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

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

So if I understand this correctly, it’s not like normal smart switch. You still need hue bulbs.

Yep. This is stupid. We went with entirely Hue bulbs just because they’re the most stable smart bulbs we could find. And also wanted a way to replace the switches. So we just removed the dumb switches and bridged the wire inside so it’s permanently on, then just put a Hue Dimmer on the wall where the switch was.

There’s zero reason I would buy this, the Hue Dimmers can he had for only £10-15 each, and you get 4 buttons instead of 1. Why on earth would we get this instead?

For example, I have an 8 bulb chandelier. Why would I buy 8x hue Edison bulbs at $30ea, when I can just put a casseta switch?

Again personally we went with all smart bulbs because you get better control, e.g. each bulb can be accessed individually and dimmed, and of course of it’s an ambient/colour changing bulb you get those features.

Published at Thu, 14 Jan 2021 22:31:01 +0000

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