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Community question of the week: The matter of 12 volts and 230 volts Sometimes you shouldn't think too complicated

Sometimes you shouldn't think too complicated

It’s time again for the Community Question of the Week. Today’s question is not particularly complicated and the answer is not necessarily spectacular, but sometimes it’s the simple things that get you stuck. Manuel, for example, asked a question that has certainly crossed the minds of one or two Hue users.

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Community question of the week: Remote connection for second Hue Bridge Control all lamps remotely

Control all lamps remotely

During the last few days, many exciting questions about Philips Hue have arrived in the community area and also in my inbox. Today I would like to deal with a request from Olaf, who sent me the following email: I recently had to put a second Hue Bridge into operation, but I can’t manage to activate the remote connection for the second bridge.

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Resetting Philips Hue lamps with the new dimmer switch When the Bridge can't find a new lamp

When the Bridge can't find a new lamp

In the past few days I have sorted out some old lamps and sold them on eBay. Several buyers had no idea how to reset the lamps so that the new Bridge would find them immediately – although it is so easy with the dimmer switch. This is how easy it is to reset a Hue lamp I have often explained how to reset a lamp with the dimmer switch.

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Difference between the Play Gradient Lightstrip and the Ambiance Gradient Lightstrip Two lightstrips with different possibilities

Two lightstrips with different possibilities

A fortnight ago, the new Philips Hue Ambiance Gradient Lightstrip came onto the market and caused a lot of excitement, but also a lot of questions. One question in particular has reached me frequently: How does the new lightstrip differ from the Philips Hue Play Gradient Light Strip, which has been available for a year now?

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Another timer option: Voice command with HomeKit and iOS 15 Hey Siri, turn off the light in 12 minutes

Hey Siri, turn off the light in 12 minutes

I announced this new feature a few months ago, and with the launch of iOS 15 earlier this week, I can now announce it’s a reality: There is an easy option to set a timer for Philips Hue lamps. And of course all other HomeKit devices that can be switched on and off.

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Replace old bulbs with iConnectHue’s Migration Wizard Making installation a breeze

Making installation a breeze

After Philips Hue introduced numerous new light bulbs last week, some of you may be facing a very simple question: What is the best way to replace an existing light bulb with a newly purchased lamp? In this article, I’ll tell you the best way to do that. But first, let’s take a look at two examples that I consider to be very realistic in everyday life.

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If the Hue wall switch module does not work with a push button It is because of a little setting

It is because of a little setting

The Philips Hue wall switch module not only works with classic light switches, but also with pushbuttons. Even though this is not advertised by Philips Hue in a big way, you even benefit from an additional function when using a push button: In addition to activating scenes, the light can also be dimmed by holding the button.

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Philips Hue in the garden: The most important information at a glance Smart light with the low-voltage system

Smart light with the low-voltage system

It’s March, and a look at the weather forecast reveals rising temperatures. I could imagine that one or the other of you has a lot planned in the garden – and perhaps Philips Hue should become a part of it. With the low-voltage system, Philips Hue has created an easy way to place smart light sources in the garden in a very uncomplicated, simple and safe way.

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More options: Connect wall switch module with two light switches With a push button you can also dim the lights

With a push button you can also dim the lights

It could have all been so nice on Tuesday: Philips Hue introduces the wall switch module in its own store, you buy it and a few days later it is delivered. In virtually all European countries, however, you could buy the new accessory only for a few hours. Currently it is “temporarily out of stock” in Germany, in some other countries it could be ordered again this morning.

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Step-by-step guide: How to install the Philips Hue Ensis A look at the black pendant lamp

A look at the black pendant lamp

Some time ago, my colleague Frederick already told you a few details about the Philips Hue Ensis. At that time, he introduced you to the white version, but in the meantime, the pendant light is also available in black. Reason enough to take another closer look. But where to put the almost 130-centimetre-long lamp, which can shine in different colours at the top and bottom and thus achieve a brightness of up to 6,000 lumens?

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