Philips Hue Smart Dimming Kit (Installation-Free, Exclusive for Philips Hue Lights, Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant)
|Operating Voltage||1.5 Volts|
|Switch Style||Toggle Switch|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||0.55 x 1.38 x 3.6 inches|
- Take Control: The Philips Hue Smart Dimmer Switch allows you to Control Your Philips Hue Smart lights from the comfort of Your couch or Bed, The Battery Powered Wireless Hue Dimmer Switch with Remote smoothly adjusts the intensity and Color of Your Philips Hue Smart bulbs, and switches them on and off
- Schedule Your Own Custom Lighting Scenes : When using Your Philips Hue Smart Dimmer Switch with Philips Hue Smart bulbs, you can use the on button to switch between 4 light recipes without the Philips Hue app, or use the Philips Hue app to configure Your 4 favorite scenes hue Ecosystem, This is the Perfect way to personalize Your Smart Home
- Limitless Possibilities: Control up to 50 lights using the Philips Hue hub, or use the Dimmer switch without the Philips Hue Hub to Control up to 10 Smart lights, The Philips Hue Dimmer switch Doesn’t require an internet connection to work.Voltage:1.5 volt
- Maximum Flexibility: Mount the Philips Hue smart Dimmer switch Anywhere with the Included screws or adhesive tape, the removable remote for ease of use, No re wiring required, Dimensions: Switch: 0.43 inch D x 1.38 inch W x 3.6 inch H, Wall plate: 0.55 inch D x 4.5 inch W x 2.76 inch H
- Easy Installation: Install Your Philips Hue device in a minute, Simply follow the instructions in the Philips Hue app, Our default settings give you immediate Control over Your Smart lights, Customize the Smart Lighting scene settings in the app to fit Your needs
- Smart Home device Compatibility: When you use the Philips Hue Dimmer switch with a Philips Hue hub, the dimmer switch can be used to Control any Alexa Smart Home device or a HomeKit compatible appliance via the Apple Smart Home app
Device detailed description
The Philips hue smart dimmer switch with remote allows you to control your lights anywhere in your smart home. Enrich your home automation system with the Philips hue dimmer switch and enjoy smooth wireless dimming of your smart lights. The switch works as a normal wall switch and dimmer so you can place it anywhere you want, using screws or the adhesive tape on the back plate of the switch.
Features and specification
|Brand Smart devices brand|
|Integration Supported smart home integration|
|Interface Smart device connectivity interface|
|Manufacturer Smart device manufacturer|
|Color Available colors|
|Material Smart home device material|
|Item Package Quantity||
0.55 x 1.38 x 3.6 inches
|Batteries Type of batteries used|
|Battery Cell Type|
|Certification Smart device certification|
1 Philips Hue Dimmer Switch, one CR2450 battery included
Frequently asked question
Currently there are three options for the feature of Power On Behavior (which you can find in the Hue app at Settings). You can pick between: Philips Hue default, which will make your lights go back on on warm white, full brightness. Power loss recovery, which will make your lights turn on on the last used color and br… see more Currently there are three options for the feature of Power On Behavior (which you can find in the Hue app at Settings). You can pick between: Philips Hue default, which will make your lights go back on on warm white, full brightness. Power loss recovery, which will make your lights turn on on the last used color and brightness according to the Hue app (of which Off is also a state). And as last, you can also pick custom, where you can choose your own color and brightness.
You would have to programme it to be associated with a particular bulb or group of bulbs, so it would be independent of the current dimmer and any bulbs you have by default. However, if you buy one of the dimmer packs that include a bulb, sometimes the dimmer is already paired with the included bulb, so you would have … see more You would have to programme it to be associated with a particular bulb or group of bulbs, so it would be independent of the current dimmer and any bulbs you have by default. However, if you buy one of the dimmer packs that include a bulb, sometimes the dimmer is already paired with the included bulb, so you would have to reset the dimmer in this instance.
It's going to depend on how often you use it. I have not gotten more than a year on the rooms I use every day. Make sure you don't over tighten that tiny screw on the battery door! Terrible design that makes it very easy to strip the screw.
they do make one that comes with a bulb. this particular sku is just the switch https://www.amazon.com/Philips-Installation-Free-Exclusive-Compatible-Assistant/dp/B016AEHU70/ref=pd_sim_60_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B016AEHU70&pd_rd_r=SERAXGQ26BB3WAAGTXTR&pd_rd_w=q94f3&pd_rd_wg=GbAp4&psc=1&refRID=SERAXGQ26BB3WAAGTXTR
2 reviews for Philips Hue Smart Dimming Kit (Installation-Free, Exclusive for Philips Hue Lights, Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant)
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This switch is not perfect but - bottom line - A must have for Hue lighting installations
I have smart lighting throughout my house and I am currently using five of these Hue dimmer switches. For the most part, they function as a way to add switch-based control to your Hue lighting. They go beyond a simple switch by allowing you to cycle through five light settings/colors by pressing the ON button repeatedly. The first press will turn your lights on to the last state they were in. You can then assign colors and intensity combinations to the next four presses. You don’t have to mount it to a wall, or even use the mounting plate, you can put the switch on a table if you want.
These are a couple realities you will experience that might annoy you but the annoyance fades away as you use the switch. Don’t pack up the switch and send it back after one day. You just have to get used to some differences
(1) When the lights are off and you press the Hue switch, the lights will always ‘rise on’ rather than just popping on like a traditional switch. They also ‘dim off.’ It’s like using a dimmer switch to turn lights on and off. You might perceive this as a delay between the switch press and lighting. It’s different, but it actually turns out to be a nice way to introduce light to a room.
(2) The switches are a bit flimsy. You definitely notice it’s lightweight plastic. The whole switch moves a tiny bit in the housing. However, I have some traditional, paddle dimmer switches and some hardwired smart switches and they all feel kind of flimsy too. I find that you are going to get the best experience if you hit the buttons in the center and a solid press down. Doing that reach-around the doorway to hit the switch is going to require some new training. You could knock the whole switch off the wall. I’m pretty good at it now!
MOUNTING – Keep your existing switches
In terms of incorporating them into your existing rooms that no doubt have traditional switches, I have chosen to cover them with magnetic switch covers and I’ll tell you why. The covers prevent me and guests from casually hitting the switch which just upsets your smart home a bit. I also chose this route because if there are any issues with the Hue hub, connectivity, etc., I can just lift the cover off the regular switch and toggle it to turn the lights on or off (old school). In my opinion, it’s a bad idea to eliminate access to the traditional switches. I consider them a fallback. I have placed the Hue switches next to the traditional switches and they fit in. (see photo)
1) They just stop working at some point and, to this day, I’m not 100% sure it is the battery. I see the activity light when I press a button but it just stops controlling anything. I usually replace the battery but the resync rarely goes as smoothly as when I first got the switch. I’m often resetting a couple times and/or removing/reinserting the battery before it shows up. Keep in mind – my lights usually remain accessible using my voice assistants. It’s the switch. No switch has gone more than a year without an issue. Only one has required a total replacement (see below).
2) This is the concerning issue for me. In one of my switches, the screw that holds the battery cover on became stripped. I am particularly gentle with tiny screws in things like this. There is no reason to tighten it much. I contacted Hue and they agreed to send me a replacement. The problem is that I think another one of my switches is exhibiting the same problem. It’s still working but I have a feeling that one is going to be stripped too meaning there is no way to replace the battery. I am finding it hard to believe that the light tightening I do with two fingers gently twisting a screwdriver and stopping at the first sign of resistance should be stripping the screw. If this keeps happening, my rating is going to drop to 3 stars. Unfortunately, there aren’t really any good switch alternatives. I’ll just have to consider the switches somewhat disposable. If the review is still at 4 stars, I have not hit this problem again. ADVICE: Be extremely careful with that screw.
BOTTOM LINE… If you have Hue lights, having this switch is almost a no-brainer. It gives you a more traditional means of controlling your lights so you don’t have to get your phone out or use your voice to do it. You’ll probably run into some glitches but for the majority of the time, it will serve its purpose well. Don’t tighten that screw!
Magnetic switch cover: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YW6KQHK/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=110/12/2022Verified Purchase
Works with Homekit
I bought several Hue products to act as a system for automating my household lights in certain rooms for daily use, & also to give the illusion that someone is at home when no one is. The products included the one for which I am posting this review, and I will be posting the identical review for the other products I bought. The products involved are the White Ambiance Decorative Candle 40 W dimmable, the White Ambiance 60W Dimmable, the Dimmer Switch with Remote, the Motion Sensor, and the Hue Hub. I use these products over an eero based WiFi system, with the Apple HomeKit app operating on my Apple TV4. I control them remotely from my iPhone and my iPad, using the Home app from Apple and the Hue app. (You really need to use both to set the system up, because it maximizes your options to do so.)
Setting up the system was quite easy, and all of the accessories work as one would expect. Nevertheless, there is room for improvement, which is why I’ve rated all of them, together, as 4 rather than 5 stars.
The biggest problem I have with the system concerns our chandeliers. Both of the ones we have are dimmable, and one of them is controlled by switches at two different doorways. Both of them take 3 light bulbs, and neither of them will function reliably if all three of the bulbs are Hue bulbs. The problem is that when all three of the bulbs are Hue bulbs, they flicker on & off, rendering it impossible to use the chandelier at all. This is a known issue with certain light fixtures which are dimmable, and Phillips is upfront with the likelihood that this could occur. Unfortunately, you won’t know if you have the problem till you try it out. The best solution is to rewire the chandeliers so that they are not dimmable. But pending having that done, I discovered that the living room chandelier works just fine if one light socket is left empty. Not true for the dining room chandelier, but for that one, I discovered that if two of the bulbs are Hue, and the third is a refrigerator light bulb, the flickering does not occur. The problem is that in order to use the scheduling & remote features for the Hue bulbs, the socket the bulbs are in have to be switched on all the time, which means that in the dinning room, the refridgerator light winds up being on all the time.
A minor problem I have with Hue lights is that they are all 60 watts (or less). This is not bright enough to read by. For instance, I had three 100 watt bulbs in both our chandeliers, and even when I get three Hues to operate correctly in them, it’s not quite bright enough. I’m hoping that Phillips is working on higher watt versions of the Hue bulbs.
The remote device and the motion detector work just fine. Oddly, the motion detector also gives the temperature at the place where it is positioned.
For what it’s worth, the ordinary Hue bulbs will work outside even when the temperature drops as much as 20 degrees below zero. At least, that’s been my experience after about a month of use involving a lot of subzero temperatures.07/21/2022Verified Purchase