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Philips Hue 4.5.0: Gradient function officially launched Can also be controlled via Bluetooth

Can also be controlled via Bluetooth

For most of you it is already an old shoe, because the function was already unlocked last week. Now, however, Philips Hue has once again done some fine-tuning and officially introduced the new gradient functions for great colour gradients. With the update to version 4.5.0 released yesterday, the Hue app has officially been made ready for the new gradient functions, which I have already shown you in a short video here.

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New gradient function is not yet compatible with Apple HomeKit So far it just stays with one colour

So far it just stays with one colour

The proportion of users with Apple devices here on the blog is quite large. That’s why I would like to take this opportunity to explicitly discuss the connection of HomeKit in connection with the new Gradient function. After all, the existing Play Gradient Lightstrip as well as the new releases Ambiance Gradient Lightstrip and Gradient Signe can display a fancy colour gradient.

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Philips Hue unlocks Gradient function without update Try it out now with the Play Gradient Lightstrip

Try it out now with the Play Gradient Lightstrip

I’ve already given you a lot of information about the new gradient function, now I can announce that it’s a done deal: It seems that Philips Hue has started to activate the new gradient function last night for all users with app version 4.4. A further update is not necessary, the activation takes place “over-the-air”.

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Why Philips Hue gradient products will be a success Focus on ease of use

Focus on ease of use

It has been requested for many years, now it is finally here: the Ambient Gradient Lightstrip. A light strip from Philips Hue that can display several colours at the same time. It is joined by another newcomer, the new Play Gradient Light Tube, and the two well-known luminaires from the Signe collection get a gradient upgrade.

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Brighter Philips Hue bulbs: How big is the difference? 800 versus 1100 lumens

800 versus 1100 lumens

Last week, Philips Hue introduced its new products, including brighter bulbs. The special feature of the new E27 bulbs: they can shine with up to 1,100 lumens instead of 800 lumens as before, but still have the same form factor. Moreover, they are offered at the same price, the recommended retail price for one of the new bright bulbs is 59.99 euros, the double pack is available for 99.99 euros.

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Dynamic scenes: Philips Hue is working on these improvements Speed, automations and switches

Speed, automations and switches

Just under a week ago, Philips Hue launched Dynamic Scenes. In the current version of the Hue app, you only have to select a scene from the Hue light scenes gallery to make a play button visible with which the dynamic scene can be started. So far, however, the change between the different colours is so slow that some users even think that the dynamic scenes do not work properly at all.

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This is how many colours the new Gradient products from Philips Hue can display Differences between Entertainment and Ambiance

Differences between Entertainment and Ambiance

At the weekend, I already told you how you will be able to control the new Gradient products in the Hue app. However, one question is still unanswered: How many colours exactly will you be able to set for the new products? That’s exactly what I want to explain to you today.

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This is how the Gradient function will work in the Hue app Colour Picker gets pimped out for colour gradients

Colour Picker gets pimped out for colour gradients

We still have to be patient, but from 14 September, the new Ambiance Gradient Lightstrip and the Gradient Signe will officially go on sale. The Gradient Light Tube will follow at the end of October. With the Play Gradient Lightstrip, a product with a colour gradient has already been available for some time.

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In short video: How the new dynamic scenes work New in Philips Hue 4.4

New in Philips Hue 4.4

Yesterday, Philips Hue set off some real fireworks: New products and new functions were unveiled. It will be a few more days before we can take a look at the new hardware together – but fortunately there is also a lot to discover in terms of software. Numerous questions have reached me about the dynamic scenes that have been activated with the update to version 4.4 of the Philips Hue app.In

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Philips Hue and Spotify connect light and music New feature for Hue Sync launches today

New feature for Hue Sync launches today

In the past, there were already ways to make your own Hue lamps light up to music – in different colours and brightnesses. Until then, such disco functions usually required access to the smartphone microphone. A solution that is not necessarily optimal. As of today, Philips Hue offers a deep integration of Spotify.

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