We pre-ordered them a few months ago, they arrived in July and could not be installed at first: The controller of our new Nanoleaf Shapes was broken. In the end, the replacement of the defective part via the Nanoleaf support went without any problems and with a little delay we could finally try the Hexagons.
Last week, the colleagues from Lampenwelt.de approached me and offered me to try a portable LED light with rechargeable battery. Of course I didn’t let them tell me twice and decided to try the Yeelight Candela, which can also be controlled via an app thanks to Bluetooth. The table lamp is approximately 19.5 centimetres high and about 7.5 centimetres wide.
Almost exactly one year ago, the first filament lamps came on the market that can be coupled with the Philips Hue Bridge thanks to ZigBee connection. Even before Philips Hue launched its own products in September, the Dutch manufacturer Innr supplied us with the lamps in a vintage look. Even though more and more users want filament lamps with an E14 base, the vintage lamps are currently only available with an E27 base.
Just over a month ago, Philips Hue introduced the Centris, its first ceiling spotlight. And rarely have opinions on a Hue product diverged as widely as on this new release. Some Hue users were immediately fascinated, others were put off by the price and still others found the design simply ugly.
I suspected it a few months ago, but now I can confirm: The Hue Tap switch is out of production and off the market. It has already disappeared from the German Philips Hue website, on promo pictures for accessories it is eliminated too. Upon request, Signify informed me that the Hue Tap is now a discontinued model.
A few weeks ago I already showed you that it is relatively easy to remove the LED modules and the control units from a Philips Hue lamp – I used the Philips Hue Discover, which I replaced the outdoor floodlight on the terrace with a Hue Impress. With this little food for thought, Hueblog reader Uwe set out to convert a floor lamp.
Sometimes I hear stories about Philips Hue where you can only touch your head. Currently at the top of the hit list is the Philips Hue Outdoor LightStrip, one of the most popular outdoor products. Launched almost two years ago, the Outdoor LightStrip has been available in two different versions since then: for 89.95 euros you could get two meters of light strip, for 159.95 euros even five meters.
At the beginning of the month I could announce that Innr will launch a new light strip. The Innr Flex Light for indoor use will be available in three different versions until the end of July, I could already get a first impression. The following three models are available: Innr Flex Light 120 C with 2 meters length and plug for 49,99 Euro Innr Flex Light 140 C with 4 meters length and plug for 69,99 Euro Innr Flex Light 140 C /LD with 2 meters length and LED driver without plug for 69,99 Euro Compared to the previous Innr Flex Light, there is one major difference in addition to the new, shorter version: The old light strip with a length of four meters had two “ends” and could be connected to the controller with both ends after cutting through.
In June, Philips Hue presented several new products, including the new Hue Centris ceiling lamp and the new generation of Hue Bloom. After the new outdoor releases in January, the second batch followed relatively early – which leads me to believe that there could well be something in September or October.
Last month Philips Hue updated what is probably its most popular product: The LightStrip Plus. The new model now also works via Bluetooth, and cut-off parts can be reconnected with a connector. But this is not the only change. As I already found out, the connection between LightStrip and extension has changed as well.