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For hobbyists: Remove LED modules from a Philips Hue luminaire What would you do with it?

What would you do with it?

What do you do when sitting at your desk at home and there is nothing exciting to do? You look around the room and discover an old Hue outdoor light that you dismantled a few weeks ago. And you remember that only a few days ago you bought a new bit set that hasn’t really been tried out yet.

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At the touch of a button: switch on lamps for a certain period of time ...and switch them off again after the time has elapsed

...and switch them off again after the time has elapsed

As alternative to a motion detector, do you want to switch on the lamps in a room with a dimmer switch, Smart Button or Friends of Hue switch for a few minutes and then switch them off again automatically? What doesn’t work with the official Hue app is no problem with third-party apps.

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After update: Motion detector dims lamps too much Third-party apps as problem solver

Third-party apps as problem solver

Last week, I reported about a firmware update for all older Hue lights without Bluetooth. After installing the update, it was possible to dim the light even more. An innovation that led to many satisfied voices. But there is also a small problem connected with it.

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Battery problems with the Hue Smart Button: Button cell empty in a few days At least only a few devices affected

At least only a few devices affected

The Hue Smart Button is one of the most exciting new releases in recent years. After the Hue Tap and the Hue dimmer switch, it is only the third switch to be launched directly by Philips Hue.

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Many Hue luminaires now with stronger dimming Firmware update for bridge and lights

Firmware update for bridge and lights

Have you already equipped your Bridge with the firmware version 19370450000? Then it is worth taking another look at the update section of the Hue app. There is also new software for many White Ambiance and White and Color Ambiance fixtures – Signify points this out in the release notes on the US website.

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Hue developers can now access API for the HDMI Sync Box Foundation laid for future development

Foundation laid for future development

Currently you can get the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box including a LightStrip Plus for 249 euros at Saturn – the best offer so far for a hardware that is not yet fully developed – just like you indicated in the comments below the last article.

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Måckebo and Råsegel: Two affordable table lamps for your filament lamps New publications at Ikea

New publications at Ikea

Smart filament lamps are now available from numerous manufacturers. My current favourites are the White Ambiance filament lamps from Müller-Licht which will probably make it into the shops this month. Their release date is scheduled for March 24th.

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Fado table lamp: This IKEA classic is a perfect match for Philips Hue Affordable solution for great lighting effects

Affordable solution for great lighting effects

Do you still have a Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance with E27 socket left and don’t know what to do with it? Then I have a suggestion for your next visit to IKEA: How about the Fado table lamp?

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Outdoor cable and T-piece: Why did Philips Hue choose a set? More attractive when purchased individually

More attractive when purchased individually

About two years ago, Philips Hue introduced its low voltage system for outdoor use. At that time only with its products Calla and Lily, but especially easy to install. You only need an external socket and don’t have to worry about anything. You remain flexible and the 24 volts are completely safe.

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