A small thanks goes to Hueblog reader Sebastian, because I had actually not yet discovered this new feature in the Hue app. And I can imagine that Philips Hue hasn’t planned for this long-awaited feature to be accessible yet either.
Update on 17 July: It seems that Philips Hue has removed the search from the Hue Light Scene Gallery via remote maintenance. In addition, there is the following note if you want to activate a “Natural Light” scene that is already saved in a room:
It’s about the “Natural Light” scene, which was announced a long time ago and was actually supposed to launch in autumn 2021. Earlier this year, Philips Hue had indefinitely postponed the launch of the dynamic scene, which automatically adjusts the white tones throughout the day.
And even today, the launch of the new function has not yet been officially announced, but you can still use the “Natural Light” scene. This is possible through the new search function in the Hue light scenes gallery. If you search for “Natural Light” there, you can already add the scene to rooms and zones and also use it.
What you can expect with “Natural Light”
Philips Hue describes its new function as follows:
Designed to help you stay productive and feel supported in your overall well-being, Natural light uses different shades of warm-to-cool white light to mimic the sun’s movement throughout the day. Your lights will automatically transition throughout the day: start with bright, cool tones to energise your mornings and end with a warmer, golden glow that helps you relax as the sun goes down.
Once you have added the scene, you can also edit it. You can adjust the five time periods throughout the day and the behaviour at night. You can adjust the light settings, the time periods and also the lamps used and the desired brightness according to your wishes.
The only important thing is that each period must be at least 30 minutes long. If the lamps are switched on, they begin to slowly change their light colour one minute before the next period. The natural light can be used with White Ambiance and White and Color Ambiance lamps.