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The next price increase for Philips Hue is imminent From February, Hue will be more expensive again

From February, Hue will be more expensive again

We really don’t need to discuss that Philips Hue is expensive fun. But apparently expensive is not yet expensive enough. After the prices were already increased in January 2021 for outdoor products and then in May for almost all other Hue devices, the next price increase is now imminent. According to my information, Philips Hue will adjust its official price recommendations again on February 1st 2023 – upwards.

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Philips Hue Lightguide: First model available next week Restart after the false start

Restart after the false start

The new Philips Hue Lightguide series with the iconic light bulb design was supposed to be launched at the end of September. The first products were also shipped at that time – until increased problems with condensation inside the glass globes were discovered. After that, sales were stopped completely. Now there is good news: At least one of the three Lightguide models is available again.

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Hue app now allows control of the HDMI Sync Box Update to version 4.31

Update to version 4.31

It had been announced for a long time, but now the time has come: If you use the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, you no longer have to use the Hue Sync App to control it. With the update to version 4.31, the functions have been integrated into the Sync section of the Hue app.

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My wishes for the Hue Festavia string light This feature is still missing

This feature is still missing

I actually haven’t written about the new Philips Hue Festavia string light for two weeks, so let’s change that today. I couldn’t bring myself to do an ultimate test yet, also because I don’t know yet how exactly to evaluate the product. But I can already answer one question: I like the fairy lights very much.

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Community question of the week: How much power do Gradient products consume? The string light has raised questions

The string light has raised questions

Yesterday I reported that the new Philips Hue Festavia light chain always consumes between 16 and 17 watts of power, regardless of whether you have white or coloured light activated at 1 or 100 percent. This is partly due to the fact that voltage must be applied to each LED at all times and the LED segments are connected in a series-parallel combination.

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Philips Hue Festavia string light suitable for outdoor use after all? The concept is pretty clear

The concept is pretty clear

Since the announcement of the new Philips Hue string light Festavia on Thursday, more and more details have come to light. Among other things, I have already compared the new release with the well-known Twinkly string light. One point that bothered me a lot: Philips Hue Festavia (Online-Shop) is only suitable for indoor use.

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String lights in comparison: Twinkly vs. Philips Hue The best choice for the smart Christmas tree

The best choice for the smart Christmas tree

Yesterday, Philips Hue introduced its first light chain, and as of today, Festavia can be ordered directly from Philips Hue’s online store for 159.99 euros. In the smart home market, there is one competitor in particular that specialized in fairy lights years ago: Twinkly. Today, I would like to take a look with you at the advantages and disadvantages of the two products and who might come out on top in the end.

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The most important answers about Philips Hue Festavia The string lights for Philips Hue

The string lights for Philips Hue

Today Philips Hue introduced its first chain of lights, the Festavia. And the manufacturer from Eindhoven assures that they are ready for the Christmas season: from Friday, 11 November 2022, the Philips Hue Festavia should be available for order in the official online shop. Delivery should then take place the following week.

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Philips Hue Festavia: String lights with gradient function and sparkle effect Available on Friday for 159.99 euros

Available on Friday for 159.99 euros

Philips Hue turned ten years old a few days ago and we have probably been waiting at least as long for string lights that can be connected to the Hue Bridge. Today the day has come when I can present the corresponding product to you: The Philips Hue Festavia. First of all, let’s get to the most important facts: The Philips Hue string lights will initially be available exclusively in the Philips Hue online shop from 11 November.

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Thanks to Matter: third-party lamps show up in Apple HomeKit More possibilities for Philips Hue

More possibilities for Philips Hue

Before I take a look at version 4.29 of the Philips Hue app, I would like to revisit the topic of Matter. On Friday, I already reported that you can already activate the Matter beta on your bridge via the Hue developer website – mind you, this is a version that is not yet intended for the end consumer.

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