Philips Hue is launching three new effects for its smart lighting this month, two of which are exclusive to the 1st and 2nd generation Hue Festavia string lights. Today I would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the three effects.
What the three new Philips Hue effects can do
The Philips Hue Festavia already started last year with an exclusive “Sparkle” effect. This will be significantly enhanced with the new glitter effect. The speed and intensity of the sparkle increases significantly once again.
The other two effects are more colourful. The new Opal effect wants to score with numerous pastel shades, and is also available exclusively for the Festavia.
The new Prism effect, on the other hand, can be used with all coloured Hue light sources. It creates a colour loop that creates a great colour gradient, especially with multi-coloured gradient light sources.
What the Philips Hue effects can't do yet
Of course, Philips Hue with its effects has the absolute edge over Twinkly and Govee. On the other platforms there are dozens of flashing animations, some of which are very impressive. But do people use these effects in everyday life? Probably only very few.
Nevertheless, I miss some important settings in Philips Hue with regard to the effects. A clear plus point would be an option to adjust the speed of the effects.
How the effects work in the Hue app
To start an effect, first select the desired lamp in the Hue app. Then you will see a small icon with three small stars directly below the large colour circle. This will take you to all the effects that are supported by your lamp.
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