Hue Lights - More Products

Here are several products that work well with the Hue Lights app. Note that these links refer to products that work in the United States. There are separate pages for products that work in other regions:

Latest Hardware

Philips continues to release new hardware. The latest Hue bulbs are referred to as Generation 3. They have Richer colors displayed on the retail box. These bulbs have more saturated colors (similar to Lightstrip Plus, Bloom, Iris, and Hue Go). Light fixtures with embedded Hue LED components are also available. If you want to get the latest generation, make sure the outside of the package shows the Richer colors logo towards the upper right of the box. The Generation 3 bulbs have improved blue, cyan, and green colors. Make sure to use the Hue Lights app to get the perfect color combination! The deeper blue and green colors make the Hue Lights Water effect look great.

Try the Philips Hue White Ambiance A19 bulbs to get a range of dimmable, white lights. These bulbs allow you to set various shades of white from warm to cool.

The current Philips Hue bridge has a square shape and is HomeKit compatible. This bridge is faster than the old, round bridge and works better with the Remote Access feature of the Hue Lights app. The Lightstrip Plus is an upgrade from the original Lightstrip. It has brighter light output (1600 lumens at 4200K), a white channel (useful for relax, concentrate and other white-channel scenes), and an extension kit. With the extension kit you should get consistent colors for lengths up to 10 meters (32.8 feet). You can control this hardware or any of your existing hardware with the Hue Dimmer Switch.

LightstripPlus Installation Tip - If you are installing the latest Lightstrip Plus in your kitchen as under-cabinet lighting, an extension cable can help connect the left and right sides. For example, you may need a non-lit section over a stove or range.

Hue Lights takes the latest Philips Hue A19 LED bulbs for a test drive. Compare the bulbs side by side!

Supported Hardware

Expand your Hue Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Set with a variety of compatible Friends of Hue products. These high quality items from Philips offer the perfect complement to your Starter Set and all work great with the Hue Lights app. The LightStrips and Bloom items give deeper saturation than the regular A19 or BR30 bulbs. They are perfect for accent lighting including over counter ceiling accents. The Hue Lux is similar to the colored A19 bulb, but just supports dimming with a 2700K color temperature; it is usually about 1/3 the price of the colored A19 bulb.

Budget Hardware

The Philips Hue LED lights and related Friends of Hue products are best in class lighting options. For heavily utilized areas these are a great choice. In less used areas you should take a look at the GE Link LED bulbs. These budget bulbs are now natively supported in Hue Lights as of v1.4. Include them in Scenes, Groups, and the Widget. The A19 bulb produces a whopping 800 lumens and consumes 12 watts of power; color temperature is 2700K. The BR30 bulb produces 650 lumens and consumes 10 watts. It also has a 2700K color temperature. The large PAR38 bulb produces 900 lumens and consumes 13 watts. Its color temperature is 3000K.

You can use these lower cost GE Link LED bulbs with your existing Philips Hue Bridge. It is not required to buy the Wink bridge. Hue Lights has full support for these on your iPhone and iPad devices.

Together with the Philips Hue Hub you can operate your GE Link LED Bulbs with sub-second response times. You can even include the GE Link LED Bulbs in Schedules! With a schedule you can slowly dim or brighten these lights from 0.4 seconds up to 90 minutes. The schedules are stored on the Philips hub. This lets them run even when your iPhone or iPad are powered off. Compare the price on these against the comparable Philips bulbs since third-party prices fluctuate quite a bit. If the third-party bulb price isn't cheaper than the Philips equivalent, you will have much better luck with the Philips bulbs.

ZigBee Light Link Hardware

Hue Lights works with third-party products that support the ZigBee Light Link standard. The app has been tested with products from Philips Hue, GE Link, OSRAM, and dresden elektronic. These other ZigBee products can be a great complement to your original Hue Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Set. Note that some users have reported issues with the US-version of the OSRAM Lightify Tunable A19 White Light. The European version of this bulb works out of the box with Hue.

If you are looking for longer light strips, take a look at the 3 meter (9.8 feet) light strips from dresden elektronik. These are 50% longer than the Philips LightStrips and support RGB strips. The bundled strip is RGB, but the controller even supports RGBW strips. Live the future today with Hue Lights!

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