|Item Weight||0.32 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||3 x 3 x 0.9 inches|
|Item model number||464800|
|Assembled Height||0.95 inches|
|Assembled Length||2.95 inches|
|Assembled Width||2.95 inches|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Included Components||Philips 452532 Personal Wireless Lighting Hue Tap Switch, 4-Configurable Buttons|
Philips Hue Smart Tap Switch (Works with Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant)
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- Works with Alexa for voice control (hub required, Alexa device and hub sold separately).
- Remotely recall your four favorite Philips Hue light scenes at the press of a button. Select from your own scenes, scenes created by Philips, or program a button to switch all lights off.
- Requiring the Hue Bridge (sold separately) for the full Hue experience, this switch does not need batteries. It uses kinetic energy and is powered by your touch.
- Mount the Hue Tap anywhere with the included mounting plate, or detach it and carry it with you as you move through your home.
- Add up to 12 other Hue accessories (sold separately) such as the Hue Dimmer Switch or Hue Motion Sensor. Control by voice with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant.
- Connect it with your Nest or Samsung SmartThings system. This box includes a Hue Tap with wall plate and two-year warranty.
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From the manufacturer
Recall four pre-configured Hue lighting scenes
Control Light with Your Voice
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.
With the updated Philips Hue skill for Amazon Alexa, simply ask Alexa to change your light to a color of your choice.
Philips Hue Tap Switch
Control your Hue light system with a single touch
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.
Use the Hue Tap to recall your four favorite scenes anywhere in your home at the touch of a button. Use Philips Hue Tap as a remote control and turn all your lights off at the same time. Completely wireless, portable, and works without batteries, for your convenience.
- Requires a Hue Bridge running a Hue lighting system (sold separately)
Portable, Wireless, Battery-free Control for Your Hue System
Easy to Set Up, Easy to Use
Tap gives you the option of using a more traditional switch for your lighting rather than just controlling them with your smartphone or tablet. Mount it to the wall, leave it in a handy spot, or even take it around the house with you.
Set the Mood with One Touch
You can preset your 4 favorite Philips Hue light settings in Philips Hue Tap switch. Select a scene you have created yourself, one of the scenes created by Philips, or program a button to switch all lights off. It's all up to you.
Hue Tap uses kinetic energy and is powered by your touch so no batteries and no recharging are needed. Simply set and forget.
Compatible With All of Your Philips Hue Products
Connect up to 50 Hue products plus up to 25 Tap switches to your Philips Hue Bridge (required, sold separately). Simply begin with any of the available starter kits and start adding in any combination.
Change the Way You Use Light with Hue
Easy Control and Comfort
Control your smart lights from your bedroom to your backyard using your smart device, whether at home or away. It’s all about simplifying your life. Dim the lights to relax in the evenings, and set automated light schedules.
Light for Your Moments
Customize your daily routines into moments you can enjoy. Philips Hue can wake you up and help you energize, read, concentrate and relax. With customized light recipes, you can always have the light you need to accommodate your day.
Turn your everyday lighting into an extraordinary experience. Play with colors or sync your smart lights with music, movies, and games. With the Hue app and compatibility with Alexa, Google, Apple HomeKit, and more, the possibilities are endless.
|Hue Bridge||Hue Tap Switch||Hue Dimmer Switch||Hue Motion Sensor|
|Requires Hue Bridge (sold separately)||✓||✓||✓|
|Available in a Starter Kit (Bulbs Included)||✓||✓|
|Motion Sensing with Timed On/Off||✓|
|Compatible with Amazon Alexa||✓||✓||✓||✓|
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Change the way you control light at home with the Philips Hue Tap Switch. Remotely recall your four favorite Philips Hue light scenes at the press of a button. Select from your own scenes, scenes created by Philips, or program a button to switch all lights on/off. Requiring the Philips Hue Bridge (sold separately) for the full Hue experience, this switch does not need batteries. It uses kinetic energy and is powered by your touch. Mount the Hue Tap anywhere with the included mounting plate, or detach it and carry it with you as you move through your home. Add up to 12 other Hue accessories (sold separately) such as the Hue Dimmer Switch or Hue Motion Sensor. Control by voice with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant. Connect it with your Nest or Samsung SmartThings system. This box includes a Hue Tap with wall plate and two-year warranty.
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- Gives you four options.
- No batteries. The entire face of the switch is a button and the movement of the button press seems to charge/power the device.
- Satisfying "click" sound, tactile response, and easy actuation. Surprisingly important for any switch.
- Buttons map to preset schemes making for a consistent user experience with the rest of the hue system.
- Comes with command strip or screw mounted wall plate to act as wall switch
- Buttons do not have a "toggle" behavior (there is no "tap for ON, tap again for OFF")
- Occasionally does not work. this made me remove a star.:(
- - - I occasionally have to open the app and access the device setting to get it working. do not have to change anything, but at least watch it till i see my button presses are being caught. I don't know what magic is at play here but its rare.
- Platform locked.
- - - Smart-home tech suffers from propriety platform lock. This switch will not sync directly to things like the SmartThings Hub. It only works with the Hue Bridge and can only control lights linked to the Hub. Don't buy this expecting to be able to control outlets.
And I wanted to like this product. A lot. It feels like I'm constantly managing batteries, whether it's rechargable electronic devices (phones, tablets, smarth watch, game controllers, etc) TV remotes, children's toys... for the last 2-3 years, it even feels like my regular watch battery seems to crap the bed on me about every six months. So I look into the Hue Dimmer switch, and it takes some oddball coin-shaped battery. Ugh. One more battery to manage, and it's not even gonna be like a standard AAA.
So I look into this Tap Switch, and it says "no batteries needed", and of course I say to myself, "what magic is this"? Reading further, it goes on to explain that it uses the kinetic energy you apply by physically "tapping" on the Tap to power the device. Now THAT'S pretty cool, IMO. Cool enough that I blow right by the cost differential (the battery-powered dimmer switch generally costs half as much as this thing) and the additional customized settings (the dimmer switch can be taught 5 "scenes" via 5 successive presses of the on button, and seperate "off" button (so that one of your 5 scenes doesn't have to be "off"), and dim controls in-between the two (so you can further customize the brightness of any given scene, straight from the wall). This thing only has four buttons. Even if you take advantage of the hue labs formula that allows you to multi-use one button as on AND off, that still leaves you with 2 fewer "scenes" and no dimming control, all while costing twice as much.
All that, by itself, doesn't merit a 2* rating. The reason why it gets a 2* rating is it simply isn't reliable. Push a button, and you don't always get the behavior that you want. If you stick with it, after a couple days a some struggles/frustration, my wife and I both DID find that we eventually "got the hang of it", and the TAP switch eventually went from being 25% accurate to 85% accurate... but, first of all, that's still way to inaccurate. The whole point to the wall switch is it's supposed to be that 100% reliable, frustration free, as-functional-as-a-wall-switch backup to apps/assistants. And secondly, grandparents that are often in my home, looking after my kids, are going to find the TAP experience so incredibly frustrating, I refused to even introduce them to it. I know how they are, and this simply isn't going to work for them.
We've moved the one (and only) TAP switch we ever will own upstairs, to the bedroom, on a nightstand, to control a simple, lower-importance lamp. Because we have it, and we might as well use it somehow. We've purchased Hue Dimmer Switches for all "High Priority" Hue Lighting locations. They are basically 100% reliable, and much more simple for my parents/in-laws to understand ("on" and "off" rather than "one dot" and "two dots", etc). I am hopeful that the battery life on them is "good", but I've only been using Hue products for 3 or so weeks now, so I can't comment on that... I'd strongly recommend any new Hue owners go with the dimmer switch rather than the TAP switch. The *only* thing better about this thing that the Dimmer is the battery. The dimmer wins in EVERY other way (cost, functionality, reliability, etc).
Awesome that it does not need any batteries.
Make sure that once you have this device hooked up, you visit http://labs.meethue.com/ to see the new features they have. I am currently using their update that allows a single button to both turn the lights on AND off. That leaves the other three buttons for other lights/functions.
I hate it.
In addition to the 3 buttons the faceplate itself is one. Great idea potentially but poorly executed unless mine is defective.
Pressing some of the buttons like the one on the left often time results in either not activating the lights associated with it or dragging another button down w it.
The buttons are not cleanly separate from one another but rub against the faceplate.
I would give it negative stars if I could.
I own many Philips devices. From 20+ lights including ribbon lights and other buttons and controllers. This has a totally different feel and performance. It feels poorly built. Total garbage.
Also, each of the four buttons does one thing. On is one thing, Off is another thing. One button turns something on, but does NOT turn it off. That takes a second button. Four buttons can turn two scenes on and off. Two separate dimmer switches are the same price and also give you the ability to dim things. (Dimming would take a third button beyond the on & off buttons.)
Try again Philips.