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Philips - hue Tap Remote Switch - White

Model: 456699/473363SKU: 7863116

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 485 reviews

88%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

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    Story
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    -Easy setup -4 different scene option switches which you can set up to control a single light, group of lights or all lights I purchased the device for my father. He doesn't really use Siri/HomeKit for the Hue lights that I got him and instead uses the Hue app (eww). I figured I'd make it easier on him to throw this on his counter/coffee table and he seems to have taken to it. For me, the device would be pointless since I have an iPad / iPhone. Like my review title says though, works as advertised so it gets 4 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Useful, but does not work perfectly

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    breeman
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    Useful addition if you have Hue bulbs so that you don't have to fidget around in an App to turn on the lights or start a specific scene. Does not always work the first time you push a button, mostly functions 2-4, button one seems to work reasonably well, sometimes have to push a button a few times for the action to start, seems to be related to the switch generating it's own energy for transmitting the setting to the controller. You might try their new dimmer as a better alternative.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Transformative

    Posted
    BobbyP
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    If you use a Hue system, I can't recommend this enough. I know they cost a decent bit, but they are worth it. Although they lack the detailed features of the many Hue apps, the simple convenience of having 4 favorite scenes stored on the control cannot be overstated. I have two: One for the living room lights and one for my bedroom. At the touch of a button, I can choose full lights in warm or cool temperatures, or a reading-lamp-only option, and I can place the switch by the bed to turn on one or all of the lights easily with one button-press.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as Advertised

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    wsfuller
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    The unit is made up of 2 components, a mounting frame and the button module. Mounting the unit to the wall was very easy and I like the option of either using screws or sticky tape with the frame. The best feature, imo, is that there is no need for batteries as depressing the button module creates enough charge to keep it running indefinitely. Setup was very straight forward and simple as setting up any other Hue light/accessory.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cool Idea

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    portnoy
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    I like the idea of this for when you want to quickly pull up a preset color or turn it off without having to access the app. It's also great for the guest to use if they don't have the app installed on their smart phone. I do have a few problems from time to time because of the distance I have the switch from the hub. It's a nominal problem that I can probably quickly resolving by moving some things around. All in all, it's great to have a way to quickly turn on and off the lights without having to grab your phone and calling up the app.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Some nice features, but still looking for more

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    Darkon
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    Pros: - Allows you to program 4 lighting schemes and switch between them easily. - Does not require batteries - Controller can be removed from wall-mount dock Cons: - Pushing the buttons is a bit "clunky" since you need to push hard enough to power the device. - No dedicated on/off button. You must use one of the four buttons to turn the lights off, leaving you with 3 buttons for lighting schemes - No dimmer functionality. It would be nice to have lighter/darker buttons like they have on the other remote.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Way faster than using the app

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    BaconKing
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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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hockey puck lighing control

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    Unktehila
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    Something the size of a hockey puck can select from 4 different lighting arrangements, including color and intensity. It does not toggle a given set of lights on or off however, you have to specify which (if any) lights go off at the push of the button, so often you'll want to reserve one of the 4 for the "all off" setting. It does not require batteries, as apparently the mechanical energy from depressing the buttons themselves generates enough power to transmit the brief code to the HUE bridge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Necessary addition to any hue equipped home.

    Posted
    Undfeatable
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    I put off purchasing this for a long time before buying. I got it since controlling lights via phone is just not a viable option when living with multiple people. It put it up and now I plan to buy several more. Certain apps allow you to preload multiple presets to each button. I have primary lights and off on the big button, a full brightness turning on other lights and brightening the room more on another, and night time colorful options on the other 2. Such a nice device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easier than your phone

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    Jeremy
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    Overall connection to the hub and setup of the buttons was easy. It is way simpler to just hit a button on the Tap than unlock my phone, open the Hue application and select a light so the convenience factor is huge. It does have problems not responding sometimes. I find that if I press a button every day it works fine but if I go for a period of not pressing a button, it stops responding. Maybe something to do with the way it powers itself. Still a good trade off for not having to plug it in or use batteries.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not happy with product, nothing like what I wanted

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    Deecrowley
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    I bought the Dimmer Switch after, way better product than this Hue Tap Switch. But still, everyone in my household thought the Tap Switch was for multiple rooms or something crazy awesome.. and it’s just not it or maybe just not perfected yet? Otherwise, mind blowingly awesome that it does not require batteries or to be plugged in or charged ever! My whole household gets enjoyment just from that; probably why it hasn’t been returned. Lol!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't Buy Hue without this

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    Jamal
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    Hue is a wonderful lighting system, but by itself it is sorely lacking. When you use your traditional 0-and-1 light switches, Hue turns on the nastiest yellow color you can imagine. I tolerate it because they do produce the most wonderful colors and moods when you use your phone / tablet to control them. But this, this switch is a game changer. And the best part? It doesn't require batteries. Don't cheap out and get the cheaper Dimmer switch--go for this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    overpriced and limited function

    Posted
    XboxFan
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    Get the dimmer switches for half the price. I bought two of the taps and while the kinetic energy power thing is neat I found the tap to be sketchy to work with. Unless you stick it down with something it will turn and you end up hitting the wrong buttons (not to mention having to remember which button does which lights). As I said before get the $25 dimmer switches. They work better at least for me. You lose one option for the same money but get dimming that you don't get from the tap switch

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Had to push buttons a few times to work

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    Bigjoey803
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    I live hue light bulbs but i didnt like the tap switch. I dont know if i got a defected one or what but i had to press the tap multiple times everytime to get it to work. Sometimes i couldnt even get it to change. It ended up being so much of a hassle to just turn on the lights that it just didnt get used anymore and we used our phones instead of the tap because it was easier. I gave 2 stars and not 1 because it didnt need batteries or to be charged, and that it was powered by kinetic energy

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple, Reliable Control of Hue Products

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    GRP3DRADIS
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    This product is easy to configure and easy to setup with your existing Philips Hue system. You'll need a Philips Hue base and bulbs and the app setup with some Scenes in order to use. The really nice thing is this can be stuck on the all anywhere using the 3M tape and it doesn't have any batteries to change. Instead it uses the kinetic energy of you pressing the buttons to power it's signal. Super cool! Change what the buttons do whenever the mood or season suits you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Replaced conventional switches

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    Vanzan
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    Took some getting used to but it works flawlessly and as described. I configured this switch in a way that I mounted it over the existing switches using a new solid plate.I looks great and works every time. Its mechanical and not powered by electricity so there was a small learning curve as it works off of the kinetic energy generated by pushing the buttons themselves. It's a brilliant concept. Well made and I expect it to last a long time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great add-on to my Hue setup

    Posted
    Josh
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    Fairly expensive, for a button, but it's always connected to the Hue bridge. Meaning it should be ready to respond to any button you press. I'd been looking to get one of these for some time now and so far I'm liking it. Wall/table mount with 3M adhesive strips or you can bolt it to a wall or piece of furniture. Remove the button from the mount and take it with you around your house. I'm mostly using it as a switch to set my lights in the morning as I get out of bed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wireless!!??

    Posted
    Eric
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    This is quite a cool concept...amazingly there are no wires, and this switch just seems to work with the push of a button! you can select from a variety of HUE scenes or merely use the switch to turn a group of lights on or off!! Too new to tell how well or how long this will work..but so far, I'm loving this! If something changes for the negative, I will update my review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Needs some work

    Posted
    dodgeboy
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    The lights are great! Not a big fan of the Tap. I might have a different opinion if Phillips included the Tap with the lights but for the extra cost of the Tap I think it is fair to have higher expectations. Setup was difficult even though I followed the instructions closely. Once setup the Tap usually requires a slam or a hit to get the lights on and off. To be fair though occasionally it works perfectly but Phillips could and should do much better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but could be better..

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    Jassiel
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    It's a good product, a little clunky but good since it doesn't have batteries. The prolem I have with it is more software then hardware. For instance you can dedicate each button to perform the scene u want but you can't press the same button to turn off. You have to dedicate a button to turn off the lights. So reality is that you have a minimum of 3 scenes and an off and if your only using it for 1 set of lights.

    I would recommend this to a friend