Setup guide

How to set up outdoor smart lights

Connect with a Hue Bridge

With a Hue Bridge, you get access to the full suite of smart lighting features — and connecting your outdoor smart lights 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.

Learn how to set up a Hue Bridge

Have you installed your Hue outdoor lights?

Install your Hue outdoor lights where you like and power them on. If you are unsure about installation, refer to the manual that came with your Hue outdoor lights.

Set up outdoor lights with a Hue Bridge

  1. Open the Hue app.
  2. Go to the Home tab and tap on the three dots (…) icon.
Hue app

3. Tap Add lights.

Add lights

4. Tap Search. If the Hue app cannot find your light, enter the product’s serial number. 


5. When the new light is found, tap Start configuration. You can now name your new light(s) and assign them a type.

Tap and hold

6. Move the new light(s) an existing Room or create a new one.

There’s a second way to add lights in the Hue app: go to the Settings tab, tap Lights, and tap on the plus (+) icon.

Need help?

If you need additional help setting up your bulb or lamp, browse our FAQ or get in touch with Philips Hue Support. 

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*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