Philips Hue GU10 Spotlight Guide & Dimensions
If you have some downlights in your home already then changing these to Hue downlight bulbs is a great way to change the room they are in. You may have these in a hallway, changing them to these bulbs make great night lights allowing you to have them on in a dim light when getting up in the morning or going to the bathroom in the night.
A common place is the kitchen, here you can add mood lighting by changing the color, brightness and scene. Great for romantic evenings in or setting a party scene in the hub of the house.
Philips Hue GU10 Bulbs
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Previous Gu10 Bulbs
A common issue is the size of the color GU10 bulbs, of which you may not have realised but they are intact bigger than your standard GU10 bulb. These bulbs are slightly longer meaning that they won’t fit in a standard downlight housing.
Hue GU10 too big?
These are the sizes of the color GU10 bulbs for Hue.
- Length: 72mm
- Width: 50mm
With Hue GU10 bulbs being longer they may not fit in your standard fitting, below are some downlight fittings that ay be suitable.
- Wire connector socket for GU10 light bulb
- Recessed Light Holder Retrofit
- Ansell icage
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