Soon the Philips Hue wall switch module will be available in stores. Although “in stores” is perhaps not quite the right expression, because as already announced, the new accessory will initially be sold exclusively directly at Philips Hue. In Germany and also in other European countries, the wall switch module will only be sold by other retailers in about three months, starting in calendar week 19.
It shouldn’t be too much time until the Philips Hue Wall Switch Module is available in stores. Unfortunately, Signify has not yet communicated an exact launch date for the product, which was introduced in January, but officially it should be ready in spring (in Europe). However, thanks to a reader’s email from the Netherlands, I can already show you how exactly the new module is configured in the Hue app.
It has been almost two weeks since I first reported on two more products that might appear: The T-part for the Philips Hue low-voltage system, which was previously only available as a bundle with the 2.5-metre extension cable, will soon also be available separately. The same applies to the cable itself.
I have been blogging about Philips Hue for more than three years now, starting with the German Hueblog. There I have already asked twice how many lamps you actually have in use. More than a year has passed since the last survey – so it’s time to bring the numbers up to date again.
Around the announcement of the new products to be launched in the coming months, there was a particularly large amount of commentary on one topic in particular: Thread support. The new standard, which is backed by Apple, Amazon and Google, among others, is intended to make our smart homes even better in the coming years.
At the beginning of the week I already told you that there will soon be a second generation of the Philips Hue dimming switch. As I could now find out, Signify has not only slightly changed the design of the switch, but also adapted the way it works. I’ll tell you exactly what that will look like in this article.
Yesterday I already briefly addressed the topic of Christmas lighting with the DIY project of Hueblog reader Marius, now I would like to intensify it once again. The question of the questions is: Why is there actually no Christmas lighting from Philips Hue? I will certainly not be able to provide you with the answer to this question, because it is hidden in the heads of probably important managers in Eindhoven, where Signify is based.
Philips Hue is at home on the smartphone and tablet, there is no doubt about that. I use the Hue app almost exclusively on the iPhone, even on the iPad I hardly ever open the app. But there are certainly some users out there who would like to access the Hue app on the Mac.
Watch out! Some Philips Hue outdoor power supplies may be defective and pose a safety hazard. Signify has therefore started a replacement program to replace affected models. In this article I will tell you which details you have to pay attention to. A low number of external power supplies may fail due to water ingress and cause a short circuit.
The year 2020 is a very special one, we should all have noticed that by now. Actually, I would have left next week to visit the International Consumer Electronics Fair in Berlin for the tenth time in a row. This year, it is taking place on a much smaller scale and as a pure press event.