Published: Thu, March 15, 2018
Economy | By Shawn Conner

Philips Hue announces outdoor range

Philips Hue announces outdoor range

"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", Philips Lighting Home Systems and Luminaires Business Leader Sridhar Kumaraswamy said in a statement. These new lights will work with Assistant too.

The new range joins the same ecosystem and communicates via ZigBee using the Philips Hue Hub.

The company on Monday introduced a new line of Hue outdoor lighting products, including wall-mounted luminaries, spot lighting, and pillar posts.

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Philips Hue Lily a new spotlight with integrated outdoor case. Consumers can choose from a range of colours.

Meanwhile, the Philips Hue Calla is "perfect for path lighting and can also be used to enhance your outdoor space", the firm says in a press release. The new Philips Hue outdoor products span both the Philips Hue white and Philips Hue white and color ambiance ranges, allowing users to improve the security of their home for added peace of mind as well as creating the ideal outdoor ambiance, all with the simple tap of a button.

Phillips' Hue lights can be controlled remotely via the connected app, with location awareness feature prompting the lights to turn on once a person comes home.

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Philips' new outdoor lighting range will be available in the United States and Europe in July starting at $29.99. Like your indoor lights, you'll be able to tap to turn lights off or on, set schedules, and even have lights automatically turn on when you approach home.

Philips Hue Calla a bollard created to be fitted in paths or driveways. Its base pack with three spotlights will retail for ~US$280.

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