One thing is as certain: standard Philips Hue lamps, no matter whether with E14 or E27 base, will certainly not win a beauty prize. After all, filament lamps have been available in stores since September 2019 which are visually very convincing thanks to their twisted filaments. Unfortunately, the filament lamps are only Hue Whites, which cannot display different colour temperatures.
Shortly after Christmas we introduced the SM216, the new adapter from Samotech for the Hue Smart Button. In the comments to the article some users remarked that solutions for 2 or 3 frames would be a practical thing, too. Of course the British manufacturer has something like this in stock: the brand-new SM222.
Last year in August, the Dutch brand Innr was the first manufacturer to launch filament lamps with ZigBee connection. In September, Philips Hue followed suit with three filament lamps of its own, and now Innr is back at the helm.
A few weeks ago we already had a first look, today Philips Hue officially presented its innovations for spring 2020 at CES. Just like last year, outdoor products will again be presented at CES, including a new more powerful spot. In this article we’ll present the models you can look forward to in the coming weeks.
I already introduced the Lutron Aurora to you last year and I have to admit that I just love the idea. The manufacturer has created a switch that can be easily installed over an existing switch without having to interfere with the electronics. So it’s almost exactly what we have all been wanting for a long time.
Since its introduction in mid-September, there’s been a lot of discussion about the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box. Especially regarding its price, the discussion has heated up quite fast and quite a lot. But until I was able to form my own opinion at home – unfortunately I don’t have access to the necessary app for the control unit at the moment – we just want to hide the 249,99 Euro.
In recent years, the Philips Hue Go has gained a lot of fans as on-the-go mood light for your balcony or terrace. From October, Signify will be delivering the second generation Philips Hue Go. Therefore, I wanted to find out how the two models differ from each other. Regarding the price, nothing has changed.
Yesterday, I already forwarded some information about the Philips Hue Smart Button. Nevertheless, I didn’t miss the opportunity to pay a visit to the colleagues from Signify, who invited us to a hotel suite away from the IFA. The result is the following small video of the new Philips Hue Smart Button which will be on sale for 19.99 Euro during October.
Of course its low price plays a role but the Osram Smart Plug is by far the best-selling Hue-compatible product, there is little doubt about that. After looking at the matter long enough, Signify now offers its own solution: the Philips Hue Smart Plug. The smart plug with ZigBee and Bluetooth can now be ordered for 29.99 Euro and is available in most European countries, with the exception of Italy and Switzerland.