Philips Hue lamps (zigbee and bluetooth)
When I start with the tips on home automation, I start of course with the lights of Philips Hue.
Or rather with the zigbee Philips lamps from Signify. Because nowadays the lamps division of Philips is completely independent and has the name Signify.
Philips Hue offers a wide range of smart lamps, fixtures and accessories. Whether you are looking for something for your living room, kitchen, bathroom or garden, with Philips Hue you always have the perfect lighting.
Of course I already had some home automation systems at home (Vacuum cleaner, Google Home mini’s, Google Nest, Toon etc.), but with the Hue system we were completely immersed in the 21st century!
First with 3 lamps in the front room, meanwhile over 40 lamps at home, 2 bridges, 4 sensors, 3 controls (dim switches) of Hue, 4 controls (also dim switches) of an external company (friends of Hue), several on/off switches and a zigbee dimmer with which I can control normal lamps.
And except for the Philips Hue App (which is very good) we have another app that allows you to control 2 bridges (or more) at the same time without having to switch bridges all the time. We'll deal with this app later, because it's so good that it gets its own page!
These Hue lamps are quite expensive and also the somewhat cheaper zigbee alternatives are still quite expensive. But the comfort they offer is unprecedented.
The lights can be controlled from the app’s, but they can also be controlled with the Google Assistant or the Google Home (mini) or Google Nest.
In the following posts I will discuss different apps (Windows and Android), different lamps and different accessories that belong to Philips Hue lamps. Also other brands (e.g. Innr) are discussed here.
However, if you already want to look at these lights, you can go to this link: Smart lighting – Philips Hue.
For an overview of the types of tips and tricks look at on this page.
For all tips and tricks look on this page.
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