Sep 1, 2017: Philips adds a fourth bulb to each of its starter kits of Hue smart bulbs. The $200 White and Color Ambiance, $150 White Ambiance, and $100 White now come with four A19 bulbs and a ZigBee-powered Hue bridge.
The previous kits had only three bulbs. Philips also announces two new lighting fixtures that have integrated Hue White Ambiance technology—the $230 Cher Suspension and a $35 downlight.
Each of these hubs can support up to 50 bulbs, and multiple hubs can be operated on the same local network, but there should be enough ethernet ports on the router or switch.
The White and Color Ambiance kit produce white and color light, with brightness of 800 lumens. The White Ambiance bulbs enable to tune the color temperature of from a cold 6500K to a warm 2700K.
The Hue White Ambiance Cher Suspension light produces 3000 lumens of brightness, and its color temperature can be tuned from a cool 2700K to a warm 6500K.
The new Philips Hue Cher Suspension light can replace the existing fixtures in kitchens, or any room. It can produce up to 3000 lumens of brightness. Philips will soon offer 4-inch and 5/6-inch downlights. These can also produce up to 700 or 750 lumens of brightness respectively.