Philips Hue Rumors
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Latest Hue Rumors
Below are the latest reports and details or potentially new Hue updates and products. What would you like to see? Check out our article on Philips Hue – Feature Requests and our requisition and hopes.
New filament light bulbs and a brand-new smart plug
New reports by iCulture share that Philips Hue is planning to launch a new bulbs and new accessories. The collection will reportedly include filament light bulbs and a brand-new smart plug. Although nothing has been confirmed or released by Philips the reports look promising and could be expected in fall this year.
The new bulbs are believed to be Bluetooth-enabled, therefore you may not need a Hue bridge to use. Current Hue bulbs use ZigBee technology.
LED filament bulbs are a popular bulb choice and look great, there are not filament Hue bulbs at the moment and this would be a new bulb for their range. At the moment exciting bulbs have a plastic whiteish top, which is fine for lamps where you may not see the bulb, however for lights where you can see the bulb these would be great.
A smart plug would be a new product from Philips and something that could allow you to use lights and lamps where they do not offer a suitable bulb, you could then turn these lights on and off using your Hue set up and including with timers and schedules.
If reports are true we would expect these to be officially announced at the IFA in Berlin.
Hue Bulb Updates
This fall there are also reports of an update to the current range of Hue bulbs as well as the current Philip Hue Go lamps.
New GU10 Bulbs
A common request are updates GU10 bulbs, there are rumours that this fall there maybe an update to these including the GU10 bulbs having improved color and getting the ‘richer colors’ stamp.
In january we reported that there were No Immediate Plans for New GU10 Color Bulbs, however this may have now changed, or that the body size of the color bulb remains the same, however the color is improved.
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