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Philips Hue explained: How to create widgets with the new app Two new support videos released

Two new support videos released

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.

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More options: Connect wall switch module with two light switches With a push button you can also dim the lights

With a push button you can also dim the lights

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.

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Philips Hue Iris Limited Edition: All four colours at a glance Which version is your favourite?

Which version is your favourite?

Philips Hue introduced a limited edition of its mood light Iris in early September. So far I have only been able to show you the silver Limited Edition, apart from the new, slightly revised Iris in black and white. That is exactly what I would like to change today.

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Innr OPL 130 C: First impressions of the new outdoor pedestal luminaire Alternative to the expensive Hue Calla

Alternative to the expensive Hue Calla

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.

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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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Unboxing: The new Philips Hue Centris finally comes with a thought Assembly also possible without helping hands

Assembly also possible without helping hands

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.

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Philips Hue Bloom: The new generation in direct comparison with its predecessor A clear improvement

A clear improvement

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.

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Video-Guide: Philips Hue and IFTTT explained Create simple automations

Create simple automations

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.

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Video-Guide: The Hue Labs formulas “Cooking Timer” and “Colorloop Try it yourself

Try it yourself

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.

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Advisor: Switch light on and off with a button on the Friends of Hue switch Feature explained in video

Feature explained in video

Together with our colleagues from Senic we already explained how to use a fifth and sixth button on a Friends of Hue switch in a video two weeks ago. Today, there is another video guide – and again the focus is set on Senic’s Friends of Hue switch and the iConnectHue app.

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