More than a year after the original announcement, Philips Hue unlocked the new Natural Light feature yesterday. A 24-hour scene that provides the optimal white light throughout the different times of the day. Cool, activating white tones in the morning and relaxed warm white in the evening.
The first big problem: Natural Light can so far only be activated manually in the app. The 24-hour scene cannot yet be placed on accessories such as the dimmer switch or the motion detector. Only the Hue Tap Dial Switch supports the new scene. According to Philips Hue, support for other accessory products will follow in the coming year.
Natural light exclusively for all lamps in the room
Also more than impractical: Unlike a normal scene, Natural Light switches on all lamps in the room or zone. There is no option to exclude certain lamps from the scene. And even worse: If you switch off a lamp after starting the 24-hour scene, the automatic colour change for the whole room is stopped. The only solution: create a new zone for the desired lamps.
It should also be mentioned that the Natural Light scene automatically saves all six scenes used, such as Rest or Concentrate, in the selected room, whether you want it to or not.
For me personally, the new function is still completely unsuitable at the moment. In any case, Philips Hue still has some work to do. What do you think?