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Author Topic: New Philips Hue dimmer switch/remote  (Read 4678 times)

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« Last Edit: August 25, 2015, 09:20:07 AM by dhouston »
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Re: New Philips Hue dimmer switch/remote
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2015, 08:59:14 PM »

I'm impressed with the white light, full spectrum brightness of the Hue.
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Re: New Philips Hue dimmer switch/remote
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 06:45:58 PM »

Am I reading this correctly? They solved the existing problems by adding a battery that users will have to replace periodically and will cause problems when it is low? It seems more like they traded one set of problems for another!
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Re: New Philips Hue dimmer switch/remote
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 06:40:26 AM »

I believe the problem referred to is that of the WiFi operated Hue being disabled by a standard switch left in place. Of course, this could also be solved by a blank wallplate and the older, batteryless remote.
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Re: New Philips Hue dimmer switch/remote
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2015, 06:04:27 PM »

this could also be solved by a blank wallplate and the older, batteryless remote.
For that matter, for those who already have the batteryless remote, it could be solved by putting duct tape over the light switch.  ;)
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Re: New Philips Hue dimmer switch/remote
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2015, 08:48:12 PM »

For that matter, for those who already have the batteryless remote, it could be solved by putting duct tape over the light switch.  ;)
I tried that, but WAF went in to negative numbers. So I removed switch and installed blank plate. WAF has increased only slightly. Seems to be some residual effects from the duct tape on the wall...sigh.
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Re: New Philips Hue dimmer switch/remote
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2015, 11:05:51 AM »

For that matter, for those who already have the batteryless remote, it could be solved by putting duct tape over the light switch.  ;)
I tried that, but WAF went in to negative numbers. So I removed switch and installed blank plate. WAF has increased only slightly. Seems to be some residual effects from the duct tape on the wall...sigh.
I did get a chuckle from this, but I cannot relate since I have no such challenges to contend with.  My cat does not seem to mind the duct tape.  :)
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Re: New Philips Hue dimmer switch/remote
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2015, 08:30:48 PM »

I did get a chuckle from this, but I cannot relate since I have no such challenges to contend with.  My cat does not seem to mind the duct tape.  :)
Boy, mine does when I stick it on her head. (That also generates negative WAF).
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Re: New Philips Hue dimmer switch/remote
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2015, 09:15:34 PM »

Boy, mine does when I stick it on her head. (That also generates negative WAF).
Oh boy, now I have something new to try!
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