Philips Hue is built to enrich what you love and how you want to live with smart light — and how it does it is unique. So just how do smart bulbs work? There’s much more to Philips Hue than smart bulbs, so let’s start from the beginning.
3 things you need for smart lighting
As advanced as our smart lighting is, setup is simple. It works in every home — and these three things will form the foundation for your personalized lighting experience.
If you’re wondering what the Philips Hue Bridge is, it’s this: the heart and brains of your smart lighting system. Connect it to your router to see the power behind all the features Philips Hue offers.
The Philips Hue app is the command center for your smart lighting system: control your lights, create automations, set up voice control, organize your lights into Rooms and Zones, and more.
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It’s a mesh network that’s enabled by a chip in your smart lights. The network expands as you add more bulbs, which is why outdoor smart lighting is possible with a Bridge.
Philips Hue can also connect via Bluetooth, so you can still experience some of these intuitive features in a dorm room, the work shed out back, at your favorite campsite, or anywhere you don’t have a router.
Ways to control your lights
Build your smart home the way you want with smart accessories and smart home assistants.
What you can do with Philips Hue
Set the mood
Night in alone? Feel comfy, cozy, and completely at home. Throwing a party? Match that joyful mood to the environment around you with colorful scenes or dynamic effects.
Get surround lighting
Sync your lights to your TV shows, movies, games, or music! Immerse yourself in what you watch or listen to with lights that flash, dance, dim, brighten, and change color.
Let lights, sensors, security cameras, and the Hue app work together to bring you peace of mind. Make it look like you’re home when you’re away with a Mimic presence automation. Be welcomed home with light with a Coming home automation.
*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.