Can Philips WiZ work with Hue?

Can Philips WiZ work with Hue_

The Philips Hue ecosystem and the WiZ bulbs have revolutionized the smart lighting experience for your home. From colorful fixtures to fancy and affordable LED bulbs, Philips has become the biggest name in the smart lights industry. Keeping in mind that both Hue and WiZ belong to the same company, can Philips WiZ work with Hue?

Unfortunately, no. The Philips WiZ bulbs are not compatible with Hue. This is because the WiZ bulbs operate on Wi-Fi while the Hue hub operates lights via Zigbee.

How does Philips WiZ work?

The Philips WiZ includes a range of smart lights which come in different colors, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a range of fixtures as well.

Mostly, the WiZ works like any normal light bulb; by screwing it in to get light. However, they can also connect directly to your Wi-Fi connection, and you can easily operate them with the WiZ mobile application.

How does Philips Hue Hub work?

The Philips Hue hub has a basic design that is very portable. It basically connects simultaneously with your lighting equipment and the bulbs, along with a Wi-Fi connection. However, the Hue hub connects the smart lights to each other and your phone via Zigbee, a mesh network.

Apart from that, the Hue hub is also compatible with smart voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Apple Home Kit, and Google Smart Assistant. Moreover, the hub also works well with the Hue Tap, Hue Motion Sensor, and Hue Dimmer Switch.

The real reason why WiZ and Hue can’t work together

Even though WiZ is a part of the Philips Hue Ecosystem, it is not compatible with Philips Hue. Philips creates this separation mainly because of the difference in price. WiZ is cheaper, and everyone would prefer to buy the cheaper WiZ and make it work by connecting it to the Philips Hue hub instead of purchasing the Hue bulbs.

This is why both of them are not compatible, so markets for WiZ and Hue can be separated. Therefore, benefiting Philips.

Why aren’t all Zigbee lights compatible with Philips Hue Hub?

Two alternate ZigBee standards have developed over time. The Zigbee Home Automation (ZHA) and Zigbee Light Link (ZLL). Zigbee 3.0 was developed to combine both these standards together. The Philips Hue hub was developed around Zigbee Light Link and Zigbee 3.0, which is why it will not work with Zigbee Home Automation devices.

Philips Hue-compatible Bulbs 2022

Here are some of the third-party Philips Hue-compatible Bulbs and the Philips Hue bulb models that they are comparable to:

Type of Bulb Third-Party Bulbs Comparable to:
Brand Color
Standard E26 Bulbs Innr Color and White Spectrum Philips Hue Bulb Color and White Spectrum
ERIAColor and White SpectrumPhilips Hue Bulb Tunable White
GLEDOPTOColor and White SpectrumPhilips Hue Bulb White
Recessed DownlightsGLEDOPTO Pro 12W 5/6 inchWhite and Color AmbiencePhilips Hue 5/6 inch Recessed Downlight
GLEDOPTO Pro 9W 4 inchWhite and Color AmbiencePhilips Hue 4-inch Recessed Downlight
GLEDOPTO Pro 6W 4inchWhite and Color Ambience 
BR30 bulbsLinkindWhite Spectrum (2700K-6500K))Philips Hue Bulb Color and White Spectrum
InnrWarm White (2700K)Philips Hue Bulb White Spectrum
ERIAWarm White (2700K)Philips Hue Bulb Warm White (2700K)
E12 (Candelabra) bulbsGLEDOPTOColor and White SpectrumPhilips Hue Bulb Color and White Spectrum
IKEAWarm White (2700K)Philips Hue Bulb Tunable White
  Philips Hue Bulb Warm White (2700K)
GU10 bulbsGLEDOPTOWhite and Color AmbiencePhilips Hue GU10 bulb White Ambience
IKEA TradfriWhite Ambience 

Which light strips are Philips Hue compatible light strips?

Some of the light strips compatible with Philips Hue include ERIA, GLEDOPTO, GIDERWEL, RGBGenie, and Philips Hue light strips.

Philips WiZ vs. Hue: which one is better?

Both of them have their own irreplaceable features. WiZ bulbs are more affordable, whereas the Hue bulbs have more advanced features.

What are some of the Philips Hue compatible devices?

Some devices compatible with Philips Hue include bulbs, floor lamps, recessed lights, light strips, spotlights, and starter kits.

Final thoughts on Philips WiZ working with Hue

Although the Philips WiZ cannot work with the Hue ecosystem, there are a number of interesting third-party alternatives in the market to choose from! One of the best options available includes the ERIA bulbs, which offer a similar color palette and a reasonable brightness.

Immad Amir

Immad is a tech geek who loves the role of automation in his life. He believes that everyone should automate their roles in every part of their routine to spare some time for family and friends. Immad started HomeRook because he wants all the tech savvy individuals to automate their roles and focus on things that are significant in life.

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