Updating globe ligths
At about for 6 of the globes, we’d be saving a lot of money since most of the fixtures I’ve seen are about that much for one – But I’m still not sold yet…
If you’re trying to add lights to your Hue Bridge, but it’s not finding any, that can be really annoying. First of all, make sure your lights are actually Hue bulbs.
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”.
Check the packaging and make sure they’re Hue lights. In our experience, Auto Search can be flaky from time to time, while Manual Search almost always works.
Three of the new ones on the fixture to the right and the big frosted globe made it in amongst the old globes to the left: Here are a couple of close ups of the one on the left (try to ignore the old globes flanking the new one in the center…): And then the other set: I also took a couple of shots with the lights off since I know they are sort of hard to see.
So far, John and I are both leaning towards the grooved globe – It’s got that vintage vibe we like without getting into traditional.
If you get a message saying that some bulbs are unreachable the lights have been successfully added, there could be a couple of things to look out for.
When you set up your Philips Hue Bridge, you’ll also set up Siri, which allows you to control your lights using your voice.
When you select that option, you’ll need the serial number for each bulb you want to add, which can be found on the base of the bulbs themselves. Enter in the six-digit serial number for one of the bulbs and hit “Ok”.
You can add as many serial numbers as you want to the list.
Then I had a sort of revelation during a recent weekend trip to Lowe’s with John.
Instead of picking out an entire new fixture, we could try just replacing the globes!