What do you do when sitting at your desk at home and there is nothing exciting to do? You look around the room and discover an old Hue outdoor light that you dismantled a few weeks ago. And you remember that only a few days ago you bought a new bit set that hasn’t really been tried out yet.
As alternative to a motion detector, do you want to switch on the lamps in a room with a dimmer switch, Smart Button or Friends of Hue switch for a few minutes and then switch them off again automatically? What doesn’t work with the official Hue app is no problem with third-party apps.
Do you still have a Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance with E27 socket left and don’t know what to do with it? Then I have a suggestion for your next visit to IKEA: How about the Fado table lamp?
We all know and like them: the standard scenes that Philips Hue creates when setting up a new room. But what happens if these scenes are accidentally deleted? In this little guide, I’ll explain how to restore the scenes once they’ve disappeared.
A few weeks ago, Senic and Gira launched their Friends of Hue switch in one colour: pure white glossy, an alternative to the matt models available. This week, a variant in anthracite has been added. All four switches have one thing in common: they are not only supplied with a double rocker, but also with a single rocker – no other manufacturer offers this.
With the Hue Tap, the very first switch for Philips Hue is now obsolete. Although the round switch with the four buttons is still sold, it is technically outdated. It has been replaced by the Friends of Hue switches which are equipped with improved technology and can be better integrated into existing switch ranges.
In this little blog entry we take care of a question that is asked several times a week. Experienced Hue readers will of course already know how to do it but everyone was a newbie at some point. Today, I would like to explain to you how to switch on Hue lamps at sunset and switch them off again later at a certain time.
For many of you, the Christmas tree should already be in your living room. Here, it is traditionally decorated on the fourth Advent and then delights us until January. If you use traditional lighting technology instead of the smart Twinkly fairy lights, you can bring a little more comfort into your home in combination with a smart plug.
In September, Philips Hue launched its first filament lamps which look really stylish and high-quality compared to the competition. However, Philips only has three different models on the market, all of which are equipped with the same filament. It has to be said that the market for filament lamps offers a lot more and much nicer alternatives.
In the last few days, the useful Hue Smart Button made for some negative headlines. It is resource-hungry and causes problems with the Innr Smart Plug. In addition, it is still sold overpriced. Nevertheless, the Hue Smart Button opens up very interesting possibilities. This is how the Hue Smart Button is connected to a classic push button Hueblog reader Markus also dared to rebuild the switch and kindly provided me with detailed photos.