The smart light switch for “Friends of Hue”

The new freedom in light control.

“Friends of Hue” smart switch. This elements will turn the control of your Philips Hue lamps into sheer enjoyment. And that from anywhere in the room. Free and flexible. Completely wireless without batteries – by smart radio technology.

Busch-Jaeger and Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) have a common vision – the fully networked smart home, in which lighting can be controlled by remote access. For this reason, Busch-Jaeger, the technology leader of the smart home sector, is one of the first German manufacturers to enter into a partnership with Signify. 

The objective of the “Friends of Hue” partner programme is to encourage companies to develop devices, applications and systems that interact with the leading smart lighting system Philips Hue. This includes many market-leading technology leaders such as Amazon, Apple and Google.


Highlights: 

  • Smart light switch for switching and dimming Philips Hue lamps 
  • Requires the Philips Hue Bridge v2 (rectangular shape) and the Philips Hue app (v3.2 or higher)
  • Call of individual light scenes 
  • Control of a maximum of 50 lamps/25 “Friends of Hue” switches 
  • Maximum functional security due to the Zigbee-Mesh technology
  • Batteryless technology 
  • Zigbee green power, radio frequency 2.4 GHz; usable worldwide 
  • Placement of an additional light switch at any point in the house without the need of wiring 
  • Available in the carat®, Busch-dynasty®, pure stainless steel, solo®, Busch-axcent® and future® linear switch ranges.

Switch range.

This product is available in the following versions.



The smart light switch.

The new smart light switches from Busch-Jaeger are seamlessly integrated into the lighting system of Philips Hue using the Hue Bridge. Users can set up their switches in the Philips Hue app and then control the lighting according to their individual wishes and the corresponding environment.


The switch ranges.

The new switches can turn the light on and off, dim lamps and call saved lighting requirements. An energy-harvesting module that has been especially developed for “Friends of Hue” is used in the carat®, solo®, Busch-axcent® and future® linear switch ranges.


The worldwide leading lighting system.

Philips Hue is the worldwide leading networked lighting system for private residences. It includes lamps, light strips, spotlights, luminaires and controllers. With this system, light in the home and garden can be transformed into an exceptional experience. Light can be used in a completely new way to stimulate the senses, create a certain ambience or even give residents a feeling of security when leaving their homes empty to go on holiday.