How to add vintage appeal to your home


    March 8th, 2022


    With their winding inner coil and their glowing yellow light, Edison bulbs add a cosy, romantic vibe to any space. Now, with the line of Philips Hue filament smart bulbs, you can not only add them to your home, but add them to your Hue smart lighting system.

    What is an Edison Bulb?

    Also called a filament or vintage light, the Edison light bulb as we currently think of it refers to a style of modern bulb that resembles one of the first ever made. In 1879, Thomas Edison invented the first incandescent light bulb, which used filaments made of carbon. Electricity heated the filaments until they glowed, creating that warmth of light characteristics of modern-day Edison bulbs.
    vintage edison hue bulb

    How are Philips Hue Filament smart bulbs different?


    These are LED filament bulbs, a more environmentally-friendly and longer-lasting option to lighting your home. As they're LED bulbs, they do not generate as much heat as incandescent bulbs.


    As they’re LEDs, the Hue Filament bulbs don't use as much energy as their traditional incandescent counterparts either, but they still provide the stylish, industrial look coveted by home decor enthusiasts. Not only can they be controlled with the Hue Bridge, but they are also Bluetooth capable so you can control them instantly with an app or your voice.


    Smart LED filament bulbs bring together the best of both worlds: they are as efficient as your normal LED bulbs and as stylish as incandescent Edison bulbs.

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    How to best arrange filament lightbulbs


    Philips Hue has designed three different types of Filament smart bulbs to help you get exactly the look you want in your home. They were designed to shine, so here are a few of our brightest ideas:


    Hang in an open fixture: Currently a popular type of lampshade, cage-style fixtures are a modern style that complements many different interior design styles, including the ones you wouldn't expect!


    Suspend bare from a cord: Show off their sleek design and beautiful glowing filament by using the simplest method to hang a light fixture.


    Use multiple bulbs: Instead of using a smart bulb solo, hang a few — even Filament smart bulbs of different styles — to create an interesting display.


    Place inside unique fixtures: Ditch the standard lampshades and fixtures and opt for a unique fixture that's less of a lamp and more of a work of art.


    Use in certain rooms: Dining rooms are ideal for Filament smart bulbs as they give off that bistro vibe and create an atmosphere perfect for cosy family dinners, intimate get-togethers and romantic dinner dates. Bedrooms are also a great place for Filament bulbs since their warm glow creates an instant relaxing ambiance.

    You can now also create your own starter kit  on our Philips Hue UK website, which offers consumers the new option to pick and choose which products they would like in their Hue starter kit. This new proposition gives customers an ultra-flexible way to get started with Philips Hue, by allowing them to create their ideal starter kit from the selection of bulbs, moodlighting, outdoor lighting and luminaires that Philips Hue has to offers.

    About the author:

    Giuliano Ghidini

    Giuliano Ghidini


    Signify UK&I Consumer Commercial Leader

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    Signify – UK&I PR Manager

    Nikita Mahajan

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    About Signify


    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers and the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. In 2023, we had sales of EUR 6.7 billion, approximately 32,000 employees and a presence in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for seven consecutive years and have achieved the EcoVadis Platinum rating for four consecutive years, placing Signify in the top one percent of companies assessed. News from Signify can be found in the Newsroom, on X, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors is located on the Investor Relations page.

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