This weekend, I received a package from the Netherlands. Not from Philips Hue, but from Innr. The Dutch manufacturer has been involved in the ZigBee market for several years and offers many interesting and Hue Bridge-compatible solutions. In general, there are only two known limitations as well: the products are not compatible with Apple HomeKit and Hue Entertainment.
I am still a little surprised when I think back to your feedback and interest in the Twinkly lights. During the Christmas season, the smart tree decoration was an absolute hit – and will probably continue to delight all buyers in the following Christmas seasons. But the Italian manufacturer also offers products for the warmer seasons: the Twinkly Festoon Lights.
When Philips Hue launched its filament lamps last autumn, I was very impressed. Later, I realized that the fixed colour temperature of 2,100 Kelvin is not optimal for all purposes. In our open living, dining and cooking area, the warm white light above the dining table simply didn’t match the cooler light in the kitchen.
Not yet officially landed in Germany and not yet listed on the German Philips Hue website, but already available thanks to some Scandinavian dealers: we are talking about two wall lamps from the Adore bathroom series by Philips Hue. In terms of design, both remind of classic fluorescent tubes.
I face a problem on my terrace: the wall connection for the permanently installed lamp is located in one of the two corners. Not surprisingly the other half of the terrace is poorly illuminated. Now I have tackled this problem – with the new Philips Hue Impress low-voltage wall light and in cooperation with Lampenwelt.de,
Announced at the beginning of January and also available in stores since last week: the outdoor spot Philips Hue Lily XL. In cooperation with the official Hue dealer Click-Licht.de, I can present the new outdoor lamp to you in detail today – including a 15-minute video in which I compare the new Hue Lily XL with the small Hue Lily and a Hue GU10 spot.
Last fall, Philips Hue launched a much improved version of its colored GU10 spot – which is currently affected by problems. Many users report beeping lamps when switched off, i.e. at 0 percent brightness. The good news first: this problem does not occur with the Innr color spots released in October 2019.
Fabian has mounted the LED panel Philips Hue Aurelle in his kitchen – you can find his test report here. Today, I would like to introduce a competing product to you, namely the LED panel Amaris by Paulmann. The biggest difference: the Paulmann model offers different white tones as well as colours.