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    Get started with Philips Hue

     

    Learn about Philips Hue lights and how to install them. Get some handy tips and make the most out of your first smart home lights.

    How to install a Starter Kit

    Installation tip

    Follow these 4 easy steps

     

    To experience the magic of Philips Hue, follow this simple guide. No need to rewire your home or require any electrician to get things going.

    Get yourself a Hue product

    Step 1

    Choose a Philips Hue product

    Hue smart lights come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and models. Choose from 16 million colours to instantly change the look and atmosphere of a room. Or use our range of White Ambience smart bulbs and fixtures to support your daily activities.
    Power your light source

    Step 2

    Power your light source

    If you have a starter kit, screw the bulbs into your existing light fittings and turn on your wall light switches. For other Philips Hue lights, you only have to plug them in and power them. Simple.
    Bridge

    Step 3

    Connect the bridge

    Plug in your bridge and it will automatically power up. Connect it to your Wi-Fi router using the network cable provided. Wait for the three lights to come on and you are ready to go.
    Hue App

    Step 4

    Download the Philips Hue app

    Go to the App Store or Google Play Store and download the app. Make sure that your phone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the Bridge. Find your Hue lights in the app and enjoy Philips Hue!

    Watch "How to" videos

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    Light schedules set-up
    How to set up Philips Hue Sync
    How to set up Hue Sync

    Useful tips to get started

    Control tip

    Don’t forget the wall switch         

    Make sure that your light switches stay on to keep the connection with your Philips Hue lights. You can also place the Dimmer Switch next to or over your existing switch, so that you never turn the power off
    Don’t forget the switch

    Room tip

    Start in the living room or the bedroom 

    Get familiar with the possibilities of Philips Hue. When starting out, we recommend you choose the area that appeals to you the most, for example, your living room or the bedroom. You can always expand your system to other rooms and enjoy Philips Hue even more.
    Start in the living room or the bedroom

    Meet the family

     

    Whether it's for your living room, your bathroom or your garden, Philips Hue has the perfect light.

    Hue family
    Hue Support

    We’re here to help

     

    Have questions or need support? From FAQs and how-to videos to phone and email support, we are happy to help.