About the Philips Hue Wall Switch Module
Wall control for Hue lighting
Wall control for Hue lighting
I am guilty of taping over a few of the regular, old-school switches that control my Hue bulbs so that I don't inadverdently lose smart control of those lights when someone flips the switch off. It's not an attractive solution, and it means that my husband who's "not going to use a phone to turn on the lights" can't control certain lights in our home. This wall switch module from Hue might just keep everyone happy. It ensures your Hue bulbs stay powered on to maintain app and voice control, while also allowing control via the wall switch.
The wall switch module is powered by an included long-lasting battery, but you still need to be comfortable with a little DIY electrical work to install it. After turning off the appropriate breaker, you'll need to connect the module to your existing light switch with a couple wires. It's slim enough to tuck inside the switch box so you won't even see it after installation.
Customizable setup options
Once installed, you'll finish setup and customization of the module in the free Hue mobile app. You can choose which room or zone the module controls as well as what each flip of the switch does. The connected switch can toggle through up to three light scenes.
Note: To use this device with three-way or multi-way circuits (where the lights are controlled by more than one switch), you must install a module in each switch in the circuit.
- allows you to use existing switch to control Philips Hue light bulbs
- slim design tucks into box behind switch
- requires Philips Hue Bridge and bulbs (sold separately)
- toggle through up to 3 light scenes of your choice
- customize settings with the free Philips Hue mobile app
- powered by one long-lasting battery (included)
- 1-1/2"W x 1-11/16"H x 7/16"D
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 571166
What's in the box:
- Wall switch module
- 6" Wire jumper
- 10" Wire jumper
- Wire nut
- User Manual
- Safety Instructions
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More details on the Philips Hue Wall Switch Module
Overview: The Philips Hue Wall Switch Module turns an ordinary light switch into a smart switch. The module fits behind the wall switch and connects to the switch with the included wire connectors. The battery-powered Wall Switch Module requires the Hue Bridge (sold separately, or as part of a starter kit) to operate. Dimensions: Width 1.7" Height 1.5" Depth 0.4"; Weight 0.6 ounces.
Operation: The Wall Switch Module lets you use existing wall switches to control your Philips Hue smart lights. The switch can be set up to toggle between three light scenes, and can control an individual light or for an entire room or zone.
Installation: Installing the module requires some basic knowledge of home electrical wiring. A qualified electrician is recommended. You should always turn off the circuit breakers to the wall switch before beginning the installation. After the module is installed, the connected lights on the circuit stay powered on and "reachable" from the Hue Bridge. You can turn the connected lights on and off, dim/brighten, and change color using the Philips Hue app.
Module Power: The Wall Switch Module is powered by a user-replaceable CR2450 coin cell battery (included). The estimated lifetime of a CR2450 battery is greater than 5 years.