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.
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.
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.
Two products are especially popular in combination with the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box: the Philips Hue LightStrip Plus and the Philips Hue Play Lightbar. Both can be easily attached to the back of the TV thanks to the double-sided adhesive device.
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.
Together with our colleagues from Senic, we want to provide you with some beginners’ videos in the coming weeks. We’ll start with a little guide around the Friends of Hue switch, which we all know well already.
Sometimes even I, as a proven Hue expert, have to start the search engine to get a simple thing done. I wanted to integrate a scene from the Hue app in HomeKit in order to use it with a HomeKit switch.
I think I’ve had a Philips Hue Outdoor LightStrip in the garage for almost a year because I just didn’t know what to do with it. It was only when I built a small raised bed lengthwise through my garden that the light strip found its place.
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.