It's time again to show you a small Hue installation from my own four walls. Nothing spectacular, but maybe something to stimulate your thoughts and reflections. The focus is on the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip for the PC. This has been on the market since last September and is available in three different configurations: for monitors from 24 to 27 and 32 to 34 inches or triple setups with three 24 to 27 inch screens.
Looking for a little news for you guys, I stumbled across a post on Reddit by automation_bot1337 that really fascinated me. He built a mount for the Philips Hue Smart Button with lighting. In addition to craft skills, this also required some knowledge of the Node-Red programming language – and unfortunately I can't help you any further here at the latest.
A few weeks ago I already showed you that it is relatively easy to remove the LED modules and the control units from a Philips Hue lamp – I used the Philips Hue Discover, which I replaced the outdoor floodlight on the terrace with a Hue Impress. With this little food for thought, Hueblog reader Uwe set out to convert a floor lamp.
Unlike the Friends of Hue switches known in Europe, the Lutron Aurora offers a completely different design. Not without reason, because it was developed for American light switches and can be easily plugged onto them. This prevents the classic light switch from being operated – and at the same time provides a smart control.
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.
A few weeks ago, I presented the Twinkly Festoon Lights to you. We already had a lot of fun with the smart lights last winter – now they serve as a smart garland with app control. They consist of 20 little bulbs with 16 million colors. And since there is no such thing from Philips Hue up to now, I'm just cheating on this garden installation.
I think I've had a Philips Hue Outdoor LightStrip in the garage for almost a year because I just didn't know what to do with it. It was only when I built a small raised bed lengthwise through my garden that the light strip found its place.
I am always amazed at the creative ideas the community comes up with. At the weekend, Hueblog reader Klaus from Munich impressed me with a really clean installation, which focuses on the Philips Hue Outdoor LightStrip and a trash can box.
I am always happy to receive your replies and ideas. But when I get an email like the one from Hueblog reader Philipp, I can't help but write an article directly. This installation is really impressive – and a great problem solver, too.