A community post by Jenaih brought a rather interesting story to my attention. He writes in his comment: “Am I the only one who noticed that the effects Candle, Fireplace and Prism also run on Hue lamps without Bluetooth?” I can now answer this question with a partially “yes”. But let's start from the beginning.
Philips Hue is launching three new effects for its smart lighting this month, two of which are exclusive to the 1st and 2nd generation Hue Festavia string lights. Today I would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the three effects. What the three new Philips Hue effects can do The Philips Hue Festavia already started last year with an exclusive “Sparkle” effect.
Not only new hardware is in the starting blocks, because Philips Hue will also get new software features. In addition to the already promised launch of Matter, for which there is still no concrete date, they are also preparing three new effects. Supported light sources can display the candle and fireplace effects so far.
I already announced it on Monday, now it has happened sooner than expected: Philips Hue 4.12 is now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. In addition to the already announced effects Fireplace and Candle, the new version also brings six new, especially romantic scenes for Valentine's Day.