Philips Hue 2-Pack Wall Switch Module (For Philips Hue lights only), White
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||2.2 x 3.5 x 6.7 inches|
|Mounting Type||Wall Mount|
|International Protection Rating||IP20|
- KEEP YOUR LIGHTS POWERED ON AND REACHABLE: With the Philips Hue wall switch module, your lights are always on and connected to your smart lighting system.
- CONTROL LIGHTS, ROOMS, OR A ZONE: Use your existing light switch to control your Philips Hue smart lights in a Room or Zone.
- CYCLE THROUGH UP TO THREE LIGHT SCENES: Use your existing light switch to set up to three different light scenes.
- BATTERY INCLUDED: The Philips Hue wall switch module includes a battery with a minimum lifetime of five years.
- HUE BRIDGE REQUIRED: The Philips Hue wall switch module requires a Hue Bridge.
Device detailed description
Installed behind traditional light switches, the Philips Hue wall switch module lets you use existing traditional switches in your home with your Philips Hue smart lights. Your lights always stay powered on — and you can set up to three light scenes in the Rooms or Zone you select.
Features and specification
|Brand Smart devices brand|
|Integration Supported smart home integration|
|Interface Smart device connectivity interface|
|Manufacturer Smart device manufacturer|
|Country of Origin|
|Color Available colors|
|Material Smart home device material|
|Item Package Quantity||
2 year manufacturer
2.2 x 3.5 x 6.7 inches
|Battery Cell Type|
1 Wall Switch Module, 1 CR2450 Battery
Frequently asked question
No, this will only work with hue bulbs. After install, the lights will be powered on constantly and the module can only control Hue bulbs.
I'd suggest getting the Philips Hue Dimmer instead. I had to swap to a regular rocker switch to make the in-wall module work correctly.
No interesa el voltaje… eso va por pila tipo boton… y se conecta inhalambricamente a tu luz
This connects just to the switch, no neutral required.
5 reviews for Philips Hue 2-Pack Wall Switch Module (For Philips Hue lights only), White
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Only basic wiring knowledge needed
Product is as advertised08/23/2022Verified Purchase
Great to keep your switch working
I mean they do what they say , if you want the switch to do something besides turn the lights off all the way. The 3 modes you can set is the best part.07/20/2022Verified Purchase
Poorly executed by Phillips Hue - Don’t buy. Save money!
Not a normal reviewer. But this product is new, I was excited and a major let down. So I thought I would help you save some cash.
1. This module is “Battery Powered”. It does NOT use the power of the existing house wall switch.
2. Battery claims 5 years, so every 5 years you will spend a DAY removing all wall plates/switches and changing batteries.
3. It cost $40. A Phillips Hue wall switch cost $25 (which doubles as a removable magnetic remote) , and does the same thing, and supports dimming, and all Hue features. Far more features your house switch cannot do, even with this $40 module.
4. This Hue switch module will have you bypass your house switch wiring and connect your house wiring together with a provided wire nut, then connect the module to the house wall switch. THAT’S IT!
So, save your money and do what I am about to do (after I return these Hue switch modules to Amazon).
1. Remove your house wall switch completely.
2. Connect the house switch wiring together (same as this module requires).
3. Spend $25 + $5 ($30) for a Hue Wall switch and 3D printed switch cover that works with the Hue wall switch. The $25 wall switch also uses a battery that needs replacing every 3 years (I own 4-5 currently).
4. And now, you have a Hue wall switch that looks nice with your “made for Hue 3D printed switch plate cover”. You have the SAME EXACT SOLUTION PHILLIPS IS OFFERING WITH THIS $40 PRODUCT.
WOW! Love Hue, I own 20 of the multi-color lights, wall switches, motions sensors, etc. LOVE THEM. But this new “module” is poorly executed. Does NOT use house power (require battery). Required rewiring your house wires to bypass your wall switch. $40!!!!!! Again, the $25 Hue wall switch does the same thing. You can stick it to the wall next to your house switch, or bypass the house switch, and buy a $5 3D printed wall plate that your $25 Hue switch can use, and it supports all Hue features. This module DOES NOT support all Hue features.
Sorry Phillips, but this product was LAZY!
Final comment = Phillips Hue claims to be partnered with Lutron. $40? Why not make a replacement switch that can use the house power (no battery)? That would be worth $40, maybe $50. I spent days, weeks, searching for something like this. And this module was the best Phillips could think of?????
Phillips, please make your own integrated wall switch, or use your partnership with Lutron to make it for you.06/02/2022Verified Purchase
Unreliable- Good idea, Bad execution.
I wanted to like this product. Unfortunately, Philips switch module has some problems. For background, I have a ton of the Hue products, and I love the Philips Hue brand. But this is one of the rare exceptions where I think they have really missed the mark.
Lots of other reviewers have covered the basics, so I won’t rehash that information too much. This thing is NOT terrible, which is why I still gave it 3 stars. The switch module isn’t too hard to set up, and it USUALLY works as advertised. I think they are on the right track, if they could address a few issues, described below.
PROBLEM- Switch does not work reliably.
The switch module intermittently fails to respond at all. The lights will not turn on/off, as though the ‘message’ had never been sent to the hub. I can try again, flipping the switch back and forth, but once it gets ‘stuck’ like this, the switch module will usually not work correctly for the next 10-20 seconds, no matter how many times you flip the switch.
I have isolated the problem, and it is definitely an issue with the switch module- The exact same lights respond immediately when I pull out my phone in frustration, to turn the lights on or off from the app. This same problem DOES fix itself automatically though. When I try to use the same switch later that day, it will usually work, without me having to ‘fix’ anything myself.
As an engineer myself, I tried to do my own troubleshooting first. But I have been unable to figure out a specific pattern, or any likely cause for these intermittent problem. Maybe the switch goes into some sort of ‘sleep mode’ to save battery power, and doesn’t properly wake up? It shouldn’t be a range issue. This switch module isn’t too far from the hub, certainly much closer than several of my other Hue lights. I suppose it could be a signal/interference problem… but I don’t have this same problem with any other smart home stuff in my house. Maybe I have really unlucky timing, and my neighbor is always using their microwave at the exact moment I try to flip my light switch? Maybe my switch covers are secretly made of Faraday cages?
PROBLEM- Switch configuration is based on ‘toggles’, not ‘state’.
This is much less severe than the reliability problem above, but is nonetheless still a pretty annoying design flaw. Basically, you can configure the switch to either ‘change scenes’ or ‘toggle on/off’. The problem, is that the Hue Switch module use physical changes of the switch position as a ‘signal’ back to the Hue hub. Why is that a problem? Because it results in some weird inconsistencies, whenever the switch ‘misses’ a message (which happens relatively frequently). Sometimes the ‘up’ position means ‘off’, sometimes it means ‘on’.
I would much rather have the option to configure the switch for something like ‘When I flip the switch to UP, go to scene A. When I flip the switch to DOWN, go to scene B.’ Instead, you are stuck with ‘When I ‘change’ the switch, go to the other scene.’ I understand why they chose the design they did- Handling scenarios where someone else is changing the state of the same light, from the app, or another switch. But it would have been nice to have it as a configuration option. This would be LESS of a problem, if the Switch Module worked more reliably, but it frequently ‘misses’ switch events.
So I like what Philips was trying to do here, but until the reliability problems are resolved, I can’t recommend this product. Hopefully these can be addressed in a v2 model.05/18/2022Verified Purchase
These frustratingly only seem to work 75% of the time.
I wanted to be able to control my Hue lights through the physical switch along with the app. The installation was really easy and at first, everything seemed great.
However, a couple of weeks in, I’m noticing that the switch only turns on / off the lights about 75% of the time. You may be thinking ‘well that’s not too bad’ but oh, it is.
A light switch is binary, and needs to work 100% of the time – without fail. Nobody wants to be fussing around with a light app when the physical switch should be working 100% of the time.
I’m not sure if there is some connection or sync issue, but it’s annoying, and I would not recommend this product.
Another minor complaint is, when you flip the switch on or off, the lights slowly fade on and off. It’s not instant, how I want it, or how a normal switch works. So, you always have this 2-3 second delay, and you never really know if it’s working before then. As far as I can tell, this cannot be configured any other way.
Your lights and physical switch will become out of sync – Let me explain. I guess there is no real way around this, but if you’re OCD it might bother you. Say you turn on the light through the app, but the physical switch is in the ‘down off’ position. Next, you flip the physical switch to the ‘up on’ position, this will turn off your light. So now the physical switch is opposite of normal light behavior. It’s in the ‘up on’ position, but the light is off. I’m guessing this is working as intended, so I can’t really complain.05/18/2022Verified Purchase