Smart filament lamps from Philips Hue were initially only available as Hue White, and since last year also as White Ambiance with customisable white tones. Other manufacturers are now showing that even more is technically possible: Ledvance has added the first coloured filament lamps to its range, as the colleagues from Smarthome Assistant have discovered.
A few weeks ago, the new Ledvance Smart+ Compact Outdoor Plug really got me excited. Finally, a compact ZigBee outdoor plug that is compatible with Philips Hue. From my point of view, an absolute purchase recommendation, as long as Philips Hue itself does not provide a suitable alternative. Since this week, another new product from Ledvance is now also available directly on Amazon.de:
So far, Philips Hue has not come up with a smart plug for outdoor use. Unfortunately, nothing seems to be planned in this direction, although I’m happy to be surprised. Until then, however, Hue fans can turn to a new product from Ledvance. The Compact Outdoor Plug is also available with ZigBee technology and can therefore be easily coupled with the Hue Bridge.
The Ledvance Smart+ Plug, formerly known as the Osram Smart Plug, has enjoyed great popularity in recent years. Because even back then, when there was no Philips Hue Smart Plug, the smart plug had an excellent price-performance ratio. With the Smart+ Nightlight Plug, Ledvance has now significantly pimped the familiar design and also integrated a new function.
Even in 2021, there is still no outdoor plug from Philips Hue that can be used to switch a classic chain of lights or other electronic devices outdoors, for example. Ledvance, who have taken over the smart portfolio from Osram, have been offering an outdoor plug for a long time – but it is anything but compact in design.
Last year, Philips Hue presented the smallest smart light bulb of its kind to date: An E14 drop-shaped bulb. There was only one thing that many people didn’t understand: The product, which is perfectly suited for desk or bedside lamps, has only come onto the market as a White variant with a fixed colour temperature.