Philips Hue to introduce new bulbs in September

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New and brighter Philips Hue bulbs are expected to launch by September with refinements to existing designs.

The Philips Hue lineup supports many different lighting form factors, and new lights are being added all the time. Philips Hue is compatible with Apple's HomeKit via a connected bridge and is often one of the first smart home devices purchased by customers.

According to hueblog, Philips will announce new bulbs in August or September. The new bulbs include brighter versions of the standard bulbs, filament bulbs, and a new E14 filament base for the European region.

The current standard bulb is rated for 806 lumens, but this will increase to 1,100 lumens, and 1,600 lumens depending on the wattage purchased. The new bulbs require more passive cooling, so the bulb frame will be larger.

The filament bulb lineup will soon have a white ambiance version. The maximum brightness will be 550 lumens.

For European customers, Philips is introducing a new small filament bulb with the E14 base. However, these bulbs will only be available with a fixed color temperature at launch.

The hueblog post also mentions "top secret" new products. These are said to include technology found in the gradient light strip that enables simultaneous output of multiple colors.

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