Make your lighting smart with Philips Hue

Philips Hue offers a smart lighting system for your home. Light your rooms in over 16 million different colors with the tap of a finger on your smartphone. To get started, all you have to do is change your lightbulbs. For even more comfort and convenience, you can control your Philips Hue lighting system with all the common voice assistants.

Philips Hue

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What's so special about Philips Hue?

With Philips Hue, managing your lighting is about more than just flipping switches. Hue makes it possible for you to have an efficient, smart lighting system for your entire home:

  • Customizable: Adjust the lighting based on your mood or for a particular occasion using just the tip of your finger. You can program different shades of light for the morning and the evening. After all, you might feel like mixing up your lighting color or brightness every once in a while. No worries, just change your lighting settings in the Philips Hue app.
  • Simple installation: No cables or complicated renovations are necessary for getting started with your Philips Hue smart lighting system. Just replace your normal bulbs with these smart lights and enjoy the comfort of convenient, smart lighting control.
  • Geofencing: Forgot to turn off the lights before leaving the house? With the geofencing function integrated within Philips Hue products, that's not a problem anymore. The app can recognize whether you're at home using GPS, and then it will set the lighting accordingly.
  • Extendable: Philips Hue is an open platform. This means that its lights can be integrated into many connected home systems such as Bosch Smart Home smart home, Google Assistant, Amazon Echo, Apple HomeKit and innogy SmartHome.

Design your ideal lighting with the Philips Hue app

The Philips Hue app makes controlling your smart lighting simpler than ever. Change your lighting in realtime, modify the color or create routines and scenes, all with just your fingertip. For example, you could program your smart lights to turn on as soon as you get home. As well as this, thanks to the timer function, you can also set intervals and automatically trigger certain actions. An integrated mimicking function is another useful feature. This allows you to expand your smart home security system as the app can activate and deactivate lights, to create a deterrent for any potential burglars.

You can also manage several smart lights at once in the app, which makes controlling your them even simpler. All of your smart lights are shown on the app's home screen and you can define rooms and areas as you like. This gives you the option to manage individual rooms, or control all of your smart lights together.

How does the Philips Hue lighting system work?

At the the heart of Philips Hue's smart lighting control is the Bridge. This communicates wirelessly with the LED smart bulbs. A secure, wireless standard Zigbee is used for this, and each connected light extends throughout the reach of the entire network. This is one of the major advantages of the system, as once one bulb is connected to the bridge, the others can then be linked through that to connect the lights together. This saves you from having to connect every bulb to the Philips Hue Bridge, in order to receive a signal. Only one bridge is needed to control 50 lights and 12 accessories, meaning that even large homes can be easily covered.

Four easy steps to a Philips Hue lighting system:

  1. Connect your Philips Hue Bridge to the router and power supply
  2. Install the free app on your smartphone
  3. Install your Philips Hue smart lights
  4. Connect the app with your lights and the bridge

And your Philips Hue smart lighting system is ready to go!

What benefits does the Philips Hue system offer?

  • Energy efficiency: Philips Hue lights provide pleasant lighting with low wattage.
  • Creating scenes and routines: You can program the settings for the smart lights in the Philips Hue app. This allows you to activate lighting moods immediately. Additionally, you can create routines using sensors such as a Philips Hue motion sensor, so that the lights are only on when it's really necessary. A programmed timer can also trigger a routine. Thanks to this timer function, Philips Hue smart lights can be turned on, off, or gradually dimmed at specific times.
  • Operation: When connected to your home WiFi network, the smart lighting system can be controlled from anywhere. Additionally, manual switches can also be added to the system so that you can control the lights even when you don't have your smartphone at hand.
  • Geofencing: Philips Hue products have an integrated geofencing feature for added convenience. This allows you to activate certain routines and scenes as soon as you leave the house or arrive home.
  • Voice assistants: Philips Hue devices are compatible with voice assistants, such as the Google Assistant, Apple's Siri and Amazon Echo. This means that you can control your smart lighting with just a simple voice command.
  • Expandable: With Philips Hue, the sky is the limit for lighting management. Expand your system with up to 50 lights and accessories or integrate them together with other smart home products to create a smart home ecosystem.
  • Individual control: The Philips Hue app recognizes all the lights in the house and matches them with the room they are in. This makes it possible to manage an individual light, certain area, or the whole house. Additionally, you can choose the brightness of your lights individually, based on your mood or the time of day.
  • Color wonders: Philips Hue lights offer the right color of light for every mood. With over 16 million shades, you're sure to find the right tone.
  • High quality: Quality is a big plus for Philips Hue products. This is reflected in the craftsmanship and longevity of their smart lights.

Philips Hue meets the voice assistant

Voice assistants from Google, Apple and Amazon have already moved into many homes, and more and more smart devices are now compatible with them. The smart lights from Philips Hue are no exception, as they can be controlled with Apple's Siri, the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. You can turn the lights on or off, dim or brighten, and change the colors. All through a simple voice command.

“OK Google, turn on the light in the bathroom.”

“Hey Google, dim the lamp in the living room.”

“OK Google, make the light in the kids room blue.”

“Siri, set “romantic evening”.

“Alexa, turn on the light in the bedroom.”

“Alexa, turn on tropical sunset lighting in the living room.”

“Alexa, make the light in the kitchen warmer.”


  • Voice assistant + app
  • Philips Hue bridge + app
  • Stable and secure WiFi connection

Setting up a voice-controlled Philips Hue lighting system:

In just a few steps you can operate your Philips Hue lighting system using just your voice, with no need for a smartphone.

Example: Philips Hue + Google Home Mini

  1. Screw the Philips Hue lights into the appropriate lamps
  2. Connect the Philips Hue Bridge to the router and a power supply
  3. Connect the lights with the bridge in the Philips Hue app and configure
  4. Connect the Google Home Mini to power
  5. Configure with the Google Home App
  6. Add the Philips Hue lights as new devices in the Google Home app under Home Control
  7. Name them as you wish and configure

WiFi acting up?

Worried that the lighting systems in the far reaches of your house, such as the roof, the basement or the garden, might run into problems due to a weak WiFi connection? With Philips Hue smart lights, that’s never a problem. They use the energy-saving wireless protocol Zigbee, meaning that a stable WiFi connection is only necessary for the Bridge. There’s also no reason to worry that the Zigbee signal won’t reach far enough. Philips Hue lights act as repeaters to strengthen the signal. This allows your smart lighting system to work in every part of your home, and even in your garden.

Which Philips Hue product is right for me?


The Bridge is at the heart of Philips Hue's smart lighting system. You use it to connect your smartphone or tablet to your smart lights. It can be connected to up to 50 lights and can thus illuminate your entire home. The Philips Hue Bridge is based on Zigbee technology, which is particularly reliable and energy efficient.

The bridge is necessary for the smart control of your Philips Hue lights and lamps, and you can also use it to control products from other companies.


  Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Philips Hue White Ambiance Philips Hue White
Smart Control
Away-from-home control
Light schedules
Comfort Dimming
Create your Ambiance
Paint with light
Sync with Music
Sync with Movies
Suited for Anyone who wants special, multicolor light Anyone who wants different shades of white for mood-based lighting control Anyone looking for an affordable option for automated lighting control, who doesn’t need color variation
  • Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance E26
  • Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance GU10
  • Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance E12
  • Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Lightstrip Plus
  • Philips Hue White Ambiance E26
  • Philips Hue White Ambiance E14
  • Philips Hue White A19

The smart lights in the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance series can illuminate your home in various shades of white, as well as in over 16 million different colors. Furthermore, the lights are available in different brightness levels and color temperatures, allowing you to create your own personal lighting atmosphere for your home.

Philips Hue White Ambiance lights illuminate your home in different shades of white, which you can adjust using the dim function. The selection of colors ranges from candlelight white, to lightbulb white, all the way to daylight white. Create your personalized, mood-based lighting atmosphere.


  Philips Hue Lightstrip
Comfort dimming
LED integrated
Various color shades
Away-from-home control
Light schedules
Sync with music and films
Wireless connection Zigbee

The Philips Hue Lightstrip provides you with a flexible source of indirect light for your entire home. Your Lightstrip can be fixed to almost any surface. It can be bent, cut, or extended, allowing you to create a customisable and personalized lighting system. In addition to offering top lighting performance, the lightstrips provide lighting for every mood and the atmosphere and can be controlled with the Philips Hue app or through a compatible voice assistant.

Get started now with your smart lighting system with the Philips Hue Lighting Packages

Whether you're upgrading to a smart lighting system or expanding your current one, tink offers you various sets and bundles that are perfect for illuminating your home.