There is one question I have been asked repeatedly in the last four weeks since the launch of the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip: What is the minimum distance between the TV and the wall to make the lighting effect stand out? Today, before I draw a comprehensive conclusion on the Gradient Lightstrip this weekend, I would like to answer this specific question.
I have written several times in recent weeks about the switches and modules of the Asian manufacturer Sunricher. They can be configured via the Hue app like all other Friends of Hue switches, although they are actually not. They also offer the technically much more exciting solutions: Compared to the classic Friends of Hue models, there is a much quieter switch with battery and recently also a in-wall module.
The Friends of Hue switches have been on the market for almost two years and in principle there are still two problems: There are still manufacturers and switch series that do not offer a suitable Friends of Hue switch. In addition, there is a loud clicking sound every time a button is pressed, which provides the necessary energy for the wireless signal.
A few days ago I was able to give you the first information, now it is official. Senic, a small Berlin start-up, is now also offering a Friends of Hue counter for outdoor use. It is the first of its kind. The “Friends of Hue Outdoor Switch” has the same technology as the already known Friends of Hue switches.
In recent years, the Berlin-based manufacturer Senic has already made a name for itself in the Hue world. Thanks to the cooperation with Gira, a truly outstanding Friends of Hue switch has been launched on the market. Now Senic seems to be about to launch a new product. As I have learned from my sources, Senic is working on a new product for outdoor use.
I am always looking for new ideas from the Hue world. And that’s exactly how I came across a product about a fortnight ago that I didn’t quite understand at first – probably also due to the language barrier, because I discovered the product in Denmark. Unfortunately, due to its size, the switch does not quite fit into German switch series, it is much smaller.
You have already learned a lot about the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip in the past two weeks and what can I tell you: there is still so much to discover with this new product. Today, I’d like to take a look with you at the distance between the LEDs. This is exactly one of the shortcomings of the Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus, where the individual LEDs are almost six centimetres apart.
There is news from Innr. In a few weeks a third outdoor product will be launched on the market, after having already launched an outdoor light strip and small garden spots a few months ago. The new product is called Innr OPL 130C, which is a pedestal light. It is sold together with a matching power supply as a starter set.
Still not sure how the new Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip is mounted on the back of the TV? You need some impressions of how the light strip fits exactly on the three sides of the TV before you make your purchase decision? Then I have the right video for you today.
Last year I reported for the first time about the smart light chain Twinky and the thing went down really well with you. No wonder, because the quality is right and the effect is so impressive that every visitor will definitely be amazed. This year it will be even better. Just a few days ago Twinkly released an extension for its products: Twinkly Music.