Last year, Philips Hue presented the smallest smart light bulb of its kind to date: An E14 drop-shaped bulb. There was only one thing that many people didn’t understand: The product, which is perfectly suited for desk or bedside lamps, has only come onto the market as a White variant with a fixed colour temperature.
If you look around the American retail market, you won’t see much of the Innr brand already known here in Europe. No wonder, since the company, which originates from the Netherlands, has initially focused on the local market. But that could soon change. A few days ago, for example, Innr received ZigBee certification for four new light sources, three of which have a form factor that is very common in the US.
Last year, I already drew attention to a problem for which Philips Hue has no solution and will not offer one. Those who want to extend an old Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus no longer have a chance. With the fourth generation of the light strip, Philips Hue has adjusted the size of the six pins.
While I’m waiting for the last responses around the reader test for the new Hue Wall Switch Module, I unfortunately have bad news for you: Availability will remain poor in the coming weeks. Currently, the new accessory is sold out in many countries in Europe, if at all, only a few single packs are available At this point, it’s not likely that this situation will change in the near future – and if it does, it would be a welcome surprise.
I have been using the new Philips Hue wall switch module for a week now, and some of you have already received your orders from last week. Currently there seem to be a few single sets available in the online shop of Philips Hue, regarding the availability of the double pack I am still waiting for an official feedback from the manufacturer.
It is not a big surprise, because already in February I could provide you with the relevant information. Now, however, we can report a full train: The “T-connector for Low Volt” as well as the “Outdoor cable extension 2.5 m” can now also be ordered individually at a price of 11.49 euros each in the online store of Philips Hue.
It was announced in mid-January, now the time has finally come: The new Philips Hue wall switch module can finally be ordered in Europe. At the start, it will be offered exclusively in the Philips Hue online shop for three months, after which other retailers will also be able to start selling it.
The Philips Hue Wall Switch Module will be released shortly and of course I will provide you with some first impressions just in time for the launch. In addition, this morning I have selected three readers who may also test the module for us. Nothing is official yet, but it should probably start soon.
In October, I already drew your attention to the Philips Hue outdoor power supply exchange programme. And now that some of you are getting your garden ready for spring, it’s time to remind you of the story again. It’s about the 40 Watt Outdoor Power Supply from Philips Hue. This was sold with the starter sets of the Hue Lily or Hue Calla, and the power supply of the Outdoor Lightstrips can also be affected.
It shouldn’t be too much time until the Philips Hue Wall Switch Module is available in stores. Unfortunately, Signify has not yet communicated an exact launch date for the product, which was introduced in January, but officially it should be ready in spring (in Europe). However, thanks to a reader’s email from the Netherlands, I can already show you how exactly the new module is configured in the Hue app.