Year after year, Philips Hue releases numerous new light sources and various accessories. Only the centrepiece has not been touched for almost 8 years now: The Philips Hue Bridge. And that is exactly what is becoming a problem for more and more users.
“The Hue Bridge is the control centre of the smart Philips Hue lighting system. With it, you can add and control up to 50 lights and accessories,” it says on the product page. The fact that the actual limit is 63 lights and a number somewhere between 10 and 20 accessory products doesn’t really make things any better.
Now contact sensors and cameras are also being added, even if it is not yet entirely clear how the latter in particular will affect the performance and capacity of the Bridge. In the social media and also here in our community, more and more comments are now about a more powerful bridge. And so far, there has been absolutely no reaction from the manufacturer.
New Hue Bridge: No signs yet
And even though I have been able to find out a lot about the upcoming new releases, there seems to be absolutely nothing about the Hue Bridge. At any rate, I have not yet heard anything from my various sources.
But does it have to be a new bridge at all? A software solution to connect several bridges in a household to a kind of mesh system would also be obvious. Of course, the aim would be to unite the lamps and devices in the app into one large system without borders.