Philips debuting large filament HomeKit bulbs, other updates in September

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A new leak indicates that Philips is set to debut new HomeKit-compatible Hue products — including ones with large filament bulbs — as soon as September.

The electronics company unveiled new HomeKit-enabled products at CES 2020, and again in June 2020. But German tech site Hueblog says that Philips has more to come later in 2020.

According to Hueblog, Philips will announce two large filament bulbs with an E27 base: a 12.5-centimeter Giant Blog and a 7.2-centimeter Giant Edison bulb. Both will have LEDs similar to existing large filament bulbs, which means users should expect a color temperature of 2,100 Kelvin and maximum brightness of 550 lumens.

The smart light maker will also debut a new teardrop-shaped Philips Hue White E14 "Luster" bulb available in white with a fixed color temperature of 2,700 Kelvin.

Hueblog is also expecting Philips to update several E14 candle lamp models with Bluetooth connectivity, and the Philips Hue Iris desk lamp with new color and control options. Finally, the site predicts that a black version of the Hue Ensis pendant light is also over the horizon.

The tech site suggests that the new Hue products will arrive in the fall of 2020, possibly as soon as September.

Philips already has several filament-style bulbs in its product lineup, though with different bases and sizes. That includes Standard, Edison and Globe bulbs, which are all HomeKit-compatible.

 
 

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