The Philips Hue Lightguide series was launched just over a year ago – if you can call it that. The Globe and Triangular versions were quickly discontinued due to quality problems, leaving only the Ellipse. And that's exactly what Hueblog reader Tobi sent me a question about via Instagram:
I would like to use a Hue Ellipse as a table lamp. Unfortunately, I'm struggling to find a lamp base that fits the entire base of the ellipse. Do you have any tips or ideas for me?
The base of the Hue Lightguide is just huge
If you've never held a Hue Lightguide in your hands before, I'd like to show you a picture to illustrate this. On the left you can see a classic filament bulb from Philips Hue, on the right you can see the Lightguide. Incidentally, the Globe, which I received shortly before the sales stop. Here you can see very clearly how huge the base of the Lightguide is.
Unfortunately, Philips Hue has only launched a pendant light with an E27 base and a matching housing that completely covers the base. You can see this at the top of the cover picture in this article.
However, if you want to use the Hue Lightguide as a table lamp like Tobi, you're in a bad position at the moment. Even Philips Hue hasn't found a suitable lamp base for one of the official product images, and the base of the Lightguide is clearly visible here too.
Unfortunately, I have no idea whether anything will happen in this respect in 2024. In any case, the Lightguide series has not been completely written off; in a recent interview, Hue inventor George Yianni emphasised that he would clearly prefer this solution to the RGB filaments that are now available on the market.
Philips Hue Lightguide
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