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Does Philips Hue Make A 100 Watt Bulb? 

By  Bob Thom

QUICK ANSWER

Yes. Philips Hue does make a 100 watt equivalent bulb called the A67 (also known as the A21), however it currently only comes in white, therefor cannot change to different shades of white, or different colors, it can however be dimmed.

The Philips Hue A67 100w Bulb

It was only in 2020 that Philips Hue actually released the A67 100 watt equivalent bulb, before that there bulbs only had the equivalent of a 60 watt bulb. 


This was one of the complaints people had, due to some rooms, such as kitchens or garages as a couple of examples needing a brighter bulb than what Hue at the time offered.


These complaints have now been solved with the release of the new A67 bulbs, however I'm sure next people are going to be asking for them in white ambiance and colour.


I know I am! 


Now you know you can buy these 100 watt bulbs, you can buy one from here. 


Or you can read on and find out more about them..

Remember LED bulbs use lumens as a measure of brightness, with the A67 bulb being 1600 lumens, the equivalent of a traditional 100 watt bulb. 

Specifications

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Bulb Lifespan: 

25,000 hours or 50,000 on/off

Wattage:

15.5WLED (100watts)

Energy Class:

A+

Measurements: 

130 x 67mm

Lumens:

1600

Bluetooth Compatible:

Yes

Colour Temperature:

2700 Kelvins

Dimmable:

Yes

Only Comes In 'White' Currently

As mentioned above, unfortunately these brighter bulbs only come in white, meaning they can only be dimmed and brightened, but cannot change color. 

However, I would be very surprised if in the near future the color options are not put on the market as I think these brighter bulbs are going to be a favorite choice for many people, including myself.

If and when Hue do decide to release colour options I will be sure to update this section to let you know. 

Important! The Newer Bulbs Are Bigger!

On the left is the newer Philips Hue 100W equivalent bulb, and on the right is the older 60W equivalent bulb. 

As you can see from the image, the newer bulb is a fair bit bigger than the older version. This is because it's an A21 shape, with the other version being the smaller A19 shape.

The exact measurements are: 130 x 67mm

Knowing these measurements is important as you will need to double check they will fit into your fixtures due to there bigger size, especially if you're changing them from the older Hue bulbs and assumed they would be the same size as its easily something that can be overlooked.  

Bluetooth Compatible?

Philips Hue has been moving to make most of its products 'Bluetooth compatible' and this bulb does include this feature, meaning if you do not have the Hue bridge you can instead control the light via the Bluetooth app instead, although with less functionality.


If you do want to have the full array of capabilities you can buy this bulb with the Hue bridge from here.  

 

Best Rooms To Use The brighter Bulbs In

The Brighter 100w equivalent Hue bulb in my kitchen  

While you could use these brighter bulbs in any room, they're best suited for rooms that you may need that extra brightness in.


These rooms could include the kitchen, were you could have it on full brightness while preparing food, but then you also have the option to slightly dim the bulb then while eating food creating a nice atmosphere.


Another good place to install these bulbs could be in a garage or shed, especially if you use them to do work in or any tasks that would require a decent amount of brightness to see what you're doing. 


At least these are the places I've got 100 watt bulbs in, plus my bathroom as I find it helpful to have very bright light when I'm getting ready.

 

How Much More Does The 100W Cost Vs The 60W 

While having a brighter bulb has many advantages, one of the main disadvantages is that they cost more to run than the standard 60W equivalent hue bulbs. 


Here I'm going to show you the difference in cost between the 100w equivalent A67 Hue bulb and the 60w  equivalent Hue bulb. 


Let's say the cost of the bulbs are the same at £19.99 each (just to keep things simple) and we know that both bulbs have a total lifespan of 25,000 hours.


We're also going to say that the electricity is going to cost 0.20p £/kWh. 


Again just to keep things simple let's say we run both bulbs for 24 hours a day for one whole year. 


The 100watt equivalent LED bulb would cost £47.16 a year to run, with the 60watt equivalent costing £36.65 a year to run, making the 100w £10.52 more expensive.  Keep in mind this is the cost of running each bulb for 24 hours a day for a full year. 


Now I wish I could give you the maths to work this out for yourself based on your usage, but I'm not the best at maths having failed at GCSE level! 


The good news is I can show you were I found a calculator that I use to do this! And it's super easy to use!


Click here for the calculator.


Just remember.. These are 100watt equivalents with the actual wattage being 15.5watt and 9.5watts not 60watts.


Knowing this is important as you will need to put the lower number into the calculator to get the true cost of how much each one would cost you to run based on your £/kWh and usage per day. 

 

Conclusion  

You now know that Philips Hue do sell a 100watt equivalent bulb, finally! And that they only come in the 'white' version currently, with them also being the bigger A21 shape. 


I've also shown you how much more one would cost to run over the lower wattage Hue bulbs, with a link to the calculator I used so you can work out your personal cost. 


I guess the only thing left to do now is to decide if this brighter and bigger Hue bulb is right for you, and if so it would help me alot if you could buy from this link here.

 

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