For some time now the Philips Hue system has been one of the first IoT devices that you should grab when you are building a smart home system, which has allowed the system to grow exponentially over the last few years, offering users with a new bulb solution that brings their own into this century, with smart lighting controls that are wireless and offer dimming and colour controls.
But within this lineup there are a range of options available, so choosing the right bulb for your system may be confusing, to help you choose we have created this guide to talk you through all of the options.
Check them out below.
This kit is a great way to start-up with Philips Hue as it includes pretty much everything that you need to get started with the system and get a room or two lit up.
It includes the latest Philps Bridge 2.0 hub and comes with two 9.5W white Philips Hue bulbs with an A19/E27 screw fitting, offering a fixed white colour option.
This is the cheapest way to get into Philips Hue, and actually works out a lot cheaper than buying the bulbs separately.
Philips Hue white ambience extension bulb B22
If you are looking for a bulb with a bayonet fitting, or rather a B22 fitting, then you might be interested in the Philips Hue white ambience extension bulb.
It is capable of delivering up to 806 lumens at 4000K with more than 50,000 shades of white.
Commonly known as a bayonet fitting, this white.
Philips Hue white and colour ambience extension bulb B22
There’s also a colour and white combination option of this B22 bulb, which features up to 600 lumens at 4000K, with all of the available white shades and 16 million colour options.
Philips Hue white ambience E14 Candle
The Philips Hue white ambience E14 Candle is the latest of the Philips Hue bulb, featuring an E14 screw fitting and a 6W LED output that is equivalent to 40W.
The new candle bulb is also capable of delivering more than 50,000 shades of white, ranging from warm to cool white, along with a lumen output of 470lm at 4000K.
You may know it as the B39.
Philips Hue white and colour ambience E14 Candle
If you want more than just white for your new E14 fitting then you might be interested in the white and colour ambience version of the bulb, also featuring an E14 screw fitting along with the B39 form factor.
This version has an LED power output of 6.5W, with a lumen output of 470lm at 4000K.
To top that off, it can deliver more than 50,000 shades of white with 16 million colour options.
Both of these new cable bulbs will be shipping from April.
Philips Hue white ambience extension bulb A19/E27
Philips’ range of Hue white ambience lights has been designed to provide you with full white colour lighting controls.
In particular, the A19/E27 version of this bulb comes with a 10W power output with a brightness of up to 800 lumens at 4000K, with the capability of delivering more than 50,000 shades of white.
It can also be dimmed and controlled wirelessly.
Philips Hue white and colour ambience extension bulb A19/E27
There’s also a colour version of this white ambience light bulb
The exact same form factor as the white ambience version, this A19/E27 screw fitting bulb is capable of slightly brighter output, at up to 806 lumens at 4000K. It is a 10W LED bulb.
It has all shades of white plus 16 million colours. A newer version was released in recent times, with a richer colour palette.
If you have an older Hue system you might find some of the colours do not match the first generation bulbs.
Philips Hue white extension bulb A19/E27
The A19/E27 Philips Hue white extension bulb is the most common bulb that you will find around the house.
It features an A19/ E27 screw fitting along with a power output of 9.5W and an A60 form factor.
It also comes with a light output of 806lm, but cannot change it’s colour or white tone, meaning that it will stay at the same colour temperature of 2,700K warm white, but can be both dimmed and controlled remotely.
Philips Hue white extension bulb A19/B22
There’s also a B22 version of this bulb for the beyonet sockets in your home, which is pretty much the same but with a B22 fitting.
Philips Hue white ambience extension bulb GU10
The GU10 version of the Philips Hue white ambience extension bulb has been designed for use with spot lights.
The bulb features two locking pins and has been designed to sit recessed into a ceiling or spot lamp.
The bulb can deliver 5.5W of power, with a brightness output of up to 300 lumens at 4000K, with more than 50,000 shades of white available from warm to cold temperatures.
You can dim and control this bulb wirelessly like the other versions.
Philips Hue white and colour ambience extension bulb GU10
There’s also a colour option of this GU10 bulb, called the white and colour ambience bulb. The extension bulb delivers 6.5W of output power, with up to 250 of brightness output at 4000K.
It can deliver all of the available shades of white, with 16 million colour options.
Other Philips Hue lighting options
Philips Hue Phoenix Personal Wireless Lighting LED Table Lamp
The Philips Hue builds the Hue system right into a complete table lamp solution. You can connect it to a Hue Bridge and set 4 lighting recipes that work for your daily moves, with wireless controls and the ability to set warm to cool lighting options.
Philips Hue Go
As the name suggests, Philips Hue Go allows you to bring the advantages of the Philips Hue system with you, allowing you to set up timers and lighting routines for your daily needs, with the ability to link light to your music, television, and games and take it with you via the rechargeable battery.
Philips Hue Bloom Colour Changing Mood Light
The Philips Hue Bloom light is another table lamp solution that connects to the Philips Hue system, aimed to be more of a mood lighting solution, it features dynamic lighting effects to work alongside you current situation with full Philips Hue control.
Philips Hue Iris wireless tablet light
The Philips Hue iris is a pretty unique table light, capable of connecting to the Philips Hue smart home lighting solution, you can create a variety of lighting scenes based on your favourite photos with your smartphone or tablet, with dynamic lighting effects that can be synced to your moment and controlled wirelessly.
Philips Hue White Ambiance Being LED Ceiling Light
This LED ceiling light also connects to the Philips Hue system, providing an all-in-one lighting solution for your ceiling lights, with pre-set light settings that help you to concentrate, energise, and to read and relax. It can also change from a warm white light at 2200K to a bright white light at 3000K.
Philips Hue White Ambiance Fair Ceiling Light
The Philips Hue White Ambiance Fair has a slightly different design to the previous version, but still with Philips Hue controls, featuring in-built dimming with a warm white light at 2200K to a bright cool light at 3000K.