In August I already introduced the not quite official Friends of Hue switch to you, which does not rely on kinetic energy, but is powered by a button cell. The whole thing is not licensed by Signify, but works in conjunction with the Hue Bridge like any other Friends of Hue switch.
After starting with E27 and GU10, we had to wait a long time before Philips Hue also offered a solution for E14 sockets. In spring 2017 the candle lamp was finally ready. A really great product, which is also visually very impressive. Unfortunately with one problem. The E14 base is always used for luminaires when the design is small and compact.
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.
Already in August I could report that Philips Hue is planning a new edition of the Iris. Mood lighting is one of the real long-running favourites and was already a LivingColors product almost 10 years ago, and has been part of the Hue family for several years. With the update announced today, there is not only improved performance, but also new designs.
A while ago I drew your attention to three entries at the FCC that showed a LightStrip in three different lengths. Now it is finally clear which product it is: The new Philips Hue Play Gradient LightStrip. A light strip that can display more than one color at a time. But before you completely freak out and start looking for this new release in your next online store, I have to slow you down a bit: The new Play Gradient LightStrip unfolds its full capabilities only in combination with the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box or the Hue Sync App for Mac and Windows.
Actually, I assumed that Philips Hue would not present its new products until Thursday. However, Philips Hue has already presented the first two new products at the Smart Home League event, in which other well-known brands such as Tado and Ring also took part. So far there are no surprises, but I would like to bring you up to date.
I already told you last week that we can still look forward to some surprises from the Hue warehouse. At Signify, the preparations for the launch seem to be in full swing now. A test page for the upcoming version 3.42 of the official Philips Hue App says: “Come back on September 3.
While Philips Hue will be launching a whole load of new products next week, Innr is content with a small new release for the IFA season. In the coming weeks, a GU10 spotlight will be launched to provide improved illumination. Purely in terms of technical data, the Innr RS 226 model will not differ from the already available white spots marked RS 225.
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.
Today I would like to deal with a topic that may have occupied you. At least if you use the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box. The Hue Sync App is required to use it, but the entertainment area is still set up and managed via the normal Hue App. Last year, the Philips Hue Bluetooth App was also added, allowing newcomers to control up to ten lamps via direct connection.