If you are interested in smart lighting, the Philips Hue lighting line from Signify is a must. Because no other smart home lighting provider we know offers such a wide selection of light sources, all of which can also be controlled via Siri (via HomeKit), Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. In autumn 2019, the Philips Hue product line will grow again, including a smart Philips Hue socket for the first time. We summarize all already known information about the new products.
A new Philips Hue product is out of the ordinary
Initially, Philips Hue mainly offered indoor bulbs, light strips, mood lights, recessed spotlights and ceiling lights that could be used by app or voice command. Soon Philips Hue outdoor lamps followed and recently even a weatherproof motion sensor. With the new leaked socket, other household appliances could be integrated into the Philips Hue system for the first time. For example, fans of the cult brand would have the opportunity to network their coffee machine, kettle or fan with the lights and control the manufacturer’s app. Signify, the manufacturer behind the lighting concept, is thus taking a first step towards a comprehensive smart home system.
Which Philips Hue products are new and when will they be available?
According to unofficial information, Signify has already registered four lamps with the FCC at the beginning of the year. According to a report by hueblog, they will all be equipped with a ZigBee module and an E27 socket. On the basis of the FCC ID, the experts on the lighting blog therefore already predicted at the beginning of May the market launch of the filament lamps, which are currently very popular.
Now rumours are growing that new Philips Hue luminaires could indeed be launched in autumn 2019. Some insiders also report on the following new releases:
- Philips Hue socket outlet
- Philips Hue E27 Filament Lamps
- Philips Hue GU10 Richer Colors Spot with improved color rendering
In addition, the Philips Hue Go mood light, which has been available for some time, is to be launched on the market in a revised design. It is expected that this will be reflected in a different connection for the mains plug, which will provide greater stability.
Some sources even report that the new devices are equipped with Bluetooth, which would allow control even without Philips Hue Bridge.
All these new Philips Hue products will probably not be officially introduced until September during IFA. A press release of the manufacturer is not yet available.