Updating globe ligths
If your lights are controlled by a hard-wired light switch (e.g.not a Philips Hue switch), make sure that the switch is on.The old globes sitting next to the new ones on the counter really show just how dingy they’ve gotten over the years.We are definitely going to give them a good wipe down before donating them to our local Re Store (unless we have any locals who need a set of traditional light fixture glass! Here are the new ones in place and ready for our scrutiny!!!This sounds silly, but Philips’ regular LED lights look an awful lot like Hue bulbs, and more than one person has admitted to buying the wrong kind (my editor being one of them). When you go to add new lights within the Philips Hue app, you likely select “Auto Search”, but if it’s not finding any bulbs using that method, then you’ll have to resort to “Manual search”.Check the packaging and make sure they’re Hue lights. In our experience, Auto Search can be flaky from time to time, while Manual Search almost always works.So this one below is the front-runner: Ideally, I’d like to find globes that really aren’t globes as all – Something with straight straight straight lines with no curves at all.
When you set up your Philips Hue Bridge, you’ll also set up Siri, which allows you to control your lights using your voice.
At about for 6 of the globes, we’d be saving a lot of money since most of the fixtures I’ve seen are about that much for one – But I’m still not sold yet…
If you’re trying to add lights to your Hue Bridge, but it’s not finding any, that can be really annoying. First of all, make sure your lights are actually Hue bulbs.
This is what happened to me before I finally figured out what was going on.
I didn’t really like how all my Philips Hue lights were showing up in the Connect Sense app, so I removed the Hue Bridge from the app, but doing so completely unpaired the Bridge from Home Kit, resulting in Siri no longer working until I re-paired it within the Philips Hue app.