It has been a little over a week since Philips Hue released the update to version 4.36 of its app. In the comments and also in my email inbox, numerous word messages on a particular topic have piled up after the update. For example, Oliver writes: Why did the date and time of the last action of the respective sensor, dimmer, button or tap dial disappear in the settings of the accessories in the latest version 4.36.0 of the HUE app?
I have to talk to you again. The reason is a question from the community section on Hueblog.de. Tommi has contacted me with the following request: I want to connect two Hue Lightstrip Plus to one power supply, because I only have one socket available and want to save a multiple socket for space reasons.
Actually, Philips Hue had a great idea with the launch of the Play Lightbar several years ago: The power supply is equipped with three slots to be able to operate several Lightbars at one socket. The Hue Sync Box, the Lightstrip Plus, the Gradient Lightstip and the Signe table lamp as well as the Hue Iris and Hue Bloom also use the same connection.
After manufacturers Niko and Vimar have already presented their products, Busch-Jaeger is the first German manufacturer that offers the new Friends of Hue switches. Seen from a technical point of view, there are no surprises because Busch-Jaeger also makes use of the well-known EnOcean module in its switch. Nevertheless I’d like to show you the content of the 99 euro package in a small video (in German language).
The Philips Hue Play Lightbar is one of the most successful new Hue products of the year, even though the integration of Hue Sync has not yet progressed so far that the small Ambilight replacement lamps could be used. Nonetheless, they are definitely a great mood light. What’s especially great is that the Philips Hue Play Lightbar can be set up or attached in a variety of ways, because Signify comes with some accessories.
I will soon mount the Philips Hue Ensis above my dining table. Altough availability is currently rather poor, there are always short-term offers on the internet. Hueblog reader Roger received one of the rarely spread samples and kindly provided us with impressions in words and pictures. We would like to pass these on to you.
When Philips Hue invited me to the Gamescom in Cologne a few weeks ago, I was already expecting a new product releases. I was already well informed about the Hue Entertainment partnership with Razor, so that couldn’t have been the reason. One day before Gamescom starts, the cat is out of the bag.
Even if this is not a real replacement for Ambilight, this idea should be more than interesting for many users. After all, a television, possibly still mounted directly on the wall with a bracket, is perfect for indirect wall lighting. And what could be more suitable than a Philips Hue LightStrip Plus?