After the Hue Go was updated last year and the second generation provides numerous improvements, this spring it was the turn of the Hue Bloom. And the third mood light in the bunch will soon be available in a new generation, even in a limited edition. We are of course talking about the Hue Iris, which was presented just last week.
After starting with E27 and GU10, we had to wait a long time before Philips Hue also offered a solution for E14 sockets. In spring 2017 the candle lamp was finally ready. A really great product, which is also visually very impressive. Unfortunately with one problem. The E14 base is always used for luminaires when the design is small and compact.
This Sunday I can easily look back on the week, as Philips Hue introduced a whole range of new products on Wednesday and Thursday.Nevertheless, we’ll take a look back and see exactly what has happened. These are the new light bulbs It started already on Wednesday with new light bulbs. The filament lamps have become larger and are now also available as Giant Edison and Giant Globe.
This week Signify introduced a new generation of Philips Hue Iris. The mood light is a true icon and was introduced almost 10 years ago as the LivingColors model, almost as long ago the Iris is also available as a Hue model. Unfortunately, the Hue Iris was in the shadow of the Hue Go for quite a long time, which has found many fans in recent years.
Ambilight for everyone? That’s one way or another you could describe the new Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip. The light strip is intended to be mounted behind the TV and can display several colours at the same time to create a real ambilight feeling in combination with Hue Entertainment – no matter which TV you use.
Already in August I could report that Philips Hue is planning a new edition of the Iris. Mood lighting is one of the real long-running favourites and was already a LivingColors product almost 10 years ago, and has been part of the Hue family for several years. With the update announced today, there is not only improved performance, but also new designs.
A while ago I drew your attention to three entries at the FCC that showed a LightStrip in three different lengths. Now it is finally clear which product it is: The new Philips Hue Play Gradient LightStrip. A light strip that can display more than one color at a time. But before you completely freak out and start looking for this new release in your next online store, I have to slow you down a bit: The new Play Gradient LightStrip unfolds its full capabilities only in combination with the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box or the Hue Sync App for Mac and Windows.
Actually, I assumed that Philips Hue would not present its new products until Thursday. However, Philips Hue has already presented the first two new products at the Smart Home League event, in which other well-known brands such as Tado and Ring also took part. So far there are no surprises, but I would like to bring you up to date.
I already told you last week that we can still look forward to some surprises from the Hue warehouse. At Signify, the preparations for the launch seem to be in full swing now. A test page for the upcoming version 3.42 of the official Philips Hue App says: “Come back on September 3.