A while ago, I introduced you to the Philips Hue Xamento, the first “colourful” bathroom light from Philips Hue. With a price of up to 259.99 euros, it is certainly not a cheap affair. Today, in cooperation with Click-Licht.de, I would like to introduce you to another new ceiling light for the bathroom, which is aimed at all those who can manage with white light tones in the shower or when brushing their teeth.
It should be common knowledge by now that Philips Hue does not necessarily offer the cheapest products. This is quite understandable, after all, quality and performance are in many cases better than with cheaper alternatives. Moreover, one has to consider that Philips Hue, in contrast to some other manufacturers, also takes care of software development.
Last week, a reader brought the Dutch manufacturer EcoDim to my attention. Located just over the German border, EcoDim unfortunately does not yet offer its products in Germany, but our friends from Holland were kind enough to provide me with a set of their filament lamps with ZigBee. The lamps with E27 bases all have White Ambiance technology, the colour temperature can be adjusted from 1,800 to 5,000 Kelvin.
After the major update of the Hue app in early summer, which was not immediately well received by all users, the Philips Hue development team provided us with numerous exciting updates in the second half of the year. Especially the dynamic scenes and the gradient function are worth mentioning here. However, we have been waiting in vain for one function so far: natural light.
In the past few days I have sorted out some old lamps and sold them on eBay. Several buyers had no idea how to reset the lamps so that the new Bridge would find them immediately – although it is so easy with the dimmer switch. This is how easy it is to reset a Hue lamp I have often explained how to reset a lamp with the dimmer switch.
After the successful installation last year, I would like to give you a few impressions of the Philips Hue Enrave ceiling light today. It comes as a classic White Ambiance product with a dimmer switch and is one of the new releases from last autumn. Philips Hue had promised the sales launch at the end of the year and also kept it – although some models of the Enrave are still quite poorly available.
It’s that time again: a year is coming to an end. It’s not quite over yet, but I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy new year. And in 2022, I will of course be happy if you visit my blog regularly. If you still have a little time left in the remaining hours of 2021, you can take a look at the highlights of the year.
The Philips Hue Calla is a very special model in the Philips Hue range. After all, it was the first outdoor model of the manufacturer, in the summer of 2018 it came onto the market together with the Hue Lily. That was three and a half years ago by now. In January, Philips Hue will introduce another model of the Hue Calla.
Today I would like to take an in-depth look at the new Philips Hue Xamento. It is the first bathroom ceiling light by Philips Hue that is equipped with White and Color Ambiance technology. This means that in addition to various shades of white, the Xamento ceiling light is also the first of its kind to be able to display all 16 million colours.
Last week I was able to reveal to you that Philips Hue has not only changed the design of the packaging for the indoor motion sensor, but is also delivering a new hardware revision. On paper, there are the following changes: A new sensor that can detect movement at a distance of seven metres instead of the previous five, two additional sensitivity levels and a new setup button.