Will bulbs that worked with my old bridge work with the 2nd generation bridge?

I have an old bridge with 14 bulbs, and just bought a 2nd generation bridge and 4 additional bulbs, but the new bridge is only recognizing the 4 new bulbs! Is there a compatibility issue here?

Philips HUE HomeKit Upgrade Bridge (for Current HUE Bridge Users)

Philips HUE HomeKit Upgrade Bridge (for Current HUE Bridge Users)

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    My experience was just the opposite. 20 bulbs - including regular, flood and strips - bought with 1st generation bridge all work well on the new bridge. I find Siri is very good with Hue - I just say "Welcome Home", "Good morning" or "Bedtime" and the scene is set. For me, given how deep I was (am) with Hue, it really was worth upgrading bridge to get HomeKit compatibility.