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456699/473363
SKU:
7863116
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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 587 reviews

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great, but room for improvements

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    I would say I am quite happy getting the hue Tap Remote Switch. I got one for the living room and one for the kitchen. I can easily dedicate one theme to each button (three themes per unit) and it also has the OFF feature by clicking in the middle of the unit. It is very easy and handy to have this switch, instead of having to open the app on my phone each time I e.g. enters the kitchen to put the lights on and then off again when leaving. I used the included double sided tape to fasten the unit to the wall. It really stays sturdy on the wall and it has been sitting there for about two months now. I though miss the ability to use more themes from time to time without having to use the app on my phone. I therefore think this unit has room for improvements. Instead of only having one theme per button, it would be nice to allow for more themes. This could be manageable by letting the user e.g. double click on a button to get another theme. Right there, we would have twice as many themes per unit. A combination by clicking more than one button at a time could also work. I wish Philips can read my comment here and hopefully make it work in the future :-) As advertised, I would give this unit five stars, but I deduct one for less options than wanted.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Mostly like it but it's a little clunky

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    I'm glad I picked this up because it is useful. The clicking of the buttons is a little clunky though. I mounted mine to the wall and if I don't press the 2,3, of 4 preset button perfectly, it registers as a click of the big 1 button. I seem to be getting the touch down because it's happening less frequently the longer I've had it. But I felt it was worth mentioning

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Way faster than using the app

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    Valuable little tool for making life easy. I have three installed in my main rooms to control 25 bulbs and strips and have set them all set up to do 3 different lighting schemes while the main button turns them all off. The app is fun and I have created dozens of "specialty" light schemes, but I would not use the lights nearly as much without the quick access the Tap buttons allow.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for Quick Light Switching

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    I use this in my home office / den to control the lighting scenes. The space is a 'flex' space that acts as a home office during working hours, and as a relaxation/video games/tv space in the evenings and weekends. The Hue system is perfect for me as it lets me cater my lighting to my use. The Tap lets me quickly change without unlocking my mobile phone. It's awesome it uses no batteries, which means I never have to worry about it dying on me. It does have one quirk, the 2-3-4 buttons must be pressed in a certain way. What I've learned is that the trick is to press the button closest to the center of the tap. For example, Button 2 is on the left side; putting my finger on the far right edge of Button 2 and pressing it reliably triggers the proper scene. Button 3 pressed from top of button 3, and Button 4 to the furthest left of the button. It's much smaller than you might think looking at pictures of it on the web, it is in fact a good size. Not too big to be obtrusive, not too small as to be hard to use. Other than that one quirk of learning how to press the buttons, it works perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Convenient

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    Nice portable unit. Easy to set up, easy to program. It's nice to have a few choices if someone is using the tablet for something else.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great-Easy Setup

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    Works as advertised. Easy setup through hue app and works great

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Works very well

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    I have my whole home set up with Hue lights. My wife wanted a simple switch for off or on and this fit the bill. We started with just a few lights and have expanded to almost the whole home including the outside lights (which work just fine even at +9 degrees.) I love the ability of the lights to set moods and even outside celebrations. The home can exhibit colors to match the seasons, Christmas, Halloween, St. Patricks, Fourth of July. We really have had fun with these lights. We have a updated router and never had a problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A "Must Have" Addition to any Hue Light Set-up!

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    Hue is an outstanding light system. However,here are frequent times when you want to turn the lights on or off without using your iPhone or iPad. Enter Hue Tap! Using kinetic energy, now a simple press, and Hue is on or off! This is a necessary addition to any Hue Lighting set-up. The kinetic energy design is a first, and is appropriate, considering Hue is an energy saving LED light system. Hue Tap can sit on a table, mount on a wall, so the versatility is excellent. If I could change anything, I would add the ability to change color on the fly directly from Tap, but you have the ability to control light scenes, which work well.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Extremely useful for Hue System

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    Without this device it would have been pretty tough to keep the hue system in our house - as much as i liked the lights - the lack of a switch sometimes made things cumbersome, being able to preset this to different settings was nice - program button one to on and a second push of button one to off - with 4 buttons i found it to be more then enough to accomplish what we needed so you didnt have to always get your phone - the only 2 issues that keep this from 5 stars -- first we placed this on the wall, buttons 1 3 and 4 are easy to push, but button 2, ( button on the right) can be hard to push, and sometimes registers as button 1 if you do not make sure you press it in the right fashion, the fact is uses kinetic energy makes it great for the lack of batters, but requires the button press to be a bit more cumbersome leading to problem we had. The second issue, is that it is not a smart device - meaning if you had button one configured for 1 push on second push off, it keeps track of itself from the perspective of if it is on press one or 2, not the light status -- meaning , if you press button 1 to turn the lights on, then turn them off with your phone, then press the button again, it will turn the already off lights off, making you have to press the button again, not a big deal, but a limitation for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great switch.

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    I love that you don't have to put batteries in this switch. It's easy to program and use. Wish you could use it with more than just one light though.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Works flawlessly except...

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    It's a Philips Hue product made to work with Philips Hue systems, so you know it's going to work. It's super easy to set up, both physically and in the Hue app. Of all the things I've set up for Hue, this one (in the app) has been the easiest. After it's all set up, there is almost no delay when executing one of the button commands. It works! My original intention was to place this over an existing switch (take out the physical switch, hard wire the power, place this device over top the hole) but it is just a tad too big. But now the one "annoyingly fatal" flaw: it doesn't operate like you'd expect. Press a button and the programmed action should work, right? Well, first lets define what pressing one of these buttons means: it's a "two-step" process. First you press a button until you feel pressure, and then you press harder until you hear an audible "click." I watched family and friends all not understand the "hard press" instructions attached with this device. Once you understand what you have to do, it's not a problem at all, just annoying, because it seems like you have to use a direct approach to pressing a button; being off tilt on the smaller buttons doesn't always make it easy to get that second execution click.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Purchased to make it easier than always controlling scenes through the app. It works great. The only area for improvement is the design with the button press. This does NOT need batteries which is great, but the way the press works sometimes can cause the wrong scene to be selected (the whole front clicks in rather than a button for two of the scenes). That being said, it only takes a few tries to get used to it.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Certainly has that European Aesthetic

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

    Interesting switch. You get 4 buttons you can program, and it's great for those that live in a house... but visitors will be confused as they wont know what to do with it and that's what knocked down my ease of use. There are other alternatives out there that look like switches, such as RunLessWire.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome addition to Hue setup...!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    This switch is awesome... simple to setup and can be installed in in a couple of ways (flat surface or on the wall). This is a great way to add physical controls to your Hue lights. My wife is technically challenged and and isn't into using the Hue app... this little device gives here the ability to turn our accent lighting on/off with out bugging me or having to mess with the app... Perfect for introducing some physical control to your setup!!!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Get more out of a hue system.

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Definitely a useful addition to the Hue lighting system. I set up this one in my master bath and it is great being able to kick up the brightness or change to a chill theme, without pulling out a phone. One star off as I think the pricing doesn't match up to the item.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good overall value & improves Hue experience

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    These switches look decent & they don't require any batteries which is a nice plus. But the main perk is that you can call up custom "scenes" from your hue bridge with the push of a button. Otherwise, you have to do everything from your phone, tablet, etc. which is really tedious for something you want to be able to access as quickly as a light switch. I've mounted a few on walls where a regular light switch would go but it's also nice that they feature a removable mount plate so you can remove them & use it like a remote & then put them back on the wall when you're done. My only gripes are that the buttons are a little hard to push & that as of now, one of the 4 buttons will need to be allocated to turn your lights off. So for example, if you turn on the lights using button 2, you can't just hit the 2 button again to turn them off. It's a one way street. If you want to turn them off, you have to program one of the other buttons to turn your lights off. In my case, I program the large button on all my taps to be a "master off" button that turns all my Hue lights off. Philips Hue has a "toggle" feature available via their beta "Labs" website right now so presumably this is something that will be addressed in future updates.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Quality
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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Works; needs Hue Labs to maximize functionality

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    For those of you looking to control different zones or rooms, a login to the Philips Hue Labs site is required. I wanted this to control different rooms with each of the buttons, and found that the native application (iOS) would not do it. However, Philips does offer that functionality in their Labs website. Once I got out there and linked everything up, the device worked very well. The price is in-line with the rest of the Hue ecosystem, which is a little steep in my opinion for what you get, but once it's set up it works flawlessly.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

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    Posted .

    I've used Philips Hue products in my smart home for over 6 months, and I have nothing negative to say. I use Apple HomeKit with them, and it works fine. Excellent product. PROS: The switch sticks to the wall with double sided tape, so it can be moved as needed (no permanent installation), and it can be placed wherever you'd like. The switch can be installed in under 1 minute with no tools. The switch doesn't use electricity and has no batteries, so you don't need to worry about running to the store. It feels like a solid construction (it's in my living room, so I use it multiple times a day, and my kids have not broken it). Also, the switch itself easily detaches from the base, so it can be used as a remote control. It pairs easily with the Hue Bridge. It's a perfect option if you just want access to a few frequently-used scenes, and need on/off action only (no brightness adjustment or dimming from switch, though always adjustable via smart phone app). CONS: They are a bit pricey. In terms of function or limitations of use, there are no cons. A less expensive option is the Philips Hue 'Wireless Dimmer Switch w/ Remote'; it's about $20 cheaper and available at Best Buy).

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good alone. Better with Hue Labs

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    Posted .

    Pros: Controls scenes in up to 4 rooms at a time, multiple lights per room. Requires no power or batteries. Touch powered. Detaches from wall. Take it with you as a remote control, to change the lighting to read in bed, etc. Place on nightstand while sleeping. Accessible when you wake and put back in its wall "holster" when leaving the room so the cycle can repeat. Cons: Out of the box it only provides four buttons with only one action per button. Gives power over a bunch of lights, but you can't do a bunch with them. No toggle or dimmable functionality. Enter labs.meethue.com. The Tap Toggle applet is an immeasurable helper. All applets are Philips own, but for those interested in testing additional functionality. Discovered this via Philips Hue email due to account setup and now wouldn't use the Tap without it. Will buy more as we afford to Hue-ify our home.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Most useful when synced with HomeKit

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    Posted .

    The power of the Tap switch is amplified when synced with HomeKit because the switch can control any scene or device on your Home platform. For example, my Goodnight scene turns off every light and fan downstairs. I assigned this scene to the “one dot” switch. A single press turns off Hue lights, lights and fans controlled by Lutron switches, and lowers Serena shades. Amazing! And you still have 3 more switches to program! See “How to configure Hue dimmer switches for HomeKit” at LinkdHOME.com for more info. I would have rated the product 5 stars if the installation guide had given me the info I just gave you.

    I would recommend this to a friend