New Philips Hue gadget turns dumb light switches into smart switches

Philips Hue launches a long-awaited light switch module and more

Philips Hue launches a long-awaited light switch module and more

Namely, you install a so-called "smart" Hue bulb into a lamp or ceiling fixture and then marvel at your ability to control it from your phone until a roommate flips the wall switch and cuts power to the bulb, rendering your expensive lightbulb useless.

The new Philips Hue wall change module is the excellent addition to any Philips Hue established up.

Philips Hue has introduced a new wi-fi dimmer swap module that allows Hue bridge homeowners straight management the clever lights from their regular wall switches.

The Philips Hue wall switch module is battery powered, courtesy of a coin cell battery, and though it's rated to last at least five years on a charge, you'll be taking that switch apart again to replace it once it does die.

Users can select light scenes in the Hue app and customize how the switch functions to personalize the ambience of their home.

Some installation and basic electrical knowledge is required.

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For those who enjoy differentiated external decorations, the Philips Hue Amarant arrives as an interesting alternative, as it is a lighting bar that can deliver a more colorful ambiance outdoors, costing U.S. $ 169.99 (~ R $ 891) and for working properly requires a Hue font, which will only be able to be purchased separately from March. It's essentially an oversized version of the Philips Hue Play Bar, measuring in at 31-inches and maxing out at 1,400 lumens.

The Amarant linear spotlight will be available a little sooner: March 2nd in North America, starting at $170.

Two Amarants on a single power supply.

Again this provides white light plus millions of color options, ideal for personalising your outdoor space as the weather begins to improve.

Philips has also redesigned the Hue dimmer switch, offering wireless control for Hue products without using the app. Unlike the new in-wall module, the dimmer is a faux wall switch that adheres to any wall with tape. Make any light switch smart by installing this little gadget behind the wall plate.

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