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Why your Philips Hue bulb is randomly setting itself to 100 percent brightness

Philips Hue smart LED light bulb gear. | Image: Philips

Are your Philips Hue smart light bulbs seemingly going rogue, randomly turning themselves up to full brightness even if you’ve set them dimmer? Philips Hue parent company Signify is aware of the issue, has figured out the root cause, and tells The Verge that a fix is coming as soon as next week.

“After extensive analysis, we have identified an interoperability issue with the Matter smarthome standard, in which random temporary radio traffic disruptions are incorrectly recognized as legacy switch power toggles, turning low brightness lights to full brightness,” Signify third-party spokesperson Kate Helander tells The Verge.

Matter is supposed to be the one smart home standard to rule them all, but it’s been dicier in practice — we had…

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