new or existing scenes. Even more Philips Hue to enjoy.

Features
Philips Hue bridge

The heart of your Philips Hue system

The Philips Hue bridge is all you need to set up your personal Philips Hue system. This is actually the brain of the operation that enables you to control all of your Philips Hue products via the Philips Hue app. Once you have installed the Philips Hue bridge and downloaded the Philips Hue app on your smart device, you can set your imagination free and build your very own system!

Add up to 50 Philips Hue lights

Select the Philips Hue lights of your choice and connect them to your Philips Hue bridge. The bridge is powerful enough to handle up to 50 lights, so Hue-ify your whole house!

Extend with Philips Hue accessories

In the Philips Hue system, you can also connect up to 12 accessories to enhance your connected lighting experience even further.

Apple HomeKit compatible

The Philips Hue bridge is compatible with Apple HomeKit technology. Ask Siri to turn on or dim your lights or recall presets without touching a single button. Via third party apps you can even link your lights to other Apple HomeKit enabled devices.

Specifications
Philips Hue bridge

The bridge

Max 50 bulbs per bridge
Power consumption: 300mA typ
Zigbee Light link protocol 1.0 certified
Frequency band 2400–2483.5 MHz
Dimensions: 88 mm x 88m m x 26 mm
Desktop or wall mounted
Software upgradable
Power supply

100–240 V AC / 50–60Hz
Output voltage: 5 V DC 2A
Standby power: 1.5W Max
Enviromental

Operational temperature: 0°C – 40°C
Operational humidity: 0% < H < 90%
(non condensing)

Power supply

100–240 V AC / 50–60Hz

Output voltage: 5 V DC 2A

Standby power: 1.5W Max

What's supported

iOS 8.0 and upwards on iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 6, 6 Plus

For Home Kit compatibility only iOS 9.0

iPad 2, 3rd and 4th generation

iPad Air 1, 2

iPad Mini 1, 2, 3

iPod touch 5th generation

Guarantee

2 years

Enviromental

Operational temperature: 0°C – 40°C

Operational humidity: 0% < H < 90%

(non condensing)

Also tested on

Android 2.3 and upwards on:

Galaxy S2, S3, S4, S5

Google Nexus 5, Motorola Nexus 6, Google Nexus 7

Note, Note 2, Note 3, Note 4

OnePlus One

HTC One

Sony Xperia Z3

Downloads
Philips Hue bridge

Siri setup

Download Siri setup

Siri lights

Download Siri lights

Siri scenes

Download Siri scenes

FAQ

What is the signal range of the Hue bridge?

Date published 11/11/2016 - Last edited 11/11/2016

The ZigBee signal range of the round-shape Hue bridge and the square-shaped Hue bridge are approximately 30m.The range can vary depending on obstacles in-between the bridge and the nearest Hue light. In order to extend the signal range of the system, each Hue light acts like a range extender by relaying the ZigBee signal.

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What are the differences between the square-shaped Philips Hue bridge and the round-shaped Philips Hue bridge?

Date published 11/11/2016 - Last edited 11/11/2016

The square-shaped Hue bridge adds Apple HomeKit compatibility. Besides HomeKit, the square Hue bridge offers all the existing features and compatibility with existing Hue lights, Hue taps, Hue wireless dimmer switches, Philips Hue apps for iOS and Android and the broad range of third party Hue apps. The square-shape Hue bridge is ready for the future as it has way more internal memory and more powerful processor than the round-shape Hue bridge.

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How many lamps can I connect to one bridge?

Date published 11/11/2016 - Last edited 11/11/2016

You can connect up to 50 lamps to one bridge.

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I just purchased a square-shape Hue bridge and when powered, the light around the link-button stays off, is this normal?

Date published 11/11/2016 - Last edited 11/11/2016

Yes, this is normal. The light will go on the moment the first Hue light is connected to the Hue bridge, via the app.

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Can you connect the Hue luminaires through a bridge?

Date published 11/11/2016 - Last edited 11/11/2016

Yes, all Hue luminaires can be connected through a Hue bridge and become part of the Hue ecosystem. However all Hue White Ambience luminaires are natively provided with a remote control switch* in the box in order to allow a plug & play solution to enjoy immediately benefits such as the 4 pre-loaded light recipes experience (relax, read, concentrate, energize) and the dimmability function to reduce and increase light intensity, even when a bridge is not already present. To connect these to the Hue eco-system via the Hue dimmer switch. Open the app, go to Settings > Accessory setup > Press “+” > Hue dimmer switch and follow onscreen instructions.
*Except for the 1-lighter “Extension Spot” models Pillar and Runner.

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