Philips Hue Motion Sensor
Automatic switch for Hue lighting
Our take on the Philips Hue Motion Sensor by Crutchfield's Emily S.
Automate your home lighting
Motion sensors have been around a long time. But with Philips Hue, the cool part is that you get to decide what happens after motion is detected. Use the Philips Hue app to select the light setting or “scene” you want the sensor to trigger in up to three rooms. Then all you have to do is enter the sensor's wide field of view, and your Hue lights will come on.
You also get to choose what happens when it stops detecting motion. You can have the lights stay on by selecting “do nothing.” Or you can save energy by having them dim and then turn off. Motion sensitivity is adjustable so if your wandering pets are turning on the lights, you can turn down the sensitivity. They can probably see just fine in the dark anyway.
Get the light you need, when you need it
Nobody likes to be blasted with bright light if they have to get up in the middle of the night. That's why the app allows you to select different lighting scenarios for day and night. And the built-in daylight sensor means your lights only turn on when you need them to. You can adjust the light sensitivity within the Hue mobile app.
- triggers your Philips Hue lights when motion is detected
- motion sensitivity is adjustable
- use the mobile app to select which scene or light setting is triggered
- you can select different settings for day and night
- integrated daylight sensor so your lights only turn on when needed
- light sensitivity is adjustable in app
- can be placed on shelf, mounted on wall, or attached to metal surfaces with included magnet
- powered by two AAA batteries (included)
- requires a Philips Hue bridge
- wireless protocol: Zigbee Light Link
- 2-3/16"W x 2-3/16"H x 1-3/16"D
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Hue motion sensor
- 2 AAA batteries (installed)
- Magnetic mounting stud
- Self-tapping screw (5/8" length)
- Self-tapping screw (1-3/16" length) Plastic wall anchor
Overview: The Philips Hue Motion Sensor is a combination motion and daylight sensor for controlling Hue-compatible lighting products. It can turn your Hue lights on and off automatically, triggered by motion or daylight. The wireless Motion Sensor can be placed virtually anywhere--on a tabletop or mounted to the wall or ceiling. It operates on two AAA batteries (installed), and has a battery life of 2-3 years. The Hue Motion Sensor must be used within the Hue Personal Wireless Lighting System. Dimensions: 2.159"W, 2.165"H, 1.154"D.
Hue Motion Sensor: The Hue Motion Sensor will automatically turn on your Philips Hue lights when you enter a room. Using the Hue app, you determine which lights, or groups of lights, or scene should be turned on when motion is detected. This is very helpful for automatically lighting a bathroom, hallway, basement, or garage. When there is no motion detected, the lights can be set to dim for a selected time before they turn off completely, saving you money on electricity by not lighting unoccupied rooms.
Daylight Sensor: Using Passive Infrared (PIR), the Hue Motion Sensor can automatically turn on the lights in a room when the ambient light gets low near dusk or on a cloudy day. The Hue app lets you set different light scenes for different times of the day: bright lights during the day when you need to see better, and gentle light at bedtime or early morning. You can also change the light sensitivity in the app to trigger the light when you need it most.
Specifications: The Motion Sensor has an average detecting range of approximately 5 meters (16.4 feet), and a reaction time of less than one second. It operates on the Zigbee Light Link (ZLL) protocol (IEEE 802.15.4), communicating with the Hue Bridge on the 2.4 GHz band.
Mounting: The Hue Motion Sensor can be placed on a flat surface (shelf or table), or mounted on a wall or ceiling on the included magnetic mount. The mount attaches with a single screw (included). On the mount, the sensor can be swiveled left/right and tilted up/down up to 30°.
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Why did you buy this?
I chose the Philips Hue Motion sensor after reading reviews on speed issues with other motion sensors. From what I understand, the only competitive sensor that has HomeKit support in the speed arena is the Eve Motion sensor (which actually doesn't even require a bridge). That said I have a Philips hue bridge already, so bridges are not an issue (and I will probably be picking up Eve sensors as well to compare). [ Raj Oct 07, 2018 ]