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Advisor: Switch light on and off with a button on the Friends of Hue switch Feature explained in video

Feature explained in video

Together with our colleagues from Senic we already explained how to use a fifth and sixth button on a Friends of Hue switch in a video two weeks ago. Today, there is another video guide – and again the focus is set on Senic’s Friends of Hue switch and the iConnectHue app.

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Control Hue Sync Box with a Logitech Harmony remote This is how the configuration works

This is how the configuration works

In a press release around yesterday’s update Signify writes: “The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box now also reacts to common infrared TV remotes or the Logitech Harmony universal remote control”. Especially regarding the Harmony integration I have received countless questions in the past hours. Therefore, I want to create a little guide today.

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Show your Hue: I’ve cheated this time Twinkly Festoon Lights mounted on wire rope

Twinkly Festoon Lights mounted on wire rope

A few weeks ago, I presented the Twinkly Festoon Lights to you. We already had a lot of fun with the smart lights last winter – now they serve as a smart garland with app control. They consist of 20 little bulbs with 16 million colors. And since there is no such thing from Philips Hue up to now, I’m just cheating on this garden installation.

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How to mount two Philips Hue dimmer switches over a light switch Samotech SM222 makes it possible

Samotech SM222 makes it possible

Our survey on Hueblog.de has shown once again: The Philips Hue dimmer switch remains your favorite. No wonder, after all it has been available for several years with a price of less than 25 bucks it is quite cheap and can also be used in many ways. At least it comes with a holder from which you can easily remove the dimmer switch.

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Do It Yourself: Hue outdoor power supply with 150 watt More power for Lily, Outdoor LightStrip and Co.

More power for Lily, Outdoor LightStrip and Co.

I have been active in the garden again and created a small bed which I would like to illuminate with an Outdoor LightStrip. This led me to a problem which I was able to solve with a hint from Hueblog reader Alexander: a self-built power supply for the 24 Volt system.

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For hobbyists: Remove LED modules from a Philips Hue luminaire What would you do with it?

What would you do with it?

What do you do when sitting at your desk at home and there is nothing exciting to do? You look around the room and discover an old Hue outdoor light that you dismantled a few weeks ago. And you remember that only a few days ago you bought a new bit set that hasn’t really been tried out yet.

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At the touch of a button: switch on lamps for a certain period of time ...and switch them off again after the time has elapsed

...and switch them off again after the time has elapsed

As alternative to a motion detector, do you want to switch on the lamps in a room with a dimmer switch, Smart Button or Friends of Hue switch for a few minutes and then switch them off again automatically? What doesn’t work with the official Hue app is no problem with third-party apps.

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