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(Pocket-lint) – Over the past few years, Philips Hue’s smart lighting system has grown significantly both in popularity and in the number of products available, further solidifying its leadership in smart lighting.
Now it’s safe to say that Philips’ range of plug-in LED luminaires is available for just about any outlet you can think of.
That’s why we’ve put together a short and simple list of the current range of Philips Hue bulbs to give you an idea of how to add color and mood to your life.
Please note that we have not included other Philips Hue products and controllers, only the bulbs themselves.
Philips Hue is a lighting system that works with iOS and Android apps and smart home hubs to change color or white based on your mood. It can also connect with other IoT devices to turn on, turn off or change lighting styles through the home network.
It works with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Home, Nest, Samsung SmartThings and many other smart home devices. However, you don’t need them to use Philips Hue lighting – all new Philips lamps now come with built-in Bluetooth, which means you can control them from your phone while within reach.
The range includes a variety of light bulbs and fixtures that reach their full potential when connected to your network via the Philips Hue Bridge, a small connected hub that connects to your router and controls your lighting wirelessly. This is usually part of the starter kit.
There are different styles of light bulbs, most of which fall into two lighting categories: white and colored environments, which can display millions of colors, and white environments, which can be set to various warm or cool white lighting options. Now there are great thread options.
If you’re looking for outdoor lighting, there are several Philips Hue lights to use in your garden, but here we’ll focus on indoor lighting options.
The lamps in this collection are available in a variety of accessories and styles to provide a white ambiance or a white and color ambiance. Here is what you can get for now.
Just be aware that you’ll need a Philips bridge to fully control these bulbs, although Bluetooth control will still give you a good idea of what they’re capable of.
Philips claims that all of its light bulbs will last up to 25,000 hours each – about eight and a half years if you run the light bulb for eight hours a day, every day of the year.
One of the new Philips Hue bulbs, this candle features an E14 threaded connector and has a 6W LED output, equivalent to 40W. The candle form factor is also known as B39.
The color version of the Candle also has an E14 screw connector and a B39 form factor with a 6.5W LED output. It has the same luminous flux, 470 lm at 4000 K.
Most commonly used in many homes, this A19/E27 screw lamp has a 9.5W output and an A60 form factor.
Its 806 lm light output is smart, but it doesn’t change the color or white tint. This means it will maintain the same color temperature of 2700K (warm white), but it can be dimmed, turned on and off remotely.
Similar to the previous one, but with a flatter profile, the White Ambience version features A19/E17 screw connectors and has a 10W output. Its brightness is up to 800 lumens at 4000K.
It is capable of reproducing over 50,000 shades of white and dimming up to 1% with Hue-compatible devices.
This A19/E27 threaded mount bulb has exactly the same shape as the white light but has a slightly higher output, up to 806 lumens at 4000K. This is a 10W LED bulb.
It has all shades of white and 16 million colors. An updated version has recently been released with a richer color palette.
If you have an older Hue system, you may find that some colors do not match the first generation lamps.
This white lamp, often referred to as bayonet, is the same as the A19/E7 version, but slightly brighter: 806 lumens at 4000K.
In addition, like the A19/E17 colored lamp versions above, the B22 has a bayonet mount. However, it only reaches 600 lumens at 4000K.
Designed for spotlights, the GU10 has two locking pins that are usually recessed into the ceiling or spotlight. The lamp has a maximum output power of 5.5W and a brightness of up to 300 lumens at 4000K.
It also offers over 50,000 shades of white, from warm to cool. And it can be reduced to one percent with Hue compatible devices.
The form factor is identical to the GU10 above, but with a maximum power output of 6.5W. But it’s less bright, maxing out at 250 lumens at 4000K.
Many people who want to add some color lighting to their home turn to Lightstrips. This is an LED strip that works with the Hue system (so it’s also compatible with Alexa and Google Home), but there are two different versions of the Lightstrips: Original and Plus. Both come in white and colored and both can be cut to length but the Plus can also be lengthened to make it more flexible, the original has a smaller range of uses but make sure you buy the correct version.
Designed to create decorative lighting in your room, Hue Lightstrip has an adhesive back so it can be attached to countertops, under furniture or behind your TV to provide warm or cool white light and up to 16 million colors.
It is 2 meters long, but with Lightstrip Plus you can add extensions or extend the length of the LED light itself, making it very flexible.
One of the newest additions to the Philips Hue range is the new range of incandescent light bulbs. These light bulbs have a beautiful vintage look and light up at a lower wattage for a whimsical chic touch.
You can also buy incandescent bulbs with B22 snap-in bases if you need a different fitting. However, don’t expect any color control due to the construction of the thread. By choosing this stylish light bulb, you sacrifice your power.
As we said above, you need a Philips Hue Bridge to connect your Hue bulbs to your home network. They are usually included in a starter kit containing two or three lamps.
Supplied with Philips Bridge 2.0 and two 9.5W white bulbs with A19/E27 threaded connectors as above. They come in solid white, but this is the cheapest way to get into Philips Hue.
It includes a Philips Hue Bridge 2.0, two A19/E27 white mood lamps that provide over 50,000 shades of white, and a wireless dimmer.
In this bundle you get a Philips Hue Bridge 2.0 and three white and colored A19/E27 mood lamps with 16 million colors. These are richer color options.
Basically the same kit as above, except you get three B22 bayonet bulbs and a Philips Hue Bridge 2.0.
Another kit provides for the connection of three multi-color bulbs, except for the GU10 form factor spotlight. With this kit you also get a Philips Bridge 2.0 hub.
Post time: Nov-18-2022