With the wireless and battery-free Friends of Hue outdoor switch and dimmer by Senic & Gira, you can effortlessly control up to 50 Philips Hue lamps and lights simultaneously. The Philips Hue app lets you set your favourite settings, rooms and lighting scenes. Control Philips Hue at the push of a button - No smartphone required. Our outdoor switch is IP44 rated and also includes special sticky dots for outdoor conditions. The range can automatically be extended by using Philips Hue lighting, by taking advantage of the Philips Hue Mesh Network.
Thanks to energy harvesting technology, the Friends of Hue Switch generates enough power each time it is pressed, so no batteries are needed and the switch never needs to be recharged. This switch does not need to be installed into the electricity mains. The dimmer switch connects directly to the Philips Hue Bridge - no additional Smart Home Hub is needed.
The Friends of Hue outdoor switch is designed to withstand normal outdoor use, sunlight and rain splashes with an IP44 protection rating. The switch can be placed on outdoor walls using sticky dots (included in packaging) or screws.
Via the Philips Hue Bridge (v2), you can also use the outdoor switch with any homekit compatible scene or device, including speakers like Sonos or Homepod, outdoor plugs or sprinklers. Play your favorite scene at the simple push of a button.
The Philips Hue Bridge allows you to connect up to 25 wireless switches. You can add multiple outdoor switches but you can also add one of our indoor switches for the perfect, stress free and simple experience for yourself and your family.
The Friends of Hue switch is an officially supported device for the entire Philips Hue universe and can be used for any Hue compatible indoor and outdoor products including the Philips Hue Lily, Outdoor Lightstrip, light bulbs and more.
Setup is simple. Open the Philips Hue App, click on Settings > Accessories > Add accessory and follow the instructions inside the Philips Hue App. You can find a detailed guide here.
The friends of Hue outdoor switch allows you to control individual lights or entire groups (e.g your entire garden). You can turn lights on and off, dim them up and down and set different scenes (e.g. a beautiful mix of red and green in your garden)
The Philips Hue App currently does not offer double taps. If you want to use this feature and additional features, we recommend to check out 3rd party apps like iconnecthue.
Yes. You can use one switch to control up to two groups. In this case, you can use the left two buttons to control group 1 and the right two buttons to control group 2.
The switches offer a range of up to 20 meters indoors and up to 100 meters outdoors. Range is affected by many factors like temperature or obstructions like walls and trees. You can easily extend the range of the switches. If you use any Philips Hue light between the Philips Hue Bridge and a switch, they will automatically act as range extenders using the Philips Hue Mesh network. You can further extend the range with additional lights.
You can use up to 25 switches with one Philips Hue Bridge. This can be extended by using an additional Philips Hue Bridge.
Yes. You can mix and match to create the perfect experience inside and outside your home or office.
Setup is simple. In the first step, you connect the switch to the Philips Hue Bridge using the Philips Hue App. This is the same process for using the switch with Philips Hue App. From here, you can switch to the Homekit App and set up the switch like any Homekit Switch. We’ve also written a detailed guide which you can find here.
The switch went through a number of stress tests and is rated at IP44. This means that the switch is suitable for normal outdoor usage like most other outdoor products. You can leave the switch with the side up on a table or mount it on an outdoor wall without problem. Please do not submerge the switch in your pond or leave the switch with the bottom side facing up for a sustained amount of time. You can read more on what IP44 covers and what it doesn’t here.
The switch is officially designed for an operating temperature between -5°C to +45°C and a storage temperature between -25°C and +65°C. Operating the switch outside of the operating temperature range is not covered by our warranty.
The switch is made from super sturdy TPE used in the car industry and had to suffer through very tough rain, weather and heat tests. It has also successfully passed a rigorous two year test in the Kalahari Desert. Every switch is made in Germany and hand assembled and tested by our team in Berlin. From us, to you.
We use sticky dots made from a material specifically designed for the outdoors. It will work on most materials like a typical outdoor wall, concrete or wood. Houses vary greatly and there might be some materials that are too rough and where sticky dots won’t do the job. In this case we recommend using screws.
Since different materials require different kinds of screws or dowels, we can not make a one size fits all recommendation. Please choose the right screws for your application. If you’re comfortable with a screwdriver, mounting will be simple.