Shortly after the introduction of the Philips Hue Filament bulbs, I had to listen to my wife saying: “The light is far too yellow.” No wonder, because the classic lamps were previously only available as Philips Hue White with a fixed colour temperature of 2,100 Kelvin. That's pretty warm light. This week, Philips Hue officially expanded its product portfolio and now offers all five models of the Filament lamp as White Ambiance.
We still have to be patient for about two months until Philips Hue will officially present its new products. Today I can already give you a small preview of some of the new products that will be presented at the end of August or beginning of September. As we already suspected a few weeks ago, Philips Hue is working on brighter light sources.
After starting with E27 and GU10, we had to wait a long time before Philips Hue also offered a solution for E14 sockets. In spring 2017 the candle lamp was finally ready. A really great product, which is also visually very impressive. Unfortunately with one problem. The E14 base is always used for luminaires when the design is small and compact.
Already in August I could report that Philips Hue is planning a new edition of the Iris. Mood lighting is one of the real long-running favourites and was already a LivingColors product almost 10 years ago, and has been part of the Hue family for several years. With the update announced today, there is not only improved performance, but also new designs.
A while ago I drew your attention to three entries at the FCC that showed a LightStrip in three different lengths. Now it is finally clear which product it is: The new Philips Hue Play Gradient LightStrip. A light strip that can display more than one color at a time. But before you completely freak out and start looking for this new release in your next online store, I have to slow you down a bit: The new Play Gradient LightStrip unfolds its full capabilities only in combination with the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box or the Hue Sync App for Mac and Windows.
Actually, I assumed that Philips Hue would not present its new products until Thursday. However, Philips Hue has already presented the first two new products at the Smart Home League event, in which other well-known brands such as Tado and Ring also took part. So far there are no surprises, but I would like to bring you up to date.
At the beginning of the month I could announce that Innr will launch a new light strip. The Innr Flex Light for indoor use will be available in three different versions until the end of July, I could already get a first impression. The following three models are available: Innr Flex Light 120 C with 2 meters length and plug for 49,99 Euro Innr Flex Light 140 C with 4 meters length and plug for 69,99 Euro Innr Flex Light 140 C /LD with 2 meters length and LED driver without plug for 69,99 Euro Compared to the previous Innr Flex Light, there is one major difference in addition to the new, shorter version: The old light strip with a length of four meters had two “ends” and could be connected to the controller with both ends after cutting through.
About two weeks ago I already presented one of the four Centris models to you in a small video. Now I had the opportunity to assemble the smallest version myself. The ceiling light from the White and Color Ambiance series offers two GU10 spots with 350 lumens each and an additional LED module with 840 lumens and costs almost 280 Euros.
You may have already bought the Tint Flores outdoor spots from Aldi at the beginning of the month, at least if you are living in Germany. In the meantime I have received my test sample from the manufacturer and I can also tell you that the online distribution is on its way.
If you read this diligently, you could find out about most of the new products in advance. Now the new and updated products are official and can be purchased immediately. Finally. A new version of the Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus, the most popular product in the Hue range, is now available.