Without a doubt, Sengled and Phillips Hue lighting products are some of the best on the market and they offer many benefits like increased comfort and convenience and lower energy bills at the same time.
Many people have one of these two brands in their home to light up their living room, kitchen, bathroom or other. while others want to mix the two brands to work together in the same environment and they’re asking if Sengled works with Hue.
The answer is yes, you can mix the two brands to work together and automate all your lighting fixtures, but this process can only be done on third-party services and not on their own apps.
Ways To Make Sengled Work With Philips Hue.
As mentioned before, Sengled and Hue can’t work together using their own apps, so you need to turn to a third party which I’ll mention in the following sections.
One: Google Home App.
This application was designed and created by Google and many smart home devices of all kinds can be controlled from this application, including lights, doorbells, locks, robot vacuum cleaners, etc.
Both Hue & Sengled are compatible with this app and you can use routines to program lighting behaviors and control both brands with a simple voice command, automation is also possible on the Google Home platform.
All you need to do is to download Google Home from Play Store or App Store on your mobile or tablet and set up all your lighting on the app and start controlling your devices.
Two: Amazon Alexa.
Alexa is one of the best-known apps in the smart home industry as it is compatible with a wide range of appliances and its voice assistant is extremely popular.
The Alexa app can offer many features to allow you to manage your lighting systems such as creating scenes and routines, adjusting the brightness level, changing colors and controlling your bulbs and strips with your voice using your mobile, smart speaker and smart display.
Fortunately, both Philips Hue and Sengled are compatible with Alexa and you can integrate them with this application which you can download on your mobile or tablet in order to make them work together and enjoy a good lighting experience.
Three: Apple HomeKit.
The third platform you can rely on to allow Sengled and Hue to work together is Apple HomeKit, as the name suggests, this app is made by Apple and only works on IOS and macOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad and Mac.
Same as Alexa & Google Home the HomeKit lets you control all your smart home products from one single platform using the app or Siri voice assistant, this platform lets you create scenes and automation to let your Hue and Sengled bulbs & strips work in conjunction.
Before using the Apple HomeKit app, make sure that the Hue or Sengled bulb model you’re using is compatible with HomeKit since not all models are compatible.
IFTTT is a software platform (its name means “If This Then That”), it connects apps, devices and services from different manufacturers in order to trigger one or more automation involving these apps, devices and services.
The foundation of this software is a technology called an Applet, Applets are the glue in the web of links that constitute the IFTTT universe (An Applet is responsible to connects two or more apps or devices together).
So if you want to connect Hue & Sengled, IFTTT can be a real solution for you.
SmartThings is also a real solution for you to make Hue & Sengled lights work together in the same environment, you just need to connect your devices to SmartThings Hub and connect them to SmartThings app on your mobile or tablet.
No need to tell you more about this solution because it brings you the same functionalities as the previous platform, including the possibility of creating scenes and automating your lighting system, the only difference is that it does not have its own voice assistant.
Six: Hubitat & Wink.
The Wink & Hubitat Hub are two devices provided by two different manufacturers that allow your diverse collection of smart products to speak the same wireless language so that you can easily control them and customize their interactions.
Wink & Hubitat support both brands (Sengled & Phillips Hue), and when you connect them to either of these two hubs, you’ll have the option to control them from one app instead of two and you can also create different automation sets and scenes based on your preferences.
Even though Phillips Hue and Sengled can’t work together on their own apps, integrating them with one of the platforms mentioned in this article is a great way to benefit from the features of both brands.