An interesting comment from a reader drew my attention to a small but noteworthy innovation in the official Philips Hue app. There is now a third colour circle that has been specially created for scenes. Up to now, there have been two colour circles in the Hue app. One is the familiar “colour picker”, where you can move the light points to a colour of your choice.
Yesterday evening, Philips Hue released another update to its app – and simply failed to mention the biggest new feature in the update description. On the iPad and also on Android tablets, the room overview is now displayed with two columns again. But before we get to that, let's take a look at what the app looked like before.
You may be about to do some digital spring cleaning – and of course Philips Hue should not be forgotten. If you want to clear your rooms of unused scenes, I have a little tip for you. Instead of selecting each scene, then tapping the edit arrow and deleting the individual scene, there is now a much quicker way to remove several scenes from a room at the same time in the Hue app.
It's been a few years since Philips Hue improved the GU10 spotlights. Back then, they became more compact, displayed better colours and were also slightly brighter. Currently, Philips Hue spots with a GU10 base deliver a maximum brightness of 350 lumens at 4,000 Kelvin. One small exception is the Hue White GU10 spotlight, which delivers an impressive 400 lumens at 2,700 Kelvin.
In February, Philips Hue is launching the Hue Dymera, a new wall light that is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. It will cost €219.99 and is therefore significantly more expensive than the Hue Appear or Hue Resonate, for example. However, we won't be talking about the price and other details of the Hue Dymera today.
Just one week after the major update to version 5.8, with which Philips Hue has given the wall switch module, among other things, a major upgrade, the next update is already available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The update to version 5.9 is a little smaller and mainly deals with the Hue Tap Dial Switch.
Philips Hue has taken a little more time this year and today, just two weeks after the world's largest trade fair for consumer electronics, presented its new products for the start of 2024. As in previous years, it's a rather small number, but there are some very interesting candidates. The new Philips Hue Dymera wall light On Monday, I was already able to provide you with the first information about the new Dymera wall light, which made an early start in the Philips Hue online shop.
We should all have settled into the new year by now, after all 2024 is already three weeks old. It's high time you took part in the Philips Hue New Year sale, which is available in almost all countries. On 21 January only, you can save up to 25 percent on your purchase.
Philips Hue has various channels on social media. Among others, the colleagues from Italy also post new content almost daily under the account @philipshueitalia. We normally see normal Philips Hue product photos on the Instagram profile, usually in a chic lifestyle style. On Monday, however, a picture appeared there that kept me guessing for a long time.
In recent months, Philips Hue has released a new update every two or three weeks at the latest. Since the update to version 5.6 in mid-December, however, things have become quieter. Instead, version 5.7 has now been skipped and the update to version 5.8 has been released straight away. Although the Hue app has not been completely overhauled over the holidays, we can still look forward to some new functions.