There is a new option if you want new switches. A redesigned Philips Hue dimmer (shown in the middle) gives you the familiar brightness and power functions, but now there’s a ‘Hue’ button that lets you immediately activate a favorite lighting scene or tailor the lights at the time of day. The wireless device can fit on a wall plate, but it will also mount on your refrigerator or other magnetic surface. The new dimmer will arrive in North America on February 23 for $ 25.
And yes, there are new Hue bulbs this year. The Amarant is a discreet mountable outdoor spotlight intended to “wash” walls in light, while the Appear wall light is now available in a brushed steel finish with easy installation. You’ll find the Amarant in North America on March 2 for $ 170. For now, at least, the new Appear variant won’t be available in Europe until January 26 for € 150.
Coming soon: the wall switch module! Make any switch smart by installing this little gadget behind the wall plate. Your smart lights stay reachable and you can use the light switch to set your favorite light scenes.
Europe: spring 2021
North America: summer 2021 pic.twitter.com/197GqSye4c
– Philips Hue (@tweethue) January 14, 2021