How to Reset Philips Hue Bulb Bluetooth

Philips Hue has upgraded their product by adding an in-built Bluetooth bulb to its collection of bulbs. So, you no longer need a hub or a bridge to operate this Bluetooth-enabled bulb. All you need do is simply open the Hue Bluetooth app and connect your bulbs. However, In this article, you will be shown how to reset Philips Hue Bluetooth bulb.

But before you can use the Philips Hue Bulb Bluetooth, you need to connect the Hue lights to your smartphone or your tablet via Bluetooth. In other words, you can easily control them directly with the app once they are both connected to your phone Bluetooth.

In case you are at home, you can switch on the lights and choose a colour or atmosphere. Note that Philips Hue Bluetooth is not compatible with lights from other producers without a bridge. So, you can only use the Philips Hue Bluetooth light with the Hue app and Bluetooth on your phone. You can’t connect the Hue Bluetooth bulb light with Alexa or Google Home.

How to Reset a Philips Hue Bluetooth Light Bulb

This Philips Hue Bluetooth built-in bulb has some limitations, one of which is the fact that the maximum range of Bluetooth is limited, to about 30 feet. This means you are only allowed to control the lights on the same floor.

For instance, you can turn off the lights in the kitchen while you are already on the couch. Or change the colour of the lights in the bathroom from the hallway.

Another limitation is that you can only connect up to 10 bulbs via Bluetooth, compared to a Bridge that can support up to 50 lights. This is a major limiting factor, especially for big homes.

Then, there’s also no remote control once you leave the house (since you are solely controlling your bulbs via the BT app) and third-party Hue apps do not support it.

One of the major benefits of connecting your Hue lights with Bluetooth is that it saves you money. All you simply need to do is purchase a bulb (ensure to check for the Bluetooth logo on the box), screw it in, open the Hue Bluetooth app, and connect.

That’s all; you don’t need to waste time with Routers or Ethernet cables.

Your Bluetooth-connected Hue lights can also connect directly to Alexa and Google Home speakers for voice control.

At the moment, the Bluetooth Hue lights are compatible with the Echo Plussecond-generation Echo Showthird-generation Echo Dot, and the entire range of Google Home and Nest Home speakers.

Once the two smart devices have been paired you will be able to use voice controls to switch lights on/off, change brightness and scenes and you also get a remote control.

The Bluetooth bulbs are not common to find, since there are not so many options to choose from in the present smart bulb market, but in most cases, they are similar to Wi-Fi bulbs in all measures. 

In some cases just like the Wi-Fi bulbs, Bluetooth bulbs can be connected to a hub to make them even more quintessential. It’s not likely it fails you as long as your Wi-Fi doesn’t go off unexpectedly.

How to Reset Philips Hue Bulb Bluetooth

Why You Need to Learn How to Reset Philips Hue Bulb Bluetooth

There are diverse reasons why you may need to reset your Philip Hue bulb Bluetooth. These include but are not limited to:

  • You may want to sell the lightbulb
  • The lightbulb may be broken
  • You want to remove the lightbulb from the setup for any reason best known to you. 

How to Reset Philips Hue Bluetooth Bulb

Bluetooth bulbs can be restored to factory settings in various ways for most devices. Producers had to think up new ways to reset their devices. For instance, the C by GE smart Bluetooth bulb disclosed a restore procedure that is popular among Bluetooth bulbs.

Another very good example is the Philips Hue Bluetooth Bulb, which is our major device in this post. 

Each Lightbulb producers arrange a reset built into their bulbs instead of the regular small button behind a pin-sized access hole.

Therefore, we detailed all you need to know about how to reset Philips Hue Bluetooth bulb below.

The Turn On/Off Reset Procedure

The most common in-built reset method among Bluetooth bulbs is the turn-on/off procedure. This simply involves the user turning the application on and off in a regulated and scheduled pattern. Follow the steps below:

  • All you need to be aware of is that the bulb must be attached to a very simple on/off appliance. However, this method doesn’t work in a multi-function appliance and so to finish the reset process, you need to transfer the bulb to another appliance with the basic on/off functionality.
  • An example of the on/off reset is the C by GE Bluetooth Bulb, which can be reset by initially ensuring that the bulb is turned on and then turning it off for 5 seconds, before switching it back on for 8 seconds. Sound easy? Well, it’s very straightforward.

Generational Procedure

Do you have firmware that is older than version 2.7? Then, this procedure is for you and is quite similar to the first method above. Follow the steps below, it will also help you reset your Philips Hue bulb Bluetooth:

  •  Turn off the bulb for about 5 seconds.
  • Turn it on again for 8 seconds.
  • However, you must turn off the bulb for 2 seconds, and turn it on again for 2 seconds.
  • Repeat this 2-second pattern twice, before switching the bulb off for 2 seconds, on for 8 seconds, off for 2 seconds, and then back on.
  • Once you are done with this procedure, the bulb will flash three times and go out to show you that it has been reset.

Although this procedure is a bit bulky and long, they are simple manual to get your bulb ready for its next chapter and your lighting system back in order. 

App Reset Procedure

This is one of the simplest methods of resetting a Philips Hue Bluetooth Bulb. It is possible to reset the bulb via the app, simply by removing it from your lighting set-up. Follow the steps below to successfully reset Philips Hue Bulb Bluetooth:

  • Identify the malfunctioning bulb in your light set-up.
  • Click on the “I” icon, beside the bulb and click on delete.
  • Now your bulb will be ready to re-pair and begin again with a clean factory setting.

However, note that you can only try this procedure if the bulb is within Bluetooth range. Therefore, you must do this before you bin the bulb. 

In case you forgot to do this before binning the bulb, then you will have to do a factory reset of your complete smart bulb hub to remove the missing bulb from the light set-up on your app.

Although this may be a big issue for you, it may also be frustrating to have that label on your app as a persistent reminder of the bulb that failed.

How to Reset Philips Hue Bulb Bluetooth

The Dimmer Switch Reset Procedure

Do you know that another striking feature of the Philips Hue Bluetooth range is that the Philips Hue Smart Wireless Dimmer Switch can be used to reset your bulbs? Well, yes it can! Follow the steps below to reset Philips Hue Bulb Bluetooth:

  • Simply move the dimmer switch very close to the bulb while the bulb is on. 
  • Long-press the on and off switch at once for at least 10 seconds.
  • Once the light flashes and then stops, then the bulb has been reset. 

This alerts the bulb that it may be reset.

  • After this introduction, you must switch the bulb off for 2 seconds, then on for 8 seconds, and repeat this 2 off, 8 on four more times.
  • You will know that you have succeeded once the bulb flashes three times and then goes off again. 

How to Reset a Philips Hue Bluetooth Light Bulb

We analyzed 3 different ways on how to reset a Philips Hue Bluetooth light bulb.

  • Hue bridge – When the bulb is still connected to the Hue bridge, you can easily factory reset the bulb by removing it from the bridge using the Hue app.
  • Hue dimmer switch – Factory reset a Hue bulb with a Hue dimmer switch (Just as it has been explained concisely above).
  • Trådfri remote control – This involves you long-pressing on the reset button at the bottom of the remote (next to the battery). This may not always work but it’s worth trying anyway.

After resetting the bulb, it will automatically connect. Just like that!

Reset Philips Hue Bulb Bluetooth

Note that the factory reset is supposed to be a last resort. Often your issue can be solved without it even if you contact customer support from the manufacturer or read up on solutions online.

Different bulbs have different functionalities. Carefully follow the user guide provided, read up on the FAQ, and seek assistance where necessary. 

The introduction of the Philips Hue Bulb Bluetooth has expanded the scope of the Hue lights and is useful if you have just one light to control or if you want to use a portable product, like the Philips Hue Go.

In case you want a larger light installation, then the full power of the Bridge combined with the full app gives you the most optimum result and is the best choice.

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