If you currently take a look at the German Ikea online shop and search for filament lamps, you will discover the following notice for the previously known E27 lamp: “Last chance! Only available for a short time.” Today I can tell you what this means.
A new version will soon be available instead of the previous “golden” bulb. Here, the filament spiral is no longer installed horizontally, but vertically. In addition, the glass is clear and the base is black. But that is not the real highlight.
The new version of the ZigBee-compatible filament lamp will not only be available with an E27 base, but also as an E14 candle lamp. And that is indeed a highlight, because so far I am not aware of any filament lamp with an E14 base that is compatible with Philips Hue.
The fixed colour temperature will be 2,200 Kelvin, the brightness at up to 250 lumens. That doesn’t sound too bright at first, but an E14 lamp is not used alone in chandeliers, for example. In addition, the lamp will be relatively inexpensive with a price of 8 euros.
In some countries, for example in Denmark or Austria, the new filament lamps are already available. It should not be long before they also land in other countries and in Germany.