Philips Hue White ambience vs Philips Hue White smart light bulbs

Philips Hue smart bulbs are available in three colour ranges: White, White ambience, and White and colour ambience. This guide will take you through the differences between the White and White ambience bulbs to help you choose the right smart lights for your home. 

Philips Hue White

Philips Hue White bulbs produce only one colour: warm white at a set colour temperature of 2,700 Kelvin. This cosy, yellow-toned white is instantly relaxing, making it perfect for living room lamps and bedrooms. As with all Hue lights, the brightness of a White smart bulb can be dimmed to create a more mellow atmosphere or made brighter for functional tasks.

Philips Hue White ambience

If you’d like a bigger range of colour temperatures, Philips Hue White ambience bulbs are your answer. These bulbs offer 50,000 shades of natural white light – from bright, energising daylight to warm orange for winding down. This means you can change your smart lights to suit different moods and moments throughout the day. 

Choosing the right smart light bulb solution for your needs

The White ambience bulb enables more flexibility, making it perfect for spaces in your home that are used for different activities throughout the day. You can even use preset light recipes to support daily tasks, such as Concentrate to enhance focus or Read for a soft, comfortable reading light. 

Use the White bulb in spaces, like hallways, that require less range or in lamps to create soft, warm accents of light. The new Philips Hue White A21 bulb is our brightest smart bulb yet and is ideal for lighting large, functional spaces – a kitchen or garage, for example. 

*When a bulb displays "Up to" a certain number of lumens in its specifications, it displays the maximum lumen output of the bulb. It shows how bright the bulb can get at 2700 K (White bulbs) or 4000 K (White ambiance or White and colour ambiance bulbs). Learn more about brightness