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What a mess: New LightStrips not compatible with the old model Pins have become significantly more compact

Pins have become significantly more compact

One question has reached me several times in the past two weeks and today I finally have the chance to go into the details: Is the new LightStrip Plus compatible with the old model? I can make it short and sweet at this point: Unfortunately not. This fact is interesting in some situations, for example if you want to extend a LightStrip with an extension.

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The new Philips Hue White with 1,600 lumens in detail This is how the brightest bulb is cooled

This is how the brightest bulb is cooled

With a new version of Philips Hue White, we are now supplied with up to 1,600 lumens of brightness, which is about twice as much as previous E27 lamps from Philips Hue have achieved. The Hue White provides 15.5 watts of LED power, which corresponds to a classic 100-watt light bulb.

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Philips Hue Bloom: The new generation in direct comparison with its predecessor A clear improvement

A clear improvement

Already announced some time ago, I have now finally been able to try them out myself: The new fourth generation Philips Hue Bloom. After LivingColors and Friends of Hue, the mood light has now really arrived in the Hue world and offers Bluetooth connectivity in addition to the familiar ZigBee connection via the Hue Bridge.

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Signify officially introduces new and updated Hue products LightStrip Plus, Centris, Hue White and Hue Bloom

LightStrip Plus, Centris, Hue White and Hue Bloom

If you read this diligently, you could find out about most of the new products in advance. Now the new and updated products are official and can be purchased immediately. Finally. A new version of the Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus, the most popular product in the Hue range, is now available.

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Show your Hue: Outdoor LightStrip at the trash can box Creative solution for a simple problem

Creative solution for a simple problem

I am always amazed at the creative ideas the community comes up with. At the weekend, Hueblog reader Klaus from Munich impressed me with a really clean installation, which focuses on the Philips Hue Outdoor LightStrip and a trash can box.

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Show your Hue: This installation solves a classic problem Cable and lighting on ceiling and wall

Cable and lighting on ceiling and wall

I am always happy to receive your replies and ideas. But when I get an email like the one from Hueblog reader Philipp, I can’t help but write an article directly. This installation is really impressive – and a great problem solver, too.

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Visiting Signify: the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven Where does Philips Hue come from? I went to Eindhoven to look for clues.

Where does Philips Hue come from? I went to Eindhoven to look for clues.

I’m on holiday in the Netherlands until Monday. During this time I’m being wonderfully represented by my colleague Frederick. However, I have not been completely idle, as I also used my time in the Netherlands to visit the Philips Hue headquarters in Eindhoven on Friday. At present, Philips Hue no longer belongs to Philips, the official company name is Signify.

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Show your Hue: Double LightStrips under a light canopy Hueblog-reader Maik impressed me with some photos from his house. Especially his ceiling light built with LightStrips is worth a look.

Hueblog-reader Maik impressed me with some photos from his house. Especially his ceiling light built with LightStrips is worth a look.

I still have some exciting reader projects in my mailbox, including a great bathroom installation by Hueblog reader Andy. But today we want to start with a great ceiling light which Maik presented to me in numerous photos. And I would say that we first let pictures speak for themselves before we take care of the details.

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First look at the Versteckdose: upgrade for the classic light switch You've already learned a lot about the Versteckdose. Now I have had a chance to try it for myself.

You've already learned a lot about the Versteckdose. Now I have had a chance to try it for myself.

It is a well-known problem: classic light switches and Philips Hue. It is best to keep them on all the time but that really doesn’t always work. The Versteckdose (engl. “hidden socket”) wants to provide a solution for this problem – and offers a big advantage compared to simply removing the classic light switch: The existing cables are simply used for a socket outlet.

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