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Twinkly reviewed: the smart chain of lights is a class of its own Maybe an option for your tree?

Maybe an option for your tree?

About two weeks ago I already announced it: I will have a closer look at Twinkly’s smart lights. I spared no expense and effort for this and dragged my artificial Christmas tree from the attic to the office. There, I took a first look at the Twinkly Gold Edition and can give you the first recommendation right here.

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Signify improves suspension of Philips Hue Ensis pendant luminaire I have a small side note about the popular Philips Hue Ensis pendant luminaire for you.

I have a small side note about the popular Philips Hue Ensis pendant luminaire for you.

For almost a year now, the Philips Hue Ensis has been hanging above the dining table at my colleague Frederick’s and he is still very taken with the individual lighting. I guess this is also true for most of the Hueblog readers who bought the Ensis. Still, during installation one little thing made you despair.

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Installation in detail: connecting the Hue Smart Button to classic buttons Numerous readers have asked for more details about the conversion of the Hue Smart Button.

Numerous readers have asked for more details about the conversion of the Hue Smart Button.

In the last few days, the useful Hue Smart Button made for some negative headlines. It is resource-hungry and causes problems with the Innr Smart Plug. In addition, it is still sold overpriced. Nevertheless, the Hue Smart Button opens up very interesting possibilities. This is how the Hue Smart Button is connected to a classic push button Hueblog reader Markus also dared to rebuild the switch and kindly provided me with detailed photos.

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Philips Hue App with improved HomeKit connectivity With the update to version 3.33, the Hue app for iPhone and iPad offers an improved HomeKit connection.

With the update to version 3.33, the Hue app for iPhone and iPad offers an improved HomeKit connection.

HomeKit, which is at home in the Apple cosmos, is a fine thing. Not only can all devices be controlled via Siri, but also complex automations can be created. They also work across several manufacturers. In this regard, Apple definitely offers more possibilities than Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. The update of the Hue app (App Store link) released this morning contains three improvements for HomeKit integration: improved synchronization with HomeKit when changes are made to the Hue app fixed a HomeKit problem where names in the Home app do not match names in the Hue app corrected a HomeKit problem where saving a scene in HomeKit would cause the “value is higher than maximum” error Luckily, I haven’t been able to find any of the three problems mentioned in connection with HomeKit.

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This is how the Hue Smart Button can slow down the system The Hue Smart Button is a handy little switch for Philips Hue. However, there are a few details to consider.

The Hue Smart Button is a handy little switch for Philips Hue. However, there are a few details to consider.

I already explained a few days ago what a small inconspicuous switch can do: as soon as the Smart Button is coupled with a Hue Bridge, some third-party products from Innr, for example the popular Smart Plug SP 120, will fail. But that’s by far not all – as the following comment from Hueblog reader Peter shows: “I don’t have any Innr products in use, but I notice that after the integration of six Hue Buttons the whole Hue system becomes very unstable.

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A first look at Muse Blocks: an innovative way to control your Smart Home Not only Philips Hue lamps can be controlled by Muse Blocks.

Not only Philips Hue lamps can be controlled by Muse Blocks.

There are not many products that I consider really innovative. This is definitely the case with the new Muse Blocks from Senic even if their technology does not come from the Berlin start-up itself. They have simply rebranded existing possibilities in a new and, above all, extremely stylish way. In each Muse Block – a small 7 x 7 cm magnet – there is a small NFC tag that can be equipped with its own web links by using a small app.

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Does the Hue Smart Button cause problems with Innr products? Several users have reported problems with the Hue Smart Button in the past few days. What is going on?

Several users have reported problems with the Hue Smart Button in the past few days. What is going on?

Does the Hue Smart Button cause problems with the stability of the whole system? Basically, it’s just a simple switch. So I didn’t worry much after the following email from Hueblog reader Thomas: “I have 25 lamps and 13 switches, and the system is getting noticeably unstable. Some lamps are not reachable, react delayed, switches do not work.

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Show your Hue: Smart Button integrated in Gira push button Yesterday, Hueblog reader Christoph provided me with an exciting Philips Hue Smart Button project.

Yesterday, Hueblog reader Christoph provided me with an exciting Philips Hue Smart Button project.

I’m always amazed at my blog readers’ creativity. Christoph has now sent me a pretty exciting project, which of course I don’t want to withhold from you. He has installed the Hue Smart Button in a regular push button from Gira. These materials are needed Philips Hue Smart Button push buttons, for example from Gira single conductor cable soldering iron & tools Christoph explains in the following instructions how the installation of the Smart Button works.

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Samotech works on light switch adapter for the Hue Smart Button Samotech plans to launch an adapter for the Philips Hue Smart Button on the market as early as December.

Samotech plans to launch an adapter for the Philips Hue Smart Button on the market as early as December.

I already mentioned it in my test report about the Philips Hue Smart Button: Signify didn’t think all the way to the end during development. Although the mounting plate has matching holes for mounting on a conventional EU switch box, the flat plate cannot be mounted there without removing the light switch that protrudes from the wall.

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Hue Smart Button reviewed: this is what the little button can do It's time to tell you all about the Philips Hue Smart Button. Here comes my review

It's time to tell you all about the Philips Hue Smart Button. Here comes my review

The Philips Hue dimmer switch has become a real bestseller over the past years. Small wonder: despite a recommended retail price of 24.95 euros it was always available for less than 20 euros and thus a really good deal in the otherwise price-intensive Hue cosmos. Now there is another alternative with the Philips Hue Smart Button.

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