Philips introduces its first outdoor Hue lights

Pablo Tucker
March 12, 2018

Extending the Philips Hue range even further, from wall mounted luminaires, to spot lighting and pillar posts, Philips Hue's outdoor range offers the freedom to extend Hue features and functionality to any outside area, be it a garden, terrace or balcony.

Philips on Monday announced its Philips Hue outdoor lineup will launch in the USA and Europe in July. Both models let you choose from 16 million colors. Like Philips' indoor lighting lineup, the outdoor IoT-connected lights can be controlled by your voice or Hue app once connected to Philips Hue bridges. The products were to include a line of outdoor Hue lighting products that would be released in the summer.

The Luminaires are meant to be attached to the side of the house near doors. With the Philips Hue app, you can turn your outdoor lights on or off remotely or schedule them to automatically switch on at specific moments in the day. You can also screw the new, wet-rated Philips Hue White PAR38 light bulb (MSRP $29.99 each or $49.99 for a two-pack, 1300 lumens) into existing outdoor fixtures that use a PAR38 bulb.

Among the new range is a spotlight called Lily meant to "highlight the key design features in your garden, illuminating handsome flower beds, or potted plants".

Finally, Calla is a bollard light, created to provide path or driveway lighting. The Philips Hue Inara (MSRP $49.99, 800 lumens), Lucca (MSRP $59.99, 800 lumens) and Ludere (MSRP $129.99, 2600 lumens) luminaires offer great light distribution, and are ideal for use next to a front or back door or above a garage. The products have a color temperature range of 2200-6500 Kelvin and feature 16 million colors.

Less details are available for the Philips Hue White range however prices start from £62.

Meanwhile, the Lily spotlight will retail for $279/€299, and the Calla bollard will go on sale for $139/€139. Phillips is hosting a press conference about its outdoor lights on Monday, March 19th.

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