I’ve already given you a lot of information about the new gradient function, now I can announce that it’s a done deal: It seems that Philips Hue has started to activate the new gradient function last night for all users with app version 4.4. A further update is not necessary, the activation takes place “over-the-air”.
It has been requested for many years, now it is finally here: the Ambient Gradient Lightstrip. A light strip from Philips Hue that can display several colours at the same time. It is joined by another newcomer, the new Play Gradient Light Tube, and the two well-known luminaires from the Signe collection get a gradient upgrade.
Last week, Philips Hue introduced its new products, including brighter bulbs. The special feature of the new E27 bulbs: they can shine with up to 1,100 lumens instead of 800 lumens as before, but still have the same form factor. Moreover, they are offered at the same price, the recommended retail price for one of the new bright bulbs is 59.99 euros, the double pack is available for 99.99 euros.
Finally, finally, Philips Hue has launched an E14 bulb in filament design, two years after the first E27 bulbs with the classic look came onto the market. So far, the new E14 candle bulb is only available as Philips Hue White Filament and costs 29.95 euros or 49.95 euros in a double pack.
After Philips Hue introduced numerous new light bulbs last week, some of you may be facing a very simple question: What is the best way to replace an existing light bulb with a newly purchased lamp? In this article, I’ll tell you the best way to do that. But first, let’s take a look at two examples that I consider to be very realistic in everyday life.
If you took a closer look at the new releases that Philips Hue presented a week ago, you might have already discovered them: There are two new recessed spots that are actually not that new. The White and Color Ambiance recessed spot Centura is now also available in a black design and with the Philips Hue Xamento there is even a completely new name.
Just under a week ago, Philips Hue launched Dynamic Scenes. In the current version of the Hue app, you only have to select a scene from the Hue light scenes gallery to make a play button visible with which the dynamic scene can be started. So far, however, the change between the different colours is so slow that some users even think that the dynamic scenes do not work properly at all.
We still have to be patient, but from 14 September, the new Ambiance Gradient Lightstrip and the Gradient Signe will officially go on sale. The Gradient Light Tube will follow at the end of October. With the Play Gradient Lightstrip, a product with a colour gradient has already been available for some time.
Shortly after the introduction of the Philips Hue Filament bulbs, I had to listen to my wife saying: “The light is far too yellow.” No wonder, because the classic lamps were previously only available as Philips Hue White with a fixed colour temperature of 2,100 Kelvin. That’s pretty warm light. This week, Philips Hue officially expanded its product portfolio and now offers all five models of the Filament lamp as White Ambiance.