Philips Hue Lights Finally Let You Control the Power-on Behaviour

Posted on December 13, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Internet of Things (IoT) with 18 Comments

If you are into smart home goodies or have smart lights, you probably own Philips Hue lights. Philips offers a lot of control over Hue lights, and the platform connects with a bunch of different third-party services that let you take things to a whole another level.

However, to this date, a big feature that’s been lacking on the Philips Hue lights is the ability to control the power-on behaviour. In the past, when you turned on a Philips Hue light, they would turn on with full brightness and to the default settings. And with the latest update to the Philips Hue app, you can now control this behaviour to turn on with the previous state. This means the lights will turn back on with the same settings as it was turned off with, without hurting your eyes with the full brightness.

And although that’s definitely a nice change, you still don’t get any granular control over the power-on behaviour. For example, it would be nice to be able to have the lights power on to a different profile, or a completely different set of settings instead of the previous state.

Either way, you can get the new power-on behaviour enabled on your Philips Hue lights with the latest update to the Android app here, and the iOS app here.

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