Signify today introduces three new Philips Hue products: a built-in Hue module for existing light switches, a new outdoor light bar and a refined dimmer.
Philips Hue Wall Switch Module solves a problem that owners of Hue have been suffering from for a long time. You install a so-called “smart” Hue bulb in a lamp or ceiling luminaire and then wonder about your ability to control it from your phone until a roommate turns the wall socket and cuts power to the bulb, making your expensive bulb useless. The new Wall Switch module – powered by a battery with a lifespan of at least five years, according to Signify ̵
Coming soon: the wall switch module! Make any light switch smart by installing this little gadget behind the wall plate. Your smart lights remain available – and you can use the light switch to set your favorite light scenes.
Europe: spring 2021
North America: Summer 2021 pic.twitter.com/197GqSye4c
– Philips Hue (@tweethue) January 14, 2021
All details about the installation on the wall can be found at Hueblog if you are interested in replacing your home light switches with Hue.
Philips Hue Amarant is a $ 169.99 / € 149.99 light beam that can be installed outdoors to bathe the side of a house, fence or multicolored fence. Amaranth measures 79.5 cm (31 inches) wide and reaches 1,400 lumens. It requires a Hue power supply that can be purchased separately. Philips Hue Amarant is available now in Europe but will not ship in North America until early March.
Finally, there is an upgrade to the magnetic Philips Hue dimmer switch with a removable wall plate that lets your family and guests control Hue lighting without an app. Unlike the new wall module, the dimmer is a faux wall switch that adheres to any wall with tape. At least in Europe, the new damper reduces the list price slightly from the original, according to Hueblogwhile maintaining the same functionality in a somewhat refined form. It is available from January 26 in Europe for € 19.99, before arriving in North America on February 23 for $ 24.99.
Update January 14, 9:08 AM ET: Added further details about Wall Switch Module.