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. But you better not reach the limit of the bridge – then comfort will soon be a thing of the past.
So it is no longer unusual for users to need two or even three bridges to operate their system – but then a great amount of comfort is lost. In the Hue app, only the lamps of one bridge can be controlled at a time, accessories are tied to one bridge, and even language assistants such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant only work with one bridge.
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A solution is therefore being searched for. Either the performance of the Hue Bridge has to be increased by an update or a new, better model has to be released. Alternatively I can imagine a working multi-bridge solution.
To show Signify that such a solution is necessary, I started a petition. Join in now and help get something going that is long overdue. Even if you’re not currently affected by the problem, you should look to the future now. Maybe together we can achieve something.