HomeKit Philips Hue Bridge...Add On required

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by Donfor39, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. Donfor39 macrumors 65816

    Donfor39

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    Afternoon, my simple smart Home knowledge has failed me prior to purchasing Philips Hue Bridge.
    I cannot as yet consider any other Bridges if there are any in u.k.
    As I can view hub and e14 smart bulbs being widely available to order from most retailers.
    From Curry's website- one of my used retailers -what is this that's required in addition to Hue Bridge

    Connectivity - Zigbee Light link via Bridge (sold separately)
    - Internet connection required

    I have No idea where to find a Zigbee Light Link
    Is that essential before I could purchase Bridge+two e14 smart bulbs.
    I hope to make use of Apple Home Kit from Appl;e4k t.v. And use maybe iPad Pro+IPhoneXs to control light bulbs if possible.

    Thanks in Advance!
     
  2. StumpyBloke Suspended

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    Hi. I’ve read your post four times and I just cannot for the life of me work out what you’re actually asking or wanting... it could be me missing something.

    What do you actually want? Or what do you want to buy?
     
  3. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Donfor39

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    My question is from Currys website
    Philips Hue Bridge for smart home bulbs
    Connectivity requirements states correctly that the bridge needs to be connected to internet (it uses Ethernet cable)
    Also needs Zigbee Light Link.
    Iv'e no idea what or where to find such a Zigbee light link.
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    Technical specifications for PHILIPS Hue White and Colour Ambience Mini Smart Bulb Starter Kit - B22
    OVERVIEW
    Type Smart light bulb kit
    Compatibility - iOS
    - Android
    Compatible app Philips Hue app
    Smart compatibility - Amazon Alexa
    - Samusung Smart Things
    - Nest
    - Google Assistant
    - Apple Homekit
    Connectivity - Hue Bridge
    - Zigbee
    Power Mains

    Notice Zigbee listed under Connectivity
    That is what I don't understand
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    Since found suitable Philips Hue Starter Pack via Amazon.
    No mention of 'Zigbee'
    Hue Bridge Included
    Two E14 (Edison Screw) Bulbs
    Ethernet Cable.
    <90 u.k. pounds
    Hopefully this provides a start to home automation or to that effect.
     
  4. mofei1 macrumors regular

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    Description
    Zigbee is an IEEE 802.15.4-based specification for a suite of high-level communication protocols used to create personal area networks with small, low-power digital radios, such as for home automation....


    The Philips hue bridge uses the zigbee protocol for communicating with the hue light bulbs. No need to buy anything extra. Hope this helps
     
  5. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Donfor39

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    Respect your kind answer.
    My question was posted to at least three forum's

    That's excellent this is gong to be my smart home start!

    Thanks
     
  6. StumpyBloke Suspended

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    Enjoy. The Philips Hue system is great and integrates seamlessly into Apple HomeKit. My house is kitted out with their lights and sensors and, whilst expensive, you can get some great effects.
     

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