Only about one and a half months ago, Philips Hue introduced the fourth generation of the Philips Hue LightStrip Plus – with rather few changes. Apart from the possibility of reconnecting cut pieces with a connector, the light strip itself has remained unchanged – to the displeasure of many Hue users who were looking forward to more new technology.
Meanwhile, I’m confident that Signify will present new hardware at the usual IFA date in September – especially since it has already become apparent that new filament lamps are being worked on and that Centris and Bloom cannot be the only new releases in the second half of the year.
Also of interest are the latest documents that have come to light at the FCC. There, an “LED device” was tested that has ZigBee and Bluetooth. So chances are very high that this is a Hue product. In addition, the controller shown here looks very similar to that of the LightStrip Plus.
What I find particularly interesting is an explanation from the FCC test report. There it says: “Models 9290024227, 9290024228, 9290024229 only differs on the length of the light strip (…).
As we all know, the LightStrip Plus is available as a basic set and an extension, both of which are listed as individual model numbers at the FCC. The same applies to the Outdoor LightStrip in two and five meters. This makes it all the more exciting that the LightStrip now tested by the FCC is to be available in three different lengths.