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Itinj24

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I know there are voltage differences and pardon me if this is a dumb question (I’m no electrician) but will a Philips Hue light fixture sold in, say, Australia or the UK work in the US? Hardware and software wise… Got some nice ones being sold overseas that are not available in the US online store. Thanks.
 

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which model?

it looks like the US bulbs are US only (or a lot of north, central and south America, but not all of it)

check out "Input voltage" on the specs page for the ones you want
The US bulbs say 110-130v
looked up an Australian bulb and it says 220-240v, so those won't work on US power.

Things that have a "wall wart" are more likely to work, I have a set of the play bars, and that power supply is 100-240v 50/60 hz, meaning it will work on any electric grid in the world. the prongs do come off, but I don't remember if the other plug options were in the box or not. All of those just seem to say "Mains power 50-60 Hz" with no voltage given in the specs of both the Australian and US versions. If they don't have the right plug, you can get a cheap travel adapter.
 
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Itinj24

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which model?

it looks like the US bulbs are US only (or a lot of north, central and south America, but not all of it)

check out "Input voltage" on the specs page for the ones you want
The US bulbs say 110-130v
looked up an Australian bulb and it says 220-240v, so those won't work on US power.

Things that have a "wall wart" are more likely to work, I have a set of the play bars, and that power supply is 100-240v 50/60 hz, meaning it will work on any electric grid in the world. the prongs do come off, but I don't remember if the other plug options were in the box or not. All of those just seem to say "Mains power 50-60 Hz" with no voltage given in the specs of both the Australian and US versions. If they don't have the right plug, you can get a cheap travel adapter.
Thanks for that info. I’m gonna do some more digging, maybe contact Hue direct for better info but I have a feeling it’s a no go. If it were they’d probably sell it everywhere to get more sales.

Something like this, for example. It’s not on the US online store but it’s similar to a cheap Amazon version I have now that looks good on my porch.

 

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