Philips Hue Line Gains New Filament Smart Bulbs

Signify today announced that its Philip Hue line of lights is gaining several new filament bulb options, which will be available in a variety of sizes.

Filament bulbs are bulbs that can be used with or without a lampshade, unlike other Hue bulbs that are designed for use primarily with lampshades. Filament bulbs can be viewed straight on and look attractive even when displayed in a naked lamp.


The Filament bulbs can be used over Bluetooth without a Philips Hue hub using the Philips Hue Bluetooth app, but if you have an existing Hue setup, the bulbs can also be added in the traditional manner and paired with your other Hue lights.

The Hue Filament bulbs are LED bulbs that are available only in a warm white light (2100K, 530 lumens) with an amber coating. The bulbs can be dimmed, but there are no color options.


There are three Hue Filament bulbs that will be available in the United States starting in October. There's a traditional A19 bulb that will be available for $24.99, a ST19 tube that will be available for $27.99, and a G25 globe that will be available for $32.99.

For more on the new Filament bulbs, check out the Hue website.

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6 weeks ago
All the new products are great additions to the HUE range.
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6 weeks ago

Don’t understand the trend :rolleyes: for these retro “filament” LEDs. Another ridiculous example of skeuomorphism.


How is it ridiculous? Traditional LED bulbs are pretty ugly and if you have lights around your house that are hidden inside of frosted glass or behind a lampshade, you probably will appreciate a nice looking bulb.
Rating: 8 Votes
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6 weeks ago

Don’t understand the trend :rolleyes: for these retro “filament” LEDs. Another ridiculous example of skeuomorphism.


For American households which usually use overhead lights and ugly recessed kitchen spotlights, sure. However, in many EU and Scandinavian countries when light is more “accented” with several lamps (i.e. the bulbs are often more visible) then how the light bulb looks like does matter. This “coziness” feeling you get from a filament bulb or a candle light is unparalleled.
Rating: 6 Votes
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6 weeks ago
Yeah. I was waiting for these. A long time. Been mailing them many times, and now to actually get them is awesome.
Rating: 5 Votes
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6 weeks ago
These are actually quite interesting. I missed that these are LED’s on first blush, but I see that they are, which makes it that much more interesting.
Rating: 4 Votes
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6 weeks ago

These are actually quite interesting. I missed that these are LED’s on first blush, but I see that they are, which makes it that much more interesting.


Yeah, they're new to the Hue lineup but LED's in this style are all over your local home improvement stores these days.
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6 weeks ago
Hue "Edison" bulbs?

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.
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6 weeks ago

But the filament type LEDs are usually not dimmable. I find it interesting that the HUE ones actually can be dimmed.

Well. I have a large one from Ikea that is dimmable.
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6 weeks ago

Yeah, they're new to the Hue lineup but LED's in this style are all over your local home improvement stores these days.


But the filament type LEDs are usually not dimmable. I find it interesting that the HUE ones actually can be dimmed.
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5 weeks ago

I've probably lost more Smart Home products than you can count. I've probably lost more Smart Home products than you've ever purchased. And I have no idea what a Nano leaf is. But it's not one of the many extremely popular and reliable products being used by builders or enthusiasts.

These days I have about 50 HomeKit compatible devices (more if you include Ring products that are connected via Homebridge). I still maintain 1 Philips Hue lighstrip and 1 bulb, and the bulb is the only light out of 50+ products that routinely is non-responsive. The reason is because it has to connect to the Hue hub, and does not connect to Wi-Fi.
The over 40 Leviton Decora Smart wallswitches that I have, that are direct swap in for standard decora switches and look and function like any switch, never have any such issues. They connect directly via Wi-Fi, and take advantage of the well-designed series of Wi-Fi access points around the home.

Hue was good in the early days when it was the only such thing. It hasn't evolved one bit, and has been passed over by much smarter products.


Sounds like you have a big house with excellent wifi coverage. Good for you. Meanwhile your Hue operates as a mesh network, but with only two nodes in a big house, it's very likely to have unreachable spots in the home. Many people are living their life the other way around and are very happy with their Hues running on a nice stable mesh network decoupled from their spotty wifi.
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