There is a new option if you do want new switches. A redesigned Philips Hue dimmer switch (shown at middle) gives you the familiar brightness and power functions, but there’s now a “Hue” button that lets you immediately enable a favorite lighting scene or adapt the lights to the time of day. The wireless device can fit on a wall plate, but it’ll also sit on your fridge or any other magnetic surface. The new dimmer will reach North America on February 23rd for $25.
And yes, there are new Hue bulbs this year. The Amarant is a mountable, stealthy outdoor spotlight meant to “wash” walls in light, while the Appear wall light now comes in a brushed steel finish with an easy installation. You’ll find the Amarant in North America on March 2nd for $170. For now, at least, the new Appear variant will only be available in Europe on January 26th for €150.
Coming soon: the wall switch module! Make any light switch smart by installing this little gadget behind the wall plate. Your smart lights stay reachable — and you can use the light switch to set your favorite light scenes.
Europe: spring 2021
North America: summer 2021 pic.twitter.com/197GqSye4c
— Philips Hue (@tweethue) January 14, 2021