Q&A: LED Lighting - October 2016

Topics this month include questions on Philips Hue lighting, and how to adapt different light bulb types to fixtures where the socket doesn't match the bulb.

Times of the questions are listed below, feel free to skip forward in the video to the one that interests you the most.

How can you tell the different generations of Philips Hue bulbs when purchasing?

Trevis Thomas
Does Hue motion sensor work with certain hue products? like hue go?

Brian Harkins
Can new and old Hue products work together? Like older bulbs and the new bridge, and vice-versa?

Watch more of our videos on Philips Hue smart lighting

Kris Opala
I’ve noticed in my research of LED bulbs that the shape and front cover or enclosure design is dependent on the base type. These are obviously the M19 Edison types and I love the soft light output. However, I can only use GU10 base lamps and notice that all of them deliver a very sharp and "intense harsh" light (very sharp and defined shadows). What is the best way to mitigate this and soften the overall output (these are directed at a specific display cabinet in a room).

A few helpful Adapter links:

GU10 to E26/E27 http://amzn.to/2grbTRe
E26/E27 to GU10 http://amzn.to/2f8gPUY
Candelabra E12 to E26/E27 http://amzn.to/2fchw2P
E26/E27 to Candelabra E12 http://amzn.to/2grjHT1

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