A good a fortnight ago, Philips Hue launched Mimic Presence, its new feature in the Hue app. The new feature allows you to simulate presence in your home. Quite rightly, HueTommi asked the following question in our community: We are going on holiday soon for a week and I have set the simulation for four rooms.
For some time now, it has been possible to define in the lamp settings in the Hue app what should happen after the lamps lose power and are then switched on again. Should the Hue lamp light up in the last setting? Should it stay off if it was off? Or continue in standard white?
The Philips Hue Perifo track system was officially launched this week. The availability is still quite modest, but this should improve considerably in the course of the next few weeks. I have been using one of the available Perifo bundles for over a month now – and would like to give you a short summary today.
About a year ago, the Philips Hue Ambiance Gradient Lightstrip came onto the market. For me, it is the successor of the Hue Lightstrip Plus, which has become better in all areas. It looks more stylish, lights up brighter and can also display several colours at the same time. But there are always questions, such as from Robin: I bought an Ambiance Gradient Lightstrip and a one-metre extension.
In the community section on Hueblog.de Scillon asked a very interesting question. Unfortunately, I don’t have a very positive answer, but I have a hard time assuming that many users have already dealt with this issue and will probably continue to do so in the future. Here is his concern: I have combined various Hue lamps in my bathroom into one zone and would like to control them with one switch.
I have to talk to you again. The reason is a question from the community section on Hueblog.de. Tommi has contacted me with the following request: I want to connect two Hue Lightstrip Plus to one power supply, because I only have one socket available and want to save a multiple socket for space reasons.
It’s time again for the Community Question of the Week – and today we would like to answer a question from Lars. As always, you are welcome to send me your questions by e-mail or leave a comment under an article. And here is Lars’ question: I have fulfilled a dream and bought an 86 inch TV.
We still have to be patient for about a month until the Perifo rail system by Philips Hue will be available in stores. After a first impression in June, I already had the opportunity to try out one of the sets. How it went with the installation, I would like to tell you today.
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?
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).