The open ZigBee standard has always made it possible for third-party lamps to be connected to the Hue Bridge. Although not with all functions, the essential smart lighting control works perfectly.
Swedish furniture giant Ikea now offers two extravagantly designed lights in the Pilskott series, which can be ordered now for 99.99 euros in the online shop and also purchased directly in stores.
Ikea Pilskott Floor Lamp
Without a doubt, the shape of this floor lamp is extraordinary. On a black concrete base, there is a U that reaches 112 centimetres high at the highest point. When assembling it, you have to insert the supplied light strip here yourself and attach a diffuser as a cover. The result is 700 lumens of light output, so it is more of a mood light.
Ikea Pilskott pendant lamp
Above the dining table, the Pilskott pendant lamp might cut a fine figure. What is particularly striking here is the small bend in the light element. You can decide for yourself which side is higher up when mounting the lamp. Ikea states the length of the pendant lamp as 97 centimetres, with a maximum output of 16.5 watts, a brightness of up to 1,100 lumens is achieved.
What I find a bit unfortunate with both models is that the light can be dimmed via app, but there seems to be only one fixed colour temperature. Different white tones are not possible with Ikea Pilskott.
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Indeed, not being able to change the light temperature is a big issue for me. That functionality is indeed one of the main interest of such lamps/Hue System.
well since the Ikea lights don’t respond well to hue commands it’s also an advantage:
the Ikea lights need to presses of a wall switch to change, the first change color, then brightness.
so when going to a scene from White-70% to Yellow-80% the hue lamps change both, while the Ikea lights will go to yellow-70%, if you then go to a scene or setting which DOESN’T change the color, for example yellow-90%, then the Ikea lamp will go to 90%
this weird behaviour probably won’t happen, since they can’t change color. So these are easier to combine with hue lights in the same room!