I’m always amazed at my blog readers’ creativity. Christoph has now sent me a pretty exciting project, which of course I don’t want to withhold from you. He has installed the Hue Smart Button in a regular push button from Gira. These materials are needed Philips Hue Smart Button push buttons, for example from Gira single conductor cable soldering iron & tools Christoph explains in the following instructions how the installation of the Smart Button works.
I already mentioned it in my test report about the Philips Hue Smart Button: Signify didn’t think all the way to the end during development. Although the mounting plate has matching holes for mounting on a conventional EU switch box, the flat plate cannot be mounted there without removing the light switch that protrudes from the wall.
The Philips Hue dimmer switch has become a real bestseller over the past years. Small wonder: despite a recommended retail price of 24.95 euros it was always available for less than 20 euros and thus a really good deal in the otherwise price-intensive Hue cosmos. Now there is another alternative with the Philips Hue Smart Button.
Any Apple user who has taken a look at HomeKit will have noticed that the Philips Hue motion sensors appear as three different devices: in addition to the motion sensor, there is also measurement data on brightness and temperature. And this is exactly where problems can arise as our friends from SmartApfel have found out.
In the course of numerous Philips Hue product introductions, some new spot lights have made it into the range. For the first time they are equipped with White and Color Ambiance lamps. Needless to say that the new generation of GU10 spots is used here – and offers numerous advantages over their predecessors.
When it comes to the configuration of Philips Hue components there is no way around iConnectHue on iPhone and iPad. No other iOS application offers that many functions as German developer Stefan Göhler’s app. In 2019, there will be exciting news concerning the almost seven-year-old app. As we have learned exclusively, the developer is currently working on a completely new application: iConnectHue Pro.
This was quicker than I thought: Amazon was not supposed to deliver the Hue Smart Button until November, but now it happened very quickly. And I have learned from Signify sources: Amazon, after all an exclusive sales partner for the start, will also apply the correct price of 19.99 Euro for the Hue Smart Button soon.
We have known the Osram Smart Plug for years as an inexpensive accessory for the Philips Hue Bridge. The Innr SP 120 was added around a year ago. This smart plug mainly scores with its form factor. It is smaller and more compact but also adds a higher price tag. Since September, the Philips Hue Smart Plug has also been on the market.
The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box is a popular topic at the moment. I’m also working intensively on this matter and I’m really impressed by the box’ actual idea – even though the price is more or less outrageous. But one thing is clear: the end of the line hasn’t been reached yet, Signify will provide the small box with numerous updates in the future.
I’ve had the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box installed in my home for about two weeks now but I haven’t really used it often yet. For now, I have some answers to reader requests and my questions, directly from the Philips Hue headquarters in Eindhoven. HDMI Sync Box is not an Ambilight substitute With Ambilight, Philips integrated great technology into its TV sets many years ago.