Philips Hue’s New Filament Bulbs Match Natural Lighting Throughout the Day

The Philips Hue G25 filament bulb.
Philips

What, your Philips Hue bulbs aren’t fancy enough? Philips now offers its filament smart bulbs with Ambiance warm and cool tone lighting effects. The company also unveiled its first 75-watt equivalent (1,100-lumen) White and Color Ambiance bulbs, which are perfect for shaded or recessed fixtures.

Like Bulbrite’s smart filament bulb, Philips’ new Ambiance Filament bulbs can shift between warm or cool tones to help you stay focused or relax throughout the day. They imitate the rustic look of old-fashioned light bulbs using filament-shaped LEDs and lack the thick diffuses of most smart bulbs. You can set these bulbs to Philips’ new Natural Lighting scene, forcing them to follow a 24-hour pattern that matches outdoor lighting throughout the day.

Along with its new Filament bulbs, Philips plans to sell a White Filament E14 Candle Bulb. This small, 300-lumen bulb fits in small fixtures to add a bit of classic ambiance to a room.

The new Philips Hue Color Ambient 1100 lumen bulbs.
Philips

Philips’ new 75-watt equivalent (1,100-lumen) White and Color Ambiance bulbs are just brighter versions of the company’s current White and Color bulbs. Funny enough, they cost the same price as dimmer models—$25 and $50, respectfully. Philips says that 100-watt equivalent (1,600-lumen) versions of these bulbs will arrive in October.

Interestingly, Philips has also announced new Infuse ceiling light, coming next January. We don’t know much about this light, but it’s colored and it will cost $30.

The new Philips Hue Ambiance Filament bulbs are available now, starting at $35 ($10 more than the white-only Filament bulbs). Philips only sells its Filament bulbs with E26 fittings, but plans to sell ST23 and G40 versions this October. The company’s Filament Candle Bulb is available for $30 (or $50 for a two pack), and the company’s 75-watt equivalent White or Color Ambiance bulbs cost $25 and $50, respectfully.

Philips Hue Filament Smart Bulbs

Philips Hue Ambiance Filament bulbs can shift between warm and cool tones to match your mood or your environment. Starting at $35, they’re available in Edison, Bulb, and Standard sizes.

Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance 1,100 Lumens

Need a brighter Hue bulb? Philips now sells its White and Color Ambiance bulbs in 75-watt equivalent (1,100-lumen) configurations.

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