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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.