HomeKit filament bulbs
Looking to jump on smart home lighting gasoline, but don’t want to compromise your aesthetics? Then HomeKit filament bulbs are perfect for you. With these bulbs, you get modern capabilities, such as dimming, programming and voice control, but with a modern and attractive design, instead of the minimal and functional look of other smart bulbs. Here are all the best HomeKit compatible filament bulbs you can find right now.
The Philips Hue ST19 filament bulb is the only HomeKit bulb around that has the classic filament bulb shape. This thinner bulb works great with industrial-style luminaires and keeps things well lit with up to 530 lumens of brightness. The Philips Hue filament line also supports Bluetooth for direct control, as well as the Philips Hue Hub, which allows HomeKit and Siri.
$ 28 at Best Buy
The Sylvania Smart + Filament bulb is the brightest of the groups, illuminating areas with up to 650 lumens of elegant power. This is not, however, because this bulb is also the only one that connects directly to the HomeKit via Bluetooth, giving you Siri and automation without the need for an additional hub. This means that this bulb can be set up quickly and easily right from the Home app.
$ 21 on Amazon
$ 20 at Walmart
The regular A19-shaped bulb from the Philips Hue line houses an elegant spiral design that looks amazing when lit. This glass bulb can emit up to 530 lumens of pure white light, perfect for lighting fixtures or lamps. Because this light bulb is part of the Hue ecosystem, it can slide directly into scenes you may already have and works with accessories such as remote controls.
$ 25 at Best Buy
$ 25 at Walmart
Ikea Tradfri LED Filament Bulb is the cheapest in the group, especially if you already have Tradfri Gateway in your home. This cheap bulb mixes a three-spiral filament like a design with a tinted brown glass globe, giving it the true retro look. The only disadvantage of this bulb is that it is not the brightest, providing an insensitive light of 250 lumens, relegating it to lighting tasks or simply as a decoration.
$ 10 at Ikea
The G25 Hue White Filament bulb has a larger, rounder and clearer globe than in summer, which makes it excellent for wider shades and bodies. This dimmable bulb works with only 7 watts of power and can be set to the ideal light level via the Hue app or through your voice with Alexa, Google Assistant and, of course, Siri. Keep in mind that you will need a Philips Hue Hub to make all those connected goodies happen.
$ 33 at Best Buy
$ 33 at Walmart
HomeKit filament bulbs are some of the easiest to install, accessories with the most beautiful appearance around, because they add intelligent lighting capabilities, inside an elegant exterior. Simply screw in one of these bulbs and watch it light up your room with vintage charm. Once configured, these bulbs can work right alongside all the other HomeKit devices in your home, making them work automatically or on demand through automation.
We like Philips Hue White Filament ST19 for the combination of a filament-style coil and the slimmer and longer classic design. This bulb is also extremely capable, working with all major voice assistants when paired with the Philips Hue Hub, and works directly on your phone using Bluetooth.
Want a filament bulb, but don’t want to sacrifice shine? Then check the Sylvania Smart + Filament LED bulb. This bulb is the brightest option available, capable of illuminating an area with up to 650 lumens of adjustable white light. Regardless of the bulb chosen, your home will be comfortable and more elegant due to these beauties.
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