Philips Hue Bridge
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Imagine being able to verbally tell your lights to turn off or on. And then imagine you can dim them or have them change colors, just by saying so out loud. This hub lets you use Google Home, Alexa, or Siri to issue voice commands to Philips Hue bulbs and lighting modules.
A single voice command can change your thermostat setting, choose a lighting scheme that matches the time of day, or lock the doors. That's just the beginning. You choose the devices you want to connect, and let the Philips Hue HomeKit Bridge do the work.
Average Customer Review(s):
Works as expected. Runs the hue lights , kinda of a pain when integrating to amazon echo ... it requires a push of the top during the discovery period, initiated by echo app....
Pros: Works as expected
Cons: Requirement to push top buttome during discovery from Amazon echo app
Received it yesterday was super excited to get it along with 3 of the hue Light Bulbs. It does not even power on. Waiting to hear back on a fix for this. So far it has been a waste of money because without the bridge the lights are dim and not worth the money.
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Overview: The Philips Hue Bridge is the central part of the Philips Personal Wireless Lighting system. When used with Philips Hue light bulbs and the Philips Hue app, you can control the lights in your home wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet. You can set up light schedules, control the lights when you're away from home, and 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 products that can be controlled by a single bridge.
Apple HomeKit Compatible: This Hue Bridge is compatible with Apple HomeKit technology, which allows you to control your lights using your Apple iOS device, including voice control through Siri. The Bridge supports the hardware authentication required for Apple HomeKit. (The original round-shaped bridge is not compatible with HomeKit technology.)
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, you can do the following:
Mounting: The Hue bridge 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, and Zigbee Light link protocol, and comes with a AC adapter with a 5V 2A DC output.
App Compatibility: The Philips Hue app is available from the Apple App Store, and can be used with Apple devices running iOS 8.0 or later. For HomeKit compatibility, iOS 9.0 is required. The app is also available from Google Play for Android devices running OS 2.3 and up. It has been tested on the following devices:
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I have a Samsung smart things hub controlled with google home. Philips has a great selection of lighting accessories with color and mood themes as well as led indoor and outdoor lighting. it's the best choice for any need. [ jim Jan 09, 2017 ]
TO GO WITH THE PHILIPS BULBS [ WAYNE Sep 28, 2016 ]
Integrate Siri into my Hue lights. [ LeRoy Jul 11, 2016 ]
The hub needs to connect to your wireless network, doesn't matter how close it is to the lights. It's more important how good your wireless signal is where the lights will be. [ Toby Jul 18, 2017 ]
I have them about 75 feet at least without issues [ eric Jul 18, 2017 ]
i don't know the far extent but I can say mine is about 50-60 apart and works well. The zigbee protocol says 20m. [ william Jul 18, 2017 ]