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Philips Hue working on brighter E27 bulbs

Soon with 1,100 instead of 806 lumens

There's one number we've gotten used to over the past few years: 806 lumens. That's how bright classic E27 bulbs from Philips Hue are. With the new 1,600 lumen bright Hue White, this value was significantly exceeded for the first time, but this lamp can not colors or different shades of white and is also much larger to ensure cooling. However, something should happen here soon.

I became aware of the whole thing through a video by Justin_tech. He discovered an Instagram post from Philips Hue a few months ago, in which a Hue White and a Hue White and Color Ambiance E27 bulb were shown in an animation. The twist: the bulbs didn't have a 806 (lumens) printed on them, but 1100.

When asked, they said at the time that this was, of course, just a mistake. Nevertheless, the post was deleted as a precaution. Was it really just a mishap?

My sources confirm the plans of Philips Hue

Equipped with the information from Justin, I went looking for information myself yesterday evening and actually found what I was looking for. As I learned from a reliable source, Philips Hue is indeed working on brighter bulbs. The three E27 models, White, White Ambiance and White and Color Ambiance, will soon offer 1,100 lumens instead of the previous 806. However, patience is still required: The release is not expected until the fall.

It will also be exciting to see how the increased brightness will be noticeable in practice. Will only the whites be brighter? Or will Philips Hue also install better RGB LEDs to make colors brighter? After all, these are significantly less bright than the white LEDs, which achieve the maximum values, across all manufacturers.

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In den letzten Jahren habe ich mich zu einem echten Experten in Sachen Hue & HomeKit entwickelt. Mittlerweile habe ich über 50 Lampen und zahlreiche Schalter im Einsatz. In meinem kleinen Blog teile ich meine Erfahrungen gerne mit euch.

Comments 4 replies

  1. Very excited for brighter globes.

    Fabian, have you heard any whispers of hue releasing any updated light strips plus with multicolour zones or addressable led like the play gradient strips.

    It would be awesome if the indoor and outdoor strips had multicolour gradient options.

    1. I don’t see this. First of all we need multi-color-support for the Gradient Lightstrip in the Hue app. After that, other products are possible.

  2. Hi Fabian, have you heard of any news re better gu10 or mr16 colour bulbs with a higher lumin rating? Or the retrofit downright coming to a 230voltage? Thanks heaps in advance

    1. Don’t think the GU10 will receive an update in the near future. It already got one just 1,5 years ago.

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