I still have some exciting reader projects in my mailbox, including a great bathroom installation by Hueblog reader Andy. But today we want to start with a great ceiling light which Maik presented to me in numerous photos. And I would say that we first let pictures speak for themselves before we take care of the details.
In the past, we have already been asked several times whether the Hue Outdoor LightStrip can be shortened. I would like to take up this topic in the blog. To cut a long story short: the answer is no. The Hue LightStrip for indoor use can easily be shortened with scissors at several preset points.
The website homekitnews.com has shared information about the new Xiaomi AI Alarm Clock. Visually, it is indistinguishable from the current China model, but there are a few exciting features that are not yet further specified. The alarm clock will not only work with Alexa but also support Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and Philips Hue.
We did not expect such a quick release: after Philips introduced new Hue lamps with additional Bluetooth connection last month – which are already available in the USA with an E27 base – there is new information for the European market. According to the information I have received, new lamps with Bluetooth will be delivered on August 15th.
I am always amazed at the ideas that some Hue users come up with. But what Thomas has implemented in the last few weeks is particularly impressive. He has installed three Philips Hue Outdoor LightStrips in his garage driveway, perfectly recessed between the paving stones. The result is more than impressive – and fortunately Thomas shares some building process impressions.
The Philips Hue Play Lightbar is one of the most successful new Hue products of the year, even though the integration of Hue Sync has not yet progressed so far that the small Ambilight replacement lamps could be used. Nonetheless, they are definitely a great mood light. What’s especially great is that the Philips Hue Play Lightbar can be set up or attached in a variety of ways, because Signify comes with some accessories.
I will soon mount the Philips Hue Ensis above my dining table. Altough availability is currently rather poor, there are always short-term offers on the internet. Hueblog reader Roger received one of the rarely spread samples and kindly provided us with impressions in words and pictures. We would like to pass these on to you.
I do not mind connecting the Philips Hue Bridge to my router with a LAN cable. Since I use my Fritz!Box and Netgear Orbi together, I have enough connections anyway. Nevertheless, it would be more useful to at least have the choice between the two connection options. At the moment, we can only speculate why Signify did not enable a WiFi function in the bridge.
When Philips Hue invited me to the Gamescom in Cologne a few weeks ago, I was already expecting a new product releases. I was already well informed about the Hue Entertainment partnership with Razor, so that couldn’t have been the reason. One day before Gamescom starts, the cat is out of the bag.
At the end of this month, Philips Hue’s new outdoor collection will be launched. This might probably be the reason for many of you to take a look at Philips Hue’s operating distance. This topic has been an issue ever since, for example in large single-family homes that extend over several floors.