Philips Hue Candle Light Bulb Now Available for Pre-Order in United States

Philips today sent out an email announcing that its White Ambiance E12 candle light bulb is now available for pre-order in the United States.

Priced at $29.95, the candle (or candelabra) bulb is designed to fit small decorative lamps with E12 sockets in the United States. Like other Hue bulbs, the new candle bulb can be connected to a Philips Hue bridge and controlled via HomeKit.


At the current time, Philips is only offering the White Ambiance candle bulb for pre-order in the United States, but the company has said that it also plans to offer a color version, so customers who prefer the Hue bulbs that support shades beyond white may want to wait for that version.

Philips originally announced its candle bulbs in March of 2017, launching them first in Europe. E14 candle light bulbs have been available in Europe in both color and white ambiance versions since April. According to Philips, the candle bulb is "one of the most requested products" from Philips Hue customers.

The bulb is a 40W equivalent, offering up to 570 lumens. It features deep dimming from warm white to cool daylight with a 2200k to 6500k color temperature range. The White and Color Ambiance version, when available, will offer the same white options along with support for 16 million colors.



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28 months ago
Man, this is great. So many stylish lamps these days use E12 sockets. Will continue to have to wait for the color version, though.
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28 months ago

Yikes. To outfit the six fans in my house with these little bulbs would cost $539.10. I'm really tempted to do my bedroom and living room, but might wait until there is a sale or something.


If you haven't already done so, subscribe to the hue subreddit - The users there are often posting deals that they find and sometimes the deals are drastic.

I was able to get a complete starter kit (three x Gen3 Colour bulbs + hub) for 50% off retail due to a post there and they post great deals like that practically every month from various retailers (Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy etc)
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28 months ago

I wish they made these in the cheaper standard white as well. I need some for a porch light that uses E12 bulbs, but don't need the adjustable temperature range of these.


As an option, something like the Lutron Caseta switch will work with standard LED builds. It still has homekit capabilites.
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28 months ago

As an option, something like the Lutron Caseta switch will work with standard LED builds. It still has homekit capabilites.

That gets brighter, but loses control: no RGB, and likely not as much dimming. My solution (for now) is to have 4 Hue bulbs (3 color and 1 Hue strip in a loop on the back of the TV) for most lighting, and then, replacing the halogen torchiere I used to use when I wanted it really bright, I've got a 600 LED panel that was designed to be a movie light. It's plugged into an iDevices Switch (at the time, that was one of the more reliable HomeKit choices). So I can say, "Siri, set 'relax'" to get nice calm lighting, or "Siri, turn on my torch", and it gets really bright.
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28 months ago

Turn on my torch? I wonder what Freud had to say to that

Ha! Well, the iDevices app had a number of suggested names, it was close to "torchiere" (which it replaced), it doesn't relate it to a specific room, it's short and unambiguous, and I found it amusing. :cool:

It's always a trick coming up with scene names that are short, unambiguous, and memorable. I've got one called "nocturnal" that sets the bedroom light to 1% red and the hallway (a plain Hue Dimmable) to 1%. Useful for finding one's way around at night.
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28 months ago

I absolutely love the Hue lights. Just wish they were a tad lower in price. Really adds some cool effects to any room, gotta wait for the color version tho.

Cheaper would be nice, but I also want more lumens from their standard bulbs (i.e. make a 75w or 100w equivalent, rather than just 60w equivalent bulbs). The Hue ecosystem is nice though, I can control them with Siri, from the Hue dimmer switch wallplates I have by a few doors, and from my custom-built Raspberry Pi weather station / home automation system's touchscreen (Hue has a very useful HTTP REST / JSON interface).
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28 months ago
I absolutely love the Hue lights. Just wish they were a tad lower in price. Really adds some cool effects to any room, gotta wait for the color version tho.
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28 months ago
I wish they made these in the cheaper standard white as well. I need some for a porch light that uses E12 bulbs, but don't need the adjustable temperature range of these.
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28 months ago
Yikes. To outfit the six fans in my house with these little bulbs would cost $539.10. I'm really tempted to do my bedroom and living room, but might wait until there is a sale or something.
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28 months ago

Cheaper would be nice, but I also want more lumens from their standard bulbs (i.e. make a 75w or 100w equivalent, rather than just 60w equivalent bulbs). The Hue ecosystem is nice though, I can control them with Siri, from the Hue dimmer switch wallplates I have by a few doors, and from my custom-built Raspberry Pi weather station / home automation system's touchscreen (Hue has a very useful HTTP REST / JSON interface).


You actually bring up a pretty good point. I would also be in favor of a brighter 75w or 100w replacement. Definitely a few places in my house where the extra light would make a difference. Hopefully we'll see that option sometime in the near future.
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