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Community Question of the Week: Dynamic scenes do not work Problems with new lights

Problems with new lights

In the past few weeks, I have repeatedly stumbled across a question in social networks. Hueblog reader Sandra has now approached me with the same concern. In an email to me she asks: I have just installed two new Philips Hue Play Lightbars in my home. I put them in an existing room and adjusted the scene accordingly.

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The important answers about the Philips Hue Sync TV app The Ambilight App for Samsung Smart TVs

The Ambilight App for Samsung Smart TVs

In a separate article, I already gave you my first impressions of the new Philips Hue Sync TV App, including a short video. In this article I would like to go into more detail and answer the most important questions about the new app for Samsung Smart TVs. What exactly can the Philips Hue Sync TV App do?

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Community question of the week: Automation only when present Only via workarounds possible

Only via workarounds possible

Today I briefly considered trying out the Lightbar for the Perifo track system, but we’ll postpone that until later. Today we will first deal with a question from the community that Michel sent me. He asks: I want a certain lamp to come on at sunset, but only when I’m at home.

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Community question of the week: Enable control only for individual rooms No satisfactory solution so far

No satisfactory solution so far

When Philips Hue started more than ten years ago, it was far from clear how much fun the smart light would become. After all, back then it only started with a simple starter set with three E27 light bulbs, otherwise there was nothing at all. In the meantime, you can easily equip the whole house – and that certainly causes problems.

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Community Question of the Week: Set Sunset Automation to Switch Using accessories even more effectively

Using accessories even more effectively

Before we all say goodbye to the weekend, I have a rather exciting Community Question of the Week for you. This is what one of my readers asked in the community section: Currently I can’t find an approach to triggering automation by pressing a button on a Hue tap dial switch.

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Philips Hue gives energy saving tips for its smart bulbs How easy it is to save electricity

How easy it is to save electricity

Electricity costs have become a big issue in recent months. Many of us already have to pay more each month, which naturally raises the question of whether a gimmick like Philips Hue is even necessary? Of course, you don’t necessarily have to light up your garden just because it looks nice.

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The most important answers about Philips Hue Festavia The string lights for Philips Hue

The string lights for Philips Hue

Today Philips Hue introduced its first chain of lights, the Festavia. And the manufacturer from Eindhoven assures that they are ready for the Christmas season: from Friday, 11 November 2022, the Philips Hue Festavia should be available for order in the official online shop. Delivery should then take place the following week.

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Community question of the week: Hue light bulbs and light switches with dimmers Not a good idea

Not a good idea

Light switches with dimmers were installed in many flats and houses many years ago. A practical thing to be able to adjust the brightness of a light bulb or a halogen lamp. However, it is not a good idea in combination with Philips Hue. Benjamin asked me a question on this topic this week that I have not heard for the first time in this form: A dimmer switch is already installed in the flat.

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Community question of the week: What does Mimic Presence do in the middle of the night? This is how the presence simulation behaves

This is how the presence simulation behaves

A good a fortnight ago, Philips Hue launched Mimic Presence, its new feature in the Hue app. The new feature allows you to simulate presence in your home. Quite rightly, HueTommi asked the following question in our community: We are going on holiday soon for a week and I have set the simulation for four rooms.

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Community Question of the Week: Why doesn’t the switch-on behaviour work properly? Only one solution is recommended permanently

Only one solution is recommended permanently

For some time now, it has been possible to define in the lamp settings in the Hue app what should happen after the lamps lose power and are then switched on again. Should the Hue lamp light up in the last setting? Should it stay off if it was off? Or continue in standard white?

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