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Hands on: The new Compact Outdoor Plug from Ledvance Simply pair with the Hue Bridge

Simply pair with the Hue Bridge

So far, Philips Hue has not come up with a smart plug for outdoor use. Unfortunately, nothing seems to be planned in this direction, although I’m happy to be surprised. Until then, however, Hue fans can turn to a new product from Ledvance. The Compact Outdoor Plug is also available with ZigBee technology and can therefore be easily coupled with the Hue Bridge.

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Philips Hue 4.0: New app offers much simpler automations Routines will be pimped

Routines will be pimped

In a few weeks Philips Hue will release a completely new app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. I’ve already given you some general info and a first look at the improved entertainment areas, but today we want to take a look at the automations. In any case, this is the new name of the previous routines.

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Philips Hue working on brighter E27 bulbs Soon with 1,100 instead of 806 lumens

Soon with 1,100 instead of 806 lumens

There’s one number we’ve gotten used to over the past few years: 806 lumens. That’s how bright classic E27 bulbs from Philips Hue are. With the new 1,600 lumen bright Hue White, this value was significantly exceeded for the first time, but this lamp can not colors or different shades of white and is also much larger to ensure cooling.

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Philips Hue 4.0 improves placement of lamps in the entertainment area Height can be adjusted freely

Height can be adjusted freely

As I could tell you a little more than a week ago, Signify is currently working on Philips Hue 4.0 – a new app with a revised design and many new features. In addition to a new tile view, there will also be a quick option to switch between multiple bridges.

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AduroSmart: Dimmable plug is compatible with Philips Hue Unfortunately hard to get at the moment

Unfortunately hard to get at the moment

A dimmable plug for Philips Hue? Something like that has actually existed before, even from Signify itself. At least somehow, because you can easily pair the Philips LivingWhites Plug with the Hue Bridge and then use it with the Hue app without any restrictions. However, you can only get the not really stylish plugs on the second-hand market, where prices of over 50 euros are regularly called up.

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Hue Wall Switch Module: Availability and communication are a poor show Many users have to keep waiting

Many users have to keep waiting

It could have been so beautiful: The Philips Hue Wall Switch Module is a real problem solver. It turns a classic light switch, the biggest enemy of the Hue light bulbs so far, into a smart light switch, which then no longer controls the power supply but sends commands to the Hue Bridge.

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Violet SmartSwitch for Hue and Sonos: Pre-orders for EU version now possible Not cheap, but unique

Not cheap, but unique

A few months ago, I was able to give you the first details about the Violet SmartSwitch. In the meantime, the project has progressed further and on the website of the British manufacturer, pre-orders for an EU version (round switch boxes) of the Violet SmartSwitch can already be placed. Unfortunately, the whole thing is not quite cheap, but in return you get a rather unique control option.

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What to expect in the upcoming Philips Hue App 4.0 New look, quick bridge switching & more

New look, quick bridge switching & more

The current Philips Hue app was released almost exactly five years ago. So it feels like an eternity ago, especially when you consider the rapid development around the topic smart home. But today I have good news for you: Signify is working on a completely revised version of the Philips Hue app.

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Philips Hue is working on a new E14 light bulb Can we expect a filament candle?

Can we expect a filament candle?

This week, numerous documents from Philips Hue were published by the FCC. I could already reveal to you that they are working on new E27 light bulbs with filament technology. The documents mention “Tone Filament” and “HWA” several times – and anyone who knows a bit about Philips Hue knows what this abbreviation means: Hue White Ambiance.

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Belkin introduces new HomeKit remote control with three buttons Control Philips Hue and other smart home devices

Control Philips Hue and other smart home devices

Apple users will appreciate that Philips Hue has been working with HomeKit for several years. This makes interaction between the smart lights and other smart home devices that are also compatible with HomeKit a breeze. It is also practical that the Philips Hue switches can also be configured in HomeKit. So you can not only switch your Hue lamps on and off with the touch of a button, but also control joint scenes with products from other manufacturers.

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