Almost exactly one year ago, the first filament lamps came on the market that can be coupled with the Philips Hue Bridge thanks to ZigBee connection. Even before Philips Hue launched its own products in September, the Dutch manufacturer Innr supplied us with the lamps in a vintage look.
Even though more and more users want filament lamps with an E14 base, the vintage lamps are currently only available with an E27 base. Nevertheless, there are many different models, so that I would like to give you a small overview of the most popular alternatives today.
Philips Hue Filament: The best integration
Not surprisingly, Philips Hue offers the best integration into the system with its own light sources. HomeKit is possible without detours, making it easier for Apple users to connect to other smart home products. The lamps can also be controlled via Bluetooth, which is interesting for beginners. A particularly attractive visual solution: two LED wires are installed, which are twisted around each other. Unfortunately, the filament lamps from Philips Hue are currently only available as white models with a fixed colour temperature.
- Shapes: Standard, Edison, Globe
- Brightness: 550 lumen
- Colour temperature: 2,100 Kelvin
- Street price: from 17 Euro
Innr filament: It's getting golden
Even more vintage is available at Innr. The manufacturer focuses on a golden base and a glass slightly tinted in gold. Other differences can also be seen at first glance: The four filaments are hung straight and not twisted, as is the case with Philips Hue. Personally, I don't like the look of it that much, but tastes are different. Innr also offers a white model of its filament lamp with clear glass and a white base. Note: the brightness is significantly lower than Philips Hue's.
- Shapes: Standard, Edison, Globe
- Brightness: 350 lumen
- Colour temperature: 2,200 Kelvin
- Street price: from 15 Euro
Shyne Filament: With adjustable colour temperature
The Shyne brand of the Hue dealer Click-Licht.de relies on an optical design of the lamp that is comparable to the inside, here too the filaments are suspended straight in the glass. However, there is one difference: there are two warm-white and two cool-white LED wires installed. This way, the colour temperature can be adjusted, but the individual filaments are clearly distinguishable from each other. Visually, however, the solution is very good: the base disappears completely into the socket, and only glass is visible.
- Shapes: Standard, 2x Edison, 3x Globe
- Brightness: 650 lumen
- Colour temperature: 1,800 – 5,000 Kelvin
- Street price: from 20 Euro
Tint Filament: The most beautiful solution so far
With its smart brand Tint, Müller-Licht also relies on filament lamps whose colour temperature can be adjusted. I think this solution is particularly successful from an optical point of view: The two LED wires for cold white and warm white light are placed directly next to each other and run twisted through the lamp. When switched on, the two different filaments can hardly be distinguished from each other, they literally melt into each other.
- Shapes: Edison, Globe
- Brightness: 380 lumen
- Colour temperature: 1,800 – 6,500 Kelvin
- Street price: 24 Euro
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