More than eight years after the launch of Philips Hue, there is finally a solution to probably the biggest problem of the system. With the new Philips Hue Wall Switch Module, all classic light switches can be integrated into the system. The in-wall switch presented today is to be launched on the market in a few weeks at what I consider a fair price.
About one and a half years ago, Philips Hue started to equip its light sources with Bluetooth in addition to ZigBee. Most recently, numerous products were equipped with the additional wireless connection last summer, including the popular Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus. Another product, however, still seems to be waiting for an update: the Philips Hue Play Lightbar.
It’s been half a year since the new Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus with Bluetooth support hit the market. Apart from the additional wireless technology and the ability to reconnect cut-off parts with a connector, nothing significant has changed. But there is one problem: The new Lightstrip Plus cannot be connected with old extensions and the old Lightstrip Plus without Bluetooth is not compatible with the new extensions.
At the beginning of the week I already told you that there will soon be a second generation of the Philips Hue dimming switch. As I could now find out, Signify has not only slightly changed the design of the switch, but also adapted the way it works. I’ll tell you exactly what that will look like in this article.
Yesterday I already presented the new dimmer switch and a new outdoor lamp. With the latter, there are still some details to be clarified, so I have taken the article offline for the time being. But today I have the next new Philips Hue product for you: a new version of the Appear Outdoor wall lamp.
Today, I can share another glimpse of a new product with you: Philips Hue will update its popular and well-known dimmer switch in the near future. We have known it in its current form for some years now. The new version will look a lot more modern, but will offer the same functions.
Some time ago it was already on the net, now I can announce that it has arrived. The Innr RCL 110 is now in stock at Amazon and can be ordered for 64.99 euros.RCL stands for Round Ceiling Light, so it should be clear what it’s all about. In this ceiling light, the bulb is permanently integrated and cannot be replaced.
As you may have seen in the leaflet of your supermarket, Lidl is now selling smart lighting products. Thanks to the ZigBee wireless standard, these should also be able to be connected to the Hue Bridge without any problems, but especially with one of the most interesting products this does not seem to work: The USB power strip from Silvercrest did not want to couple with my Philips Hue Bridge despite all efforts.
Already in February, when Müller-Licht published its new Tint catalogue for the current year, the German manufacturer’s socket strip was shown for the first time. But it took some time until the market launch, now it should be soon: The new product is already listed on Amazon and can be pre-ordered.
I already announced it last week, now I can show you the result: Since yesterday the Philips Hue Flourish is floating above my dining table. Today I would like to share with you my first experiences around the installation and of course the first impression after the installation. But first let’s have a look at the previous state.