(Pocket-lint) - Light power company, Retrotouch, has launched a caller “Friends with Hue” astute airy power that allows you to inactive power your Philips Hue bulbs successful a country adjacent if idiosyncratic has turned them disconnected astatine the main airy switch.
The caller astute power tin either beryllium fitted to regenerate an existing airy power oregon utilized arsenic a artillery escaped solution stuck connected immoderate partition without the request to ligament anything.
The instrumentality works by allowing homeowners to bypass the on/off relation truthful the circuit ever remains connected truthful users tin inactive power the Hue lights connected to the power via this caller Retrotouch Smart Switch.
Coming successful either 2 pack oregon azygous pack options (in the aforesaid box) and successful achromatic oregon achromatic solid with oregon without a chrome trim, the power and tin beryllium customised to power either the lights connected oregon disconnected oregon assorted scenes you whitethorn privation to person arsenic shortcuts.
The switches person a scope of up to 30 metres and, acknowledgment to EnOcean’s innovative harvesting technology. Each property of the power generates capable vigor to nonstop a vigor awesome to the Philips Hue Bridge, meaning nary batteries are needed making installing easy.
The Switch, which works arsenic portion of the Friends of Hue, is besides compatible with Apple HomeKit and tin power up to 50 lights and lamps simultaneously.
Setup is incredibly easy, each via the Philips Hue app, though you volition request compatible Philips Hue blubs for the power to control.
It won’t, for example, power immoderate modular non-connected bulbs successful the country connected the circuit controlled by the airy power you are replacing.
Retrotouch is 1 of galore power solutions for Philips Hue including switches made by Philips Hue’s shaper Signify. It is however, 1 of lone a fewer options that really acceptable existent UK modular airy power plates allowing you to regenerate the main airy power successful a room.
The caller Retrotouch Friends of Hue Smart Switch is disposable from Amazon and tech4 and outgo £59.99 successful the UK.
Writing by Stuart Miles. Originally published connected 26 November 2021.