Signify Unveils an Array of New Philips Bulbs and Smart Accessories
As is the case for many companies, Signify held on to a suite of new Philips Hue products to announce at IFA 2019. The list includes the new Filament collection, smart plugs, smart buttons, and an upgraded Hue Go.
The Filament collection consists of Edison-style light bulbs that create a vintage effect in the smart home. Available in the three shapes of traditional ($25), tube ($28), and globe ($33), the LED bulbs are encased in an amber coating and emit a warm white light. Users can control the lighting in their home using the Philips Hue Bluetooth app, a compatible voice device, or by pairing the Filament collection with the Zigbee-based Philips Hue Bridge. The Bridge lets users access the full Philips Hue ecosystem including indoor and outdoor lights, away from home control, Philips Hue Entertainment and Friends of Hue, as well as third-party app compatibility. The Filament collection is now available in Europe and will make its way to North America next month.
"Our new Philips Hue Filament bulbs combine modern technology with vintage design," said Jasper Vervoort, Business Leader Home Systems & Luminaires, Philips Hue at Signify. "You can instantly recreate the feel of your favorite bistro or simply add visual style to your room. It's simple to control and personalize your lighting with just a tap of your smartphone or with a voice command."