Together with our colleagues from Senic we already explained how to use a fifth and sixth button on a Friends of Hue switch in a video two weeks ago. Today, there is another video guide – and again the focus is set on Senic’s Friends of Hue switch and the iConnectHue app. However, the feature can also be configured with other Friends of Hue switches and other third-party apps.
What is it all about? We will explain how to switch on the light in a room with one button and switch it on again with another press of the same button. With the official Philips Hue app, two different buttons are required for these two actions.
I use this technique in practice myself, for example at my Friends of Hue switch on the staircase. This is located quite centrally in an open ground floor and can thus switch four “rooms” on and off at once: kitchen, dining room, living room and the staircase – very useful. The way you use the new free buttons is of course up to you.
The Friends of Hue switch from Senic fits perfectly into the widely used System 55 from Gira. The battery-free switch is available at Amazon for 69 euros in four different colours.