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New GU10 Color Bulbs Released with Bluetooth

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After a long wait updated GU10 color bulbs from Hue have been updated. They are now smaller, have richer colors and have also been updated to include Bluetooth as with other Hue bulbs.

New GU10 Color Bulbs with Bluetooth

German online store click-licht.de has started selling the new GU10 Color Hue bulbs with Bluetooth, with a delivery time scale of a week.

These new bulbs offer improvements over the older model, however they are more expensive. New features include:

  • Shorter – 58mm in height instead of 72mm
  • Brighter – 350 instead of the previous 250 lumens
  • 5.7 watts instead of 6.5 watts
  • Richer Colors for improved color reproduction

This image below shows the difference in sizes to the previous version which was a lot longer. The new model is of a similar size to traditional GU10 bulbs and will therefore allow for a straight swap with these, whereas before many spotlight housings would not be big enough for the longer bulbs.

The new size allows for a perfect fit.

Philips Hue GU10 Bulb Size

Full bulb specification:

  • Height: 58 mm
  • Diameter: 50 mm
  • Weight: 0.05 kg
  • Luminous flux: 350 lm
  • Protection: IP20
  • Wattage: 5.70 watts

You can check you are buying the newer GU10 bulbs as there is a Bluetooth logo in the top right of the box. Bluetooth allows you to use these bulbs without the need for a bridge, if you are new to Hue, you can instal these in your kitchen for example and use without having to buy and install the Hue bridge. You can operate the lights using the Hue Bluetooth app on your phone.

New GU10 Bulbs

We expect these to be for sale across more platforms soon as well as being for sale on Amazon. There is a page that shows them on the Hue store however listed as out of stock at the moment.

New GU10 White ambiance with Bluetooth

As well as the new Color bulbs there are updates to the white ambience which are brighter and also include bluetooth.

  • Colour temperature: 2200-6500K
  • Diameter: 50mm
  • Height: 58mm
  • Lumen output: 350 lm @ 4000K
  • Max. operation power: 5 Watts
  • Max. standby power: 0.5 Watts
  • Wattage equivalent: 50 Watts

This new bulb can be viewed on the Hue store here.

The current White Ambiance GU10 Dimmable LED Smart Spot Light comes in a pack of two and can replace any traditional GU10 bulb you may already have fitted, this is great for spotlights and as is perfect fit size, will fit perfectly fine.

Philips Hue 2-Pack White Ambiance GU10 Dimmable LED Smart Spot Light (Compatible with Amazon Alexa Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant)

    Below is the previous and older GU10 bulb which was longer.

    The current Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance GU10 Dimmable LED Smart Spot Light bulbs are slightly larger and longer and therefore may not fit, so make sure you measure first. Read our Philips Hue GU10 Spotlight Guide & Dimensions for more info.

    Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance GU10 Dimmable LED Smart Spot Light (Compatible with Amazon Alexa  Apple HomeKit  and Google Assistant)

      The GU10 spotlight bulbs are a popular choice in areas such as kitchens and bathrooms, and Hue offer two bulbs, a white version and a color version. The white only GU10 is a perfect fit size and can be easily be swapped in place of your traditional GU10 bulb, however the color GU10 is slightly longer making it difficult to find a fitting that will take the bulb, and also unlikely it will straight swap with your traditional bulb and fit.


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      2 Comments

      1. Blaine

        Does this mean that the PAR16 will see a similar update? I think they are essentially the same thing with different connectors but I could be wrong.

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