Philips Hue HomeKit adaptive lighting starts to roll out internationally

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While users in the Netherlands received the firmware update last week. It now looks like the international roll out to the Philips Hue Bridge which will enable HomeKit adaptive lighting for compatible Hue smart lights.

When Apple announced HomeKit adaptive lighting, along with several additional features to iOS 14. Most of the features worked as part of iOS 14, however Adaptive lighting required manufacturers to update device firmware to take advantage of it. Now Philips Hue is the second company to bring adaptive lighting to its products after Eve released an update to its smart lighting strip two weeks ago.

The feature works by adapting the light colour of a light throughout the day. The lamp starts with warm colours in a morning and becomes cooler during the day. In the evening, the lights then turn warmer with less blue to help to help with relaxation.

The update should install automatically, but you can force a manual update by following these instructions

  • Open the Philips Hue app
  • Navigate to the settings tab.
  • Scroll to the bottom
  • Select “software update.”

If the update is available, which is firmware version 1941132070. It will then download and take about 30 minutes to complete.

It looks like the following products support HomeKit adaptive lighting

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