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HomeKit Adaptive Lighting now available for Philips Hue bulbs

Philips Hue lights now support HomeKit Adaptive Lighting for all users after an earlier smaller rollout. The function was developed to adjust the color temperature of smart lights to the time of day, as Apple explains.

Lightbulbs that change color can be automatically adjusted throughout the day to maximize comfort and productivity. You can relax into the morning with warmer colors, stay focused and be alert at noon with cooler colors and relax at night by removing blue light …

At the end of last month, Eve was the first to use the new feature of her light strip. iCulture reports that Philips has now done the same for all White Ambiance and White & Color Ambiance lamps, regardless of format.

There is adaptive lighting for intelligent lamps: a kind of night shift for your intelligent lighting. Philips Hue had previously promised to release an update and now the update is released. You can use Adaptive Lighting with version 1941132070 of the Philips Hue Bridge […]

This is done fully automatically, without you having to adjust the color of your lamps yourself. At Philips Hue, this works with both the White & Color Ambiance and White Ambiance lamps in all different shapes (candle lamp, E27, GU10, etc.).

There are two steps required to use the feature. First you need to update the Hue Bridge:

  1. Open the Hue app and tap the settings .
  2. Scroll down and tap Software Update.
  3. A new version is sought. Tap Update to install it. The correct version is 1941132070 of the Philips Hue Bridge. No new update is required for the lamps.

Don’t be surprised if this version isn’t available yet. The worldwide introduction of updates usually takes a few days. Bridge updates can also be slow. So it’s generally best to get it started and then check again in about half an hour.

After the final update, you should receive a notification in your Home app that Adaptive Lighting is now available and ask you to select the lights you want to configure. Just scroll through them and check out the ones you want to use the feature.

If you’re using Hue outdoor lighting, it’s a good idea to check if your power supply has been affected by a recent safety recall.

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