There could be a better and brighter Philips Hue spotlight bulb released soon

If you want to buy some new smart bulbs, you're better off waiting a little longer

Philips Hue smart lights display purple light
(Image credit: Philips Hue)

A rumour is circulating that Philips Hue is about to release a new GU10 spotlight bulb that's better and brighter than before. 

It's not clear when or when the bulb will be available, as well as the price point, but we're expected to know more within the next few weeks, 

The best Philips Hue lights are a staple in anyone's smart home setup, especially when it comes to creating ambience in the home. Because of this, the brand is known for continuously releasing new products and updates, and smart bulbs are no exception. 

A rumour is circulating that Philips Hue is about to release a new GU10 spotlight bulb. Whilst the current GU10 bulb is available in White, White Ambiance and White and Colour Ambiance, the new bulb is set to be better and brighter than previous models. 

The rumour originates from, a news outlet focused exclusively on Philips Hue products. 

Philips Hue GU10

(Image credit: Philips Hue)

It's been suggested that the White Ambiance and White and Colour Ambiance versions of the new GU10 bulb will offer 400 lumens brightness, up from 350 lumens.  The increase is even higher for the standard White version, which has risen from 230 lumens to 350 lumens.

The energy efficiency rating will also improve, moving from class G to class E. has stated this is a 'considerable increase for compact LEDs'. 

It isn't clear where or when the new spotlight bulbs will be available, or for how much, but it's expected to be within the next few weeks. That means if you've been eyeing up purchasing some new ones, you're better off waiting a little longer. 

Lizzie Wilmot
Staff Writer, Home

Lizzie is T3's Home Staff Writer, also covering style, living and wellness. She works closely with Bethan Girdler-Maslen, T3's Home Editor, ensuring all the latest news, trends and recommendations are covered. Outside of T3, Lizzie can be found mooching around Bath, attempting (or at least trying to) a new DIY project or spending time with family and friends.