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Fireplace and candle effect soon also in the Hue app Probably already with the next update

Probably already with the next update

Last week, Stefan Göhler, the developer of iConnectHue, came forward: He has integrated the fireplace and the candle effect into his application. The two effects were already officially announced by Philips Hue in a press release in January. At that time they wrote: In the first quarter of 2022, new effects will also be added to the Philips Hue app.

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Hue Aurelle: White Ambiance panel also with improved suspension Just like the colourful Surimu

Just like the colourful Surimu

When I replaced the Philips Hue Aurelle in my kitchen with the new Philips Hue Surimu a few months ago, there was no difference at first glance. No wonder, because housed in the same casing, the Surimu only offers additional colour LEDs. But something else has improved: Installation has become much easier thanks to a new suspension.

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iConnectHue already offers the candle and fireplace effect Faster than Philips Hue

Faster than Philips Hue

Just under a fortnight ago, Philips Hue announced that two new effects would be making their way into the Hue app by the end of March: A candle flicker and a fireplace effect. These two effects are available more quickly with the popular iConnectHue app. The developer Stefan Göhler is providing a corresponding update with immediate effect.

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Philips Hue 4.11: Update brings a few new scenes No Bluetooth support yet

No Bluetooth support yet

At the end of last week, Philips Hue released another update in the App Store. However, it turned out to be somewhat smaller than I had initially assumed. In version 4.11 we can at least look forward to a few new scenes. The Philips Hue development team describes the new scenes as follows.

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Official Hue app will soon also support Bluetooth connections Separate app could become redundant

Separate app could become redundant

Once again I have received interesting news from the Philips Hue development team. Specifically, it’s about the integration of Bluetooth light bulbs into the official Philips Hue app. It will start with the update to version 4.11, which will be released in the coming weeks in the App Store and the Google Play Store.

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Officially announced: Hue Calla in silver and Inara wall lamp Two new products starting on 8 February

Two new products starting on 8 February

In contrast to the past years, when Philips Hue always had numerous exciting outdoor novelties in its luggage at the beginning of the year, things are a bit more leisurely in 2022. Today, Philips Hue officially presented two new products, although they are not that new. It starts with the Philips Hue Calla, one of the oldest outdoor lights from Philips Hue.

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Watch out: The new bathroom ceiling lights are significantly brighter A brief overview

A brief overview

If you are planning to buy a Philips Hue ceiling light for the bathroom in the coming weeks or months, I can only give you one piece of advice: Go for the new lamps. You’ll pay a few euros more, but you’ll also get a lot more light. Today I would like to give you a small overview.

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Philips Hue Devere: Bathroom ceiling light with White Ambiance Splash water protection and dimmer switch included

Splash water protection and dimmer switch included

A while ago, I introduced you to the Philips Hue Xamento, the first “colourful” bathroom light from Philips Hue. With a price of up to 259.99 euros, it is certainly not a cheap affair. Today, in cooperation with Click-Licht.de, I would like to introduce you to another new ceiling light for the bathroom, which is aimed at all those who can manage with white light tones in the shower or when brushing their teeth.

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Massive price increase: Philips Hue has become significantly more expensive Mainly outdoor products affected

Mainly outdoor products affected

It should be common knowledge by now that Philips Hue does not necessarily offer the cheapest products. This is quite understandable, after all, quality and performance are in many cases better than with cheaper alternatives. Moreover, one has to consider that Philips Hue, in contrast to some other manufacturers, also takes care of software development.

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EcoDim Filaments: Great E27 lamp with smokey look Filament lamp in three different sizes

Filament lamp in three different sizes

Last week, a reader brought the Dutch manufacturer EcoDim to my attention. Located just over the German border, EcoDim unfortunately does not yet offer its products in Germany, but our friends from Holland were kind enough to provide me with a set of their filament lamps with ZigBee. The lamps with E27 bases all have White Ambiance technology, the colour temperature can be adjusted from 1,800 to 5,000 Kelvin.

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