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    Hive Active Light 9.5W Colour Changing E27 - G Rated

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    Product Overview

    Create the perfect ambience in your home with this smart light bulb from Hive. You can control it from your phone or tablet, which not only lets you turn it on and off, but change the colour too. With 16 million shades to choose from, you can transform the room to match your mood. It has a screw fitting and a lifespan of up to 25,000 hours, so it won’t need changing every other month. It’s dimmable as well, so whether you’re watching a movie or reading, you can adjust the brightness to suit. And you can even set a timer – perfect for making it look like you’re home when you’re on holiday.

    Please note, to use the Hive smart light bulb you’ll need a Hive Hub (sold separately). You’ll also need to download the free Hive app, which is compatible with all iOS and Android devices.

    Key Features

    • Smart light bulb – control from your phone or tablet
    • Coloured bulb – choose between 16 million shades
    • Screw fitting with 25,000 hour lifespan
    • Dim the brightness of the light to match your mood
    • Schedule a timer to turn lights on automatically

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    Product Specification

    Key Information

    White And Colour
    Bridge Included
    Energy Rating
    Hive Hub
    Required - Not Included, Sold Separately
    Lifetime (Hours)
    Lightbulb Fitting
    Lightbulb Type
    Pack Size
    Pre 2021 Energy Rating
    Set Dimming Levels
    Set Lighting Schedules


    Smart Assistant Compatibility
    Works With Amazon Alexa, Google Home

    Features We Love

    Dimmable Lights

    Mobile Connectivity

    Mobile App

    Product Detail

    Smart Lighting
    Country Of Origin
    (H)12.0 x (W)6.0 x (D)6.0
    Smart Type
    Smart Light
    Active Light 9.5W Colour Changing E27

    Smart Technology

    Works With Amazon Alexa
    Works With Apple HomeKit
    Works With Google Assistant


    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 Year

    Features we love


    Hive have branched out into every aspect of smart home technology, from thermostats to lightbulbs, in order to totally streamline your life. By offering a variety of stylish products, they guarantee compatibility and connectivity, and give you a single point of contact to manage all your smart tech. Hive products let you live in the future, today.

    Works with Amazon Alexa

    This product is compatible with Amazon Alexa, providing you have an existing Alexa-enabled speaker. Just open the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet and you’ll be able to connect this product. Then, you’ll be able to control it with just the power of your voice.

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    Works with smart speakers for voice control

    This product is compatible with selected smart speakers for even greater control. Once you’ve synchronised your device with your speaker, you’ll be able to turn it on and off or adjust the settings with a simple voice command. So you can get comfy, and let your virtual assistant do all the work.

    Hive Hub required

    To use this product you’ll need to synchronise it with a Hive Hub. It connects all your smart Hive products, allowing you to control them individually from the app on your smart device. So once they’re connected, you can turn them on and off or tweak timers and schedules wherever you happen to be, letting you relax the moment you come home.

    Customer Reviews

    4.8 / 5
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    Excellent functionality

    A fantastic light bulb that works well with Google Home. I am able to change the lights outside to reflect my mood.
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    Great gadget

    Great for setting a mood in the living room and I've even replaced my outdoor patio lights with them for Christmas lighting
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    In the mood for a party, or just looking to turn off the lights when you get into bed without getting up again?

    Party time? Wanting to save energy? Fancy a different colour of light in your home, or just wanting to change the mood? Changing out for a Hive Active Light could be the solution to your problem! Some like a nice bluey-white, some like a nice warm-white, some even like a red or a green in their homes. You can set the colour and the brightness of your set shade of light to whatever you would like. With infinite possibilities you can have lots of fun choosing the right colour for you. Add into the mix the ability to schedule lights to come on or off when you want and even mimic people being at home, all from a press of a button on your phone, tablet or watch. Not just that, but add additional Hive products to expand its use by turning on lights automatically when you open a door or move into a certain room. I have found so many uses for my bulbs, but the main thing is, they save money!
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    Let there be light

    Absolutely love these Hive bulbs and can't recommend them highly enough. Will definitely be aiming to get these throughout the house eventually. Easy to set up once you've got the Hive hub, it's all controlled within the Hive app, which is super easy to use. You can switch it on and off from the app, which is great if you get up or come home in the dark. But, not only that, you can control the colour from the app as well. There are so many colour possibilities, as well as a range of whites from cool to warm. The really nice thing is that we've just got an Amazon Echo, so all we need to do is say Alexa, make the light pink and hey presto. Kids are absolutely loving it, as you can imagine. It's also programmable, so we have it set to come on for a brief period in the morning when we all get up and when it goes dark in the evening. It's energy efficient and long lasting too so well worth investment I think. I'm that impressed that I've given a few sets as gifts this Christmas!
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    A great smart home gadget

    Hive has introduced the Active Light as part of the smart home system available with the Hive Active Heating kit. It is essentially a light bulb that you can control from the Hive app on your phone. Installing the bulb was easy, just screw it in, turn it on, launch the app, and add a new device. It literally takes seconds to do. There is also an option to rename the light bulb to make it easier to recognise. This is great as when you start replace all the bulbs in your home you'll want to control them separately. Once it's up and running and you've given it a great name you'll see several options in the app. The light has a dimmer option, which is great as at 100% its actually very bright. The intensity goes from 0 to 5% then from 10% up in increments of 10 until 100%. You will also be able to choose what kind of white light you want, the spectrum ranges from cool white to warm white and all the shade in-between. It also has the colour changing option. Like the white light options it works with a sliding scale and allows you to choose hues from red to blue to green to yellow or orange or anything in-between. and the colours are incredibly vibrant. This might seem like a gimmick but being able to have a dimmed light while I'm relaxing on an evening after work is lovely. I've also found being able to change the colour of the light is easier on the eyes at times. The Hive light also comes with scheduling so it can be programmed to turn on or off at different times of the day. I feel like this feature will be great while i'm away on holiday but day to day it is also great as an alarm clock. When my alarm goes off on a morning my bedroom light comes on and helps me wake up quicker. The Hive light can also be used with other Hive devices such as the motion sensor so when it detects movement in a room the light will come on. I've used this light a lot more than i actually thought I would and it really has fit well into my lifestyle. It is a little expensive but the box says it lasts for 25,000 hours which is 3 years if it's never switched off.
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