Philips has today announced its new Hue E14 candle/chandelier bulb, writes AppleInsider. With the launch of the new 40-watt equivalent, 470 lumen at 4,000 kelvin bulb, Philips now supports more than 80% of household light fittings for Hue.
The new E14 bulbs are available in multi-color and white ambiance versions, and, as with other Hue bulbs, are compatible with the iOS HomeKit smart home platform. They can also be used with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Next, and Samsung SmartThings. The open Hue platforms means that the bulbs can work with over 600 apps, devices, and platforms.
The new E14 bulbs are set to launch in Europe by the end of April, costing €34.95 for the ambient white version. They will also be available in North America later in the year, pricing as yet to be determined. No pricing details have been revealed yet for the multi-colour versions.
“The candle has been one of the most requested products by Philips Hue customers,” said Sridhar Kumaraswamy, business leader for connected home systems at Philips Lighting. “We’ve spent time ensuring it is of the highest quality and available in both white ambience and white and colour ambiance. It is an important next step to ensure seamless integration in all rooms, giving you the freedom to personalize lighting throughout your home.”
Source: Philips expands iOS-connected Hue smart bulbs with chandelier E14 light socket sizes