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How Long do Philips Hue Bulbs Last

How Long do Philips Hue Lights Last

How long do Philips Hue bulbs last?

TLDR: The typical Philips Hue bulb (Gen 2 and 3) lasts 25,000 hours or 50,000 on/off cycles. Based on 6 hours of use per day, these bulbs will last for 11 – 12 years. 

Philips Hue Bulb Life

How long will Philips Hue bulbs last?

The first generation of Philips Hue light bulbs were rated for 15,000 hours of use. The life expectancy was increased to 25,000 when Hue released the 2nd and 3rd generation of bulbs. This applies to all versions (White, White Ambiance, and White & Color Ambiance) of the standard bulbs such as A19, and BR30.

Philips Hue specialty bulbs such as filament style Edison bulbs are rated for 15,000 hours of use. These bulbs will still last 6 – 7 years based on 6 hours of usage per day, but they won’t last as long as the standard Philips Hue bulbs.

The lifespan of a Philips Hue bulb is equal to or better than most LED lights on the market. If you compare Hue bulbs to incandescent lights, then Hue lights last about 10 times longer.

I have been using Philips Hue lights since they first came out and I haven’t had any lights burn out. If they do stop working in the first few years, then you can file a warranty claim with Hue for a replacement. The warranty is 2 years for normal lights and 3 years for Energy Star certified lights.

Calculator: How Long will Hue Bulbs Last?

Use the calculator below to estimate the average lifespan for a Philips Hue bulb.

  1. Select “Standard” or “Specialty” Philips Hue Bulbs
  2. Move the slider for the daily usage in hours

Philips Hue Bulbs Styles

Philips has released light bulbs in almost every shape and style. The table below shows the bulbs available today and the estimated life of the bulbs.

Philips Hue Lighting Projects

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