It said use these bulbs with your lamps, but do they work on our regular house socket? besides lamps

  • Asked by Sithol L from Long Beach
  • Feb 16, 2013
  • Asked about:  Philips Hue Connected Bulb

3 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    Yes, These bulbs work on any standard "medium base" 120 VAC socket, whether located in a lamp, on the ceiling, or anywhere you might locate such a socket. I bought a number of low cost "trouble light" sockets with 5 foot cord, and placed 7 bulbs on top of cabinets in my office. One touch, and you can change the "mood light" in the room. Works great as uprights!

    • Answered by John H from Lexington
    • Feb 17, 2013
  • Yes these bulbs can be used in any standard light socket.

    The bulbs can not be dimmed with dimmer switches, so it's best to use the bulbs in a fixture with an ordinary switch or wall plug.

    In some cases, if used in a fixture with a dimmer (like some ceiling fans etc.) the bulb may work, but the dimmer must be left in the full on/brightness setting.

    • Answered by Brett S from Moose Jaw
    • Feb 17, 2013
  • Yes, I have them in both lamps and ceiling cans - they work equally well in both.

    • Answered by Mark E from Thornton
    • Feb 17, 2013