Hueblog: Philips Hue works on improvement for dynamic scenes

Philips Hue works on improvement for dynamic scenes

White light remains white light

It has been more than a year since Philips Hue introduced dynamic scenes. Since the launch in September 2021, numerous functions have been added, such as speed adjustment or, most recently, automatic activation.

As I have now learned, there should soon be another improvement that actually also has major implications for practice. In future, it will be possible to exclude lamps that are not used for mood lighting but for actual lighting from the colour change of a dynamic scene.

Up to now, colour lamps have always changed colour in dynamic scenes.

What at first sounds like a relatively complicated and awkward thing is said to have been solved quite simply by Philips Hue: All lamps that are placed on the colour wheel for white tones in the scene keep their setting. Only the lamps that are set to a coloured shade become part of the dynamic.

What does this look like in practice? You create a scene, for example for reading. The reading light is set to a white tone, the other mood lights in the room to the desired colours. When the dynamic scene is started, only the mood lights change colour, while the reading light keeps the desired white tone.

Until now, only White or White Ambiance lamps did not participate in the dynamic scene. Up to now, it has not been possible to prevent the colour change of colour lamps. Unfortunately, I do not know when exactly Philips Hue will release the new function.

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Comments 5 replies

  1. Fingers crossed they will add the ability to schedule them too. Especially with there string lights being available now.

  2. Hey Fabian!

    Do you have any inside contact with Hue?

    I have discovered a bug related to Dynamic scenes:

    I have 10 E27 filament lights in a string. If a scene “X” has 3 of the lights on a 2200 kelvin and the other 7 are off AND is followed by a scene “Y” on around 4000 kelvin with dynamic auto-play enabled, the 3 filaments that were on before, they remain on 2200 kelvin. One has to pause and restart the play on the “Y” scene to be able to change the temperature on those. The temperature is irrelevant.

    Have you experienced this or have any way to test it?

    1. Hi Robert, that sounds strange, because Filament lamps are non-color and only color lamps take part in dynamic scenes.

  3. I hope eventually they increase the amount of color scenes whether it’s dynamic or standard color schemes that can be held onto the app. I was saving multiple different tones of colors, I didn’t count, but it reached the peak where it stopped, and would not allow me to add any more. From my understanding the scene goes to the bridge when activated. So it seems more like a internal memory limit.

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