How to Link New Hue Bulbs

One of the biggest issues is setting up new lamps to your already set up system. So, we are going to help you how to do it with ease. There is basically 3 solutions to this:

A. Official Philips hue Auto Search

The best way connect your new Philips hue bulbs or other Philips hue lights (such as Philips hue bloom, Iris…) to your bridge is by using the official app from Philips hue. Please follow these steps:

  1. 1. Click on the hamburger button on the top left
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  2. 2. Click on Settings
    gotosettings
  3. 3. Click on My lights
    MyLights
  4. 4. Click on + Connect new lights
    connect
  5. 5. Click on Auto search
    autosearch
  6. 6. Now it is searching for new bulbs
    Searching
  7. 7. That should add new bulbs to the rest of them

If that didn’t help, we’ll have to choose another way of connecting your new bulbs. In any case, I would try the Auto Search function one more time.

B. Official Philips hue Manual Search

Sometimes it’s just good to kill the app and start over. Please follow these steps:

  1. 1. Click on the hamburger button on the top left
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  2. 2. Click on Settings
    gotosettings
  3. 3. Click on My lights
    MyLights
  4. 4. Click on + Connect new lights
    connect
  5. 5. Click on Manual Search
    manual
  6. 6. Click on + button
    manual
  7. 7. Enter the serial number that is on your hue bulb.
    It is a six digit number that may contain letters.
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  8. 8. Turn on the light bulb you want to connect to bridge
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  9. 9. Click on the Search button
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  10. 10. Now it is searching for new bulb(s)
    Searching
  11. 11. That should add new bulbs to the rest of them

If this still hasn’t helped. You’ll have to reach for unofficial solution.

C. Unofficial Desktop App – Lamp Finder

Choose which version you want:

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