Will the 3rd generation A19 work in EU (220v)?

Updated on May 31, 2017 in [Troubleshooting]
18 on November 30, 2016

Hi,

I wanted to buy the third generation starter pack and use it in EU on 220v I am pretty sure that the hub is 110-220v but I am not so sure abut the bulbs. Can any one confirm that this will work in the EU?

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2 on December 2, 2016

Oficially they don’t recommend it. I haven’t tried the 3rd gen but I tried to use the US 1st gen version in EU and worked without any problem. Hope it helps. 

on December 7, 2016

I just got back home with the kit, the hub is marked for 110-220v but the bulbs are only marked for 110-130. Is this the same with the 1st gen bulbs? I am a bit hesitant, I might just get a converter and have these bulbs on 110 to be safe.

on December 9, 2016

Yep, it’s the same with the first gen. And the european version is marked for 220-240 vac. Happy it works for you, too 🙂 

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4 on December 7, 2016

The bulbs work on 220 even though “110-130 vac” is printed on them. 

on December 13, 2016

But are they the same intensity? They are receiving 2x the voltage (or does the smart bulb somehow sense and halve the amperage?)

on December 13, 2016

they are the same intensity in my case (gen 1)

on December 28, 2016

mummson, Do you have any problems with turning the lights off from the app? i.e. they turn on instantly again?

on May 31, 2017

I have the same problem. They turn on again after turning off. Did you find any solutions? Thank you!

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1 on December 13, 2016

Greetings all. I also have been having the same worries. Purchased over a dozen 2nd Gen Hue bulbs but just moved to Singapore where the voltage is 220. All the local stores here have been telling me it will not work or blow in an instant but I screwed one bulb in and used it for a week with no issues. Guess I will screw the rest in.

on December 29, 2016

Hi any update on those bulbs? Are there still working for you as i am planning to buy a few 2nd gen Philip hue white bulbs and bringing them to S.E asia where its 220v

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7 on May 1, 2017

Mummson, do you have any updates on your 3rd gen bulbs?

I bought my first Philips Hue and it was 3rd gen on eBay US and will be forwarding the package here in the Philippines.

After few hours I encountered to this thread that it won’t turn off http://philipshue.com/thread/hue-lights-keep-turning-on-after-i-turn-them-off-hardware-or-software-related/ I just want to know if you have this problem as well, as the common solution with this problem is using the 110v on a 220v socket.

The common fix was using a power converter from 220v to 110v which won’t applicable to me since I’ll be using it on a ceiling lights.

Thank you very much.

on May 1, 2017

Jeah I am having that issue with one of the three bulbs, I just bought a converter and am going to see if that sorts out the problem.

on May 1, 2017

What kind is the converter tou bought? Im looking for a ceiling converter

on May 1, 2017

I just bought a “regular” one. I haven’t found any ceiling converters yet.

on May 1, 2017

How long does it took before the issue begun.

Do you have a 2nd gen Bulbs? If yes does it shows the same issue?

Thanks

on May 1, 2017

Can you link me the type you bought?

on May 1, 2017

I only have the 3rd gen bulbs, It started almost right away. Only with the one bulb though the other two work as they should.

on May 31, 2017
Was it solved with the converter?
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