Best Philips Hue Light Switch Covers and Plates
To operate your hue lights there are a few options, voice using Alexa, Google home or Siri, using your app be it the Hue app or a third party app, or a Hue switch, such as the tap or dimmer.
If you have guests or a family that just go to use the light switch it can be annoying as the switch must remain on and flicking the switch won’t do anything as you are turning power off to the bulb. With new compatible Hue light switches coming, there is an alternative way to cover these switches preventing use of them, and also mounting your Hue dimmer.
Hue Dimmer light Switch Covers
There are a number of options and product that are on the market that allow you to cover your old light switch and also mount your Hue dimmer or tap on to.
Pictured above is a double Hue dimmer faceplate that fixes to a double or single switch. As you can see the switches are covered by the dimmer switches which are held in place by magnets. A clever design that works well and cane be bought as a double as shown and also a single.
Philips Hue UK dimmer mounting plates
In the Uk there are a few options as the UK light switch size and design differs to those in the US.
- New Improved Bright White Philips Hue Dimmer Switch Cover Plate
- Samotech SM200 Light Switch Cover for Philips Hue Dimmer
- Samotech Light Switch Cover V2
The Samotech Hue Switch protects your smart lights from being switched off by covering the switch while allowing you to attach and cover it with the Hue dimmer. It is easy to install and a simple way to turn your dumb switch into a smart switch.
These are Philips Hue Switch Gang Size UK light switch covers easily go over your current light switch allowing for a seamless cover that requires no wiring or electrical work.
Philips Hue Smart Button Light Switch Cover
If you have a Hue smart button you can also use and add a cover, the Samotech Light switch cover for the Hue smart button is a white plastic case housing that go’s over your traditional light switch and mounts your Hue smart button, making your wall switch a smart button switch.
- Unscrew the two retaining screws on the light switch
- Attach the adapter on top of the light switch and screw both back into the wall using supplied screws
- Slide-in the compatible adapter and attach your smart button/dimmer
Other Light Switch Covers
If you don’t want to mount your dimmer onto the light switch however wish to cover it to prevent is being used, then a simple solution is to add a faceplate over it to prevent it being accessible.
This can work well if you don’t use any Hue switches and therefore have nothing to mount over the light switch itself, or if you wish to have your Hue switch else where, this allows you to block access to the light switch while easily being able to remove if needed.
What solution have you gone for?
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