Updating globe ligths

It sounds obvious, but sometimes you can flip the switch off without even thinking about it, and all of a sudden you have a problem.Furthermore, make sure that all of your Hue bulbs are somewhat close together so that they can all receive a signal from your Hue Bridge.

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So this one below is the front-runner: Ideally, I’d like to find globes that really aren’t globes as all – Something with straight straight straight lines with no curves at all.

Like the ones on this light fixture (which is well out of our price range at $98 each – we need two): Oh well…I think I’m going to try Home Depot in the hopes that they have a more contemporary selection of globes before I pick up the grooved ones from Lowe’s.

Although I’d prefer a fixture with straight lines throughout, our current ones are in good shape and could be given a new life with updated globes.

Here are the options I brought home to try out: We’ve got: Here are the original lights again – You can see the globes a bit better in these photos: To try the new ones, I took the lightbulbs out and then unscrewed the hardware holding the old glass in place.

However, sometimes Siri can be stubborn and the setup process might tell you that it can’t find the Hue Bridge to pair to for setting up Siri. Swipe to the left on where it says “Home” and tap “Remove”.

This is usually a problem if you reset your Hue Bridge to factory settings and are setting it up again. This won’t reset your other Home Kit-enabled in your house, but it will delete anyone off the list that you’ve shared your Home Kit settings with.

Your i OS device already has the Home Kit settings from when you set up your Hue Bridge the first time, and for some reason, Philips Hue doesn’t like it when you want to overwrite those settings when you reset your Hue Bridge. Go through the Siri setup process again in the Philips Hue app and it should work this time around.

If you set Siri up successfully within Philips Hue, but the Bridge unpairs randomly from Home Kit at some point, it’s likely because you removed the Hue Bridge from within another Home Kit-supported app.

If your lights are controlled by a hard-wired light switch (e.g.

not a Philips Hue switch), make sure that the switch is on.

This sounds silly, but Philips’ regular LED lights look an awful lot like Hue bulbs, and more than one person has admitted to buying the wrong kind (my editor being one of them). When you go to add new lights within the Philips Hue app, you likely select “Auto Search”, but if it’s not finding any bulbs using that method, then you’ll have to resort to “Manual search”.

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