Philips Hue Adds Support for HomeKit Adaptive Lighting to Ambiance Lights

Philips Hue, known for its line of HomeKit-connected lights, has begun rolling out a new firmware update for the Hue Bridge that brings HomeKit Adaptive Lighting support to the Hue range of Ambiance lights (via iCulture). The rollout follows a month of beta testing with select Hue users.

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Adaptive Lighting is an iOS 14 feature that's designed to allow HomeKit-connected lights to adjust their color temperature throughout the day. Warm colors are used in the morning, cooler colors are used midday, and blue light is reduced at night for better sleep.

To update your Hue Bridge, launch the Hue app, tap Settings, then scroll down and select Software Update. The version you want is 1941132070. Tap Update to install it. No new update is required for the lights.

After the update, launch the Home app and you should see message appear at the top indicating that your lights support Adaptive Lighting. Tap the message and you can choose which lamps to enable it for.

Color temperature shifts throughout the day without user interaction, using subtle transitions between color options. With Philips Hue, this works with both the White & Color Ambiance and the White Ambiance lamps, in all different shapes (candle lamp, E27, GU10, and so on).

Top Rated Comments

Joseph C Avatar
16 months ago
OMG! I've been waiting for this for so long.

Not seeing the update on my Bridge yet. Latest is 1941056000 for me.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joseph C Avatar
16 months ago
How I hate gradual roll outs!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joseph C Avatar
16 months ago

Also only seeing the latest version ending 4000. The Bridge release notes also do not reflect any updates since 31-Aug-2020.
My latest bridge update ends in 6000 and was updated 2nd October.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vc2020 Avatar
16 months ago
I'm in Canada and wasn't seeing the update and tried to turn a VPN for the Netherlands on my iPhone and still no dice but when I also ran the Hub through the VPN (using a router flashed with ExpressVPN software) the update showed up and it's now updating.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bradley Marriner Avatar
16 months ago

So happy. Thanks for your tips.

Now to figure out how to make it play nicely with the Dimmer Switch (ideally without sacrificing the dimming facility you have if you configure it through Hue's own app) The joys!
Just wanted to thank you both. I just did it here in the US following your instructions and it worked perfectly!

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Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lolkthxbai Avatar
16 months ago
Don’t see the new update. Phillips Hue Release Notes don’t mention this new update either.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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