There are two ways to connect a Hue dimmer switch to your system: with a Hue Bridge or with Bluetooth.
How to set up a Hue dimmer switch
Connect with a Hue Bridge
With a Hue Bridge, you can fully customize your Hue dimmer switch — and setup is simple.
Before you start setup
Is your Hue Bridge connected and added to the Hue app?
Your Hue Bridge should already be plugged in, connected to Wi-Fi, and added to your Hue app. If you haven’t done that yet, first install your Hue Bridge.
Set up a Hue dimmer switch with a Hue Bridge
- Open the Hue app.
- Go to the Settings tab and tap Accessories.
3. Tap Add accessory.
4. Tap Hue dimmer switch.
5. If your dimmer switch has a plastic strip sticking out of the battery compartment, remove it. The dimmer switch should blink orange. If your dimmer switch doesn’t have a plastic strip or the dimmer switch does not blink, press and hold the setup button on the back of the dimmer switch until it starts blinking.
6. Once the Hue app has found the dimmer switch, follow the on-screen instructions. You will be able to select which Room or Zone the dimmer switch controls, as well as what the buttons do.
*When a bulb displays "Up to" a certain number of lumens in its specifications, it displays the maximum lumen output of the bulb. It shows how bright the bulb can get at 2700 K (White bulbs) or 4000 K (White ambiance or White and color ambiance bulbs). Learn more about brightness.