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Philips Hue module turns any light switch into a smart switch


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.

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