Get started with Philips Hue


    Learn about Philips Hue lights and how to install them. Get some handy tips and make the most out of your first smart home lights.

    How to install a Starter Kit

    Follow these 4 easy steps


    To experience the magic of Philips Hue follow this simple guide. No need to rewire your home or require any electrician to get things going.

    Get yourself a Hue product

    Step 1

    Get yourself a Hue product

    Available in many different socket types and light effect ranges. From dimmable whites to adjustable white and color.
    Power your light source

    Step 2

    Power your light source

    If you have a starter kit, screw the bulbs into your existing light fittings and turn on your wall light switches. For other Philips Hue lights, you only have to plug them in and power them. Simple.


    Step 3

    Connect the bridge

    Plug in your bridge and it will automatically power up. Connect it to your Wi-Fi router using the network cable provided. Wait for the three lights to come on and you are good to go.
    Hue App

    Step 4

    Download the Philips Hue app

    Go to the App Store or Google Play Store and download the app. Make sure your phone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the Bridge. Find your Hue lights in the app and enjoy Philips Hue!

    Watch "How to" video's

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    Light schedules setup
    How to setup Philips Hue Sync
    How to set up Hue Sync

    Useful tips to get started

    Control tip

    Don’t forget the wall switch       

    Make sure that your light switches stay on to keep the connection with your Philips Hue lights. You can also place the Dimmer Switch next to or over your existing switch, so that you never turn the power off.
    Don’t forget the switch

    Room tip

    Start in the living room or the bedroom 

    Get familiar with the possibilities of Philips Hue. When starting out, we recommend you choose the area that appeals to you the most, for example, your living room or the bedroom. You can always expand your system to other rooms and enjoy Philips Hue even more.



    Start in the living room or the bedroom

    Meet the family


    Whether it's for your living room, your bathroom, or your backyard, Philips Hue has the perfect light.

    Hue family

    We’re here to help


    Have questions or need support? From FAQs and how-to videos to phone and email support, we are happy to help.