Hueblog: Introduced: This is the new Philips Hue Smart Button

Introduced: This is the new Philips Hue Smart Button

Today, Signify officially introduced the new Philips Hue Smart Button. I got the first details.

It wasn’t part of the rumors that have been circulating since June: last week I discovered it for the first time and was able to cover it in our news. Now the Philips Hue Smart Button is official. But until we can use it ourselves we have to be patient – its market launch is planned for October.

Before I go into further details I would like to give you the official wording of Signify and some product photos:

“The Smart Button is compact but has a lot to offer – with a short press, users can control their Hue lamps as they wish, with a longer press the brightness is increased or dimmed. In conjunction with the Philips Hue Bridge, the Smart Button can be configured to switch on the lighting with a pre-set shade of white and brightness depending on the time of day: With just one press of the button, lamps and luminaires are switched on in the morning with a cool, activating colour temperature, and in the evening a press provides a warmer, more relaxing lighting ambience. Thanks to its magnetic back and adhesive mini holder, the Smart Button can be placed anywhere. Since a larger back plate with the same dimensions as a standard wall switch is also included, it is a smart replacement for existing light switches.”

More details about the Philips Hue Smart Button

Some details are exciting. In addition to the Bluetooth connection, which is rather unimportant for most users, the small smart button, which is powered by a button cell, is equipped with an IP44 certification and is thus also suitable for damp rooms. The button itself is 3.2 centimeters large and has a reset button on the back. The supplied plate measures 7.6 x 7.6 centimetres, but so far I don’t know exactly how it can be mounted.

Signify sets a price of 19.99 Euro. This makes the Philips Hue Smart Button a little bit cheaper than the well-known dimmer switch, which has a recommended price of 24.95 euro.

Hopefully, I will soon be able to find out how the Hue Smart Button performs in practice. Until then I am interested: Where would you use the new little button?

Philips Hue Smart Button

$29.99 / £17.99 / €21,99

This little button makes a big impact. A single click controls your lights, while pressing and holding the button dims or brightens them. Better yet: your lights will turn on to our recommended color and brightness based on the time of day.

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