Usually, I’m rather reserved about statements coming from customer support. Still, the story Hueblog reader Jakob told me a few weeks ago is highly interesting. So let’s take a look back and also forward.
Last week, we talked about the upcoming Philips Hue White. An E27 lamp in the classic Hue form factor and able to produce up to 1,600 lumens of brightness – unfortunately only with a fixed colour temperature of 2,700 Kelvin.
In May I already presented the new outdoor products from Innr in detail – now you can finally order them. The Innr Outdoor LightStrips, Outdoor Spots and Outdoor Cables are available at Amazon and can be ordered at their regular prices. The delivery is scheduled to start on June 12th.
It was announced earlier this year that Philips Hue is working on a new LightStrip Plus. Not surprisingly, since the absolute bestseller from the Hue portfolio is one of the few products that has not received a Bluetooth update.
Update on April 29th: The new hexagons can now be pre-ordered via the Nanoleaf website. Nine panels including controller and power supply cost 179.99 euros. I have been fascinated by the smart lighting products from Nanoleaf for several years now. After triangles and squares, the next step is now being taken: Hexagons are in the starting blocks.
The Philips Hue Play Lightbar has become a real bestseller since its launch about a year and a half ago. Müller-Licht seems to be about to launch a very similar product with its ZigBee brand Tint. The Talpa LED luminaire can already be pre-ordered at Amazon for 79.95 euros.
Some time ago, I already introduced the Samotech SM216, a light switch adapter for the Philips Hue Smart Button. Unfortunately, the small carrier was only available for a short time in Germany, ordering it via the manufacturer’s UK website involves high shipping costs. Now there is an alternative from Rhodesy.
At CES earlier this month, Signify announced three new partners for its Friends of Hue program. All of them are from German-speaking countries and are therefore especially interesting for us. Before I provide you with further details, I would like to give you the official text of the press release: “The partnership program of Philips Hue also has some new features: the smart lighting can now be controlled with new intelligent switches developed by Voltus and Jung.
A few weeks ago, I was able to announce them – now they are available on Amazon. The new Innr vintage edition filament lamps. The Dutch manufacturer has already launched a “golden” lamp in standard shape in August, now they are expanding their assortment with two more lamps in Edison and Globe shapes.