I am always happy to receive your replies and ideas. But when I get an email like the one from Hueblog reader Philipp, I can't help but write an article directly. This installation is really impressive – and a great problem solver, too.
I face a problem on my terrace: the wall connection for the permanently installed lamp is located in one of the two corners. Not surprisingly the other half of the terrace is poorly illuminated. Now I have tackled this problem – with the new Philips Hue Impress low-voltage wall light and in cooperation with Lampenwelt.de,
It's been almost two years since Philips Hue released a big update for its app. Since then some new features have been added but in visual terms, everything has remained the same. Smart lamps are also available from other manufacturers – and in this case, LIFX is showing how modern and useful such an app might look like.
We all know and like them: the standard scenes that Philips Hue creates when setting up a new room. But what happens if these scenes are accidentally deleted? In this little guide, I'll explain how to restore the scenes once they've disappeared.
A few weeks ago, Senic and Gira launched their Friends of Hue switch in one colour: pure white glossy, an alternative to the matt models available. This week, a variant in anthracite has been added. All four switches have one thing in common: they are not only supplied with a double rocker, but also with a single rocker – no other manufacturer offers this.
Announced at the beginning of January and also available in stores since last week: the outdoor spot Philips Hue Lily XL. In cooperation with the official Hue dealer Click-Licht.de, I can present the new outdoor lamp to you in detail today – including a 15-minute video in which I compare the new Hue Lily XL with the small Hue Lily and a Hue GU10 spot.
Some time ago, I already introduced the Samotech SM216, a light switch adapter for the Philips Hue Smart Button. Unfortunately, the small carrier was only available for a short time in Germany, ordering it via the manufacturer's UK website involves high shipping costs. Now there is an alternative from Rhodesy.
In the past months, I have been asked a question again and again: how can I restrict access to the Hue app on a child's smartphone? The bad news is that there is no such option yet. It is simply not intended.
The application iConnectHue (App Store link) for iPhone and iPad, which is now partly subscription-based, has received its first functional update after the major upgrade a few months ago. It comes with the exclusive long print, which I already presented to you a few weeks ago. What else there is to discover?
With the Hue Tap, the very first switch for Philips Hue is now obsolete. Although the round switch with the four buttons is still sold, it is technically outdated. It has been replaced by the Friends of Hue switches which are equipped with improved technology and can be better integrated into existing switch ranges.