Philips Hue to Launch Brighter Bulbs and Expand Filament Range

The popular smart lighting brand Philips Hue is planning to launch considerably brighter bulbs and expand its filament range later this year, according to hueblog.com.

Philips Hue White Filament E14 2
Most Philips Hue lights can only reach a maximum brightness of 806 lumens, but the company is planning to launch new standard-size bulbs that offer up to 1,100 lumens of brightness.

Philips Hue is also planning to offer a larger lamp with up to 1,600 lumens in Hue White, Hue White Ambiance, and Hue White and Color Ambiance versions. The larger size of this bulb is necessitated by the need for additional passive cooling measures as the LED produces more heat when emitting more light.

Philips Hue White and Color 1100 und 1600 Lumen

In addition, Philips Hue is seeking to expand its filament range of bulbs by introducing new E27 filament shapes in the White Ambiance range, with a maximum brightness of 550 lumens. There will also be a brand new E14 Hue White filament bulb for the European market, which will become the smallest filament lamp in the range.

Hue White Ambiance Filament alle Lampen
According to hueblog.com, the new products will be officially unveiled at the end of August or the beginning of September.

Elsewhere, the company is said to be exploring new Hue products with its Gradient lighting technology. This enables the output of several colors simultaneously and has so far only been available with its Gradient Lightstrip.

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Top Rated Comments

mw360 Avatar
39 months ago
Christmas lights please, Hue. There’s still time.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
blanks Avatar
39 months ago
Hue bulbs aren't as appealing without Thread (or Matter) support.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MallardDuck Avatar
39 months ago
now all we need is a bridge that can handle more bulbs
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tennisproha Avatar
39 months ago
Tried hue but ended up returning the whole setup because of it’s absurd price and lack of high CRI and broad spectrum. They have good connectivity but the light optics are terrible.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
josebus Avatar
39 months ago

The relatively high cost of each hue bulb, and the (now ended) need for the additional “bridge” to make them operational, pushed me towards the Nanoleaf Essentials.

The enhanced brightness talked about in the article is appealing, admittedly.
I've made the same argument before, and even though I have hue products already (and obviously the bridge) every time I have purchased a non-hue smart light, I've ended returning them, as I usually had connectivity issues like delayed response, constantly disconnecting and so on.

You do talk about a specific product, the Nanoleaf, so I would understand if from just a single product need/want POV, a non-hue light could have a lot more benefits.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tobefirst ⚽️ Avatar
39 months ago
It makes way more sense to me for fixtures like the ones shown in the article (and for most) for the bulbs to be dumb and the switch to be smart. For homeowners at least. I suppose if you rent, you often can't control that and would have to go with smart bulbs.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)