The subject of widgets has kept the Hue community very busy in recent weeks. Not without reason, because the widgets, which were popular with many users, have been virtually eliminated without replacement on the iPhone and iPad. Siri shortcuts and the corresponding iOS widgets are to serve as a replacement. A workaround, because only these can perform actions directly from the homescreen without having to open the Hue app.
It could have all been so nice on Tuesday: Philips Hue introduces the wall switch module in its own store, you buy it and a few days later it is delivered. In virtually all European countries, however, you could buy the new accessory only for a few hours. Currently it is “temporarily out of stock” in Germany, in some other countries it could be ordered again this morning.
When it comes to outdoor products, until a few months ago there was not much choice around the Hue system: you had to go to Philips Hue products. In the meantime, Müller-Licht Tint and Innr offer some outdoor products, and today I would like to introduce the latest candidate: The Innr OPL 130 C.
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.
The new Philips Hue Centris, which is available in a total of four different configurations from €279.99 to €449.99, has already been properly discussed. One thing is clear: Optically, the mixture of spots and fixed LED module is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea. Whether you like one of the four models or not, I can’t judge at this point.
Already announced some time ago, I have now finally been able to try them out myself: The new fourth generation Philips Hue Bloom. After LivingColors and Friends of Hue, the mood light has now really arrived in the Hue world and offers Bluetooth connectivity in addition to the familiar ZigBee connection via the Hue Bridge.
The makers at Senic regularly provide us with practical tutorial videos. We would like to take up the two newest videos. The focus is on the IFTTT service, with which you can create automations. The first video shows how you can make your Hue lamps blink, for example if there your Uber is waiting in front of your door.
The German manufacturer Senic offers a practical Friends of Hue switch and provides us and you with practical tutorial videos. We would like to take a look at the two newest videos. Hue Labs: Cooking Timer In the Hue Labs section you will find the “Cooking Timer”. In the settings you can define a timer and set how and which lamp should blink when it expires.