Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer Switch Review

philips hue wireless dimmer switch

Signify offers a dimmer switch as an accessory for the Philips Hue intelligent lighting control system. The Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer can be integrated into existing Hue systems and individually configured via the Hue App. We present the smart Hue dimmer switch in a test overview.

Conclusion on Philips Hue wireless dimmer switch

The Philips Hue dimmer switch is a fine thing. Those who like it comfortable will save themselves the hassle of walking to the switch or taking the smartphone out of your pocket and starting the app. Simply take the remote control and dim the light or start a preset scene. This alone makes the Philips Hue dimmer switch very practical for everyday use. The only drawback we notice is that the dimmer switch is battery-operated and therefore a new battery has to be used every few years. The battery life is stated by the manufacturer to be at least three years, so this small deficiency can be easily overcome. All in all, we recommend buying the Philips Hue dimmer switch.

Philips Hue wireless dimmer switch – functions and features

The Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer allows you to control Philips Hue luminaires. Especially convenient is that users don’t have to take their smartphone out of their pocket and start an app to turn their lights on or off or dim them. The smart light switch enables the wireless dimming of up to 10 lights simultaneously within a radius of 12 meters. A practical feature is that the Philips Hue dimmer switch fits into a magnetic holder from which it can be removed and used like a remote control. Like a normal light switch, the user can either screw this dimmer switch holder on or attach it to the wall with adhesive tape. According to customer reviews, the supplied adhesive fasteners hold reliably. However, button cell batteries (type CR2450) are required for operation.

Four light scenes are preset: Energize, Concentrate, Read and Relax, so that the lighting can be adjusted to suit the mood. If you like, you can create your own scenes in the Hue App or adjust the preset lighting scenes individually. If you have a language assistant in your Smart Home, you can also control the Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer with Alexa.

Philips Hue dimmer switch setup

Wall brackets are included with the Wireless Dimmer. If the bracket is attached to the wall, it is still possible to remove the switch from the bracket and use it as a mobile remote control.

To set it up, first start the Hue app (Android | iOS). Then click on “Connect new devices” in the menu item “Settings” under “My devices” and insert the wireless Dimmer. Now you can assign lamps directly to the switch, which the user wants to control with it. This does not even require integration into the Hue system. The wireless Dimmer can be connected directly to the lamps without the Hue Bridge. Simply hold the wireless switch close to the luminaire you want to connect and press the “I” button for 10 seconds – users can control the lamps with the wireless switch independently of the bridge.

Compatibility of Philips Hue wireless dimmer

In conjunction with the Hue Bridge, the Wireless Dimmer is compatible with the following systems:

  • Amazon Alexa
  • Google Home
  • Apple HomeKit
  • SmartThings
  • IFTTT

Advantages of the Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer

  • Can be controlled via language assistant
  • Can be connected to lamps without hue bridge
  • Good operability
  • Can be used as remote control for lighting control

Disadvantages of the Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer

  • Battery operated

Technical Details

  • Frequency band: 2.4 GHz
  • ZigBee Light-Link: IEEE 802.15.4
  • Operating temperature: -10 to 45 degrees Celsius
  • Switch depth: 11 mm
  • Switch height: 92 mm
  • Switch width: 35 mm
  • Wall plate depth: 14 mm
  • Wall plate height: 115 mm
  • Wall panel width: 70 mm
  • Number of colours: 7
  • Dimensions: 17 x 17 x 16 cm
  • Weight: 680 g
  • Volume: 30 – 40 dB

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