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 customise your Hue dimmer switch – and set-up is simple.
Before you start setting up
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 set-up 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 colour ambiance bulbs). Learn more about brightness.