In the past few weeks, I have repeatedly stumbled across a question in social networks. Hueblog reader Sandra has now approached me with the same concern. In an email to me she asks: I have just installed two new Philips Hue Play Lightbars in my home. I put them in an existing room and adjusted the scene accordingly.
The open ZigBee standard has always made it possible for third-party lamps to be connected to the Hue Bridge. Although not with all functions, the essential smart lighting control works perfectly. Swedish furniture giant Ikea now offers two extravagantly designed lights in the Pilskott series, which can be ordered now for 99.99 euros in the online shop and also purchased directly in stores.
Christmas is over and by now almost all Christmas trees have disappeared from our living rooms. We also took everything down a week ago – and first of all, the Festavia light chain disappeared back into the box. My second Philips Hue Festavia is still hanging outside on the tree and has survived two months in the wild without any damage, although officially no outdoor use is intended.
I already announced it last December, now I finally have more details: Numerous Philips Hue products will become significantly more expensive from 1 February. Most affected are ceiling lights and outdoor products. The biggest price increase will be for ceiling lights. Here, the increases amount to up to 40 euros. The list price of the large Hue Enrave, for example, will rise from 259.99 to 299.99 euros.
I have already reported several times about the Philips Hue Perifo track system, which was released in summer 2022. While I have already installed the spots in my kitchen, I have not yet tested the Hue Perifo Linear Lightbar. Today we want to change that. The technical data of the 95-centimetre-long lightbar, which can simply be plugged into a Perifo rail, are impressive.
During the CES in Las Vegas, Philips Hue presented its new releases for the start of 2023. The highlight was certainly the new Hue Sync TV app. Beyond that, there was only one real new product, the Philips Hue Resonate Downwards with a downward light beam. The model will be available from 24 January for 119.99 euros.
In a separate article, I already gave you my first impressions of the new Philips Hue Sync TV App, including a short video. In this article I would like to go into more detail and answer the most important questions about the new app for Samsung Smart TVs. What exactly can the Philips Hue Sync TV App do?
What an announcement on Wednesday evening: Philips Hue releases the Philips Hue Sync TV App for Samsung Smart TVs. As of now, the alternative to the Sync Box is available for download for models from 2022. Starting with the entry-level Q60 QLED TV, all models above that can also use the Hue Sync TV app.
Besides the big announcement around the Philips Hue Sync TV app and the Samsung Smart TVs, there are some more smaller news from Philips Hue at the beginning of the year. In this article I would like to bring you up to date. Philips Hue Resonate Downwards After introducing the Hue Resonate three years ago, Philips Hue is now launching another model of the outdoor wall light.