The hue bridge is where all the clever stuff happens. It’s the ‘bridge’ between your bulbs and your smart phone app. And it can link up to 50 bulbs at a time. Once your light bulbs are installed, just download the free app to your smart phone or tablet. The first time it opens it’ll search for your bridge and connect to the lights. When that’s done, you can use the app to control your wireless bulbs.
The timer function lets you gradually change your lights over time. Use them to turn hue into your morning wake up call, bringing you out of sleep in a rather more pleasant way than an alarm clock. You can also use the timer to turn your lights off gradually, helping you fall to sleep naturally. Or simply set the lights to come on at a preset time, such as when you're heading home, so the lights are on when you arrive.
Choose the ‘Relax’ setting and all your selected light bulbs will change to a soft, soothing glow. It’s the perfect antidote to a hectic day, and the perfect excuse to put your feet up.
What’s great about being able to access your lights through a web browser is you don’t need to be at home to control your home lighting. And that means hue can become your guard dog as well as your lights. Maybe you’re stuck in the office. But you want it to look like you’re home. Just switch the lights on from your menu screen. Or you might be on vacation. If you can get online then you can make it seem like you never left home.
Choose a photo from your smart device or just take a shot and use that. On screen you’ll see pointers that represent each of your wireless bulbs. Drag the pointer to a color in your photo and the hue bulb will change to that color straight away. You can also save your favorite scenes to any hue-enabled smart device. That way you can access them again at the tap of a finger. What's more, you can share scenes with the hue community or save scene made by other hue users.
Choose the ‘Concentrate’ setting and all your selected LED bulbs will change to a tone and brightness that’ll help keep you focused and alert. It’s a light setting we tested in a school.
Choose the ‘Energize’ setting and all your selected light bulbs will bathe you in bright and vibrant light.
Choose the ‘Reading’ setting and all your selected bulbs will change to the tuned white light for reading. At the touch of a button, reading becomes a pleasure.
Just because you’re not at home doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy personalized light. With a hue account you’ll be able to access your wireless lamps from anywhere in the world, through a web browser or your app. It’s easy to create an account. (www.meethue.com) You just need a username and password and you’re ready to go. All we ask is that the first time you log into the hue dashboard you’re connected to your home Wi-Fi network. That way we can link your bridge to your account.
The technology inside every hue wireless LED bulb is a little bit special. It can display different tones of white light – from warm yellow white to vibrant blue white. And it can recreate any color in the spectrum. hue light bulbs retrofit directly into your home. Just pick your preferred light fitting or lamps and screw the wireless bulbs in. Then turn the light switch on and you’re all done. It really is that simple.
We're constantly improving and updating hue to make it even more useful. And we want to make sure that you can benefit from any future updates and enhancements. hue works on the ZigBee network, meaning that any software or firmware updates can be done wirelessly, direct to your bulbs.