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Philips Hue stops making some of its swankiest smart bulbs

Three colorful lightbulbs hanging above a coffee table in a dark room.
Philips Hue has stopped making its Lightguide triangle and globe bulbs. | Image: Signify

Philips Hue’s glamorous, oversized dimmable smart bulbs designed as open lighting fixtures have hit a snag. “Aesthetic inconsistency” (i.e., they didn’t look good) discovered during consumer testing of the new Lightguide bulb line has caused the company to stop making the triangle- and globe-shaped bulbs. Kelly Hrank, public relations lead of Signify, which owns Philips Hue, confirmed the issue but said that the ellipse-shaped Lightguide bulb from the line that launched last year doesn’t suffer from the same problem and remains available.

The news was first reported on and confirmed to The Verge by Hrank. “After discussions with our suppliers, it came to light that there wasn’t a feasible solution to the aesthetic…

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