Philips Hue Tap Switch
Kinetic control for Hue lighting
Our take on the Philips Hue Tap Switch by Crutchfield's Emily S.
More than a light switch
Being able to control your smart lights with an app is very cool, but sometimes we don't want to fumble around with our phones just to turn off the lights. The Tap adds wall switch convenience for your Philips Hue lighting system, but it also does a whole lot more.
Once you use the app to configure the Tap with your four favorite presets, you'll be able to recall each built-in or custom scene in up to three rooms at once by pressing a single button. That means one button can turn off the living room lights, dim the hallway, and put your bedside lights in “relax” mode.
But the Tap switch's niftiest feature might be its power source — you. It requires no wires or batteries because it is powered by the kinetic energy created when you press the button.
- wireless remote control for Philips Hue lighting
- recall your four favorite scenes with the touch of a button
- includes mountable wall plate
- detaches from wall plate for portable control
- wireless range of up to 98 feet
- rated to deliver up to 50,000 lifetime clicks
- powered by your touch
- uses kinetic energy so no battery is required
- requires a Philips Hue bridge
- wireless protocol: Zigbee Light Link
- 3"W x 3"H x 1-1/16"D
- weight: 3.2 oz.
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Hue Tap switch
- Mounting back plate (installed)
- Quick Start Guide
Overview: The Philips Hue Tap Switch is a wireless remote switch for Hue-compatible lighting products for controlling your Hue lights when your smartphone isn't handy. The Tap Switch can be placed virtually anywhere--on a tabletop or mounted to the wall. The switch detaches from the base so you can also carry it around your house. It works on kinetic energy, which means no batteries or wiring are needed. The switch generates enough energy when you press the button to control your Philips Hue lights.
Hue Tap Switch: The Hue Tap Switch features four buttons: a large button, which encompasses the entire surface, and three smaller buttons, located inside the circumference of the large button. The buttons are numbered 1 through 4 (marked by small dots). Using the Philips Hue app, you can program the Tap Switch to turn on a single light, a group of lights in a Light Scene, or all of your Hue lights. It is estimated to have a useful life of up to 50,000 clicks.
Philips Hue Lighting System: The Hue Tap Switch requires a connection to the Philips Hue Bridge to enjoy the full potential of the product. It operates on the Zigbee Green Power wireless protocol (IEEE 802.15.4) and the 2.4 GHz band (2400-2483.5 MHz). It has a range of 15 to 30 meters (49.2' to 98.4'), so you can use it without the Hue App, and even if your Wi-Fi is down. Up to 25 Taps can be connected to the Hue Bridge.
Apple HomeKit Compatible: The Tap Switch, when connected to the Hue Bridge, can control any Apple HomeKit-compatible device. Pressing the button allows you to turn off your lights, and, for example, lower the temperature on your smart thermostat simultaneously.
Mounting: The base of the Tap Switch can be wall-mounted, if desired. It can be attached to the wall using the provided adhesive, or two screws (not included).
Dimensions: The Tap Switch is 2.964" in diameter, and 1.03" in height (including wall mounting plate).
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