Hue Lights 4+

Advanced control for Hue

LapApps, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 3.2 • 124 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


No account required! No subscriptions! Data not shared! Hue Lights has been helping the smart lighting enthusiast since 2013. Try it today for free!

Hue Lights offers full feature support for all of your smart lighting needs: Precise control, multi-room scenes, schedules, sequences, dynamic lighting, and special effects. Create advanced configurations for your Hue motion sensor, Hue dimmer switch or Hue Tap. Check out our sample videos and FAQ at

Teach your lights new tricks with Hue Lights! Completely customize each button on your Hue dimmer switch or Hue Tap. Control 8 scenes from a single Hue dimmer switch, change brightness speeds, or select groups based on duration of button press. Hue Lights leverages the latest firmware to store scene details directly on the bridge. You can view and edit shared scenes from any device on your network. The UI offers improved visual feedback and easier on/off/brightness controls directly from the home screen.

Try the sequences feature to see amazing possibilities at your fingertips. Use your Apple Watch to activate scenes, adjust group brightness and trigger alerts. Escape to the beach with soothing ocean, lake, or creek sounds while your lights gently change and dim (Water In-App purchase). Experience amazing thunderstorms (In-App purchase) with customized controls for lightning strikes, rain density, bird songs, wind speed, sleep timer, brightness and sky color! Simulate realistic fires (In-App purchase) with dedicated controls for fire type, fire size, flare-ups and brightness.

If you have any problems with previous In-App purchases, tap "Restore." Please see the comprehensive FAQ and documentation at for App help. The free version allows control of lights 1 and 2. In-App purchases can unlock all lights and special effects.

Hue Lights brings you fast widget support, shared scenes and groups, comprehensive scheduling, sequences and powerful light controls. Create multiple "On" and "Off" schedules per scene. Tap a row to select a light, group, or scene. Use quick controls at the bottom of the screen. Long press a row for quick actions (on, choose color, edit, off).

Save scenes from any third-party app and use Hue Lights to activate these on your Apple Watch or widget. Dynamically animate or schedule any scene from third-party apps.

All screens are optimized for your favorite iOS devices in portrait and landscape mode.

Hue Lights works well with any third-party app that saves scenes or schedules on the bridge. Do you have a favorite scene from another app that you use frequently? With Hue Lights you can turn this scene on or off with one tap! Hue Lights will show every schedule saved on your bridge from any app and give you the option to disable or remove unwanted schedules.

• Fire and candle effects
• Light and group timers
• Remote control
• Hue motion sensor support
• Hue dimmer switch/Hue Tap support
• Sunrise/sunset actions
• View/edit scenes and schedules on bridge
• View/delete rules and sensors
• See exact watts used on supported lights
• 3D Touch on app icon
• TouchLink for finding lost bulbs
• Sequences
• Apple Watch support
• Fast Widget for scene and group activation
• Alerts and brightness changes from Widget
• Dynamic animations
• Scene themes
• Supports multiple third-party ZigBee lights
• Light, group and scene schedules
• Tap bulb image to apply a favorite color
• Localized VoiceOver support
• Heuristics for working around common errors
• Create transition times up to 90 minutes
• Designed to work well with 50+ light deployments

Experience multi-track, synchronized and visually appealing light animations and sequences.

Requires "Hue Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Set" to operate.

"Hue Personal Wireless Lighting" is a trademark owned by Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., see for more information. LapApps, LLC is in no way affiliated with the Philips organization.

Follow @HueLights on Twitter and like our Facebook page for the latest news and updates. See for more documentation and supported hardware.

What’s New

Version 4.3

Heat up your ambience with Hue Lights v4.3! The fire effect received a major update. You can now choose 50+ curated fire types and instantly start, change or stop your fires. Blend three, two or single colors to create a wide range of wood fires, chemical fires and special purpose fires.

Hue Lights brings your Wall Switch Module to a whole new level with multiple time-based intervals. Trigger the same or different groups with each time interval. Apply any color, brightness and fade interval to each interval. Support for both single rocker switches and dual rocker switches.

What's New?
• Major upgrade to the fire effect
• Multiple time-based intervals on Hue Wall switch module
• Updated remote access to work with latest bridge firmware
• Fire and candle effects on more bulbs
• Improved dynamic type
• Show rule usage for all devices
• New colors
• Bug fixes and performance improvements

Please send suggestions, questions or feedback to the support contact at If you are stuck on a particular issue, please check our FAQ at for help.

Follow @HueLights on Twitter and like our Facebook page for the latest news and updates.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

Frustrated gamer in Virginia ,

Great app, needs to run in background

This was my first app purchase as soon as I bought Hue lights. Worth every penny. Fairly easy to program custom stuff, once you get the hang of it.

With Phillips putting out some outdoor lights that can work kind of like Christmas lights, I do wish this app would run in the background. I set up a color rotation red->green->blue->white, and I’m a bit tired of going outside and seeing that the lights have stopped switching colors. Open the phone, navigate back to the Hue Lights app, and they start changing colors again. I think the problem would be solved if the app ran in the background.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback. The app can run in the background with some restrictions. It is considered a music app for background purposes. If you launch another music or video app and start playing content, then the Hue Lights app will be suspended. You can use other apps that do not use audio and then the Hue Lights app should keep running in the background.

H@yley ,

Superior App

I have had Philips Hues lights for about 5 years. This is by far the best app. Worth every single upgrade. I will continue to support this app as long as they stay around. I hope you will add more fun automated scenes. I love the thunderstorm & water. It would be great to get some new ones soon. It’s worth it to figure out how this app works. It really has everything that you’ll ever need all in one place. The only thing I’m having an issue with is the animations. Whenever I put it on concert, the thunderstorm plays at the same time. It’s weird and pretty annoying. I’ve tried refreshing and even deleted the app and restored it. It’s still there. Any ideas how to fix it? Thanks

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review and feedback. The concert animation uses several audio tracks and creates multiple music/sound effect loops. One of these loops occasionally adds a thunderclap during the animation. If you have a recommendation for another sound to play, please contact support and this can be changed in Hue Lights v3.3.

Quaid? ,

Very powerful, for advanced users

This app is easily the most powerful one on the app store for controlling Hue lights. You can set up advanced scenes and animations with custom sequences. The drawback is that there is a learning curve for the advanced custom scenes.

If you prefer pre-built scenes and animations there are some very good ones that you can purchase as one-time in-app-purchases. Very refreshing, compared with other apps that charge a recurring monthly or yearly fee.

Lastly, there are some one star reviews but they are almost all several years old and referencing bugs that were fixed in later releases.

In-App Purchases

Experience thunderstorms with your lights!
Premium Actions
Premium Actions
Fun and dynamic effects for your lights
Perfect Sunrise
Perfect Sunrise
Wake up peacefully with the perfect sunrise!
Create a warm fire ambiance
Unlock 48 Lights
Unlock 48 Lights
Unlock all lights on your Philips Hue bridge
Richer Colors and Scenes
Richer Colors and Scenes
Unlock 100+ new colors and 10 custom scenes.

App Privacy

The developer, LapApps, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

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  • Family Sharing

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