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Philips Hue Lightguide: First retailer lists five models Design lamps about to return?

Design lamps about to return?

In September 2022, Philips Hue presented the Lightguide series. Three stylish E27 glass light bulbs with an internal light tube were to be launched on the market at the time. However, sales were stopped a short time later and the Ellipse model was only launched a few months later. The Lightguide Globe and Triangular versions were postponed indefinitely.

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How to install Philips Hue widgets on the iPhone A step-by-step guide

A step-by-step guide

While you previously had to take a diversion via the Siri shortcuts and had to make noticeable compromises in terms of design, native widgets have finally been available in the Philips Hue app since the update to version 5.14. This allows you to activate scenes from the home screen or lock screen and switch entire rooms or zones on and off.

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Philips Hue now with widgets for iPhone and iPad Update to version 5.14

Update to version 5.14

The Philips Hue app has received another update and this is particularly interesting for users of an iPhone or iPad. After a long, long time, there are finally widgets for Philips Hue again. I’ll explain exactly what you can expect in this article. Several years ago, the widgets in iOS could still be found in the Today view, and Philips Hue widgets were already available back then.

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Ikea Trådfri: Extra bright E14 bulb launched With up to 806 lumens

With up to 806 lumens

I really couldn’t think of a good story this time, so unfortunately the April Fool’s joke has been cancelled this year. Instead, I have some really exciting news for you, at least if you are looking for a particularly bright E14 bulb. You can now get them from Ikea. The Swedish furniture store has come up with the extremely innovative idea of shrinking the base on its Trådfri light bulb.

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Friends of Hue switches are now also getting smarter Natural light and other functions

Natural light and other functions

With the latest update to the Hue app, Philips Hue has already made its somewhat outdated Hue Tap smarter. In principle, the switch contains exactly the same module that we know from the Friends of Hue switches – just with slightly different firmware. I had already noted at the time that the third-party switches would be next in line.

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Hue Sync TV app: Philips Hue and Samsung expand cooperation Soon also available as a subscription

Soon also available as a subscription

In January 2023, Philips Hue launched a surprising cooperation with Samsung in the TV environment: the Hue Sync TV app was born. It can be used to synchronise lights to match the screen, regardless of where the picture content comes from. It is supported. The app is available on all 2022 devices from the Q60 model upwards and can be easily installed via the App Store, albeit for a hefty 129.99 euros.

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Lytvox wants to become a streaming app with lighting effects Completely without HDMI Sync Box

Completely without HDMI Sync Box

Synchronising the light to match the content on the TV. Philips pursued this idea several years ago with Ambilight and Philips Hue has had its HDMI Play Sync Box at the start for some time now, and I’m expecting the successor with HDMI 2.1 this year. But why additional hardware, couldn’t it be simpler?

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Community question: Four-sided Ambilight with Philips Hue Which product is the most suitable?

Which product is the most suitable?

Today I would like to deal with a question that has certainly been dealt with somewhere and somehow here on the blog. However, Hueblog reader Dennis has contacted our community with a question and is once again looking for an answer. I would of course like to provide him with an answer, but first of all here is his (summarised) question.

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Hue Labs is surprisingly shut down in June After seven years with new functions

After seven years with new functions

Over the past seven years, Philips Hue has repeatedly tried out small and useful new functions and made them available in Hue Labs. Some of the features made available there for testing even made it into the Hue app. But that’s all over now: As Philips Hue has announced in a support document, Hue Labs will be discontinued in June 2024.

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Philips Hue: Editing and saving scenes even more easily The new features in version 5.13.0

The new features in version 5.13.0

This afternoon, Philips Hue released another update in the App Store: version 5.13.0 of the official app is now available for download. And once again, a lot has changed – even more than can be read in the update description in the App Store. For example, the latest version of the app makes it much easier to edit and then save an existing scene.

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