I introduced you to the Philips Hue Dymera earlier this month, and now the wall light for indoor and outdoor use that was announced back in January is finally available. You can order it from the official Philips Hue online shop for 219.99 euros. A steep price, especially compared to similar wall lights such as the Hue Appear or Hue Resonate.
It's been a few years since Philips Hue removed the widgets from its iPhone app, but back then they weren't on the home screen anyway. Apple now allows widgets on the home screen – and since the launch of iOS 17, they can even be interactive. This means that actions can be performed without having to open the corresponding app.
After the start with the Hue Tap Dial Switch, Philips Hue has equipped almost all accessories with more functions in recent months and made them compatible with the 24-hour “natural light” scene. In December, it was the turn of the Hue wall switch module, followed by the dimmer switch and Smart Button in September.
The Philips Hue Bridge is known to be designed for 50 lights. What was a pretty generous mark ten years ago is now exceeded by miles in many households. The only way out so far, as long as you want to remain loyal to Philips Hue, is to install a second or third Hue Bridge.
Amazon announced the new Echo Hub last autumn. At first glance, this appears to be an Echo Show 8 without a speaker, as the Echo Hub is so flat that it can be mounted on the wall as a smart home control panel. It is now available to order in Germany and other European countries at a price of 199.99 euros.
After problems in Europe, the Philips Hue Go portable table lamp was initially launched in the USA almost two years ago. However, we had to wait much longer for the special edition in America, but now it has finally been released. However, this special version of the portable table lamp is not all that special.
Today I would like to take care of another question from our community. Whether in the comments, by email or directly in the community section of hueblog.de, there are always interesting questions. Like the following question about colour temperatures: When configuring White Ambiance bulbs, is it possible to set the colour temperature in Kelvin, or at least read out the value set “in the colour wheel” in Kelvin?
Another Philips Hue product announced in January is now available in Germany and many other European countries: The pendant light cord for filament lamps. Available in two different versions for 59.99 or 69.99 euros and in two colours each. The price is definitely on a par with Hue, and the production of the pendant lights is also quite special.
An interesting comment from a reader drew my attention to a small but noteworthy innovation in the official Philips Hue app. There is now a third colour circle that has been specially created for scenes. Up to now, there have been two colour circles in the Hue app. One is the familiar “colour picker”, where you can move the light points to a colour of your choice.
Yesterday evening, Philips Hue released another update to its app – and simply failed to mention the biggest new feature in the update description. On the iPad and also on Android tablets, the room overview is now displayed with two columns again. But before we get to that, let's take a look at what the app looked like before.