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Hive Active Light Dimmable B22 Smart Bulb

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About this product


  • Compatible with Amazon Echo & Google Home
  • Requires Hive Hub
  • Low power consumption of 9W, saving you money

Product overview

• Traditional type bulb with a B22 fitting compatible with most domestic appliances
• 0.009kWh making it an A+ energy label
• Compatible with Amazon Echo
• Low power consumption of 9W, saving you money
• 806 lumens - brightness the equivalent of a 60W bulb
• 2700k warm white lighting effect - perfect for creating lighting effects
• Long lifespan of 25,000 hours saving you even more money
• Dimmable bulb for setting the right mood
• 2 years warranty with proof of purchase

Why should I buy a smart light bulb?
Use this light bulb to extend your Hive Hub smart lighting system. You will need to have the Hive Hub app pre-installed in order to be able to control this smart light bulb with your smartphone or tablet. The bulb gives off a warm white at 806 lumens and can be dimmed with the Hive Active app. Once the light bulb is installed and connected to the Hub you can schedule lights to turn on when you're away and more.

Is the bulb suitable for what I need?
The traditional B22 bayonet cap fitting makes this LED bulb compatible with most domestic appliances such as ceiling fixtures and lamps. The brightness is equivalent to a 60W halogen bulb, this only uses a 0.009kWh making it an A+ energy label, which saves you money. The colour temperature of 2700k gives a warm white effect which is perfect for cosy spaces such as bedrooms and living areas. As the bulb is compatible with dimmers, you can create the right mood lighting for your home.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just love the voice control and dimming function i've just bought this and couldn't be happier (well, I suppose I could be if all the components were fromm recycled material). The bulb works great, and it was easy to set up with the Hive app on my iPhone. Also, using the Alexa app for Echo Dot, I was able to link this bulb, and now I just tell Alexa to turn on the light, turn it to 40%, turn it off, etc. It really feels like a 21st century home with this. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so useful I bought two more to add to the existing bulb, hot water and heating. Found them to be so useful as I do not have to go back downstairs if I have left the hall light on by mistake. They also mean that if it gets dark when I am out I can turn a light on and come home to a light house.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hive; Making life easier! I got the hive bulb to go along with my previously installed Hive hub & thermostat. I just popped in the bulb and pressed the "add device" prompt on the free app and I was all set!
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It just works! Extremely easy to install and setup, now have my lamp on time which is perfect.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good product! Be warned if you buy any Hive ancillary product with the Heating system and select the 'with installation' option you do not get the 'hub' you need to control the Hive products, I made a complaint and they shipped my hub early, however once set up the bulb works well, it'd on the large side so probably ok in lamps etc.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does what it says on the tin I used to hate it getting into bed and forgetting to turn the light off! No more!! Dimmable feature works perfectly and on a chilly night when you don't want to get out of bed to turn it off just grab your phone!
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hive active lightbulb B22 Great , easy to use. My house is connected with smart lights. I bought a few within the last few weeks. Maplin were selling them for £13 and normal price is £20
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant These are so easy to install on the British Gas Hive System, just as stated and they are so easy to control from my mobile phone.
Date published: 2017-01-11
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Power source
Mains 220V
Fitting type
Bayonet (BC) Yes
Edison Screw (ES) No
Bluetooth No
Dimmable Yes
LED output brightness 9W / 806 Lumens
Running life 25,000 hours
Energy efficiency rating A+
Energy consumption 0.009kWh
Speaker No
Operating systems and protocols
Apple iOS Yes
Google Android Yes
Zigbee Yes
Z Wave No
Device compatibility
iOS smart device running iOS Yes
iPod Touch Yes
iPhone Yes
iPad (all models) Yes
iPad Mini Yes
Kindle Fire devices No
Operating power 220VAC - 240VAC
Operating temperature 60 degrees
Width 60mm
Depth 71mm
Height 120mm
Weight Product 80g (Packaged 129g)
Manufacturer's Warranty 2 years

Hi is this an LED bulb as there is no mention of this, and also does this give off a soft white / white light. I don't want a yellow tint like you get on old bulbs. Many Thanks

Asked by: GoGadget
Yes this is an LED bulb that can be tuned using an app on your phone to give out different shades of white.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2018-01-10

Hi - I have a Hive hub (plus plugs, heating, hot water controls etc) and Alexa. If I get a bulb to fit in a ceiling light fitting which has a normal, non dimmable, wall switch, will the bulb work via the Hive Hub / App / Alexa?

Asked by: swindonpete
Yes the switch has no bearing on the bulbs dimming ability.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2018-01-05

Can the light level of this device be changed at pre-programmed intervals - for example, to mimic a day-night cycle?

Asked by: Ben S
Yes, instruction of how to do this can be found here
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-09-19

do you need a hive hub to connect bulb to alexa

Asked by: Dave b
Yes you will need the Hive Hub.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-05-15

Hi do you just put the bulb in any light fitting and then it's controlled by your hive setup

Asked by: Dave
Providing the bulb corresponds to your light fitting yes this is correct.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-01-28

Does this work with amazon alexa?

Asked by: pinpenguin2
If used in conjunction with the Hive Hub this would be compatible.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2016-12-30

Can these bulbs be used in outside light fitting will the light pick up signal from inside

Asked by: John77
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below : 0333 400 9500 or email
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2017-05-25
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