If you have an eye on the classic Philips Hue White Filament bulbs, you need to pay special attention in the coming weeks. A change from the first to the second generation is imminent. Specifically, there are two things that have changed in the new generation: First, the maximum brightness increases from 550 to 580 lumens.
Philips Hue has only been offering its small E14 candle lamp (in some regions with an E12 base) as a filament variant since last September. So far, the model has just been available with simple white technology, but that is likely to change soon. Images and product information of a Philips Hue White Ambiance Filament candle lamp with an E12 base have now appeared.
There is once again interesting news from Signify, the manufacturer of Philips Hue. The WiZ brand, which was taken over a few years ago, will probably soon be expanded to include a string of lights for outdoor use. No question: this is something I would definitely also like to see from Philips Hue directly.
It’s probably an open secret that Philips Hue will also be presenting new products around IFA in Berlin this year. One of them will be a Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip for PC monitors with a size of 24 to 27 inches. A corresponding product listing including official product photos appeared today in the American online shop Best Buy.
Last week, a reader brought the Dutch manufacturer EcoDim to my attention. Located just over the German border, EcoDim unfortunately does not yet offer its products in Germany, but our friends from Holland were kind enough to provide me with a set of their filament lamps with ZigBee. The lamps with E27 bases all have White Ambiance technology, the colour temperature can be adjusted from 1,800 to 5,000 Kelvin.
Last week I was able to reveal to you that Philips Hue has not only changed the design of the packaging for the indoor motion sensor, but is also delivering a new hardware revision. On paper, there are the following changes: A new sensor that can detect movement at a distance of seven metres instead of the previous five, two additional sensitivity levels and a new setup button.
Secretly, quietly, Philips Hue has launched a new generation of its motion sensor. Okay, new generation might not be the right word, but in any case it is a new, improved hardware revision. The focus is on a new sensor lens that, according to my information, has a slightly higher sensitivity.
After I already took a look at the new big Philips Hue Gradient Signe for you yesterday, today we continue with the next new release. I reviewed the new Philips Hue Ambiance Gradient Lightstrip for you. It is the first real light strip from Philips Hue that can display multiple colours at the same time – if we forget about the Play Gradient Lightstrip for the TV.
After I was able to announce yesterday that Philips Hue has activated the new gradient functionality in its app, I can now finally introduce you to the first new product that can create a colour gradient: The Philips Hue Gradient Signe floor lamp. I was allowed to try out the black model for you, a white version is also available as an alternative.
I’ve already given you a lot of information about the new gradient function, now I can announce that it’s a done deal: It seems that Philips Hue has started to activate the new gradient function last night for all users with app version 4.4. A further update is not necessary, the activation takes place “over-the-air”.