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Ikea’s new frosty ZigBee light bulbs make a statement Two different shapes for a small price

Two different shapes for a small price

A visit to Ikea is worth it twice this month. Next week there will be a new Sonos speaker and four new light bulbs from the Trådfri series are already available. Today I would like to take a look at the new ZigBee lamps with frosted glass. In my opinion, these are a real eye-catcher.

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Philips Hue 4.1: Control of individual lights becomes easier Update soon available in the App Store

Update soon available in the App Store

Signify has had to take some criticism around the major update of the Hue app. In particular, the omission of widgets and timers has not gone down particularly well with the community. But also in some other places, more clicks have recently become necessary than it was the case in the old app.

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How bright will the new Philips Hue bulbs be? Up to 1,600 lumens are possible

Up to 1,600 lumens are possible

On Thursday I was able to give you a first preview: In autumn, Philips Hue will make its lamps a whole lot brighter. The sixth generation of the standard light bulb will then offer up to 1,100 lumens, previously 806 lumens were possible. There will also be an even brighter bulb with an E27 base that will offer up to 1,600 lumens.

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These new bulbs will be introduced by Philips Hue in September Brighter standard lamps & Filament with White Ambiance

Brighter standard lamps & Filament with White Ambiance

We still have to be patient for about two months until Philips Hue will officially present its new products. Today I can already give you a small preview of some of the new products that will be presented at the end of August or beginning of September. As we already suspected a few weeks ago, Philips Hue is working on brighter light sources.

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Hue Wall Switch Module now also available in the USA A few months after the launch in Europe

A few months after the launch in Europe

In the past few months I have been able to inform you in detail about the Philips Hue Wall Switch Module. Now there is good news for all users from the USA: The wall switch module is now also available in the United States. Philips Hue announced this in the spring.

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Hue creator George Yianni gives personal insights in a podcast Beef Wellington and Settlers of Catan

Beef Wellington and Settlers of Catan

It is now more than ten years since George Yianni had an idea that inspires us every day. Back then, at Philips Lighting, which now goes by the name Signify, he developed a web application to control Living Colors lamps. What was supposed to be a simple solution to avoid having to spend weeks building prototypes of real remote controls ended up being a whole new product.

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How the Hue Wall Switch Module performs after four months Now easily available

Now easily available

At the beginning of March, I received the Philips Hue Wall Switch Module just in time for the market launch, which then went really wrong. Now almost four months have passed – and I would like to tell you a little about my experiences. I have installed three wall switch modules so far.

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New filament lamp with E14 base makes its debut New Trådfri product is equipped with ZigBee

New Trådfri product is equipped with ZigBee

If you currently take a look at the German Ikea online shop and search for filament lamps, you will discover the following notice for the previously known E27 lamp: “Last chance! Only available for a short time.” Today I can tell you what this means. A new version will soon be available instead of the previous “golden” bulb.

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First update for the new Hue app should fix more than 15 bugs Version 4.0.2 probably soon in the App Store

Version 4.0.2 probably soon in the App Store

As we have already noted together this week, there is still a lot to be done in the new Hue app: The tile view is just plain cruel in rooms with lots of bulbs, the timers are no longer available and changing the brightness of a single bulb is also more cumbersome than before.

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Philips Hue app not available on Google Play Store Currently no download possible

Currently no download possible

A small warning to Android users: The Philips Hue app is currently not available in the Google Play Store. So if you want to reinstall the app, you currently have bad cards – the previous download link leads to an error message. I’ve already knocked on Signify’s door to find out why the app is currently unavailable.

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