As a user of more than 50 lamps, I’m usually not a candidate for the Bluetooth app, which only allows you to pair up to 10 lamps. However, it is worth having a look into the Bluetooth app, because there is a tile view for some time now. I wonder: Would this design be something for the “real” Hue-App?
Remember the CES in January? That was when Philips Hue introduced some new outdoor products that I’ve already presented to you in detail in the following weeks. For example the Attract, Daylo or also the Resonate. But I haven’t discussed a new release in more detail yet: The Philips Hue Nyro.
Although I suspect that something will happen soon in this direction, Philips Hue has not yet managed to equip a filament lamp with White Ambiance technology. Up to now, the original Philips Hue filament lamps have a fixed colour temperature of 2,100 Kelvin. Fortunately, there are third-party suppliers who, thanks to the ZigBee standard, offer lamps compatible with the Hue Bridge that can do just that.
Despite the high price, the Philips Hue HDMI Sync Box is very popular. Especially in the social media, I see installations with several Hue lights behind, under or next to the TV, particularly the Philips Hue Play Lightbar is very well suited for this purpose. But how is that in reality?
Philips Hue already presented new products in January and June. A few weeks ago I was able to tell you that this was probably not all. Now I can present you the new products that Signify will introduce this autumn. I expect them to launch in September. E14 lamp in new drop shape It all starts with the Philips Hue White E14 “Luster”, an bulb in drop form.
Is it always this dark in the Netherlands? Besides Philips Hue from Eindhoven and Innr from Hilversum, I am already in contact with the third lighting manufacturer from our neighbouring country. Icasa from near Arnhem sent me today some initial information about a new filament lamp. The new “ZigBee Filament Bulb” from Icasa should be available on the market soon and comes in two different versions.
Several times a week I receive letters from users who have reached the capacity limit of the Philips Hue Bridge. 50 lamps are recommended by the manufacturer, up to 63 are theoretically possible. But in many cases that is no longer sufficient. Every year, Signify launches dozens of new lamps on the market, and as the clear number one in the market, it always proves again and again that once you start with a few lamps, you quickly want more.
Anyone who is a bit of a Philips Hue fan will have stumbled upon the name George Yianni before. The Head of Technology is considered the inventor of Philips Hue and looks back on the beginnings of the smart lighting system in a blog post. There are some interesting insights, which of course I don’t want to withhold from you on my blog.