Signify-owned Philips Hue has finally upgraded its aging dimmer switch, and it’s also unveiling a module that turns a dumb light switch into a smart one. A couple new outdoor decorative lights are on tap as well.
Set to arrive later this month for $25, the revamped Hue dimmer switch has gotten a much-needed makeover. Instead of four buttons, the switch now has two buttons plus a middle dimmer rocker, with the power relegated to the top button and a “Hue” button replacing the old “off” button.
As with the Hue Smart Button, the new dimmer switch can be programmed to behave differently depending on the time of day. You can also change lighting scenes by repeatedly tapping the Hue button, a change from the older model (which let you switch scenes by pressing the “on” button multiple times).