The new Philips Hue wall switch module, which will be available in Europe in the spring and in the USA in the summer, has been the subject of much discussion over the past two weeks. One thing is clear: with the module, you will be able to make every light switch smart in order to control Philips Hue lamps.
Already yesterday I wrote about the Violet SmartSwitch on our German Apple blog. But I think the smart light switch with color display and touchscreen is so interesting that I would like to write a few lines about it here as well. Just as a little preview, before I will look at the accessories myself in the next few weeks.
I have already reported several times about the Sunricher module, which is equipped with a battery and can be used in the Hue app just like a normal Friends of Hue switch. Since no kinetic energy has to be generated, the switch is much quieter when pressed. However, the frame and rocker, which Sunricher supplies as standard, are not really of good quality.
It should be another two months or so before Philips Hue finally launches its new wall switch module. Formerly developed by Insta as a Friends of Hue accessory, the product will be able to turn a traditional light switch into a smart light switch. I have already collected numerous answers about the new wall switch module for you.
Around the announcement of the new products to be launched in the coming months, there was a particularly large amount of commentary on one topic in particular: Thread support. The new standard, which is backed by Apple, Amazon and Google, among others, is intended to make our smart homes even better in the coming years.
On Thursday, Philips Hue introduced the new wall switch module. An announcement I was very excited about – and not just since a few days. After all, I have been following the development of the module for some time now, even though I have never been able to hold it in my hands myself.
In the past weeks I have already given you all the important information about the new model of the Philips Hue Appear outdoor wall lamp. Together with the announcement of the new wall switch module, the manufacturer also confirmed the availability of the new stainless steel version of the Hue Appear from the end of the month.
Until now, there has been one big enemy of smart lighting: The classic light switch. A problem we all know. Because if the power supply of the Philips Hue lamps is disconnected via the light switch, control via the Hue app is no longer possible, routines do not work and voice assistants also no longer have a chance.
I had to dig deep in the archives, but it’s actually been more than five years since Philips Hue launched the dimmer switch. The successor, which I have already presented to you in detail in the past few weeks, is due to be launched this month. In any case, it is pleasing that the price has not increased.
The first information has already leaked out briefly in the past few weeks, but now we can officially announce it. In addition to the new Philips Hue wall switch module, the manufacturer has also presented the new Philips Hue Amarant outdoor lighting today. It is a wallwasher that expands the low-voltage portfolio of Philips Hue.