The upcoming Philips Hue physical wall switch module will solve one of the biggest problems experienced by smart home fans who share a home with less experienced people: If someone uses the physical wall switch to turn off the lights, they can no longer to be an application or Controlled by Siri.
The smart controls for Hue bulbs are in the bulb itself – and they require mains power to receive and respond to application or Siri commands. This means that if someone physically turns off the light, it is no longer available until you physically turn it on again …
The company says it is on its way to a solution in the form of a new Philips Hue wall switch module.
The new Philips Hue wall switch module is the perfect addition to any Philips Hue setting. Installed behind existing light switches, it allows users to turn their existing switch into a smart switch and ensures that their smart lighting is always available. Whether it̵7;s through the app or through voice control: there’s no more getting up from the couch to turn on the switches that a family member or guest of the house may have turned off.
In addition, in the Hue app, you can simply select light scenes and customize how the switch works to further customize the atmosphere.
The Philips Hue wall switch module is battery powered and has a minimum battery life of at least five years.
The new module will go on sale in Europe in the spring, and in the US and Canada in the summer.
However, this will not be a cheap solution if you have a lot of Hue lighting. Pricing in the US will be $ 39.95 for each or $ 69.95 for a double pack.
The magnetically mounted dimmer switches that many of us place next to the physical switches have also received an unspecified upgrade, which seems a slight refresh of the design.
Finally, there are two new Hue exterior lights – one is brand new and the other has a new finish.
The new Philips Hue Amarant linear floodlight allows users to wash the exterior walls with light for the right atmosphere in their garden, regardless of the season. The effect of washing the walls with living light in millions of colors is enhanced by the metal shield and enhances the look and feel of an empty wall in gardens or balconies. Amaranth can be mounted on the floor or upside down on an overhanging roof to take the exterior light decoration to the next level. As part of the LowVolt lighting collection, it is easy to install and expand with more fixtures to fully customize the atmosphere of your outdoor space.
Philips Hue Appear, a popular outdoor wall lamp, now features a stainless steel brush and easy installation. The stainless steel wall light, which delivers a powerful floating light effect up and down in white and millions of colors, gives a luxurious feel to the exterior. There is no need to struggle with wires when fixing the appearance, but easily mount the light to the wall using the pin connector, relax and unwind.
Both will go on sale in Europe on January 26th. Stainless steel seems to be for Europe only, while Amarant will go on sale in the US and Canada from March 2 at $ 169.99. They complement the growing range of Hue products.
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