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Philips Hue Vintage Filament Lamps Review

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Filament Lamps are a stylish look and a great way to display a bulb that has a stylish and cool looking filament. Now Philips have released a Hue version of this style bulb that allows you to control the brightness via your app. This is white only unfortunately there is no color version at this time. 

Philips Hue Filament Review

There are 3 new bulbs which will come with Bluetooth as with all the updated Hue Bulbs.

  • Philips Hue White Filament Standard E27
  • Philips Hue White Filament Edison E27
  • Philips Hue White Filament Globe E27

In the press release it said “Combine the convenience of smart lighting with the beauty of the popular Edison-style bulb with the new collection of amber-coated smart filament bulbs from Philips Hue. Available in three shapes (availability dependent on location), the Philips Hue Filament bulbs provide the same control, functionality and ambiance capabilities offered by the Philips Hue ecosystem but with a more stylish design.”

The bulbs are white only, a warm white light that is dimmable. They come with Bluetooth and ZigBee, a color temperature of 2,700 Kelvin, and a life expectancy of 22 years or 25,000 lifetime hours (based on industry average usage).

All 3 of these filament bulbs shine at the same brightness of 550 lumens with a temperature color of 2100K, this cannot be adjusted. Comparing this to the standard Hue white and color bulbs, they put out 800 lumens and a temperature ranging 2200K-6500K.

According to the product details the light is made of glass and has a black base to it unlike other Hue bulbs that are plastic and white.

Philips Hue White Filament Standard E27

A stylish round bulb with a coiled filament.

Philips Hue White Filament A19 Smart Vintage LED bulb
Philips Hue White Filament A19 Smart Vintage LED bulb, Bluetooth & Hub compatible (Hue Hub Optional), voice activated with Alexa

Philips Hue White Filament Edison

A pear drop style fitment bulb that is slimmer, with the E27 fitting. It works with the Hue bridge or you can use Bluetooth.

Philips Hue White Filament ST19 LED smart vintage bulb

    Philips Hue White Filament Globe

    A large round globe filament bulb for Hue with a screw E27 fitting.

    Philips Hue White Filament Globe G25 LED
    Capture the popular look of Edison bulbs, featuring a distinct glowing inner coil and transparent globe, with smart filament bulbs. These retro-style LED smart bulbs combine the look and feel of simple vintage design with the power of Philips Hue smart lighting

    How to use them

    The bulbs are very stylish and have a vintage look, they are ideal for light fittings where you can see the bulbs, such as open kitchen hanging pendant lights, or a light above your dining table. 

    They are more expensive than the other Hue bulbs, so you certainly want them on display and visible, as that is the point of them, if you cannot see the bulb in the light fittings, then the cheaper hue bulbs are certainly a better and more cost effective option. 

    As with all the Hue bulbs now, it they have Bluetooth and can also be added to your bridge using ZigBee if you have one. They are quick and easy to set up in the same way as other hue bulbs. 

    Do you use any filament bulbs in your home? Are you likely to replace them for these Hue white bulbs?


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    Mike is the founder of Hue Home Lighting, a huge Hue fan with far too many lights, covering home and garden. A smart home gadget addict and also enjoys the odd bit of DIY

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    5 Comments

      • Hue Home Lighting

        They are not designed for outdoor use, however you could use them in an outdoor light fitting that would protect the bulb. If you cannot see the bulb though, it is pointless and you may as well use a cheaper Hue bulb.

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