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Richer Colors, Perfect Fit & Annoying Sound: problems with the new GU10 spots More and more users report annoying whining

More and more users report annoying whining

Philips Hue has taken a step in the right direction with the new GU10 spots which were launched in late summer. The new models are brighter, provide better colour rendition and have also been shrunk to a perfect size so that they fit easily into spot lights from other manufacturers. However, there seems to be another innovation besides Richer Colors & Perfect Fit: An extremely annoying whining.

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Ambilight+Hue: Philips television does not find new Hue lamps Problem occurs due to TV restrictions

Problem occurs due to TV restrictions

Philips televisions with built-in Ambilight are a great thing. I’ve been using one myself for years but in the end a good offer for an LG TV came through. If you have an Ambilight TV in use you should definitely keep in mind the issues surrounding the interaction between Ambilight and Hue described in this article.

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Hue Smart Button: problems with third-party devices are fixed Innr and Paul Neuhaus affected

Innr and Paul Neuhaus affected

Do you remember my previous articles from November 2019? Back then, I reported that using the Hue Smart Button causes problems with third-party accessories, especially when used with the popular Innr Smart Plug. Also affected were Innr lamps or ZigBee products from Paul Neuhaus. As soon as the Smart Button is connected to the Bridge, these devices lose their connection after a few hours.

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Signify, Apple and other Internet giants want to develop smart home standard Connected Home over IP

Connected Home over IP

Finally, someone has understood what it’s all about. After numerous smart home systems have flooded the market in recent years, it feels like just as many standards have been established. Some systems work together, but other products cannot be linked. The Connected Home over IP project is intended to address this problem.

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First look at the LIFX Candle Colour: the multicoloured candle lamp Compatible with Alexa, Google and Apple

Compatible with Alexa, Google and Apple

It has been quite a while since first information about the LIFX Candle Colour appeared. About four months later, I was able to have a look at this innovative light source myself. But before delve into the technical finesse of the LIFX Candle Colour I would like to present some basic details.

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Philips Hue: more and more devices and no powerful bridge When will Signify update its control centre?

When will Signify update its control centre?

When Philips Hue was launched in 2012, nobody would have expected such a success. In the field of Smart Lighting, the Eindhoven-based system is by far the number one. This is unlikely to change in the near future. The last update for the Hue Bridge was in autumn 2015 when HomeKit was introduced as a major new feature.

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Recommendation for Apple users: Home+ makes HomeKit even more comprehensive Connect Hue lamps to your smart home

Connect Hue lamps to your smart home

I keep coming across questions in my email inbox and social media about which smart home devices, such as radiator thermostats, can be linked to the Hue Bridge and controlled by the Hue app. The answer in these cases is always negative because Philips Hue is a pure lighting system. However, there are ways to connect to other smart home devices without external hubs.

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A feast for the eyes: filament lamps with dimmable LivingWhites socket from Philips Currently only available in used condition

Currently only available in used condition

In September, Philips Hue launched its first filament lamps which look really stylish and high-quality compared to the competition. However, Philips only has three different models on the market, all of which are equipped with the same filament. It has to be said that the market for filament lamps offers a lot more and much nicer alternatives.

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My comment on the latest iConnectHue update Is a subscription a rip-off or not?

Is a subscription a rip-off or not?

On Sunday, the probably biggest update of iConnectHue (App Store link) was released. There are many new features, new in-app purchases and two different subscriptions – and of course many comments under my article here in the Hueblog and also over at appgefahren.de. Understandably, user comments drift far apart.

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iConnectHue: Major update released including Pro license with subscription These are the new features

These are the new features

I was allowed to announce it to you a few weeks ago and in the comments there was already a lot of discussion around it. Now it is here: the new iConnectHue. Before I will go into detail in the next few days, especially of course with the new, optional subscription model, I would like to provide you with the new features of the update today.

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