Philips Hue White ambiance vs Philips Hue White smart light bulbs

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

Philips Hue White

Philips Hue White bulbs produce only one color: warm white at a set color temperature of 2700 Kelvin. This cozy, 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 ambiance

If you’d like a bigger range of color temperatures, Philips Hue White ambiance bulbs are your answer. These bulbs offer 50,000 shades of natural white light — from bright, energizing 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 ambiance 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 color ambiance bulbs). Learn more about brightness