|Item Weight||8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||1.1 x 2.1 x 2.1 inches|
|Item model number||464602|
|Batteries||2 AAA batteries required. (included)|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Usage||Indoor use only|
|Included Components||1 Hue Motion Sensor|
|Battery Cell Type||NiMh|
|Warranty Description||2 Year Warranty|
Philips Hue Smart Motion Sensor (Installation-Free, Exclusive for Philips Hue Lights)
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- Light up a room simply by walking in and control the intensity by the time of day, such as a gentle, warm nightlight to help you navigate your home at night.
- Battery powered, wireless, and installation free, this Hue Motion Sensor requires the Hue Bridge (sold separately) to work, connecting to your Hue system with control via the Philips Hue App.
- Place it anywhere in your home including your hallway, bathroom, kitchen, and more. The integrated light sensor saves energy by detecting when rooms are vacant and automatically turning off lights.
- Make it part of your Hue home lighting system with Hue accessories (sold separately) such as the Hue Tap or Hue Motion Sensor. Control by voice with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant.
- Connect it with your Nest or Samsung SmartThings system. Each kit includes one Hue Motion Sensor with two AAA alkaline batteries, a magnet, screws, a manual, and a two-year warranty.
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With Amazon Alexa, you can control the lights in your home with your voice. Turn your lights on/off, dim, change colors and more! All you have to do is ask.
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Philips Hue Smart Motion Sensor
Bring intelligent lighting to your home
Meet Hue. Your personal wireless lighting system that lets you easily control your Hue lights from your smart device or compatible controls and create the right ambiance for your every moment.
Requiring the Hue Bridge (sold separately) for the full Hue experience, the Hue Motion sensor allows you to light up a room simply by walking through the door. Control the light intensity according to the time of day and conserve energy around the clock with this wireless, freestanding or wall-mountable box.
- Each kit includes one Hue Motion Sensor with two AAA alkaline batteries, a magnet, screws, a manual, and a two-year warranty
Lighting in Motion
Turn your Hue Lights On and Off Automatically
Triggers your Philips Hue lights when motion is detected. Connect the Philips Hue motion sensor to your Philips Hue bridge via the Philips Hue app, and it will automatically turn on your Philips Hue lights when you enter a room. Perfect for your hallway, bathroom, basement or garage. You can choose in the app which scene or light setting should be triggered when motion is detected. The lights will turn off automatically, when motion is no longer detected.
Day and Night Settings
Automatically turns on a gentle night light. It's possible to set different light settings for day and night. During the day, the sensor can trigger crisp white light to help you see better. At night, it can turn on a gentle night light when you, your partner or child gets out of bed. Just enough to help you navigate in the dark, without waking up the rest of the family.
Place It Where It Matters
No cables, so you can place it anywhere in your home. The motion sensor is battery powered, so it is completely wireless and easy to install anywhere in your home. Set-up is done in a matter of minutes. Simply put it on a shelf, side table, or mount it to a wall or ceiling using the included screw. You can even attach it to metal surfaces such as your fridge, with the included magnet. You can easily adjust the detection angle by adjusting the sensor in the right direction.
Integrated Daylight Sensor
Only turns on the lights when needed. Thanks to an integrated daylight sensor, your lights only turn on when needed. You can easily change the light sensitivity in the Philips Hue app, so the sensor only triggers when you need that bit of extra light. When no more motion is detected, the lights dim down before they automatically switch off after a selected time. The motion sensor also helps you to save energy by automatically turning off lights in areas that aren’t being used.
Do More with Alexa
With Amazon Alexa, you can control the lights in your home with your voice. Turn your Hue lights on/off, dim, change colors and more..all you have to do is ask.
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|Available in a Starter Kit (Bulbs Included)||✓||✓|
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Change the way you control light at home with the Philips Hue Motion Sensor. Light up a room simply by walking in and control the intensity by the time of day, such as a gentle, warm nightlight to help you navigate your home at night. Battery powered, wireless, and installation free, this Hue Motion Sensor requires the Hue Bridge (sold separately) to work, connecting to your Hue system with control via the Philips Hue App. Place it anywhere in your home including your hallway, bathroom, kitchen, and more. The integrated light sensor saves energy by detecting when rooms are vacant and automatically turning off lights. Make it part of your Hue home lighting system with Hue accessories (sold separately) such as the Hue Tap or Hue Motion Sensor. Control by voice with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant. Connect it with your Nest or Samsung SmartThings system for smart home control. Each kit includes one Hue Motion Sensor with two AAA alkaline batteries, a magnet, screws, a manual, and a two-year warranty.
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These sensors sound like a quick, inexpensive, and easy fix for the problems associated with having Hue lights in key areas/rooms of your home like the master bathroom, but not wanting to constantly carry your phone around everywhere to control these lights, buy a voice smart home hub (Alexa, Google Home, etc.), and/or buy a bunch of Phillips dimmer switches (which do not match most older homes outlet/switch sizes). So I bought one to fix my issue above (just wanted a configurable control method for lights in key, heavily trafficked room that did not require device-in-hand). Here's what I found and some things to consider before buying...
*Customizability Issue--(Only one color or scene setting allowed):
If you just set the lights to let's say orange, but your sensor only allows one color/scene selection so you set the sensor to turn light on to "bright" during the day because you don't always want your bathroom lights orange, then whenever the sensor picks up motion it will default to the selected/scene color from the sensor settings and trump the orange setting (even if you just reset the lights from bright to be orange). There's no adjusting this. The sensor will always change the lights to the sensor's default setting/color/scene.
*Customizability Issue--(Only one day and one night setting allowed):
The above point brings another point and note along with it. You only can set a single day and single night setting without further complications or customization. For example, I can't say between the hours of 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. I want "bright" lights but between 5-9 p.m. I want a dimmed setting and between 9 p.m.-6 a.m. I want the sensor to do nothing/keep lights completely off. This makes using the sensor problematic since now I pretty much can only have two settings and I am still required to grab my phone and go into Phillips Hue app (or third-party app) to change the lights; in effect, defeating the entire purpose of my use case/reasons for purchasing the sensor.
*Customizability Issue--(One turn-off (inactive/no motion) setting allowed):
So, maybe most of the time I want the light to turn off in 1 minute (quick bathroom stop) and other times I want it off in 20 minutes (i.e. when in the shower). No option here. One setting and one setting alone. So while in the shower, I find myself waving my hand like a crazy man out the shower curtain to activate the motion sensor because it's fickled when you set it to high sensitivity (turning on all the time at just a glance). And at low sensitivity my unit has issues with a steamy bathroom, so detecting motion during showering has seemingly appeared problematic as well.
*Functional Issue--(Blinded by Steam?):
As mentioned above, the device seems to have issues with its motion detection in steam-filled bathrooms. I wave my hand less than 4 feet away from this thing in a super-steamy room and it detected no motion. Remained in dark shower. Not sure if water vapor interferes with the sensor's ability to "see" things but the sensor simply did not work. This has occurred several times (attempted to troubleshoot by seeing if the battery was low, changing settings, etc. all to no desired effect).
*Functional Issue--(Daylight sensitivity setting not working?):
So, at times it says its inactive as there is sufficient daylight but activates anyway when motion is detected. Basically, this means setting the "daylight sensitivity" is rather pointless as the sensor activates with motion and turns lights on even when it is broad daylight (light coming through windows) and extra light is unneeded. I've tweaked this setting like 20 times with no change in the unwanted results.
I dig the idea and really hoped this would solve my problems/issues with Hue light usage but it has not. Along with other smart home tech user experience issues I've had (i.e.-smart locks, garage door opener, thermostat, etc.), this goes to show that smart home tech is at its beginning stages and while adding convenience in some capacities it just adds complexity (defeating its own purpose) in other cases. Hopefully, this all improves with time, technological advancements, customer feedback, and adoption rate increases. We shall see. Till then, I hope my review helped some fo you and know, and trust as always, it is unbiased and unpaid.
The real downside to this device is the Hue app. It does not let you control a particular device, but only all devices in a room. Next, by default, you can only have two time periods, Morning and Night, that the motion sensor knows about. You need to depend on Philips, by going to the HueLabs website to enable more time slots. Their software is very rudimentary and does not give you a lot of choices. However, the motion sensor is rock solid, so that's why I give it a 4 out of 5 stars. I have other Homekit motion sensors, but the Philips Hue Motion Sensor controls my Hue Lightstrip, and the new candelabra bulb: Philips 468926 Hue White Ambiance E12 Candelabra 6 Watt Connected LED Bulb, Works with Amazon Alexa, much better than the other Homekit motion sensors I have. Specifically, the Homekit sensors always turn on the lightstrip and candelabra bulb, but they seem to have trouble turning them off after motion is no longer detected. This might be a Homekit bug. However, the Hue Motion Sensor works flawlessly with these products.
So, despite the rudimentary software, the motion sensor itself works great.
With the latest update, I converted this motion detector to work with Homekit devices. This motion detector is fast. It switches my lights on faster than the Fibaro, Elgato, and iHome motion sensors. The only downside is that Philips remove the motion detector timeout setting. Right now, that setting appears tot be capped at around 30 seconds. Hopefully, they will bring it back in a future update.
They're designed to work with the Philips Hue base to control the Hue series of lights. I use them at my entryway to light the house when the door opens, in a hallway to light the way after dark, and along the stairs. Having the lights come on automatically when you return with a load of groceries, walk down the stairs with a load of laundry, or come on in the night-light mode when making a mid-night bathroom trip is so very nice.
They mount with a single screw or 3M Command Tape and adjust in a wide range to suit most uses. Most highly recommended for Hue Lamp owners.