Tuesday December 15, 2015

Philips Hue Excludes 3rd Party Bulbs With Firmware Update

You know how printer companies force you to only use "approved" ink? It would seem that the same thing is now happening with high-tech light bulbs. eek!

The recent change seems to suggest any non-Philips bulbs from manufacturers such as Cree, GE, and Osram will not be supported in many situations, whereas "Friends of Hue" branded product are. At the time of publication, it’s unclear whether 3rd party bulbs will stop working immediately after the firmware update or if they may only become inaccessible after the bridge is reset.

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