Today I would like to address a topic that was brought to my attention by Hueblog reader Klaus. He recently bought a new TV and had to move his Philips Hue Play Lightbars that were previously attached to the old TV. But this is anything but easy – and in the end fails because of a cent product.
I have to talk to you again. The reason is a question from the community section on Hueblog.de. Tommi has contacted me with the following request: I want to connect two Hue Lightstrip Plus to one power supply, because I only have one socket available and want to save a multiple socket for space reasons.
Actually, it was supposed to be released in April, but after a few days of delay, it is finally here: the firmware update for the Philips Hue Play Lightbar that many users have been eagerly awaiting. With the new software, the sometimes occurring annoying noises should be a thing of the past.
Beeping Philips Hue products are a rarity, but with the sheer number of products sold, it is noticeable. Recently, it was mainly the Play Lightbars that caused problems. Already a few weeks ago, Philips Hue admitted to this error, which can cause a beeping sound with the Play Lightbars, especially with very bright light settings.
The Philips Hue Play Lightbar may have been around for a few years, but it is still one of Philips Hue’s bestsellers. No wonder, because the compact mood light can be flexibly placed, screwed on or glued on. However, Philips Hue does not seem to be running smoothly at the moment, even in the Hueblog community there have been repeated reports about beeping Play Lightbars.
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.
Last weekend I got an order from the very top. The government demanded that a sensible night light and reading light must be installed in the children’s room. I tried out two different variants and would like to tell you about my experiences. First of all I tried the Nanoleaf Shapes.
The Philips Hue Play Lightbar is one of the most successful new Hue products of the year, even though the integration of Hue Sync has not yet progressed so far that the small Ambilight replacement lamps could be used. Nonetheless, they are definitely a great mood light. What’s especially great is that the Philips Hue Play Lightbar can be set up or attached in a variety of ways, because Signify comes with some accessories.