Nest and Philips have worked together to make controlling your home’s lights easier and more energy-efficient. The result is the Philips Hue bridge, which integrates with the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Cam to give you even more control over your home’s lighting.
The Philips Hue bridge is a central controller that allows you to connect and manage up to 50 Philips Hue lights and accessories. The bridge is what allows you to control your Hue lights from your smartphone or tablet, and it also enables features like geofencing and routines.
If you want to take advantage of everything that Philips Hue has to offer—including the latest features and integrations—you’ll need a Philips Hue bridge. Here are some of the benefits of using a Philips Hue bridge with your Nest products:
integration with the Nest Learning Thermostat: The Philips Hue bridge can be integrated with the Nest Learning Thermostat, so your lights can adjust automatically based on your Nest temperature settings. For example, you can set your lights to turn off when Nest detect that everyone has left the house, or to turn on and off at specific times to save energy.
integration with Nest Cam: The Philips Hue bridge can also be integrated with Nest Cam, so you can receive alerts on your Hue lights when Nest Cam detects activity. You can also set your Hue lights to turn on when Nest Cam detects activity, so you can see what’s going on even when it’s dark.
additional features and integrations: The Philips Hue bridge also enables features like geofencing and routines. Geofencing allows your Hue lights to turn on or off automatically when you come home or leave the house. Routines allow you to automate your Hue lights to turn on or off at specific times, or in response to specific events like sunset or sunrise.