The new Philips Hue Lightguide lamps were officially announced for the fourth quarter of the year, i.e. between October and December. At the beginning of the month, however, Philips Hue was still assuming that they would be able to do it sooner. This is confirmed by information available to me as well as official statements from Philips Hue via the support channels.
Today, the Philips Hue Perifo track system is officially launched. In the official Philips Hue online shop, numerous bundles are already listed, but you can’t order the Perifo sets and individual parts yet. Other retailers, such as Click-Licht.de, promise availability only in about four weeks. However, I did discover one interesting detail: The ceiling power supply of the Perifo track system has a small cap on the side that can be easily removed if you want to disconnect the power supply “externally”.
Above the bedside tables of my wife and me there are currently three White Ambiance Filament Edison bulbs from Philips Hue. Compared to the White Filaments, the white tone is already much more pleasant, but unfortunately one other thing has not improved: The minimal brightness. In normal everyday life, this is not a problem, whereby the emphasis here is clearly on the day.
It is one of the new releases I was particularly looking forward to: The new Philips Hue Lightguide series. These are E27 light bulbs with White and Color Ambiance technology, which are equipped with a light bulb inside and have an extravagant look. There are three different shapes to start with: Globe, Triangular and Ellipse.
When it was announced at the beginning of August that Philips Hue would probably offer its Play Gradient Lightstrip for PC monitors with 24 to 27 inches, the outcry was great. The community immediately complained that especially in the gaming sector, most users probably prefer larger screens. Now I can tell you: don’t worry.
The secrecy at Philips Hue has once again worked extremely badly this half-year. Three new products have already been distributed on the internet before they were publicly announced. In the past years, Philips Hue has always presented its new products around the International Consumer Electronics Fair in Berlin. It can be assumed that this will also be the case in 2022.
Philips Hue just can’t manage to keep its products a secret until the actual release. Today, three new light bulbs have appeared on Amazon that go by the name of Philips Hue Lightguide. And what can I say? No Philips Hue light bulbs have ever been so beautiful. At the start, there will be three different versions, and two more models will probably follow later.
Philips Hue has only been offering its small E14 candle lamp (in some regions with an E12 base) as a filament variant since last September. So far, the model has just been available with simple white technology, but that is likely to change soon. Images and product information of a Philips Hue White Ambiance Filament candle lamp with an E12 base have now appeared.
There is once again interesting news from Signify, the manufacturer of Philips Hue. The WiZ brand, which was taken over a few years ago, will probably soon be expanded to include a string of lights for outdoor use. No question: this is something I would definitely also like to see from Philips Hue directly.
It’s probably an open secret that Philips Hue will also be presenting new products around IFA in Berlin this year. One of them will be a Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip for PC monitors with a size of 24 to 27 inches. A corresponding product listing including official product photos appeared today in the American online shop Best Buy.