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Philips Hue bulbs now support Bluetooth for a simplified experience.


With the recent introduction of Philips Hue with Bluetooth, Philips Hue makes smart lighting even more accessible. Setting the mood in your room, whether you are hosting a dinner party or relaxing at the end of the day, is now as easy as screwing in a Hue light bulb with Bluetooth and tapping an app to set up and control.

With Philips Hue Bluetooth smart lighting, there’s no wiring or guesswork when it comes to choosing the right lighting for your space. You can use the lights to easily create the right ambience for every occasion, Instagram your space… or use millions of colours to decorate your home.
Users can start with a single light bulb to create or instantly connect multiple Hue Bluetooth products, and later seamlessly upgrade to the bridge to enjoy even more functionalities.

Using the Philips Hue Bluetooth app, you can:

  • Use on/off control and dim or brighten the lights to your preferred setting.
  • Choose from millions of colours and any shade of white light to paint the wall and Instagram your space.
  • Use the pre-set scenes to set the mood or to match your daily routine.
  • Control and share your lights with ease as multiple users can control the same lights.

Do you have an Amazon Echo, Google Home smart speaker and Nest smart display?

Philips Hue with Bluetooth also works with your voice. When you have an Amazon Echo, Google Home smart speaker and Nest smart display, you can easily connect your Hue Bluetooth lights directly with Alexa and the Google Assistant. Then simply ask Alexa or your Google Assistant to turn your Hue Bluetooth lights on/off, dim/brighten them or put on a certain colour or shade of white light.

Simple to use and setup with Alexa for hands-free voice control. Alexa users who purchase Philips Hue with Bluetooth from can get started straight out of the box. Bulbs bought elsewhere also easily connect to new generation Echo devices – Just power on your lightbulb and say “Alexa, discover my devices”.

For Google Home and Google Nest devices, users can seamlessly setup their Hue Bluetooth lights in the Google Home app in a few simple steps.

Extend the possibilities with Philips Hue Bridge:
Philips Hue bridge is still the heart of the system as it allows users to make full use of all the features and benefits. Nothing extra is required to upgrade from Philips Hue with Bluetooth, other than bridge. So add a Philips Hue bridge at any time, to expand your system with more lights and smart accessories throughout your entire home – indoors and out – and experience even more features. The bridge provides access to the full Philips Hue ecosystem including away from home control, Philips Hue Entertainment and Friends of Hue and third-party app compatibility.

More products will be Bluetooth-enabled later this year and in 2020.

For more information about the new Philips Hue Bluetooth products, please visit

Darren Millar
30 something, ex-nightclub DJ. Currently loving technology. Smart home builder, Small Japanese car fan. Never owned an iPhone. Cat person.

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