Yes, you have purchased your first Philips Hue light bulb. If you have been following my blog, you’ll know I am one of its biggest fans. These smart bulbs are clever, they give the perfect ambience and add that extra flair to home entertainment systems.
With the full support of Google and Alexa’s full voice control, they are packed with amazing features to turn your home into a beautiful light show. But what are the best lamps for Philips Hue bulbs? The best things, about the Hue, is they work with basically any fixtures and installation is super easy.
With the Philips Hue bulbs, a good tip is to purchase lamps with neutral colors, as you may not receive the full beauty of the bulb’s color changes. With that said, here are my top picks:
FADOTable lamp (White)
I must confess, this idea of using the Fadot table lamp came from the popular site Reddit. If you are like me, it’s the first place to visit if you are looking for honest reviews and suggestion. After reading all the praises this beautiful ball shape lamp receives alongside the Philips Hue, I had to try it.
Let me just say the color against the lamp’s round shape is a sight to see. The lamp provides enough brightness for ambient lighting, and it works perfectly with the Hue smart bulb. It is glass so; it is easily damaged, therefore avoid places where kids and pet plays often.
Philips Hue White Ambiance Flushmount
The Philips Hue White Ambiance Flush Mount is excellent for your ceiling surface. With a simple yet modern design, any smart device can control it, including your phone and tablet.
This lamp stems from the Philip company itself, so you are getting the full features of the bulbs. Like voice control with Google and Alexa, connection and compatibility with other accessories of the Philips Hue line.
There is a two-year warranty when you purchase this lamp, giving you are peace of mind.
- 50,000 shades of white light
- Compatible with Hue accessories.
- Only one color.
- Impossible to remove without damaging the lamp.
Philips Hue Beyond Dimmable LED
The Philips Hue table lamp includes an uplight and downlight for functionality and an endless mix of colors. With any Hue lamp, you get total control from your smartphone or tablet even when you are away from home.
With the Beyond you can use the Hue app to set alarms, timers and dimmers, and it even connects with a variety of apps. The lamp is easy to install, and it takes at least five minutes to get everything running and ready.
This lamp is very pricey, but if you don’t have the Hue Hub, then you’ll have to spend an additional $50 to get the full Hue experience. However, you can control up the 50 hue lighting fixtures so one unit is excellent for your home.
- Works with Alexa.
- Many features.
- Easy to install.
- Minimal design for a colorful experience.
- Need additional Hue Hub.
Ikea Ps 2014 Pendant Lamp
If you love to assemble puzzles, then the Ikea Ps lamp is up to your alley. While I am not a fan of all the pieces the complete look is mesmerizing.
This lamp works with a variety of smart bulbs and yes, you have guessed; it looks amazing with the Philips Hue bulbs.
It hangs pretty low from the ceiling so you’ll need to adjust them for it to hang flush on your ceiling. Overall, it is pretty cool to look at and will look beautiful in a smart home or gaming spot.
- Modern Look
- Work with smart bulbs
- Takes a long time to install.
Ikea Lampan Table Lamp
One of the few affordable options on my list, the Ikea Lampan, is a simple but pretty lamp for your table. I recommend that you choose the white color so you can get the full beauty of a Philips Hue bulb.
This lamp is ideal to use in a small bedroom and will give your space a very modern look. Furthermore, you will find the Lampan is very easy to assemble and is a perfect ambient lighting to add to your home.
- Easy to install.
- White so you can experience the color changes.
- Simple design.
Which Is The Best Philips Hue Bulb To Use In Your Lamps?
Philips Hue lights: Starter kits
Philips Hue starter kits include bulbs and a bridge for linking the lights to the wireless Internet service at home. If you are new to Philips Hue, a starting kit is the most convenient way to go.
Similarly, the Philips Hue Starter Kits are one of the best intelligent home devices as it connects to hundreds of apps to get the best experience possible. These bulbs replaced standard A19 bulbs and can be converted into over 16 million colors. The starting kit contains 3 light bulbs and a Hue bridge.
Philips Hue light fixtures
You don’t have to purchase these fixtures for the Philips Hue experince but, it is a nice to have one in your home. The bulbs are build in the fixtures however, you will need to Hub to control it via the app. The lifespam of the LEDs is ten years so you are getting your money’s worth.
Philips Hue Sync app
Like many smart tech home product it comes with an app for hands-free experience. Philips Hue Sync helps users to synchronize their smart bulbs on Mac or Windows PCs using multimedia content. For instance, you can connect these bulbs with music, video games and movies and let them dance to the beats with colors. Also, connect it to the mobile app and adjust the colour schemes, temperature and theme to better suit your taste.
To recap, there are hundreds of lamps that can use the Philips Hue bulbs. However, I have only provided five of my favorite. You can head to your local stores and ask for Hue friendly lamps.