Since today, version 4.7 of the Philips Hue app is available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. As already announced by me, the dynamic scenes learn a lot with the update and work not only with the preset scenes, but also with self-created ones. Of course, this offers even more possibilities, even if the setting for adjusting the speed has unfortunately not yet been made available with this update.
At the end of the month, Philips Hue will launch another new Gradient product: The Philips Hue Play Gradient Light Tube. It is an LED tube that will be available in a total of four different versions: An 87.7 centimetre small “Compact” version in white or black for 179.99 euros and a 137.7 centimetre long “Large” version in the same colours for 199.99 euros each.
I don’t really know who comes up with the names for new products at Signify in Eindhoven. After the Aurelle LED panel has been available for several years in four different versions and with White Ambiance technology, the ceiling light is now also available in two models with White and Color Ambiance.
In the past few weeks, Philips Hue has not only launched numerous new hardware products, but has also made significant changes to the software. In addition to the new gradient function and Spotify integration, we were also pleased to see the introduction of dynamic scenes. These dynamic scenes work very simply and are integrated directly into the room view.
Almost exactly one month ago I introduced you to the large Hue Gradient Signe floor lamp, today I would like to take a look at the small model together with you. How does the Philips Hue Gradient Signe table lamp perform in everyday life and what are the changes compared to the previous model?
So, here I am again. After a little time off in the Netherlands, I’m back with daily news from the world of Philips Hue. I hope you still stopped by the blog last week, even though it was certainly a bit quieter. But there will be plenty of fodder in the coming days, because according to the official information from September, a batch of new Hue products will be launched tomorrow, 12 October.
Over the past few weeks, I have been able to provide you with some content about the Philips Hue Ambiance Gradient Lightstrip. In addition to my review, I also took a look inside the lightstrip and found out some interesting details. For example, the Ambiance Gradient Light Strip can not only be shortened every 25 centimetres as stated, but twice as often.
A fortnight ago, the new Philips Hue Ambiance Gradient Lightstrip came onto the market and caused a lot of excitement, but also a lot of questions. One question in particular has reached me frequently: How does the new lightstrip differ from the Philips Hue Play Gradient Light Strip, which has been available for a year now?
At the beginning of the month, Philips Hue announced it, and now, according to official statements on various social media platforms, the time has come. Although there is still nothing to be read in the release notes, which are never updated very quickly – it should, however, be possible to use the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box with a refresh rate of 120 hertz with the latest firmware update.
I announced this new feature a few months ago, and with the launch of iOS 15 earlier this week, I can now announce it’s a reality: There is an easy option to set a timer for Philips Hue lamps. And of course all other HomeKit devices that can be switched on and off.