Must you have the bridge to control just one bulb?

I wanted to know if I could purchase just a single bulb for my room and not need the bridge to control it.

Philips Hue Connected Bulb - Starter Pack

Philips Hue Connected Bulb - Starter Pack

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    You need at least one bridge. Bulbs can't communicate to your cpu without a bridge. A bridge can control a massive amount of bulbs. The bridge is the brain and you always need a brain that communicates with the mobile device

  • No, you must have a a hue bridge. It is the connection to wifi, all apps search for the bridge on your network, before you can use the bulbs. I have read somewhere that the bulbs can communicate to each other if any of them are to far from router & bridge.