For some time now, Innr has had a set of recessed spot lights in its portfolio. Equipped with an LED driver and a ZigBee controller, up to five extra flat recessed spotlights could be installed, which were equipped with a white LED. The RSL 110 model is now retiring, it is replaced by the Innr RSL 115.
Here in the blog I love to talk about Philips Hue, of course, but there are some lighting ideas that are difficult to realize with ZigBee. The LED panels from Nanoleaf, which have been with me for several years now, are definitely one of them. Starting with the Nanoleaf Aurora, which is now called Nanoleaf Light Panels, to the square Nanoleaf Canvas and the Nanoleaf Shapes Hexagons, which were launched in summer 2020.
After pre-orders were already possible in the past weeks, another new Hue product has been launched this week: The Philips Hue Iris including the Limited Edition. Limited is definitely the right keyword here, because the four special colours are currently anything but easy to get. Anyway, the limited special edition of the mood light is only sold at selected retailers.
A “Nanoleaf Live Event” has been announced on the manufacturer’s website for a few days now, and is scheduled to take place on October 15. There they want to unveil new products – but that’s exactly what we can do right now. In the social network Reddit, the new products have already made an early appearance.
Last week I was able to present the new Friends of Hue Outdoor Switch from Senic for the first time. Even before the official delivery to the first customers, the Berlin manufacturer provided me with a test sample – and of course I take this opportunity to give you the first impressions.
When Philips Hue introduced its extra small and compact E14 lamp and the new extra large filament lamps with E27 base earlier this month, the calls from the Hue community were once again heard: We wish for filament lamps with E14 base. As new entries at the FCC approval authority prove, which were first discovered before the colleagues from Smarthome Assistant, Ikea is working on a corresponding solution.
I have written several times in recent weeks about the switches and modules of the Asian manufacturer Sunricher. They can be configured via the Hue app like all other Friends of Hue switches, although they are actually not. They also offer the technically much more exciting solutions: Compared to the classic Friends of Hue models, there is a much quieter switch with battery and recently also a in-wall module.
The Friends of Hue switches have been on the market for almost two years and in principle there are still two problems: There are still manufacturers and switch series that do not offer a suitable Friends of Hue switch. In addition, there is a loud clicking sound every time a button is pressed, which provides the necessary energy for the wireless signal.
A few days ago I was able to give you the first information, now it is official. Senic, a small Berlin start-up, is now also offering a Friends of Hue counter for outdoor use. It is the first of its kind. The “Friends of Hue Outdoor Switch” has the same technology as the already known Friends of Hue switches.
In recent years, the Berlin-based manufacturer Senic has already made a name for itself in the Hue world. Thanks to the cooperation with Gira, a truly outstanding Friends of Hue switch has been launched on the market. Now Senic seems to be about to launch a new product. As I have learned from my sources, Senic is working on a new product for outdoor use.