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.
Today I would like to deal with a topic that may have occupied you. At least if you use the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box. The Hue Sync App is required to use it, but the entertainment area is still set up and managed via the normal Hue App. Last year, the Philips Hue Bluetooth App was also added, allowing newcomers to control up to ten lamps via direct connection.
It is a long time since everything that has Philips written on it has also had Philips in it. Today we want to take care of the two best known examples and a resulting problem. Philips televisions are actually made by TP Vision – and Philips Hue has already split off from Philips as a Signify company.
As a user of more than 50 lamps, I’m usually not a candidate for the Bluetooth app, which only allows you to pair up to 10 lamps. However, it is worth having a look into the Bluetooth app, because there is a tile view for some time now. I wonder: Would this design be something for the “real” Hue-App?
Anyone who is a bit of a Philips Hue fan will have stumbled upon the name George Yianni before. The Head of Technology is considered the inventor of Philips Hue and looks back on the beginnings of the smart lighting system in a blog post. There are some interesting insights, which of course I don’t want to withhold from you on my blog.
Everyone needs a hobby. On Facebook, Hue fan Sam showed me that smart lighting and classic building blocks can be combined perfectly. When I saw his pictures of the big Millennium Falcon from the Lego Star Wars series, I was just blown away.
Sometimes I have really weird ideas. This weekend, I ordered a first generation Philips Hue starter set. More than seven years old, equipped with the first generation bridge. There are also three colourful lamps, which can only display some colours poorly. With a maximum of 600 lumens they are about 25 percent darker than their successors.
In the past weeks and months I’ve been reporting on new and innovative products from Innr again and again, most recently I took a look at the Puck Lights. But what about the standard products we find in every Hue system? This is exactly what this article is about.