The boxes for the Philips Hue B22 Starter Kit and the Philips Hue White Ambiance E14 bulbs, both of which say "ZigBee Certified product" on their side.

The Difference Between Philips Hue White & White Ambiance

I’ll openly admit that when I first started looking into smart lighting, I got confused by all the different terms. Should I buy WiFi or ZigBee bulbs? Do I want…

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A recently installed Philips Hue v2 bridge which is setup in my loft.

Does Philips Hue Work Okay Without Working WiFi/Internet?

Philips Hue’s range of smart bulbs is set apart from many other smart bulbs because Hue requires a separate Hub (also called a Bridge), and the bulbs communicate over something…

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The input and output voltage information from the Philips lightstrip plug.

Can Hue Lightstrips Be Hardwired?

I’m soon going to be adding some under-cabinet kitchen lighting into my kitchen, and as a recent smart lighting fan, I was checking out Philip Hue’s Lightstrip range. These are…

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An enclosed light fitting in my bathroom.

Can Philips Hue Lights Be Used In Enclosed Fixtures?

An enclosed light is a housing which is completely sealed off, such that any light must shine out of the partially see-through exterior surface (usually glass or translucent plastic). Enclosed…

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YouTube thumbnail for my 'Hue and Alexa integration issue' video, showing me looking annoyed in-front of an Echo and Hue bulb.

New Video – 5 ANNOYING Hue & Alexa Integration Issues (& How To Fix Them)

Whilst I like controlling my Hue smart lights through Alexa, there are some annoying integration issues between the two, which I explore in more detail in my new YouTube video:…

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My Philips Hue E14 White Ambiance bulb inside a table lamp, with weird flickering and noise issues.

Hue Bulbs Buzzing: Why It Happens, And How To Stop It!

Philips Hue bulbs work really well in general, and are quiet to the point that you can only heard a noise if you put your ear right up next to…

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My Amazon Echo (with a blue ring, in listening mode) next to a Philips Hue E14 White Ambiance box.

Hue And Alexa Integration Problems (& How To Fix Them)

I recently started to switch over to smart lighting in my house, and overall I really like the integration with Alexa. After all, being able to control your lights using…

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A Philips Hue starter kit, with the text "control up to 50 lights..." overlayed on it.

Philips Hue Bridge: How To Circumvent The 50 Bulb Limit

The Philips Hue Bridge (or the Starter Kits, which ship with a Bridge) are fairly clear about a seemingly unimportant limitation: “the Hue Bridge allows you to connect and control…

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A Philips Hue starter kit (B22), and four E14 White Ambiance bulbs.

Common Philips Hue Setup Questions Answered

So you’ve decided to switch to smart lighting? Congratulations, I recently made the switch and I’m glad that I did. Having said that, there are some possible points of confusion…

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A recently installed Philips Hue v2 bridge which is setup in my loft.

Philips Hue Range/Distance Guide: How Far Away Can It Work?

I recently purchased a Hue starter kit and four candle bulbs, but due to having limited space (and power outlets) by the router in my living room, I instead installed…

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