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Nanoleaf Unified Hexagons: new LED panels coming in May Different shapes combined

Different shapes combined

I have reported on Nanoleaf on several occasions in the past, and of course the French company has some exciting new products in store for the CES in Las Vegas this week. There is finally some definite information about the hexagonal light elements announced last year.

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Philips Hue Bluetooth app now supports routines Wake up naturally, go to sleep & timer

Wake up naturally, go to sleep & timer

Even though most of us still rely on the full-grown Hue system with a bridge, I don’t want to leave out today’s update for the Bluetooth version of the Hue app. It is interesting for beginners who want to start with only a few bulbs – or for children’s rooms where the child’s smartphone should only display lamps from their own room.

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Hue Essentials: now also available for iOS Free download for iPhone and iPad

Free download for iPhone and iPad

Last year in April, we announced that the popular Android app Hue Essentials will also be available for iOS. Now the release is online. Hue Essentials (App Store link) is now available for iPhone and iPad. Since we are rooted in the Apple cosmos we generally rely on the well-known and long-standing application iConnectHue.

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Samotech SM216: switch adapter for the Hue Smart Button in detail Probably available in stores in February

Probably available in stores in February

A few weeks ago I already presented the SM216 from Samotech to you. With the switch adapter, mounting the Hue Smart Button over an existing light switch should not be a problem anymore. Now I can confirm: conversion is really very easy. Unfortunately, the Samotech SM216 is not yet available in stores.

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Hue Smart Button: problems solved, switch adapter coming Still exclusively available at Amazon

Still exclusively available at Amazon

The Hue Smart Button has kept us pretty busy in the past few weeks since its launch at the end of October. Especially the problems in connection with third-party accessories have caused irritation. As I was able to report last week, Signify took care of the problem and provided a firmware update for the Hue Smart Button.

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Christmas tree with classic fairy lights and smart plug: This is my favourite Innr versus Osram and Philips Hue

Innr versus Osram and Philips Hue

For many of you, the Christmas tree should already be in your living room. Here, it is traditionally decorated on the fourth Advent and then delights us until January. If you use traditional lighting technology instead of the smart Twinkly fairy lights, you can bring a little more comfort into your home in combination with a smart plug.

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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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