Overview: The Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit
(#471960) consists of four Wi-Fi
controllable LED white and color ambiance bulbs, and a wireless bridge. With these items, and the
free Philips Hue app, you can control the lights wirelessly from your smartphone
or tablet. The Philips Personal Wireless Lighting System allows you to set up
light schedules, and control the lights when you're away from home. You can even change
the color of the lights to match your mood. Additional Hue products can be added
to the system, up to a maximum of 50 bulbs and 12 Hue accessories that can be controlled by a single
Light Bulbs: The four LED white and color ambiance bulbs included in this
Starter Kit can be used in standard light sockets (Edison screw base). They
have an A19 form factor, and are 2.4" at widest
point and 4.3" tall. The bulbs are rated at 10 watts and 800 lumens, and have an
estimated nominal lifetime of 25,000 hours. Inside the bulb is a wireless
interface that allows you to change the color temperature of the light from warm
to cool daylight (2000K to 6500K), and choose from up to 16-million colors. The internal software is
automatically upgradable when connected to the Philips Hue bridge. The bulbs
have a beam angle of 160° (±20°), and instant 100% light output at startup.
Note: The bulbs are not suitable for use with external
dimmers, photo controls, occupancy sensors, or timing devices, and are
designed for indoor use only.
Bridge: The Hue Bridge 2.1 is the heart of the Philips Hue
system, and can be wall-mounted or placed on a
desktop. It connects to your router via the included Ethernet cable, and
communicates wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet and the Hue lighting
products. It operates on the 2.4GHz band (2400-2483.5 MHz), and Zigbee Light link protocol, and
comes with a AC adapter. Dimensions: Width 3.521",
Height 3.515", Depth 1.063".
Hue Personal Wireless Lighting: The Hue Personal Wireless
Lighting System lets you individually control the lighting products in the
system using your smartphone or tablet. Through the Hue app, and with the right Hue products, you can do the
- Paint With Light: You can choose from 16-million colors
to light, or change the look of, your room. Your favorite light settings can
be saved for later recall.
- Sync Lights With Movies or Music: The lights can be
synchronized to change with the scenes in a movie, or pulse to the beat of
your music. (Third party apps may be required.)
- Create An Ambience: The app lets you use different
shades of white light to create an ambience. The bulbs can produce shades of
light from energizing cool daylight to relaxing warm white light.
- Light Mood Presets: Preset light moods let you
instantly change the lights in the room to fit the moment. Optimal settings
are available for reading, relaxing, concentrating, and energizing.
- Wake Up: Gradually increasing light intensity helps to
gently wake you up with light, similar to the natural light of the morning
- Light Schedules: The lights can be programmed to come
on and go off at a preset time, including lighting rooms at different times.
At night, you can let the lights turn off gradually, so you don't have to
worry about leaving lights on.
- Remote Lighting Control: When you're away from home,
you can turn lights on or off from your smartphone. You can also check the
status of your lights when you're not there.
- Geofencing: When the bridge detects that your
smartphone is within a certain distance, it will automatically turn lights
on or off. For example, as you approach your house, your lights will
automatically turn on so you won't have to enter a dark room. (Third party
Friends of Hue: Philips Hue home lighting products work with
many third-party devices to make it simpler to operate. Philips Hue works with
Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Apple HomeKit, allowing you to control your
lights with your voice. The lights also work with some Logitech Harmony remote
controls, Samsung SmartThings, and Nest Thermostats and other products. In
addition, Philips Hue lighting products can be triggered by certain events
through the IFTTT (If This Then That) app.
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