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Ledvance already offers a small E14 lamp with White Ambiance technology Slightly larger than the Philips Hue Luster

Slightly larger than the Philips Hue Luster

Last year, Philips Hue presented the smallest smart light bulb of its kind to date: An E14 drop-shaped bulb. There was only one thing that many people didn’t understand: The product, which is perfectly suited for desk or bedside lamps, has only come onto the market as a White variant with a fixed colour temperature.

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These are the four features Philips Hue needs to deliver this year What is important from my point of view

What is important from my point of view

Philips Hue has now been on the market for almost ten years and is currently the clear number one when it comes to smart lighting. But the manufacturer from the Netherlands certainly cannot rest on its laurels. It is about time to pick up the pace again – because the last really big update of the Hue app was back in April 2016.

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If the Hue wall switch module does not work with a push button It is because of a little setting

It is because of a little setting

The Philips Hue wall switch module not only works with classic light switches, but also with pushbuttons. Even though this is not advertised by Philips Hue in a big way, you even benefit from an additional function when using a push button: In addition to activating scenes, the light can also be dimmed by holding the button.

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New bulbs in the works: Is Innr also setting its sights on the US market? Four new lamps appeared

Four new lamps appeared

If you look around the American retail market, you won’t see much of the Innr brand already known here in Europe. No wonder, since the company, which originates from the Netherlands, has initially focused on the local market. But that could soon change. A few days ago, for example, Innr received ZigBee certification for four new light sources, three of which have a form factor that is very common in the US.

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Which potential Hue product do you want most? From small filament bulbs to dimmable sockets

From small filament bulbs to dimmable sockets

Today it’s time again for a little poll. I would like to know which Philips Hue product you would like to see the most. After all, there are a few things that are not yet available – and some of them are not from third-party suppliers either. I am therefore curious to know what your favourites are.

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iConnectHue: Support for the Hue Wall Switch Module is in the works Everything needs to run perfectly

Everything needs to run perfectly

After the Philips Hue Wall Switch Module launched three weeks ago, the app scene got moving for the first time last week: Hue Essentials delivered initial support for the new accessory. However, I quickly had to find out: The whole implementation is not yet really suitable for practical use. I am all the more curious to see how things stand with the most popular app for iPhone and iPad.

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Old light strip with new extension: adapter coming soon Accessory manufacturer wants to deliver suitable product

Accessory manufacturer wants to deliver suitable product

Last year, I already drew attention to a problem for which Philips Hue has no solution and will not offer one. Those who want to extend an old Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus no longer have a chance. With the fourth generation of the light strip, Philips Hue has adjusted the size of the six pins.

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Hue Essentials: Support for the wall switch module is not yet adequate Unfortunately no recommendation at the moment

Unfortunately no recommendation at the moment

Since the weekend, the third-party app Hue Essentials offers initial support for the Philips Hue Wall Switch Module. I found some time this morning to take a closer look at the update and would like to tell you about my first impressions. And unfortunately, they are not positive, even though I would have liked them to be.

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Hue Wall Switch Module: Availability will remain limited Currently no improvement in sight

Currently no improvement in sight

While I’m waiting for the last responses around the reader test for the new Hue Wall Switch Module, I unfortunately have bad news for you: Availability will remain poor in the coming weeks. Currently, the new accessory is sold out in many countries in Europe, if at all, only a few single packs are available At this point, it’s not likely that this situation will change in the near future – and if it does, it would be a welcome surprise.

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Philips Hue in the garden: The most important information at a glance Smart light with the low-voltage system

Smart light with the low-voltage system

It’s March, and a look at the weather forecast reveals rising temperatures. I could imagine that one or the other of you has a lot planned in the garden – and perhaps Philips Hue should become a part of it. With the low-voltage system, Philips Hue has created an easy way to place smart light sources in the garden in a very uncomplicated, simple and safe way.

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