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Community Question of the Week: Dynamic scenes do not work Problems with new lights

Problems with new lights

In the past few weeks, I have repeatedly stumbled across a question in social networks. Hueblog reader Sandra has now approached me with the same concern. In an email to me she asks: I have just installed two new Philips Hue Play Lightbars in my home. I put them in an existing room and adjusted the scene accordingly.

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The important answers about the Philips Hue Sync TV app The Ambilight App for Samsung Smart TVs

The Ambilight App for Samsung Smart TVs

In a separate article, I already gave you my first impressions of the new Philips Hue Sync TV App, including a short video. In this article I would like to go into more detail and answer the most important questions about the new app for Samsung Smart TVs. What exactly can the Philips Hue Sync TV App do?

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Community question of the week: Sync Box and internal TV apps Nothing works without HDMI

Nothing works without HDMI

It’s a topic I’ve stumbled across again and again in the past. Be it on social media or in emails to me: again and again people ask after a new purchase of the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box and a Gradient Light Strip why the apps on their TV are not compatible.

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Community question of the week: Automation only when present Only via workarounds possible

Only via workarounds possible

Today I briefly considered trying out the Lightbar for the Perifo track system, but we’ll postpone that until later. Today we will first deal with a question from the community that Michel sent me. He asks: I want a certain lamp to come on at sunset, but only when I’m at home.

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Community question of the week: Enable control only for individual rooms No satisfactory solution so far

No satisfactory solution so far

When Philips Hue started more than ten years ago, it was far from clear how much fun the smart light would become. After all, back then it only started with a simple starter set with three E27 light bulbs, otherwise there was nothing at all. In the meantime, you can easily equip the whole house – and that certainly causes problems.

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Community Question of the Week: Set Sunset Automation to Switch Using accessories even more effectively

Using accessories even more effectively

Before we all say goodbye to the weekend, I have a rather exciting Community Question of the Week for you. This is what one of my readers asked in the community section: Currently I can’t find an approach to triggering automation by pressing a button on a Hue tap dial switch.

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Philips Hue gives energy saving tips for its smart bulbs How easy it is to save electricity

How easy it is to save electricity

Electricity costs have become a big issue in recent months. Many of us already have to pay more each month, which naturally raises the question of whether a gimmick like Philips Hue is even necessary? Of course, you don’t necessarily have to light up your garden just because it looks nice.

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Community question of the week: How much power do Gradient products consume? The string light has raised questions

The string light has raised questions

Yesterday I reported that the new Philips Hue Festavia light chain always consumes between 16 and 17 watts of power, regardless of whether you have white or coloured light activated at 1 or 100 percent. This is partly due to the fact that voltage must be applied to each LED at all times and the LED segments are connected in a series-parallel combination.

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Hue Festavia string light always consumes between 16-17 watts This is the technical explanation

This is the technical explanation

At the weekend, I wanted to find out for you how much electricity the new Philips Hue Festavia string light consumes. The result really surprised me, especially with regard to other Hue light sources. But first things first. With Philips Hue lights, it has always been the case that colours have consumed significantly less energy than, for example, bright and cool white tones.

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Community question of the week: New scene cannot be set on switch It's the sequence that really matters

It's the sequence that really matters

Today I would like to deal with a small problem that I had not yet thought of. However, there are always letters on the subject, so a little advice can’t hurt. The problem is that newly created scenes do not appear in the switch configuration. Philips Hue has actually built in a little trap here.

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