Almost two years ago, Philips Hue launched the Calla and Lily, its first outdoor lights. I have also used three of them in my garden and have noticed a bit of condensation at one time or another. Depending on the respective weather conditions, this is completely normal. In my case, it was actually only a few drops, which disappeared again with the next sunshine.
At CES earlier this month, Signify announced three new partners for its Friends of Hue program. All of them are from German-speaking countries and are therefore especially interesting for us. Before I provide you with further details, I would like to give you the official text of the press release: “The partnership program of Philips Hue also has some new features: the smart lighting can now be controlled with new intelligent switches developed by Voltus and Jung.
The Friends of Hue switches from various manufacturers have been available for about a year now, and for us in Germany, Busch-Jaeger and Gira are of particular interest. In cooperation with the Berlin start-up Senic, Gira launched a Friends of Hue switch on the market last September. Happily, it can be integrated into the Standard 55 system.
For me, the Philips Hue Daylo is the biggest surprise from the 2020 outdoor series by Philips Hue. At first glance, the circular 22-cm high wall light looks rather inconspicuous, but small details convince after installation. I was able to see this for myself yesterday on my neighbours’ terrace. The Philips Hue Daylo is a wall lamp available in two different variations.
iConnectHue (App Store-Link) for iPhone and iPad has always offered the possibility to assign a long keystroke to the Philips Hue dimmer switch, and more recently to the Philips Hue Smart Button. Until now, this function had only one disadvantage: the long key press was always executed in addition to the short key press.
Starting this week, Philips’ new outdoor products can be ordered. I have already taken a closer look at the new Philips Hue Resonate and have also mounted it on my house wall. I would now like to use this article to share my experiences with the new light source with you.
A few weeks ago, I was able to announce them – now they are available on Amazon. The new Innr vintage edition filament lamps. The Dutch manufacturer has already launched a “golden” lamp in standard shape in August, now they are expanding their assortment with two more lamps in Edison and Globe shapes.
One thing is as certain: standard Philips Hue lamps, no matter whether with E14 or E27 base, will certainly not win a beauty prize. After all, filament lamps have been available in stores since September 2019 which are visually very convincing thanks to their twisted filaments. Unfortunately, the filament lamps are only Hue Whites, which cannot display different colour temperatures.
Shortly after Christmas we introduced the SM216, the new adapter from Samotech for the Hue Smart Button. In the comments to the article some users remarked that solutions for 2 or 3 frames would be a practical thing, too. Of course the British manufacturer has something like this in stock: the brand-new SM222.