The new multicolor bulbs have words on the base that say “Hue white and multicolor” these are the 16 million color bulbs. Although the Amazon description says the same lumens as before, 600, which is fairly dim, The bulbs are actually 800 lm, noticeably brighter, which makes me happy.
The new white color only bulbs now come in two versions, a “40 W” equivalent and a “60 W” equivalent. This is what used to be the lux bulb. They now say “Hue white” on the base. The 60 W equivalent are about 10% brighter than the previous version.
They’re trying in part to distinguish from the “friends of hue” line like Bloom which could do colors, but not white. And in Dutch or German, it sounds fine. But in English, I think it sounds weird to say “white and multicolor.” But there it is.
The previous line just said “Phillips” on the base for The 16 million color ones, and “Philips Lux” for the white color only.
I just had a little fund to replace a couple of bulbs but not going all out with this details… You may know better why can’t they make these hues brighter as a super engineer. I just ordered the dimmer switches for all the rooms so that missus is happy and me too… Don’t feel good these days and post some non-researched post coz I am totally losing focus on everything at all.o
Remember that wattage tells you how much current they draw so the whole “60 W equivalent” thing never really made a lot of sense. The real issue is lumens and that varies a lot from Brand to brand and model to model. There are “60 W equivalent” bulbs that produce 600 lumens, and some that produce 1000 lumens.
From the looks on the pics of a person who already has it from an amazon review, it doesn’t look like you could just replace a standard light switch. This would be prefect for older houses who don’t have the white wire required by most zwave light switches.
Sure, that’s good if it works for your use case. To check your local codes, some of them don’t like you to not have an obvious way to turn off power to the light fixture. Nanny state stuff but it is there in some places.
Hmm, all of my ceiling fans in my house have constant power. They also have wall switches, but they are just wireless remotes. It was like that when I bought it. Not sure why there would be a code that you have to have a switch to cut the power to a light. You don’t have this for any wall outlet other than the from the breaker box which would do the same thing for an overhead light with constant power. Not saying there is a code saying different, just saying it doesn’t really make a ton of sense.
Lots of the codes don’t make sense. Where it exists, it’s supposed to keep people from electrocuting themselves if they try to replace a lighting fixture.
By the way a lot of places in the US have in the housing code that there must be a toggle switch for an overhead light within 6 feet of the door as you enter in attic. But they don’t have the same code for a basement. Just weird how these things get propagated. I still think the attic one was started by some city inspector who was afraid of bats.