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Community question of the week: Switch off Hue Bridge and Light Strip completely? Afraid of standby consumption

Afraid of standby consumption

For real Hue experts, this question is probably not really exciting, but I assume that especially newcomers are quite unaware of the power consumption of Philips Hue. This is also reflected in the current community question of the week, which reads as follows: Now the question: Can I switch off both the Bridge and the Lightstrips and they will remember each other when they get power again?

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Community Question of the Week: Ambilight TV as a backlight How smart are the TVs really?

How smart are the TVs really?

Unfortunately, last week’s Community Question had to be cancelled – I had a little rest in the Netherlands. This week, however, it continues again – and this time I would like to clarify a question from Sandra that reached me by email a few days ago: As far as I know, the Philips Hue Play Gradient Light Strip can also be controlled as a separate light via the Hue App when the TV is off (not as a colour gradient, but at least as a single-colour lamp).

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Community question of the week: The matter of 12 volts and 230 volts Sometimes you shouldn't think too complicated

Sometimes you shouldn't think too complicated

It’s time again for the Community Question of the Week. Today’s question is not particularly complicated and the answer is not necessarily spectacular, but sometimes it’s the simple things that get you stuck. Manuel, for example, asked a question that has certainly crossed the minds of one or two Hue users.

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Community Question of the Week: Using Play Gradient Lightstrip without Sync Box Manually controlling the colour gradient

Manually controlling the colour gradient

It’s time again for the Community Question of the Week – so this morning I rummaged through mails, comments and entries in the Community section. I chose a question from Christof that some of you may have asked yourselves: Is it possible to use the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip 65 inch without the Sync Box?

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Community question of the week: Remote connection for second Hue Bridge Control all lamps remotely

Control all lamps remotely

During the last few days, many exciting questions about Philips Hue have arrived in the community area and also in my inbox. Today I would like to deal with a request from Olaf, who sent me the following email: I recently had to put a second Hue Bridge into operation, but I can’t manage to activate the remote connection for the second bridge.

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Resetting Philips Hue lamps with the new dimmer switch When the Bridge can't find a new lamp

When the Bridge can't find a new lamp

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.

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Difference between the Play Gradient Lightstrip and the Ambiance Gradient Lightstrip Two lightstrips with different possibilities

Two lightstrips with different possibilities

A fortnight ago, the new Philips Hue Ambiance Gradient Lightstrip came onto the market and caused a lot of excitement, but also a lot of questions. One question in particular has reached me frequently: How does the new lightstrip differ from the Philips Hue Play Gradient Light Strip, which has been available for a year now?

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Another timer option: Voice command with HomeKit and iOS 15 Hey Siri, turn off the light in 12 minutes

Hey Siri, turn off the light in 12 minutes

I announced this new feature a few months ago, and with the launch of iOS 15 earlier this week, I can now announce it’s a reality: There is an easy option to set a timer for Philips Hue lamps. And of course all other HomeKit devices that can be switched on and off.

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Replace old bulbs with iConnectHue’s Migration Wizard Making installation a breeze

Making installation a breeze

After Philips Hue introduced numerous new light bulbs last week, some of you may be facing a very simple question: What is the best way to replace an existing light bulb with a newly purchased lamp? In this article, I’ll tell you the best way to do that. But first, let’s take a look at two examples that I consider to be very realistic in everyday life.

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Gradient Lightstrip: What about the fourth side? Illuminate the TV from below as well

Illuminate the TV from below as well

With the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, our favourite manufacturer launched an exciting new product two years ago, which was supplemented last autumn by the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip. The perfect combination to be able to offer something like Ambilight on any TV with external sources. There is only one problem with the whole thing: the “Hue Ambilight” is only three-sided.

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