Lighting Control at Your Fingertips
- Use your smartphone or tablet to control your lights via apps
- Create and save lighting “scenes” you will use again and again
- Use varying shades of white, from warm white to cool white
- Access any color to match any moment in the home
- Set timers and alarms
- Connect to a variety of apps
- Dim your lights, and sync your lights with music and movies
- Connect up to 50 hue products on a single hue bridge
The hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Starter Kit is your personal wireless lighting system, providing you with full control of your lighting from your smart phone or tablet. With all shades of white light and all colors to choose from, there are limitless possibilities to turn your everyday lighting into an extraordinary experience.
With hue, you can paint with light and change the mood of your home to match any moment with just the press of a button. You can customize your daily routines, using preset shades of white light to help you energize, concentrate, and relax throughout the day. Let hue wake you up gradually for a fresh and gentle start to each day instead of an abrupt alarm, and relax with a cozy, warm, light gradually turning off as you fall asleep.If you are working late or away on vacation, you can make it seem like you are home when you are not with hue's away-from-home control, allowing you to change your lights from anywhere. And when you do return home, hue can welcome you with a lit house as your approach. You can even set the lights to come on at a pre-set time and turn off gradually.
hue can sync to your music and movies by lighting up to the beat of your favorite song and transforming any room into a dance floor, or expanding your TV experience to the whole room by syncing your lights to match your favorite team's colors when they score. The only real limit to what you can do with hue is your imagination.
hue comes with three A19 light bulbs that fit into your medium-base table lamps, floor lamps, pendants and other open fixtures, requiring no rewiring. Each bulb has 800 lumens and is equivalent to a 60W standard incandescent bulb, but uses just 10 watts, and has a lifetime of 25,000 hours.
The Starter Kit also comes with a hue bridge, which can connect up to 50 hue products and works with HomeKit for Apple iPhone integration (iOS 9 users only) to control your lights with Siri voice control. Installation is easy: Screw your light bulbs into your fixtures, plug your bridge into your WiFi router, and download the free hue app.
Lighting control just got interesting. The Philips hue system lets you play with light, giving you complete control over color scheme, brightness, and tone. With an array of millions of color and white light options to choose from, you can display a relaxing sunset in the living room, bright colors for a party, or just find the perfect reading light. Pull colors directly from a favorite photo, alter shades and brightness to help you unwind or focus, keep your home safe when you’re away—with Philips hue, you can customize lighting to conveniently match your needs. Philips hue is based on the ZigBee, a low power, safe, and reliable technology to control your lights.
Add an additional BR-30 bulb to your existing Philips hue lighting installation. This 630-lumen LED bulb features a reflective coating on the inside of the bulb that directs light forward, making it great for display lighting, pot lighting, and accent lighting. The BR-30 7W bulb is just as bright as a standard 65W bulb, providing tons of bright light at a fraction of the energy cost.
Once you have installed your Philips hue WiFi Bridge and screwed in your bulbs, it’s time for the fun part. Choose your favorite color schemes, raise or lower light intensity, and control your bulbs all at once or individually all with the Philips hue app. If you want to turn off all the lights in your home without getting out of bed, or want to set a timer to turn on lights, all you have to do is pull out your favorite iOS, Android, Windows phone, and Kindle devices and press a button. If you find yourself having trouble getting up in the morning, these bulbs can also function as alarm clocks, gradually brightening to mimic the rising sun for a gentle wake-up call. With this app, lighting control really is in the palm of your hand.
Homeowners also don’t have to be home to control these lights. The Myhue portal is an online control panel that connects you to hue from anywhere in the world. Turn on lights as a security precaution while you’re away or turn them on when you pull into the driveway. The portal also saves your personalized scenes and keeps your bridge software regularly updated.
The hue family of lighting is not just a standalone lighting system, it can integrate into home automation systems including Wink, Vera, CastleOS, Revolv and for very advanced users, the Universal Devices ISY controllers. Add hue to your IFTTT app and truly unlock the potential of this powerful family of lights. If you want to add more bulbs, go ahead! One bridge can control up to 50 bulbs at once. The Philips hue series features tons of bulbs to match your style.
Wink App Compatible vs. Wink App Ready
Products that are Wink App Compatible must be connected through a Wink HUB. The Wink HUB allows these products to connect with the Wink App (available for iOS and Android) and interact with other Wink App Compatible or Wink App Ready products – see below. They use communications like Z-Wave, Zigbee and ClearConnect to improve battery life and extend the range of smart products around your home. The Wink HUB allows them to speak the same language, so you can easily control them – and customize their interactions – all from the Wink App. Click on the icon to the left for additional Wink App Compatible products.
Products that are Wink App Ready have Wink technology built in and can connect directly to the Wink App (available for iOS and Android) without the assistance of the Wink HUB. Once connected, the Wink App allows you to interact with other Wink App Ready or Wink App Compatible products. Wink App Ready devices use Wi-Fi to connect to your wireless router and communicate with the Wink App – so you can easily control them and and customize their interactions. Click on the icon to the left for additional Wink App Ready products.
The Wink App allows you to access and control all of your Wink App Compatible and Wink App Ready devices. You can monitor devices while you’re away, unlock doors remotely, adjust your thermostat, receive text/email status alerts and more. From the Wink App you’ll have 24/7 monitoring capabilities of your home, provided you have internet access to connect to the App. The App is available in the iTunes App Store for devices running iOS 7.0 or later (optimized for iPhone) and in the Google Play Store for devices running Android 2.3 and up.