Philips Hue Starter Kit Iris Overview
Interested in Philips Hue equipment but want to start off small? The Iris lamp is a great introduction to the world of smart lighting.
The Iris is a simple plug-and-play smart lamp that you can have up and running in minutes. Included in the package is a Hue Bridge, which is required for the Iris to communicate through.
All you need to do is plug the Iris and Hue into mains sockets and download the controller app to your iOS or Android device.
Through the app you can then remotely select you colour and brightness level to create a wonderful ambient hue to any environment, indoors or out.
The transparent base of the Iris allows for light to be dispersed in almost every direction, filling a room or space with minimal effort.
Once you have the Hue Bridge installed, you will be able to add more Philips bulbs and lamps to the system to a total of 50 per Bridge.
What is Philips Hue?
Philips Hue is now one of the most accessible and popular global options to create a personalised lighting suite in your home.
Developed using the smart Zigbee lighting protocol, all you need to get started is a Philips Hue Bridge and the Philips Hue app for your iOS or Android device.
The Bridge acts as a controller. Place it somewhere central and accessible, and it will talk to any of the Philips Hue bulbs, lamps and accessories you choose to plug in around your home.
Through the app, you can then control the connected equipment, either individually or in groups. If you connect your Bridge to your home router via an Ethernet cable, you can also use the app to remotely control your lighting from anywhere in the world when connected to the Internet.
As the system uses the Zigbee protocol, items can be automatically updated with new software and can also integrate with Zigbee equipment from other manufacturers.
Reasons to buy Philips Hue Starter Kit Iris
- Get started with Philips Hue lighting
- Includes full colour Iris lamp
- Includes Philips Hue bridge to control connected items
- Control Iris manually or set timers and triggers
Discover the Full Philips Hue Range
There are a wide range of Philips Hue bulbs, lamps and other lighting equipment. Choose a select combination of fittings to suit your personal style and homespace.
Starter kits are designed for the first time Philips Hue user. Each kit comes complete with at least two bulbs, plus a Philips Hue Bridge.
The Bridge is the controller; all of your installed Hue equipment talks through it. It's also what your smartphone is talking to when you make changes. The Bridge can be connected to the Internet to allow remote control when you are out of range of your home network.
Individual bulbs can be added to your Philips Hue network at any time. A single Philips Hue Bridge can control up to 50 unique bulbs simultaneously.
Most bulbs are available in one of B22 bayonet, E27 screw or GU10 spotlight options. White and Colour / White Ambiance models are dimmable, standard White are not.
Alongside the standalone bulbs, Philips also offer plug-and-play lamps and LED tracks. These items are provided with a wired mains power adaptor.
They can also be controlled directly via smartphone apps, rather than going through a Philips Hue Bridge, although they can be included with a Bridge network if you wish to integrate them with other Hue eqipment.
Looking to remotely control or add some automation to your Philips Hue network? A few controllers are available to assist you. Motion sensors can be added and programmed with IFTTT, alongside remote control switches and dimmers.
Philips Hue Starter Kit Iris Specification
- 12,000 hours
- 10 W
- 16 million colours
- 210 lumens
- 220 x 150 x 165mm
- IFTTT compatible
- Upgradable software
- Operational temperature - 0°C - 35°C
- Operational humidity - IP20 suitable for use in indoor application
- Zigbee Light link protocol 1.0 certified
- Frequency band: 2400–2483.5 MHz
- Dimensions: 88 x 88 x 26 mm
- Desktop or wall mountable
- Max of 50 bulbs and 12 accessories per bridge
- Mounting options: Desktop, Wall
- Power adapter: 100–240 V AC / 50–60Hz, (5V DC 2A) Standby power: 1.5W max
- Power consumption: 300mA typical
- Operational temperature: 0°C – 40°C
- Operational humidity: 0% < H < 90%
- Upgradeable software
What's in the box
- 1x Hue Hue Iris lamp
- 1x Philips Hue Bridge
- 1x Ethernet network cable
- 1x UK power adapter
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