Philips Living Colors Remote
The Philips Living Color remote can be used like a Hue Bridge. It can control up to 10 Philips hue lights. This device is not a Hue Bridge add-on, you can either control your lights with the remote or with your Hue Bridge, not both at the same time since your lights can only be paired to one device at a time.
These remotes can be used at great alternatives to your Philips hue system if you do not want or have a hue bridge. They do have limitations and do not provide all the features of a hue Bridge but are perfect if you just want to change the color, brightness, or saturation of a smaller hue system.
Hue Living Colors / Friends of Hue Remote
This remote came with the Hue Living Colors Iris, Aura, and Bloom before they became part of the Hue eco system. It can only change all of the lights at the same time. You can adjust the color, brightness, and saturation with this remote.
How to Pair Your Living Colors Remote to your Hue Lights
Use this process for both types of Living Colors Remote
Pair all of your Hue lights to the remote by holding it close to the light you want to pair then press and hold the On ( – icon) button on the remote until the light you want to connect flashes 3 times. You can confirm your lights are added to this remote by cycling through the colors with the color wheel and they should change.
To Reset or Unpair a Light
If you want to remove a light, you will have to reset the remote. Behind the battery cover there is a reset button, it is a pin hole that you will need a paper clip to press it in. Press and hold this button for 10 seconds and all you lights will be unpaired from the remote.