Not only new hardware is in the starting blocks, because Philips Hue will also get new software features. In addition to the already promised launch of Matter, for which there is still no concrete date, they are also preparing three new effects.
Supported light sources can display the candle and fireplace effects so far. In addition, a Sparkle effect has been introduced exclusively for the Hue Festavia, with which one can make the light chain sparkle festively.
New colour loop effect brings dynamic colour gradient
Three new effects are to follow – and I can already introduce them to you today. The new Prism effect, which is based on the colour loop previously known from Hue Labs, will probably be well received. A special difference: The new Prism effect can display several colours at the same time on gradient products and create a great colour gradient.
What you probably don’t know yet: The Prism effect has already arrived on your Hue Bridge, but is not yet activated in the Hue app. However, third-party developers can already access it and I’m sure it won’t be too long before corresponding app updates are released.
The two other effects: Glisten and Opal
Unfortunately, I can’t yet tell you for sure what the two other effects, Opal and Glisten, will look like. At least with the Glisten effect, however, the matter should be crystal clear: Something will glisten here. However, it remains to be seen how this effect will differ from the Sparkle effect already available for the Festavia light chain.