Unsurprisingly, Philips Hue also presented new light bulbs with a socket used for the first time at the IFA, in addition to the new cameras and the contact sensor. The MR16 spots with GU5.3 socket will be available from mid-September as White Ambiance and White and Color Ambiance.
The new lamps can easily replace conventional spots used in a 12-volt system. Until now, such MR16 spots were not available from Philips Hue.
“The Philips Hue MR16 smart bulbs work on the same 12-volt low voltage as conventional MR16 bulbs. They are compatible with most transformers,” says Philips Hue.
The most important technical data of the Philips Hue MR16 spots
- Light output at 4,000 Kelvin: 400 lumens
- Socket: GU5.3
- Height: 49mm
- Diameter: 50mm
- Power: 6.3 Watt (WACA) / 5.1 Watt (WA)
- Standby: maximum 0.5 Watt
- Radio: ZigBee & Bluetooth
The new spots will be available in stores as early as September. Prices start at 39.99 euros for a single spot with White Ambiance technology. Spots with coloured light are available for 64.99 euros. Both models are also available in a double pack with a small price advantage.