Are you looking to jump on the smart home lighting bandwagon but don't want to compromise your aesthetic? Then HomeKit filament light bulbs are the perfect fit for you. With these bulbs, you get modern capabilities such as dimming, scheduling, and voice control, but with a trendy, appealing design, instead of the minimal, functional look of other smart bulbs. Here are all of the best HomeKit-enabled filament bulbs you can find right now.
The Philips Hue ST19 filament light bulb is the only HomeKit bulb with the classic filament bulb shape, which is one of the many things that make this one of the best smart lights. This thinner bulb works great with industrial-style fixtures and keeps things well lit with up to 530 lumens of brightness. The filament line from Philips Hue also supports Bluetooth for direct control and the Philips Hue Hub, which enables HomeKit and Siri.
Sylvania's Smart+ Filament light bulb is the brightest of the bunch, lighting up areas with up to 650 lumens of stylish power. This smart bulb connects directly to HomeKit via Bluetooth, giving you Siri and automations without needing an additional hub. Nice! This means that this bulb can be set up quickly and easily right from the Home app.
The regular A19 shaped light bulb from the Philips Hue line houses a neat spiral coil design that looks stunning when illuminated. This glass bulb can output up to 530 lumens of clean white light, perfect for clear pendant lights or lamps. Since this bulb is a part of the Hue ecosystem, it can slide right in with scenes that you may already have, and it also functions with accessories such as remotes.
Large and in charge
The G25 Hue White Filament light bulb features a larger, rounder, clear globe than its cousins, making it great for wider shades and fixtures. This dimmable bulb runs on just 7 watts of power and can be set to your ideal light levels through the Hue app or via your voice with Alexa, Google Assistant, and of course, Siri. Just keep in mind that you will need a Philips Hue Hub to make all of that sweet connected goodness happen.
This smart LED filament-style light works with HomeKit, Alexa, and Google Home. It puts out a warm amber glow that's adjustable and controllable from anywhere in the house.
HomeKit filament bulbs are some of the easiest to install, best-looking HomeKit accessories around, as they add smart lighting capabilities inside of a stylish exterior. Simply screw in one of these bulbs, and watch it light up your room with vintage charm. Once set up, these bulbs work right alongside all of the other HomeKit devices in your home, making them work automatically or on-demand through automations.
We love the Philips Hue White Filament ST19 because it combines a filament-style coil and the classic thinner and longer design. This bulb is also highly capable, working with all of the major voice assistants when paired with the Philips Hue Hub, as well as working directly to your phone using Bluetooth.
Want a filament bulb but do not want to sacrifice brightness? Then check out the Sylvania Smart+ LEDVANCE A19 filament LED bulb. This is the brightest option available, capable of lighting an area with up to 650 lumens of adjustable white light. Regardless of which bulb you choose, your home will be convenient and more stylish thanks to these beauties.
Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.
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