Philips Hue Motion Sensor


About this product


  • Compatible with Alexa, Google Home, and HomeKit
  • Turns lights on/off as you enter/leave a room
  • Add to your existing Philips Hue smart lighting network

Product overview

• Compatible with Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomeKit
• Motion Sensor picks up movement in your home and automatically turns your Philip Hue lights on and off
• Add to your existing Philips Hue smart lighting network in your home
• Day and night settings – set a bright light during the day and a warm light at night
• Integrated daylight sensor turns on lights when they are needed
• Highly energy efficient helping the environment and saving money on your energy bills
• Easy to install anywhere in your home – place on a shelf, fridge or mount to a wall, all fixings are included

What does this Philips Hue Motion Sensor do?
Add this motion sensor to your current Philips Hue smart lighting network in your home. By connecting this Philips Hue Motion Sensor to your Philips Hue Bridge via the Philips Hue smartphone app, you will be able to automatically turn your Philips Hue lights on when you walk into a room. Perfect for any room in your home, especially your hallway, bathroom, basement or garage. Using the Philips Hue app you can choose which scene or light setting should be triggered when motion is detected. The lights will automatically switch off when the motion sensor can no longer detect any movement in the room.

What features can be used with the Philips Hue Motion Sensor?
Set the perfect lighting for day and night, during the day the sensor can trigger a bright crisp white light to help you see clearly. Then at night the sensor can turn on a warm white light to help create a gentle atmosphere. Also in the middle of the night if you, your partner or child gets out of bed, enough light will turn on to help navigate the walk in the dark, without waking up the rest of the household.

The integrated daylight sensor will turn on your lights only when they are needed. Using the Philips Hue app you can easily change the light sensitivity level so the sensor only triggers when you need that bit of extra light. When no motion is sensed the lights will be dimmed then automatically switch off after a selected time.

How energy efficient is having this motion sensor?
The Philips Hue Motion Sensor helps you to save energy by automatically turning off lights in areas that aren’t being used. This helps save energy and cut the cost of your energy bills. You can connect up to 50 lights and various accessories to the Philips Hue Bridge so smart lighting can be spread throughout your home, helping to save the environment and your wallet.

How do I install the motion sensor?
The Philips Hue Motion Sensor is battery powered and completely wireless. Easy to install anywhere in your home, setting the motion sensor up only takes a matter of minutes. Place the motion sensor anywhere in your home you feel will pick up the most movement such as, a shelf, side table or mount it to a wall or ceiling using the included screw. The included magnet means you are also able to attach the sensor to metal surfaces such as your fridge. Wherever you place the device, easily adjust the sensor to point in the right direction with the 100-degree adjustable mount attached. Once installed setting up the control requires the Hue Bridge (not included) and downloading the Hue App.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Automation on the Move I have a number of Philips Hue products, from lightstrips to bulbs, so it was only natural to add the motion sensor to allow an additional level of automation, without the need for a smartphone or tablet input. Initial setup is very intuative, especially if you have set up previous Hue devices. My only criticism is that Hue App v1.0 cannot be used to set up the device, only Hue App v2.0, which limts your use of any already existing scenes. The unit comes with a preinstalled battery, simply pull the plastic tab out to activate the unit. You then simply follow the setup steps when you add the new device. 1. Give the sensor a name. 2. Select the time period it's active between (i.e. 7pm ~ 6am) 3. Select the days it's active for. 3. Select the action to be taken when triggered. 4. Select how long the action should be active for. It's that simple. You can add multiple sensors to your set up. Now when l go into my Livingroom after dark, it automatically triggers whatever scene has been preselected. The device is basically an IR switch. I don't have any pets, so unsure how susceptible it would be to being triggered by a dog/cat.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant addition to my Hue system We now have three motion sensors in our system. One controlling the main stairway lights , another for the main bedroom plus stairway and one for the kitchen. The only problem I have is the sensors have to be set for a specific amount of time. This works well on the stairs and bedroom but is difficult to get right for the kitchen. I think the sensors would be better if they turned on at the first pass and off at the second as well as being timed. We currently often find ourselves asking 'Alexa' to turn off the kitchen lights or using the app.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome little thing Really pleased with my sensor, if you have the hue system I recommend getting this for your hall or landing.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple effective motion sensor This sensor is very easy to connect to the Hue bridge and set up to your exact requirements to suit the room, lighting level and sensitivity. Using the magnet fixing system it is easy to get the optimum position for detecting motion from more than one directions of approach. The Hue App is great for controlling the numerous variables of day/night setting, light scenes and motion sensitivity. No power is required just the batteries so it can be positioned anywhere.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Useful addition to Hue lights and dimmer switch Just bought two sensors to trigger a hallway light from two floors to provide lighting for night time trips to loo. Am still experimenting, but so far there seems to be some delay in the sensor being triggered in situ. However, from earlier trialling in my room, this could be a bedding down process. This could be down to a delay arising from wifi or possibly, because I have Apples device and Apples's Home app, there's a possible delay in the Philips/Apple interface. The sensor bundle includes a bracket, essentially a 10mm high 18mm cylindrical very strong magnet coated in what seems to be silicone rubber with a countersunk hole for the one of two screws to go through. A long and short screw is provided with a wall plug: i think long and wall plug is for walls and the the short screw for mounting on woodwork. The back of the sensor has a shallow dome with a central hole for receiving the bracket to mount the sensor square/parallel to the surface it's mounted on. Alternatively, the curved surface of the dome provides a variety of mounting positions - very clever design. As mentioned the bracket can be screwed to a surface. Another option to is stick the bracket to any steel surface, eg the steel outside corner plastering strips that achieve those sharp edges (and protect them). The magnet is stong enough to attach to those outside corner steel plastering strips or on the steel surround of GU5/GU10 lights. What's not publicised in Philips' blurb anywhere that I could see is that the sensor also provides light level information (lux) and and temperature. Output of light levels is obvious, but not particularly useful to me, but temperature was a pleasant surprise. As I say Philips doesn't publicise temperature and I only became aware of it from Apple's Home app which displays 3 icons per sensor, one each for motion, lux and temperature, see photo. I initially thought that the Home app was in error but tested the heat sensing by putting a Hue sensor under an electric blanket for a while and hey presto, by degrees (pun intended) started to register the higher temperature. Now I can see temperature differences between where the two sensors are located. The sensor for the higher floor register slightly warmer than the lower sensor and if I swap them around the higher one registers a higher temperature. I think I noted that one reviewer says the sensor can't be used to turn off lights. Apple's Home app seems to have two ways to achieve that through the app's "Automation" tab which provides option of selecting either activating one or more scenes and/or one or more lights and their settings on/off, colour and light level. I have a "Red Lounge" scene and this includes control of all lights one of which, the main room light is set to off, and the others set to red at sub 20% light levels. A desired outcome of lights coming on are triggered through the apps (when the sensor) "Detects motion" option. There is also a (when the sensor) "Stops detecting motion." option which could be used to turn off lights. Overlaid on these options is the ability to set a delay of 1 to 60 minutes before a triggered scene or light is switched off. Quality is marked Excellent, value for money I think they could be cheaper, so given an Average for that. Overall Good rating to Excellent, but err on the side of 'caution'.
Date published: 2018-03-21
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Detection angle 100°
Viewing adjustment Up to 30° horizontal
Up to 30° vertical
Detection range 5 metres (16.4 ft)
Reaction time Immediate (less than 500 ms)
Connection: Zigbee Light Link
Running life 2 years
Audio speaker No
Operating Systems and Protocols
Apple iOS Yes
Google Android Yes
Device Compatibility
Apple iOS iPhone and iPad
Apple Watch Yes
Android Smartphones and tablets
Operating power 2 x AAA Battery (included)
Operating temperature 0°C - 40°C
Width 55mm
Depth 20mm
Height 55mm
Manufacturer’s warranty 2 years

Can this motion sensor be used to trigger another product i.e. a camera as well as hue lights?

Asked by: Fella
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application, I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-12-18

Battery has lasted just over a week - is this normal?

Asked by: StuartD
No, this would usually be longer.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-11-21

Does the sensor work with the Philips Hue Lightstrips?

Asked by: Sentosa
Yes this is set up to pick up movement in your home and automatically turn your Philip Hue lights on and off
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-07-26

is the model for sale Philips Hue part number 929001260701

Asked by: Casique
Yes it is.
Answered by: Neil G
Date published: 2017-04-30
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