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    How Philips Hue works

     

    The possibilities of Philips Hue smart lighting are endless, but the setup — whether with Bluetooth or the Bridge — is simple. Find out how Philips Hue works and how to get started with smart light.  

    Smart light — your way

     
    Philips Hue brings smart lighting to everyday homes, allowing anyone to create special moments and automate with light. Start with Philips Hue your way: Bluetooth or Bridge. And no worries: even if you start with a Bluetooth-controlled system, you can always add a Bridge.
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    Philips Hue with Bluetooth

    The easy start to smart light

     
    A Bluetooth-controlled system can control lights within Bluetooth range. Set the mood of a single room with any Philips Hue Bluetooth-compatible bulb and the Hue Bluetooth app, which controls up to 10 lights.
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    Philips Hue with Bridge

    Unlock the full experience

     
    Adding a Hue Bridge activates the built-in Zigbee network — a more advanced way to control your lights — and unlocks the full suite of smart lighting features: add up to 50 bulbs, set routines, and more.

    Bluetooth or Bridge

    Where will you start?

    Philips Hue with Bluetooth

    Philips Hue with Bridge

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    Max. number of lights

    50

    1 room

    Range

    Full home

    Yes *

    Voice control

    Installation-free dimming

    Works with Hue Dimmer Switch

    Warm-to-cool light for better ambiance **

    Light recipes for daily tasks **

    16 million colors of light ***

    Wake up and Go to sleep routines

    Set timers

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    Configure Hue smart accessories

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    Away-from-home control

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    Automate lights with schedules

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    Level up your gaming with synced light ***

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    Sync lights with music and movies ***

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    * With an Amazon Alexa you can use simple voice commands such as, “Alexa, dim the lights,” to control your lights. Compatible devices include: Amazon Echo Dot 3 rd Generation, Amazon Echo Plus, Amazon Echo Show 2nd generation.

    ** With White ambiance and White and color ambiance

    *** With White and color ambiance

    Get Started

    All Bluetooth-compatible smart lights

    All smart lights and accessories

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    Set up a Bluetooth-controlled system

     

    With Bluetooth-compatible lights and the Hue Bluetooth app, you control the lights in one room. Remember: you can add a Bridge at any time for full-home control.

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    Install your Hue Bluetooth-compatible lights

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    Set up a Bridge-controlled system

     

    With any Hue light — including Bluetooth-compatible lights — and the Hue app, you control the lights in your entire home.

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    Install your Hue lights

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    Connect a Hue Bridge

    Get to know Hue
     

    Learn more about the Philips Hue smart lighting system, including the difference between controlling Bluetooth-compatible bulbs and expanding your smart lighting system with the Hue Bridge.
    Bluetooth App

    Bluetooth

    Bridge App

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    Benefits

    Benefits

    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.