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Aurora Smart Bulb Dimmer Switch for Philips Hue Smart Bulbs, White

  • Locks switch so that you never lose your smart bulb functionality
  • Stays connected to your smart bulb even when your Wi-Fi goes down
  • Control your smart bulbs right from the wall - no app required
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Product Overview

Did you know Philips Hue smart bulbs are only active when the light switch is in the on/up position? If the switch is accidentally turned off or Wi-Fi connection is lost, the Philips Hue smart bulb no longer operates from any control source (wireless app, remote, or voice). The Aurora Always Ready Smart Bulb Dimmer is the first and only solution that ensures your Hue smart bulbs are kept in ready mode. Its elegant, intuitive, easy-touch dimming aesthetic allows anyone to control the lights, even if they dont have the app.
  • PROBLEM SOLVER: smart dimmer switch keeps Philips hue smart bulbs in ready mode and provides easy dimming for everyone, no app required
  • ALWAYS READY: simply locks existing toggle switch, keeping it in the on position, preventing anyone from accidentally turning off the smart bulb functionality
  • STAYS CONNECTED: maintains connection with Philips hue smart bulb, even if the wi-fi goes down, so that you always have control over your lights
  • ANYONE CAN USE: Allows for anyone to adjust your Philips Hue smart bulbs at the wall, no app required
  • RECOGNIZED AESTHETIC: rotary knob easily provides the perfect lighting level; tap to run lights on/off, or rotate to dim/brighten lights
  • EASY SET UP: 2 steps in less than 2 minutes, no wiring needed; simply mount the bracket over existing toggle switch and snap the knob on
  • TECHNICAL SPECS: works with Philips Hue smart bulbs; can program through the Hue App using the Hue V2 Smart Bridge
  • INCLUDES: (1) Lutron Aurora Smart Bulb Dimmer



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Electrical FeaturesIndicator Light,ProgrammablePairing TechnologyIndicator Light,ProgrammableKit,Programmable,Remote Control,Wall Plate Included
Wattage (watts)1500 W150150
Compatible Bulb TypeCFL,Halogen,Incandescent,LEDLEDCFL,Halogen,Incandescent,LEDCFL,Halogen,Incandescent,LED
Dimmer TypeTapRotaryTapTap
Mounting TypeIn-WallWall MountedIn-WallIn-Wall
Voltage120 volt3 volt120 volt120 volt
Indoor/OutdoorIndoorIndoorIndoorIndoor
Amperage (amps)1.250 A1.251.25
Smart Home Protocol ZigBeeClear ConnectProprietary Protocol
Works With Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Ecobee, Google, Logitech Harmony, Lutron, Samsung SmartThings, SiriAlexa, Apple HomeKit, Ecobee, Google, Logitech Harmony, Lutron, Proprietary App, Samsung SmartThings, Siri
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
0.748
Product Height (in.)
1.535
Product Width (in.)
1.535

Details

Amperage (amps)
0 A
Color Family
White
Color/Finish
White
Compatible Bulb Type
LED
Dimmer Type
Rotary
Electrical Features
Pairing Technology
Electrical Product Type
Dimmer
Hub Required
No hub connection available,Philips Hue Bridge
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Mounting Type
Wall Mounted
Pack Size
1
Power Options
Battery
Rating
General Purpose
Requires Hub?
Hub Required for Remote Access
Returnable
90-Day
Smart Home Protocol
ZigBee
Voice Control Hub Required
Voice Control via Proprietary App
Voltage
3 volt
Wattage (watts)
0 W
Wired or Wireless
Wireless

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year

Questions & Answers

13Questions22Answers

what type of battery does this use?

Asked by bulbhead June 22, 2020
2
Answers

The Aurora dimmer uses a CR2032 battery. It is rated to last 3 years with no more than 8 button presses per day.

How long does the battery last?

Asked by DIYMD June 17, 2020
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Answer

The Aurora's battery life will last 3 years. This is based on 8 button presses per day.

does it only come in white?

Asked by Bob April 22, 2020
1
Answer

Currently, the Aurora dimmer is only available in white. Lutron logs all its customer inquiries and feedback as this information is vital for our Engineering and Product Development teams. Please feel free to reach out to our Support Team at support@lutron.com or by phone at 1 (844) 588-7661 with any questions/concerns.

Will this product securely fasten to a switch that operates horizontally and not vertically?

Asked by Mendacium March 6, 2020
2
Answers

Yes, the Aurora dimmer can be mounted to a horizontally installed switch.

Does this work with philips wiz bulbs?

Asked by Ray February 9, 2020
2
Answers

Lutron’s Aurora smart bulb dimmer is a Zigbee 3.0 certified product, designed to work with Zigbee 3.0-certified bulbs. It is also part of the Friends of Hue program and certified to work with Philips Hue smart bulbs and fixtures.

Can you fit multiple auroras on 3 gang and 4 gang switch plates?

Asked by Keith December 14, 2019
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Answers

Take a look at the photo I attached. There is plenty of room on s single gange box. If you mean a double or triple gang box with one switch on each, I would think so. Give it a try.

Does this work with Philips Smart LED bulbs?

Asked by Jnc November 8, 2019
2
Answers

Lutron’s Aurora smart bulb dimmer is a Zigbee 3.0 certified product, designed to work with Zigbee 3.0-certified bulbs. It is also part of the Friends of Hue program and certified to work with Philips Hue smart bulbs and fixtures.

Which version of the Hue bridge do I need in order to program Aurora in the Hue app?

Asked by BB8 July 24, 2019
2
Answers

I am not certain if it is version specific but I have the latest version of HUE bridge.

Does this allow me to turn off the light too? Or just dim?

Asked by mt June 22, 2019
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This is the BEST solution that I've seen so far for those of you who want to conserve energy by using SMART LED lights, but still want to have touch functionality like a flick of a switch or a press of a button... However, unless you care for bulbs that come in all colors, hues, and brightnesses, and are dimmable and non-dimmable, or you really want the added "smart" features like turning your lights on from your phone or via voice commands... basically, unless you want colorful lights and the ability to talk to your bulbs, there IS a way to save energy while keeping all your current light switches the way they are. Simply buy basic LED bulbs. They conserve energy, and give you the same savings, but are not "smart", meaning, you don't need to change your existing light switches at all! You can just put these in instead: Like this Philips Dimmable LED Light. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Philips-60-Watt-Equivalent-A19-Energy-Saving-LED-Light-Bulb-in-Soft-White-with-Warm-Glow-Dimming-Effect-2700K-2-Pack-557587/312050462 Or this Philips LED bulb for 3-way fixtures (that allow for low, med, and bright lights that are on some desk lamps and other light fixtures) https://www.homedepot.com/p/Philips-50-Watt-100-Watt-150-Watt-Equivalent-A21-Energy-Saving-3-Way-LED-Light-Bulb-in-Soft-White-2700K-1-Bulb-556936/312050825

If I have two switches controlling the same Philips Hue smart bulbs, can I put this on each switch?

Asked by Barton June 21, 2019
2
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This controller does not actually control a switch. It has a plate that locks the existing switch in its current position. The controller communicates directly with the smart bulb. So you can use as many of these as the smart bulb supports.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.9
    out of 53 reviews
  • 100% recommend this product
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I have to say that the overwhelmingly positive reviews were not wrong. This dimmer switch is abs...
I have to say that the overwhelmingly positive reviews were not wrong. This dimmer switch is absolutely amazing. It is super simple to pair to whatever hue light or group of hue lights you prefer and so easy to install. Took me all of 30 seconds to lock down and attach over existing toggle switch....THUS, preventing my wife and oldest daughter from flipping the switch off and disrupting power flow to my home theater Philips Hue lights. I have this switch paired with my pendant lights since that is more of a pathway that we use to and from that area. I am definitely going to buy more. One other comment is that it responds almost instantly. Whereas, sometimes with Alexa or my logitech remote there is usually some lag time before the commands are initiated. This switch is instant. Way to go Lutron!
by MICHAEL
Perfect solution for hue smart lighting.
Perfect solution for hue smart lighting.
by JP
1 person found this helpful
We are using the Aurora to control Hue Color A19 bulbs in two floor standing bedside lamps. Since...
We are using the Aurora to control Hue Color A19 bulbs in two floor standing bedside lamps. Since these lamps are not connected to a wall light switch, I have come up with a way to mount the device on the side of a night stand for easy access while in bed. It would be nice if Lutron had made the device a little more versatile when it comes to where you want to mount it. I don't think my situation is so rare that it wouldn't make sense, but I will say the device has been extremely reliable and responsive and is a spectacular solution for the problem it is/was trying to solve. I think it is too expensive for being a "light switch cover only solution". In my opinion the current cost would be more palatable if the device was more versatile in it's mounting options.
by b3i2g1
This Lutron Aurora Smart Bulb Dimmer Switch is a great little addition to the Philips Hue Smart B...
This Lutron Aurora Smart Bulb Dimmer Switch is a great little addition to the Philips Hue Smart Bulb lighting ecosystem. Such a simple concept, but very well executed. Installation is a breeze and setup only takes a minute. To install, turn your light switch on and place the backer plate over the switch. Tighten the screw in the backer plate to secure it to the light switch. Activate the dimmer knob through the philips hue app. Place the knob onto the backer plate. Done. Simply press the dimmer switch to turn lights on and off. Turn the knob to dim or brighten the lights. Simple. I highly recommend this product!
by TrippingBilly
Effective performance with simple setup! Lutron ‘illuminates’ the installation, app, pairing and...
Effective performance with simple setup! Lutron ‘illuminates’ the installation, app, pairing and multiple bulb operation with a detailed video and photos on the Home Depot website. Also, get a sneak-peak at the Installation Guide under Product Specifications >> Info and Guides. No more unsightly tape on the light switch! (ensuring the switch isn’t inadvertently turned off). This controller works by locking the existing switch into “on” position, making sure smart bulbs are always ready. The controller communicates directly with the smart bulb. Intuitive enough for anyone to operate. And, multiple smart bulb dimmers can be programmed to control the same light source. Programs to a Philips Hue Bridge V2 that uses version 3.17 or higher. Utilizes a CR2032 battery (included). Indoor use only. Phillips screwdriver required for install, no wiring necessary.
by RestAtHome
Clever way to operate a HUE lamp like a standard dimmer switch. Perfect for guest bedroom or chil...
Clever way to operate a HUE lamp like a standard dimmer switch. Perfect for guest bedroom or child's room. Easy for guest to figure out how to operate with no instructions This switch with dimmer knob is so intuitive. It operates just like the dimmer knob switch of yesterday. But, without any special wiring. Great for stairway use without rewiring or wall switch removal. What I really like is being able to lock on the HUE lamp switch be it a ceiling light or a lamp plugged in a wall outlet operated by a standard wall switch. Then the HUE lamp is paired to the Aurora dial switch for on/off or dimming function. And the HUE lamp still can be controlled via Alexa or Smart Things or google Home, etc.,.' So simple, just turn on the wall switch, slide on the new Aurora device, tighten the screw to lock it ON, snap the dial onto the base. I went to the app to associate (pair) the switch to the HUE lamp. Works great. Push on or push off. Use the dial to turn the lamp on and operate the dimming function. Worth its eight in gold! When needed, battery is easily replaced too.
by HomeDepotCustomer
Works exactly as advertised. I followed the instructions to add it to my Hue network as a "Frien...
Works exactly as advertised. I followed the instructions to add it to my Hue network as a "Friends of Hue" product and I was able to create a new room controlled by this switch in a few minutes. I wanted to use this switch to control a lamp in my kitchen, switching it between normal daytime use and as a nightlight each evening. The switch is designed to be installed over a wall switch to keep the wall switch locked in the ON position, but that wasn't necessary for me, since the lamp was plugged into an outlet that always had power. I decided to install the switch under the kitchen cabinets. (see pics) It's hidden, but very easily accessible. It works better than I imagined. This is the first non-Philips product I added to my Hue network and I'm happy to say it was as seamless as the Philips products to install.
by BOB
Must have product if you have a room with a lot of Hue lights and want a manual option for turnin...
Must have product if you have a room with a lot of Hue lights and want a manual option for turning on/off. My living room has about 13 total lights and sometimes getting on the phone and turning them on/off or dimming can be a cumbersome process. Adding this to my main switch to the room gives me or guests the ability to turn off the lights or dim them with ease! Product was very easy to install and setup. Connected to my Hue system easily and I will definitely add more to other rooms in the house!
by Theo
10 people found this helpful
I got this dimmer switch to lock my Hue bulb switch on. Since my hue bulbs are in the kitchen, t...
I got this dimmer switch to lock my Hue bulb switch on. Since my hue bulbs are in the kitchen, they are always being turned off and then I can't turn them on remotely. This functions as designed so for that reason alone, it gets 5 stars. However, I don't know what I was thinking, but as clearly illustrated in the listing, you need the old style switch (toggle) for this to work. Well I have the more modern switches, so it wasn't a simple install. I had to go buy the old style switch to have this work. Not a big deal, but still a pain. It does have a battery that needs to be replaced, at some point, but it is the standard CR2032 that is easy to find at any store. The second thing is you want to pair this switch, you need to have the latest Hue bridge (square) and I have the older (round) version. So in all, it works as a switch lock, but I knocked off a star because it doesn't work with older Hue bridges.
by Franztini
2 people found this helpful
This is extremely simple to install, and can be installed by a end user without ever being expose...
This is extremely simple to install, and can be installed by a end user without ever being exposed to electricity. First a plate attaches to the existing toggle power switch, you simply slide it over the toggle and tighten a screw on the plate to have it grip the exiting toggle. This provides a base for the main control, and also prevent the original switch from changing position. You turn the switch to "on" before mounting. At this stage you have a toggle switch that can no longer be accidentally turned off. Once this is done you push the control on to the plate and the install is complete! it takes less than a minute to do. Finally, pair the control with your Philips Hue bulb. You could even pair the control without mounting it and use it like a wireless switch, or place in a location other than the existing switch. Really cool.
by Texas
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