If you start to equip your home with Philips Hue, after the living room, the kitchen and the bedroom, you will probably end up in the dining room relatively quickly. Today, I would like to explore with you the question of the possibilities above the dining table. At the moment I have a rather simple luminaire with three pendulums, each of which contains a normal Hue White and Color Ambiance.
Just last week I was able to announce that Philips Hue is already offering a modified version of its E14 teardrop bulb in Japan, which was launched as Hue White only earlier this month. Equipped with a comparable E17 base, the Japanese are already enjoying the benefits of a technically much better White Ambiance teardrop bulb, where the colour temperature can be freely adjusted from 2,200 to 6,500 Kelvin.
A few weeks ago, Senic launched the first Friends of Hue Outdoor Switch on the market. At the start it was sold for 69 Euros, but now it is at the regular price of 79 Euros. But you can still save money – if you need indoor switches as well. Senic has been selling the normal Friends of Hue indoor switch in a bundle of 3 for 189 Euros for some time.
Just two months ago, Philips Hue unveiled its smallest lamp to date: The Hue E14 Luster. The teardrop-shaped bulb is perfect for compact table lamps that are often found on desks or bedside tables. But it is precisely here that the new release reveals its biggest weakness: as a Hue White model, it offers only a fixed colour temperature.
“Alexa, turn the kitchen light on”, “Alexa, turn the reading light to 50 percent” or “Alexa, turn all the lights off”. These are just three of the many voice commands that can be used to control your Philips Hue lamps with Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa. This week, Amazon has launched two new smart speakers, whose names you have certainly heard before: Echo and Echo Dot.
When it comes to outdoor products, until a few months ago there was not much choice around the Hue system: you had to go to Philips Hue products. In the meantime, Müller-Licht Tint and Innr offer some outdoor products, and today I would like to introduce the latest candidate: The Innr OPL 130 C.
Last weekend I got an order from the very top. The government demanded that a sensible night light and reading light must be installed in the children’s room. I tried out two different variants and would like to tell you about my experiences. First of all I tried the Nanoleaf Shapes.
Watch out! Some Philips Hue outdoor power supplies may be defective and pose a safety hazard. Signify has therefore started a replacement program to replace affected models. In this article I will tell you which details you have to pay attention to. A low number of external power supplies may fail due to water ingress and cause a short circuit.
Although there are still some workarounds if you want to control several Hue Bridges with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, it is often not really fun. Now my YouTube colleague Justin_Tech learned some interesting details in a video interview with Hue inventor George Yianni, which I would like to share with you.