The Lightguide collection from Philips Hue, which was officially launched in September 2022, has not exactly gone according to plan so far. After the first models had just gone on sale, sales were stopped again a short time later. Our own experience and numerous reader reports showed that the light sources fogged up inside.
At the beginning of September, Philips Hue introduced its new Lightguide series. Large glass lamps with a light tube inside. Three models were originally supposed to be launched in autumn: Ellipse, Globe and Triangular. The launch was then postponed, later in December the first of three planned models appeared with the Hue Lightguide Ellipse.
The new Philips Hue Lightguide series with the iconic light bulb design was supposed to be launched at the end of September. The first products were also shipped at that time – until increased problems with condensation inside the glass globes were discovered. After that, sales were stopped completely. Now there is good news: At least one of the three Lightguide models is available again.
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.
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.
Signify unveils a new range of Philips Hue smart lighting products and app features, from unique design options to complement home decor and create the perfect ambiance, to more immersive entertainment experiences for gaming and music. New launches include a striking range of contemporary style bulbs available in three distinctive shapes, a new gradient lightstrip specifically designed for PC monitors to bring the ultimate light experience to PC gaming and a new Mimic presence automation to the Hue app for more peace of mind when you're away.
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.