Philips Hue tap switch

The world's first wireless smart switch that controls your Philips Hue lights, powered by your touch.

  • Recall your favorite Philips Hue scenes
  • Place it anywhere
  • Powered by your touch - no batteries

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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?

Hue tap is an accessory that you can add to your Philips Hue wireless lighting system. You can connect it to your Philips Hue bridge so you can control your Philips Hue lights without the use of your smart device.

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 tap switch

Recall your favorite Philips Hue scenes

You can preset your 4 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. It's all up to you.

Place it anywhere

Philips Hue tap switch can be used as a normal wall switch. You can place it anywhere you want, using screws or the adhesive tape on the back plate of the switch.

Use as a remote control

You can also use Philips Hue tap switch as a remote control for your comfort.

Powered by your touch - no batteries

Philips Hue tap uses kinetic energy and is powered by your touch. So no batteries needed.

Specifications
Philips Hue tap switch

Philips Hue tap switch

Max 25 Philips Hue tap switches per bridge (if no other switches are in the system)
Works without batteries
Zigbee Green Power protocol, IEEE 802.15.4
Frequency band 2400–2483.5 MHz
Range: 15–30 m, depending on local circumstances
Weight: 90 grams
75mm diameter, 25mm height
Number of configurable buttons: 4
50,000 clicks lifetime
Freestanding use or wall mountable
Enviromental

Operational temperature: 0°C – 40°C
Operational humidity: 0% < H < 80%
(non condensing)
Guarantee

2 years

Enviromental

Operational temperature: 0°C – 40°C

Operational humidity: 0% < H < 80%

(non condensing)

Guarantee

2 years

FAQ

How many Philips Hue taps and/or Philips Hue dimmer switches can I connect to the Philips Hue system?

Date published 1/4/2016 - Last edited 20/7/2016

You can connect 7 Hue dimmer switches (HDS) OR 25 Hue taps (HT) OR a combination.

Combination list:
1 HDS - 21 HT.
2 HDS - 18 HT.
3 HDS - 15 HT.
4 HDS - 12 HT.
5 HDS - 8 HT.
6 HDS - 5 HT.
7 HDS - 2 HT.

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How does it work?

Date published 1/4/2016 - Last edited 4/7/2016

There is a kinetic, energy-harvesting system within Philips Hue tap switch. The sensor detects pressure on its buttons and harvests the energy needed in order to connect to the bulbs, using ZigBee technology. Philips Hue tap switch needs no batteries or a mains power source; it is operated purely on kinetic energy. This means Philips Hue tap switch has a remarkable zero watts of power consumption, making it smarter, greener, with no battery waste and is hassle-free.

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How does Philips Hue tap switch fix to your wall?

Date published 1/4/2016 - Last edited 4/7/2016

The mounting plate of Philips Hue tap switch can be fixed to any wall using the adhesive power strips (included), which are removable from the wall and leave no trace. Alternatively, the back plate can be mounted on a wall using screws.

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Can I own more than one Philips Hue tap switch? Can they work together?

Date published 1/4/2016 - Last edited 4/7/2016

Yes, you can operate up to 25 Philips Hue tap switches with each bridge when no other wireless switches are connected. This has no impact on the number of bulbs which can be used, which means you can still have up to 50 lamps on top of these switches. The beauty of the Philips Hue family is that all members of the Philips Hue family are designed to work together. Once you have the Philips Hue bridge, your connected lighting experience is completely scalable - you’ll be able to add any Philips Hue-enabled product to your home setup.

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