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The beginnings of Philips Hue: The iPhone has played a key role George Yianni looks back

George Yianni looks back

Anyone who is a bit of a Philips Hue fan will have stumbled upon the name George Yianni before. The Head of Technology is considered the inventor of Philips Hue and looks back on the beginnings of the smart lighting system in a blog post. There are some interesting insights, which of course I don’t want to withhold from you on my blog.

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First impression of the new Nanoleaf Shapes: improved in almost all points New Hexagons can convince

New Hexagons can convince

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.

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Yeelight Candela: Smart candle as an alternative to the Hue Go Classic design with modern technology

Classic design with modern technology

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.

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Four manufacturers at a glance: Vintage look with smart filament lamps These are the differences between the various models

These are the differences between the various models

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.

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My review of the Philips Hue Centris ceiling spotlight Expensive, colourful and quite bright

Expensive, colourful and quite bright

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.

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Hue Tap disappears from the market: Switch is obsolete Oldest accessory is no longer produced

Oldest accessory is no longer produced

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.

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Show your Hue: LED modules integrated in classic floor lamp This is what you can do with a Hue Daylo

This is what you can do with a Hue Daylo

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.

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Philips Hue Outdoor LightStrip: Poor availability and increased prices What's going on there?

What's going on there?

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.

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Innr Flex Light: First impressions of the new light strip Some advantages over the Hue-original

Some advantages over the Hue-original

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.

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Philips Hue is apparently working on new filament bulbs Soon with White Ambiance?

Soon with White Ambiance?

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.

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