For a 60 watt equivalent you want around 900+ lumens... which Lifx claims to deliver. I think 600 is a little dim. And regarding the bridge, I just don't love the idea of yet another gadget to deal with. That said, I'm open to seeing where both go and changing my mind. I have big hopes for Lifx but I would switch to Hue if it made sense. The main thing I'll like to see from Hue is higher output emitters.