the hidden socket:

ONLY VISIBLE WHEN in use ...

WHETHER OPEN OR CLOSED, the LIGHT SWITCH always WORKS ...

last but not least: IT CAN BE RETROFITTED TO ANY LIGHT SWITCH*


BEHIND ALMOST EVERY CONVENTIONALLY INSTALLED LIGHT SWITCH HIDES A SOCKET outlet. NOW THE HIDDEN SOCKET MAKES THIS DOUBLE FUNCTION POSSIBLE - even AS A RETROFIT ON EXISTING SWITCHES!

innovative details

SELF-OPENING WITH push-to-open

In order to trigger the mechanical opening support, a slight pressure is sufficient and the switch automatically moves upwards. To close, simply push the switch back down to the locking position.

WITH INTEGRATED LOCKING SYSTEM

The Hidden Socket has an integrated locking mechanism. This can be used with a magnetic key in order to restrict the use of the socket or to ensure protection for children.

THE HIDDEN SOCKET IN YOUR Philips hue system

The light switch of the Hidden Socket utilizes Hue radio technology. As an equally battery-free wireless switch, it is also integrated into the Hue Bridge. The Hidden Socket light switch takes over lighting control in the Smart Home. 


BATTERY-FREE radio TECHNOLOGY

The combination of a miniaturized energy converter and energy-efficient wireless technology enables a maintenance-free wireless switch without batteries.

CHARGING MOBILE DEVICES

The Hidden Socket can be extended below with a cradle.  A mobile device can be stored here and the charging function can be used together with the USB socket and the charging cable.

FLEXIBLE DUE TO 55 MM fitting FORMAT

The Hidden Socket is mounted on a flush-mounted box using the socket insert. The frame for mounting fixtures has the format 55 by 55 mm. Thus, in addition to the Hidden Socket, other installations in this 55 mm fitting format can also be used, e.g. displays and control elements for heating, shading, air conditioning, lighting or timers ...



EASY TO RETROFIT*

THE HIDDEN SOCKET ENABLES THE RETROFITTING OF ADDITIONAL SOCKETS UNDER EXISTING LIGHT SWITCHES AND THE RETROFITTING OF ADDITIONAL LIGHT SWITCHES ON EXISTING SOCKETS.

What you need for the installation of the Hidden Socket is usually available with light switches and sockets: they are installed on a flush-mounted socket in which a 230 V power cable is connected. Replacing existing sockets with hidden sockets is even easier - they can be easily exchanged for each other.

flush-mounted box

For retrofitting, the old light switch should be installed on a flush-mounted box. The depth of the flush-mounted box should be 47 mm for the simple Hidden Socket and 61 mm for the charging version with 2-fold USB.

Wiring

Furthermore, a 230 V power cable should be available in the flush-mounted box. If the previous light switch is wired in the way shown above, it can simply be replaced with an Hidden Socket. 


product version

Friends of Hue

Switch

The Hue Switch offers a light switch that covers the hidden socket and releases it via push-to-open. The Hue Switch has all switching functions of the Hue Tap and is also battery and maintenance free. 

With the magnetic key as a separate accessory, access to the hidden socket can also be locked or unlocked.

Included in the package Hue Switch:

  • shockproof socket
  • HUE radio light switch

FRIENDS OF HUE

SWITCH + charge

In the Hue Switch+Charge version, the light switch and a hidden socket with two USB charging sockets are extended by a charging cradle below. Also included is a multi-USB charging cable with three connector formats so that all mobile devices can be charged. 

Here, too, access to the hidden socket can be locked or unlocked with the magnetic key as a separate accessory.

Included in the package Hue Switch+Charge:

  • shockproof socket
  • HUE radio light switch
  • charging cradle
  • multi-USB charging cable (Lightning, Micro-USB, USB-C)

ALREADY got A HUE-TAP?


FRIENDS OF HUE

tap dock

The version Tap Dock offers a dock for your Hue Tap. Once inserted, the movable Tap Dock covers the hidden socket and releases it via push-to-open if required. 

Access to the hidden socket can also be locked or unlocked using the magnetic key as a separate accessory.

Included in the package Hue Tap Dock:

  • shockproof socket 
  • Dock for Hue Tap (Hue Tap not included)

FRIENDS OF HUE

TAP DOCK+charge

The Tap Dock is also available with a hidden socket with two USB charging sockets and a charging cradle below. A charging cable with three plug formats is also included so that any mobile devices can be charged. 

Access to the hidden socket can also be locked or unlocked using the magnetic key as a separate accessory.

Included in the package Hue Tap Dock+Charge:

  • shockproof socket
  • Dock for Hue Tap (Hue Tap not included)
  • Charging cradle
  • multi-USB charging cable (Lightning, Micro-USB, USB-C)


Applications

USING SOCKETS AT A COMFORTABLE HEIGHT

In addition to doors, the Hidden Socket can replace an existing light switch in order to use it temporarily at a convenient operating height, e.g. for vacuum cleaning. This operation without bending down is particularly convenient for older people.

THE LIGHT SWITCH ON THE BED

In the bedroom it is worth retrofitting a hidden socket light switch on the existing socket if the light is also to be switched comfortably at the bedside.

CHILD PROTECTION IN THE CHILDREN'S ROOM

To protect children from electric shock, the Hidden Socket can be magnetically locked. The locking function can only be released with the magnetic key.

AESTHETICALLY COVERED IN THE LIVING ROOM

The Hidden Socket is a matter of design. For temporary use, the Hidden Socket can be retrofitted with a socket outlet under the existing light switch. The advantage here is that this socket is discreet and is aesthetically covered by the light switch and only visible if necessary.

THE CHARGING STATION IN THE STUDY

With the +Charge version, each socket can be extended by a charging function. Simply move the switch upwards, plug the charging cable into the USB socket and the mobile device and place it in the shelf below.

SERVICE SOCKET IN PUBLIC SPACE

With a simple lockable cover (without a switch or Tap), lockable service sockets can be installed in the public space of e.g. kindergartens, schools or offices, which can only be opened and used by service staff such as caretakers or cleaning personnel using a magnetic key.


A PATENTED INNOVATION

Hidden Socket was patented because of its innovative details under EPA-No. 3079209.