We still have to be patient for about two months until Philips Hue will officially present its new products. Today I can already give you a small preview of some of the new products that will be presented at the end of August or beginning of September. As we already suspected a few weeks ago, Philips Hue is working on brighter light sources.
In the past few months I have been able to inform you in detail about the Philips Hue Wall Switch Module. Now there is good news for all users from the USA: The wall switch module is now also available in the United States. Philips Hue announced this in the spring.
It is now more than ten years since George Yianni had an idea that inspires us every day. Back then, at Philips Lighting, which now goes by the name Signify, he developed a web application to control Living Colors lamps. What was supposed to be a simple solution to avoid having to spend weeks building prototypes of real remote controls ended up being a whole new product.
At the beginning of March, I received the Philips Hue Wall Switch Module just in time for the market launch, which then went really wrong. Now almost four months have passed – and I would like to tell you a little about my experiences. I have installed three wall switch modules so far.
If you currently take a look at the German Ikea online shop and search for filament lamps, you will discover the following notice for the previously known E27 lamp: “Last chance! Only available for a short time.” Today I can tell you what this means. A new version will soon be available instead of the previous “golden” bulb.
A few weeks ago, the new Ledvance Smart+ Compact Outdoor Plug really got me excited. Finally, a compact ZigBee outdoor plug that is compatible with Philips Hue. From my point of view, an absolute purchase recommendation, as long as Philips Hue itself does not provide a suitable alternative. Since this week, another new product from Ledvance is now also available directly on Amazon.de:
A few weeks ago, you could buy the Tint Khaya by Müller-Licht at a special price at Aldi, but now the outdoor floor lamp can also be ordered regularly at Amazon. Reason enough to take another closer look at the model. The dimensions of the outdoor floor lamp, which has an IP44 protection class, are certainly impressive.
Last week, I asked you how satisfied you were with the new Philips Hue app. After all, the big update to version 4.0 was rolled out almost two weeks ago. The result is more than clear from my point of view: Only just under 11 percent of users say that they like the app already since well.
I have already reported about the Violet SmartSwitch Lite twice in the past, currently pre-orders for the EU version are already possible – you can find more information at the end of the article. The 86 x 86 millimeter Violet SmartSwitch Lite replaces a single light switch on the wall and requires its own power supply, so a neutral or other power source is needed.