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Lutron Aurora fits on the mounting plate of the Hue Smart Button Only minor adjustments necessary

Only minor adjustments necessary

Unlike the Friends of Hue switches known in Europe, the Lutron Aurora offers a completely different design. Not without reason, because it was developed for American light switches and can be easily plugged onto them. This prevents the classic light switch from being operated – and at the same time provides a smart control.

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The new 100 Watt outdoor power supply: How many lamps are possible? Comparison with the basic 40 Watt power supply

Comparison with the basic 40 Watt power supply

For more than two years now, Philips Hue has been offering its low voltage system for outdoor use. Starting with Lily and Calla, there is now a whole range of products that can be connected together. The Philips Hue Outdoor LightStrip or the brighter Lily XL are very popular, too. Up to now there was only one outdoor power supply with a maximum output of 40 watts, at least that is what Philips Hue says.

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Video-Guide: Philips Hue and IFTTT explained Create simple automations

Create simple automations

The makers at Senic regularly provide us with practical tutorial videos. We would like to take up the two newest videos. The focus is on the IFTTT service, with which you can create automations. The first video shows how you can make your Hue lamps blink, for example if there your Uber is waiting in front of your door.

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Advisor: Switch light on and off with a button on the Friends of Hue switch Feature explained in video

Feature explained in video

Together with our colleagues from Senic we already explained how to use a fifth and sixth button on a Friends of Hue switch in a video two weeks ago. Today, there is another video guide – and again the focus is set on Senic’s Friends of Hue switch and the iConnectHue app.

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Control Hue Sync Box with a Logitech Harmony remote This is how the configuration works

This is how the configuration works

In a press release around yesterday’s update Signify writes: “The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box now also reacts to common infrared TV remotes or the Logitech Harmony universal remote control”. Especially regarding the Harmony integration I have received countless questions in the past hours. Therefore, I want to create a little guide today.

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Do It Yourself: Hue outdoor power supply with 150 watt More power for Lily, Outdoor LightStrip and Co.

More power for Lily, Outdoor LightStrip and Co.

I have been active in the garden again and created a small bed which I would like to illuminate with an Outdoor LightStrip. This led me to a problem which I was able to solve with a hint from Hueblog reader Alexander: a self-built power supply for the 24 Volt system.

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