We have arrived in 2024 and hopefully Philips Hue will once again be launching numerous new products this year. But what exactly is coming? That's still written in the stars. But I would still like to venture a small prediction. In any case, it will start with a product that was already announced last autumn.
The Philips Hue floodlight camera will be launched on the market in the first quarter of 2024 for a price of 349.99 euros. It is basically a combination of the Hue Discover floodlight (costs 199.99 euros individually) and the well-known Hue Secure camera (also costs 199.99 euros individually). So there is at least a small price advantage with this combination.
Hardware announcements will probably come later
Otherwise, I think major hardware announcements at the beginning of the year are very unlikely. Philips Hue does not appear to be organising its own event around the CES in Las Vegas, the largest exhibition for consumer electronics, as it has repeatedly done in recent years.
My other channels, where there have always been hints in recent years, are also completely quiet at the moment. I therefore think that new lamps at the start of the year are pretty unlikely.
Full focus on software development?
Is it possible that the focus will initially be on the software? Last January, Philips Hue surprised us with the Sync TV app for Samsung televisions. Spotify integration also came as a surprise a few years ago. One thing is clear: there are far fewer people involved in software topics – and the likelihood of something being leaked in advance is much lower.
In 2024, Philips Hue will probably present a function that is very similar to SpaceSense from WiZ, Signify's other brand. To summarise briefly: Light bulbs will become motion sensors.
And there are a few other things on our wish list. Finally, proper support for households with more than one bridge or a backup function for the entire system. Many users would probably be happy about that. I can imagine that something might come in this regard.
At the end of last year, Signify filled vacant or possibly new positions in the Philips Hue development team. The corresponding vacancies are no longer available, so it seems that the search was successful.
What will happen to Lightguide and Perifo?
Two of the three lamps presented so far have been withdrawn from sale. In addition, there is already approval for two smaller versions. Perhaps there will finally be more positive news about the Philips Hue Lightguide series in 2024.
I was surprised last year that the Perifo system was not expanded. After all, the modular system is still missing some components, such as a T-piece. Philips Hue launched the Perifo system in the USA in 2023 – will the first extensions finally follow?
What are your Hue wishes for 2024?
Maybe you have completely different wishes? Why don't you write in the comments what you hope to see from Philips Hue in 2024? Are you still missing a special light source? Or would you like a special function that doesn't yet exist?
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