Philips Hue – enter a whole new world of light!

The Philips Hue product range introduces a whole new way of lighting your home. Installing a state-of-the-art lighting control system used to require an expensive electrician – now, all you need is a Hue bulb, a Bridge and the Philips Hue app.

Philips Hue products truly are a new way of thinking about lighting. Use Hue to improve your daily life. You can program it to wake you up, to give you optimal working light, to give you energy, to turn your lights off when you leave home in the morning and to turn them on again when you’re on the way home again in the evening.

It may sound complicated, but it’s not. To help you get off on the right foot we’ve put together this little guide. You’ll find product descriptions, important information and tips for installing your new Philips Hue. We hope it’ll help you choose the right product for your home and inspire you to take the first step into a whole new world of light.

What’s so special about Philips Hue?

Philips Hue is the newest and most cutting-edge development in the world of lighting. There are almost no limits to where these bulbs and lamps can be used and the sort of atmosphere they can create. Just like gaming, gardening or collecting, Philips Hue can become a new hobby! You can connect up to 50 Hue bulbs to a single starter kit, you can choose between 16 million different colours and you can synchronise Hue with you TV or music system so the lighting matches the sound.

Hue products are incredibly quick and easy to install, use and expand. You can program your lamps to turn off when you leave and turn on again when you’re a certain distance from your home. You can dim them, mix Hue white and colour bulbs and have them project several different colours at the same time – all by controlling them with a single smart device. You can play with different colour tones and create the perfect mood lighting, and best of all you can use Hue bulbs in classic, widely-found E27 sockets.

Getting started – how to set up your new Philips Hue

The brain of your Philips Hue system is the Bridge. Just connect it to your WiFi network – this process is described in detail in the manual that comes with your Bridge – and you’re ready to go. It couldn’t be easier! Then download the Philips Hue app to your smart device and you can program your Hue bulbs to do exactly what you want.

The App guides you, step by step, through the process – we were amazed at how quick and easy it is.

The Philips Hue Bridge is compatible with Apple HomeKit technology, so you can even ask Siri to turn the lights on and off for you!

If you’d rather not use a smart device to run your Hue system you can buy a remote control that will do the same thing. You can easily mount a Philips Hue dimmer switch on the wall with either screws or double-sided tape. The switch itself connects to the base with magnets so you can take it with you anywhere in the house. The remote switch runs on batteries – no other installation required!

Philips Hue starter kit – what is it?

When you buy a Philips Hue White Ambiance starter kit you’ll receive 2 full-function E27 bulbs, a dimmer switch and a Bridge, which connects to your WiFi and allows you to control the entire set-up from a smart device. You can also get a starter kit without the dimmer switch if you’d prefer to use a smartphone or tablet for everything.
A Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance starter kit, similar to the White kit, includes a third E27 bulb instead of a dimmer. The colour kit can produce 16 million different colours tones that you can mix and match however you like.

New to the Hue collection are bulbs for GU10 sockets, and you can buy a starter kit with 3 GU10 colour bulbs and a bridge. Both E27 and GU10 bulbs are also available in Ambiance, which produces a full range of white tones from warm white mood lighting to cool and crisp work light – all in one bulb!

What are Philips Hue LightStrips?

If you like playing with light, experimenting with possibilities and having fun, take a look at the Philips Hue LightStrip Plus 2-meter starter kit. LightStrips are long plastic strips with built-in LEDs - great for creating interesting effects on stairs, in cabinets or even behind the TV. You can change their length and colour, and since they’re mounted with adhesive they’re easy to move without leaving ugly screw holes in your walls.