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A Innr smart plug, with the "hue PHILIPS" logo text overlayed over it.

Smart Plugs That Work With Philips Hue

Smart plugs go into a wall outlet and devices are plugged into them, and you can then turn the plugged-in device on or off. Philips Hue, on the other hand,…

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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 sticky note put over a standard wall switch, saying "Smart bulb!!! Don't turn me off!!!"

Can Turning Smart Bulbs Off And On At A Switch Damage Them?

If you have a smart bulb installed in a light fitting, it’s easy to forget that it’s a smart bulb and turn the switch off to it – rendering the…

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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 Philips 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…

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New Video – Philips Hue & Alexa: Full Setup (Step by Step) + Why I Chose Hue

I had always been a bit unsure about smart lighting due to their cost, but I realized of a perfect smart light usecase around my home (turning on and off…

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A Philips Hue White Ambiance E14 single bulb box, with the actual bulb outside it (resting against the box).

Why Is Philips Hue So Expensive? Are They Worth It?

This morning I ordered some Philips Hue bulbs (four White Ambiance E14s, a size sometimes called ‘decorative candles’) and a starter kit including the hub/bridge. To be honest, I was…

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A traditional ceiling fan

Using Smart Light Bulbs In Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are a great invention: they make a room’s temperature feel around 5-8 degrees cooler than it otherwise might. The light is often adjustable too, allowing for the light…

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