Philips releases outdoor connected Hue lighting

  • Philips releases outdoor connected Hue lighting

Philips releases outdoor connected Hue lighting

Philips teased back in January that it would be launching outdoor Hue lights later in the year, and it has now provided details of the products - including pricing and availability.

The Philips Hue outdoor range can be controlled in just the same way as the indoor options, meaning that dimming controls, color changing and voice commands through the likes of Amazon's Alexa Echo devices are all capable. Your outdoor lights can also be triggered by the Home & Away function in the Hue app. Today it announced a new range of Hue lighting made specifically for outdoor use, giving you the same degree of control over your outdoor lights as you have over your indoor ones.

Philips' outdoor range of Hue lighting seems to be centered around two lights in particular.

Philips on Monday announced its Philips Hue outdoor lineup will launch in the USA and Europe in July. The outdoor range will go on sale in the USA and Europe starting this July. The Calla (pictured above) is ideal for path lighting, while the Lily (pictured below), can be used to highlight the key design features in your garden. We now know the product lineup will be available in July and span the company's three main ranges, Philips Hue white, Philips Hue white ambiance, and Philips Hue white and color ambiance. Global Positioning System smarts also mean that you'll be able to set your outdoor lights to automatically come on as you approach your home.

Philips Hue products are going outside. The Hue white and color ambiance range is based on a plug and play system, making installation easy and allowing for full flexibility to position wherever you need light.

Prices start from $49.99 (around £50), while the Lily base unit pack will retail for $279.99 (around £280) and the Calla bollard will retail for $129.99 (around £130) for a base unit pack.

You can get the bulbs starting in July throughout the United States and Europe. The Calla bollard will retail for United States dollars 129.99 / Euro 139.99 as base unit pack. Products in this range are named Lucca, Tuar, Turaco and Ludere (United States only) and retail prices will start from Dollars 49.99 /EUR 69.99.