Philips extends the Hue system with new lamps that may be used outdoors for the first time. The new product range extends from wall sconces and point and pillar luminaires to post luminaires, which can now also be controlled automatically, via app or via Apple HomeKit.
The new members of Philips-Hue -Family are lights that can be used outdoors, be it in the garden, on the terrace or on the balcony. The new Philips Hue Outdoor products are available in both white light and colored tones with variable white tones.
Like all Philips Hue products, the Philips Hue Outdoor range is fully compatible with the Philips Hue Ecosystem and works the same way as the indoor series. The main contact point remains the Philips Hue Bridge, which is still only for indoor use. Users can control the light via the Philips Hue app or their voice via Siri. The outdoor lighting can also be triggered via the Home & Away function in the Hue app. The location on the smartphone can automate the whole thing.
A new headlight, the Philips Hue Lily, can be used to highlight points in the garden. This model can represent 16 million colors. The Philips Hue Calla serves the path lighting. The Philips Hue Outdoor Spot Lily is sold for 299 euros and includes three points of light and all the accessories you need to get started. The Calla bollard is sold for 139.99 euros. The white Philips Hue range offers a range of products to match the décor of your home. The products in this area are called Lucca, Tuar, Turaco and Ludere (US only) and selling prices start at 69.99 euros.
The new outdoor lights are expected to be available in July 2018 in Europe and the US be.