Philips LivingColors Iris (compatible with Hue) £45.40 @Amazon.es
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Philips LivingColors Iris (compatible with Hue) £45.40 @Amazon.es

£45.40£69.9935%Amazon Spain Deals
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Found 15th Dec 2017Edited by:"greencode"
Great light. Got mine on offer from Amazon a while back. Pointed at a plain light coloured wall, it really transforms the ambiance of the room. Supplied with a remote but you can set this up to be used with your Hue system

Works out slightly cheaper if you pay by mastercard (see conversion here mastercard.us/en-…tml)

Dark grey version also available for £48.13
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Hue compatible?
I'm not sure this is one of the friends of hue lamps, I bought one recently and couldn't connect it to my bridge so sent it back and bought the official friends of hue version.
pipehippy2 m ago

Yes


Are you sure? Cant find any info to say it works with Hue
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Dejenerate2 m ago

I'm not sure this is one of the friends of hue lamps, I bought one …I'm not sure this is one of the friends of hue lamps, I bought one recently and couldn't connect it to my bridge so sent it back and bought the official friends of hue version.


yes it is. I bought one earlier this year. Search for "connect iris to hue bridge" on Google and you'll see how to do it. Very easy.
Does this essentially do the same thing as the bulbs, without the need for changing your existing bulbs?
This has the remote so it’s not compatible with Hue
I have this version and the newer hue version no remote
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Rozanalove3 m ago

This has the remote so it’s not compatible with Hue


Fair enough. If you say so. Even though I have this exact model sitting right next to me with the remote and compatible with Hue!!!
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How to:
I can vouch for these, i have 2 and have had them for a couple of years. Works perfectly with my hue system
Once connected to the hue system, you don't have to use the remote, so they are tucked away in a drawer somewhere.
Edited by: "JamesPilling" 15th Dec 2017
Just need the Philips Bloom to drop now
maxamus00715 m ago

Hue compatible?


Yes. A bit tricky if you want hue and remote together (default - one or another), but can be done - there are some YouTube videos on it.
Dejenerate14 m ago

I'm not sure this is one of the friends of hue lamps, I bought one …I'm not sure this is one of the friends of hue lamps, I bought one recently and couldn't connect it to my bridge so sent it back and bought the official friends of hue version.


I have exactly the same, just black. Works perfectly with Hue. And after some playing around you can get remote working as well.
Rozanalove9 m ago

This has the remote so it’s not compatible with Hue


It is compatible, I can confirm. (getting remote working while on Hue is tricky, but possible)
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It's a really good price but it appears to me that the Iris App will control the Hue bridge/bulbs; but I'm not convinced the Hue Bridge will control this; and that's what I need. Heat for the find/price though.
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Sunrayho2 m ago

It's a really good price but it appears to me that the Iris App will …It's a really good price but it appears to me that the Iris App will control the Hue bridge/bulbs; but I'm not convinced the Hue Bridge will control this; and that's what I need. Heat for the find/price though.


Okay. Last time I say. I have this exact model. If you follow the video I posted it then works with the bridge. Last I can be bothered to say on the subject.
greencode4 m ago

Okay. Last time I say. I have this exact model. If you follow the video I …Okay. Last time I say. I have this exact model. If you follow the video I posted it then works with the bridge. Last I can be bothered to say on the subject.


And if you read the comments it’s says it doesn’t work since firmware update plus that model is the bloom the one u posted is iris
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Rozanalove11 m ago

And if you read the comments it’s says it doesn’t work since firmware upd …And if you read the comments it’s says it doesn’t work since firmware update plus that model is the bloom the one u posted is iris


Okay, we'll leave it at that then.

I do realise it may be a bit of a risk if you do order it and then it doesn't work as you have to pay for postage back to Spain but as I said, I'm running this exact lamp with all the latest firmware and it connects perfectly.
Only the 'friends of hue' or simply just 'hue' are the ones compatible with the bridge (otherwise you can always try the trick sync it, but be aware as it doesn't always work, didn't with mine anyway). Livingcolors are not.
This is the correct way to pair the remote.

Thanks for the info will be trying this as mine arrived from Spain this morning along with the hue starter set. Just to point out that the iris comes with a eu 2 pin plug only so you will need an adapter in order to make it UK 3 pin compatible.
Deal of the day, won't be around long.....

Available in Black or Clear

Black £63.99 Clear £69.99 on Amazon UK

Thanks OP
Def possible to connect a Livingcolors Iris (with round remote) to a V1 bridge - maybe not a V2 bridge mind

The process had a few steps but this triggered a firmware upgrade of the Iris and since then has been controlled by the Hue hub (and Smarthings and Alexa via the hub)

The round remote continues to work - even with regular Hue bulbs. It can be paired and capture the current brightness/colour of all the bulbs together for the preset buttons.
Edited by: "jwsg" 15th Dec 2017
I also have 4 “non friends with hue” lamps from before Hue was even a thing. They all work with my Hue system. You just pair the remote to the Hue bridge and the bridge controls the lamp via the remote. Definitely works with Hue.
stave846 m ago

I also have 4 “non friends with hue” lamps from before Hue was even a thi …I also have 4 “non friends with hue” lamps from before Hue was even a thing. They all work with my Hue system. You just pair the remote to the Hue bridge and the bridge controls the lamp via the remote. Definitely works with Hue.


I think the better way it to move the Lamp next to the bridge and connect it with TouchLink (Hue Essentials on Android, Hue Lights in iOS), then reset the remote and connect that to the bridge with Touchlink. Then you can pair the remote to any Hue lamps/bulbs in your house.
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stave848 m ago

I also have 4 “non friends with hue” lamps from before Hue was even a thi …I also have 4 “non friends with hue” lamps from before Hue was even a thing. They all work with my Hue system. You just pair the remote to the Hue bridge and the bridge controls the lamp via the remote. Definitely works with Hue.


Is that how it works? I'm not sure it does as my remote is tucked away in the box without batteries? I remember it was a fairly simple process to get it connected to the Bridge though.
Caskey42 m ago

Only the 'friends of hue' or simply just 'hue' are the ones compatible …Only the 'friends of hue' or simply just 'hue' are the ones compatible with the bridge (otherwise you can always try the trick sync it, but be aware as it doesn't always work, didn't with mine anyway). Livingcolors are not.


Mine is living colours and does work with Hue following the YouTube workaround. Model with round remote. Bought before “Hue” existed in its current form (4-5 years ago). Up to date firmware on both bloom and iris versions.
greencode10 m ago

Is that how it works? I'm not sure it does as my remote is tucked away in …Is that how it works? I'm not sure it does as my remote is tucked away in the box without batteries? I remember it was a fairly simple process to get it connected to the Bridge though.


Mine is the really old version and the first YouTube video I found to link them said pair the remote to the bridge so I followed that and it worked. There may be a way without the remote but as it works I’ve never looked into it!
spruceyb12 m ago

I think the better way it to move the Lamp next to the bridge and connect …I think the better way it to move the Lamp next to the bridge and connect it with TouchLink (Hue Essentials on Android, Hue Lights in iOS), then reset the remote and connect that to the bridge with Touchlink. Then you can pair the remote to any Hue lamps/bulbs in your house.


Ooooh that sounds much better. I did mine so long ago I’ve just had it this way! I might try redoing it with one lamp just to try.
The remote might pay a part in one method of pairing the Iris to bridge (i.e. in helping the bridge recognise it) but AFAIK no part in the actual connection once paired.
It was quite fiddly but once set up, it stays set, and the remote can still be used (it's talking to the bulbs directly and not sending commands via the hub like Hue switches do)
Or you could just search for new light manually in the app and add the serial number, this has worked for all of these remote controlled lights I've bought over the years.
The remote no longer control's the light but the bridge does.
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