Brighter, better battery and also controllable on the road via Bluetooth: the second generation of Philips Hue Go has been optimized on the right track. Next week, I will provide a closer comparison with the first generation. Today, you will already get a small unboxing: One of the exciting questions was: how long will the battery last?
The Philips Hue Go is the only battery-powered lamp from Signify. And that’s not likely to change in the near future, but we can look forward to an exciting update. The second generation Philips Hue Go, which is planned for October, has a lot going for it. One of the main points of criticism of the first generation was certainly the fact that you could only access a few defined scenes at the push of a button away from your home ZigBee network.
It wasn’t part of the rumors that have been circulating since June: last week I discovered it for the first time and was able to cover it in our news. Now the Philips Hue Smart Button is official. But until we can use it ourselves we have to be patient – its market launch is planned for October.
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.