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Philips won't block third-party Hue bulbs after all

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Billy Steele
December 16, 2015
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Well, that was fast. After announcing that it would drop support for third-party Hue bulbs, Philips is reversing its decision. The company initially nixed support for bulbs that weren't certified by its Friend of Hue program that ensures products from other brands don't cause any issues with the lighting setups. However, Philips says that it "underestimated the impact" on customers and a second software update is on the way to reverse this week's action. It also reminded users that using third-party bulbs may lead to the same incompatibility issues as before, such as not dimming properly or creating the correct colors.

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