They put out up to 500 lumens — any more, Philips argues, and they wouldn’t be comfortable to look at directly, since they’re intended to be used without a shade as a statement piece — but are dimmable down to just 0.2% of maximum brightness. The company has also designed optional matching pendant cords, with a fabric-wrapped cable and metal holder in black or white. The bulbs will be $74.99 to $89.99 depending on style, while the cords will be $49.99 each.
Exclusive to North America, for the moment at least, is the new Philips Hue Slim Downlight. While it may look like a standard, recessed downlight when installed, it doesn’t require a traditional CAN. In fact, it’s just 3/4-inch thick, and can be fitted into rooms with low suspended ceilings.
There are 1,200 lumens of maximum brightness, and multi-color support too. Like the Lightguide bulbs, the Downlights are dimmable to 0.2%. Philips says they’re rated for humid environments, such as bathrooms. They’ll be priced at $69.99 each when they go on sale on September 1, 2022.