Philips is officially taking its smart lighting product range to the great outdoors, as the company has announced its first lighting range designed for use outside the home. The new range includes everything from wall-mounted luminaires, to spot lighting and pillar posts.
The new Philips Hue outdoor products span both the Philips Hue white and Philips Hue white and colour ambiance ranges. That means users have the choice of whether they want to simply brighten up the outside of their homes or to give it a splash of colour.
“Our customers are always looking for new ways to extend their smart lighting system and the new Philips Hue outdoor range takes it a huge step further,” says Sridhar Kumaraswamy, business leader home systems & luminaires at Philips Lighting.
“While Philips Hue bulbs and luminaires are available for every area inside your home, we wanted to traverse the threshold and offer connected luminaires designed for outside areas. The Philips Hue outdoor range enables you to make the most of your outside areas, be it creating the ideal ambiance to host a BBQ at the weekend or beautifying your garden.”
Outdoor Smart Lighting
As with all the other Philips Hue products, the outdoor range is no different in terms of its smarts. That means users can connect the lights to a Philips Hue bridge or smart home hub to control the lights through a smartphone or remote. The lights can also be connected to Alexa or the Google Assistant, allowing users to control the outdoor lighting with their voice.
All Philips Hue outdoor products are designed for outdoor use and easy to install. The Hue white and colour ambiance range is based on a plug and play system, making installation easy and allowing for full flexibility to position wherever the user needs the light. The products have a colour temperature range of 2200-6500 Kelvin and feature 16 million colours. They will be available in Europe and the United States in July.
The Philips Hue white and colour ambiance spot Lily base unit pack will be available in the United States and Europe and will retail for USD 279.99 /EUR 299.99. It includes three light points and all the accessories needed to get started. The Philips Hue white and colour ambiance Calla bollard will also be available in the United States and Europe and will retail for USD 129.99 / EUR 139.99 as base unit pack.
The Philips Hue white range offers a number of products matching the decor of the house. For Europe, products in the Philips Hue white range are named Lucca, Tuar, Turaco, with retail prices starting from EUR 69.99. For the United States, the Philips Hue white range consists of three wall luminaires called Inara, Lucca and Ludere, retail prices starting from USD 49.99. For the United States only, there will be a Philips Hue white PAR38 bulb available for USD 29.99 for a single pack and USD 49.99 for a double pack.