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Much quieter Friends of Hue switch with button cell: comparison with the EnOcean module Probably not really official yet

Probably not really official yet

The Friends of Hue switches have been on the market for almost two years now. Philips Hue and EnOcean supply the technology, and various manufacturers supply the matching plastic parts to ensure that the Friends of Hue switches match the respective switch ranges. Among others, Gira, Busch-Jaeger and Jung are among the manufacturers involved.

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Something is happening: Friends of Hue switch with battery instead of energy harvesting Nothing has been declared officially

Nothing has been declared officially

In the first half of the year I have already reported on the Friends of Hue module, which the Asian manufacturer Sunricher has produced. It has exactly the same dimensions as the official EnOcean module used in the Friends of Hue switches. EnOcean is known to use energy harvesting technology to power its module.

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Silent Friends of Hue switch: No new info from Sunricher Project put on hold?

Project put on hold?

Some weeks ago I was able to inform you about an interesting project of the Chinese manufacturer Sunricher. They have created a Hue-compatible switch, which has exactly the same dimensions as the known modules from the Friends of Hue switches. The major difference: By using an integrated button cell, the kinetic system for energy generation could be omitted, making the switch much quieter.

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Hue Tap disappears from the market: Switch is obsolete Oldest accessory is no longer produced

Oldest accessory is no longer produced

I suspected it a few months ago, but now I can confirm: The Hue Tap switch is out of production and off the market. It has already disappeared from the German Philips Hue website, on promo pictures for accessories it is eliminated too. Upon request, Signify informed me that the Hue Tap is now a discontinued model.

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Friends of Hue switches from Jung will be released in August Two different variants announced

Two different variants announced

At CES, Signify already introduced three new partners for the Friends of Hue program in January. While Voltus has already launched its switch and we from Insta are still waiting for news, we are now working on the third new partner. The switch manufacturer Jung wants to start with its Friends of Hue switches in August and will offer two different models, which of course only differ visually.

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Dimmer switch, Smart Button or Friends of Hue: Which switch is the right one? Three models in comparison

Three models in comparison

With the Hue Tap, the very first switch for Philips Hue is now obsolete. Although the round switch with the four buttons is still sold, it is technically outdated. It has been replaced by the Friends of Hue switches which are equipped with improved technology and can be better integrated into existing switch ranges.

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Turn on Hue lamps at sunset and turn them off at a specific time A very simple process

A very simple process

In this little blog entry we take care of a question that is asked several times a week. Experienced Hue readers will of course already know how to do it but everyone was a newbie at some point. Today, I would like to explain to you how to switch on Hue lamps at sunset and switch them off again later at a certain time.

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New Friends of Hue partners: What to expect from Voltus, Jung and Insta? New switches announced

New switches announced

At CES earlier this month, Signify announced three new partners for its Friends of Hue program. All of them are from German-speaking countries and are therefore especially interesting for us. Before I provide you with further details, I would like to give you the official text of the press release: “The partnership program of Philips Hue also has some new features: the smart lighting can now be controlled with new intelligent switches developed by Voltus and Jung.

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