This Sunday I can easily look back on the week, as Philips Hue introduced a whole range of new products on Wednesday and Thursday.Nevertheless, we’ll take a look back and see exactly what has happened. These are the new light bulbs It started already on Wednesday with new light bulbs. The filament lamps have become larger and are now also available as Giant Edison and Giant Globe.
The year 2020 is a very special one, we should all have noticed that by now. Actually, I would have left next week to visit the International Consumer Electronics Fair in Berlin for the tenth time in a row. This year, it is taking place on a much smaller scale and as a pure press event.
Several times a week I receive letters from users who have reached the capacity limit of the Philips Hue Bridge. 50 lamps are recommended by the manufacturer, up to 63 are theoretically possible. But in many cases that is no longer sufficient. Every year, Signify launches dozens of new lamps on the market, and as the clear number one in the market, it always proves again and again that once you start with a few lamps, you quickly want more.
Anyone who is a bit of a Philips Hue fan will have stumbled upon the name George Yianni before. The Head of Technology is considered the inventor of Philips Hue and looks back on the beginnings of the smart lighting system in a blog post. There are some interesting insights, which of course I don’t want to withhold from you on my blog.
Here we are! Since about one week our new domain hueblog.com is online. Before that, we spent almost two months to fill the blog with content that we already created for our German site hueblog.de. And of course this was just the beginning. Soon there will also be a special app for our English-speaking readers, which will make it even easier to read and save the content.
Yesterday evening Alexa Live took place, Amazon’s developer event around the well-known language wizard. At the purely digital event, 31 new tools and functions were presented, among other things, with which developers can further improve their Alexa skills in the future. In one of the presentations George Yianni, one of the inventors of Philips Hue and current CTO at Signify, also spoke.
The Friends of Hue switches from Senic have been available for about a year now. In my opinion, the switches produced in cooperation with Gira are still the most exciting alternative – even if the technology inside is of course identical to other models. Why? In my opinion, Senic provides the best experience for the end user.
Let’s be honest: If Hue professionals like you order a new Hue-product (after having informed yourself in detail on the net, of course) – do you look into the manual when unpacking it?