Smart home assistance 101
One of the best things about Philips Hue lights is how easy it is to get them up and running.
Hue lights work by syncing with a Hue Bridge (also included in the Hue starter kit), which basically acts as the link between your phone/tablet and each light. It connects straight to your home Wi-Fi network and can sync up to 50 individual lights without affecting your Wi-Fi speeds.
Once it's connected, simply use the Hue app to automatically find each light and assign it to a room. You can also use your Google Home, Apple HomeKit or Amazon Echo to control your entire Hue set-up.
Best of all, these smart lights are just as easy to install in your home thanks to each globe having a regular Edison screw, Bayonet cap, or GU10 connector.
Great smart lights need an app to match – and this is where Philips Hue lights truly shine.
You can control individual lights or multi-light groupings using everyday features like dimming and scheduling. But dive deeper and you'll discover just how customisable and fun Hue lights can be.
Philips Hue's built-in routines automate your lighting in smart, helpful ways. Away on holiday? Use the “Vacation” routine to turn your lights on and off at random intervals so it looks like you're home. Or activate the “Leaving/Coming home” routines to automatically turn your lights off when you head out – and back on when you return.
There are also pre-set scenes like “Savanna Sunset” (an invitingly warm yellow hue) to give each room a specific vibe. Or, with a few ambiance bulbs and their 16 million colour range, you can finetune the colour of each light yourself to truly set the mood.
No matter your style or space, there's bound to be a Philips Hue light to suit your home.
Hue Lightstrips can add colourful trimming to furniture and cabinets, or be used to highlight architectural features. They can even be cut down to size or extended up to 10 metre.
Fancy something portable? With its three-hour battery, the Hue Go can be unplugged from mains power so you can take a rainbow of coloured light with you to outdoor concerts, garden parties, or any other evening events.
And if you prefer to keep your phone in your pocket, the Hue Dimmer and Tap Switch remotes let you control your lights with a few easy clicks.
Take a look at the full range of Philips Hue light products to smarten and freshen up your home lighting.
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