The men from TWiT recently evaluated the Philips shade Lux bulbs along with the interesting ‘Tap’ smart switch.
The tap works without batteries by harnessing the kinetic energy in pushing the switch and it controls your shade lights wirelessly.
The wireless system uses the Zigbee green Power protocol (IEEE 802.15.4) and has a quoted range of 15 to 30 metres.
The unit has a 7.5 cm diameter and can be used freestanding or wall mounted.
While your shade setup can of course be controlled from your smartphone or tablet it’s always good to have physical buttons for control, especially for visitors – a switch for your Mum?
Now control your shade lights in your home with just the push of a button. and there are four to choose from. One for a favorite scene. One for a light recipe. Or just one to switch some lights off. It’s all up to you.
It’s completely portable. You can mount it to the wall. Or leave it in a useful spot. even take it around the house with you. When? For times when your phone is on charge. Or when the kids are playing with your tablet. Hue tap uses kinetic energy and is powered by your touch. So no batteries needed.
These useful B22 to E27 adaptors are ideal for converting the common UK bayonet lamp holders to screw in fittings to suit Hue. The shade tap smart switch is available now for around £50. Check out the video below.
Available from Amazon
Philips shade tap personal Wireless lighting smart switch
Controls of up to four lighting scenes of your shade system
Fast, easy installation: No wires, no batteries, no hassle
Self powered by built in micro generator
purchase on Amazon
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Last update on 2021-10-04 / affiliate links / images from Amazon product advertising API