I am a big fan of Philips ecosystem of different smart home lights.
In fact, apart from my bathroom and a single light near the front door of my apartment, every bulb in my home is a Philips smart light.
Although the company's bright lights are some of the most reliable, there has always been a somewhat frustrating issue with the ecosystem.
If power occurs, all Philips lights turn off at full brightness. While power cuts are typically a rarity in cities, if you stay in a rural area where they are a common event, it can be quite frustrating – especially if the power comes back in the middle of the night while you sleep.
Version 3.11, the latest version of Philips Hue App, addresses this issue. All Philips Hue lights can be configured so that the lights return to the same state they were in before power failure. If this error occurs at night, it means that the lights remain off when the power is reconnected.
Although a simple quality of life, subtle improvements like this will make a long way to covering your entire home in Philips Hue shine a less frustrating experience.
If version 3.11 of the Philips Hue app has not found its way to your Android or iOS phone, it will be soon. Hue App is available on iOS and Android.