Philips Hue smart lightning hits the garden with outdoor lamp options

Philips Hue smart lightning hits the garden with outdoor lamp options

At launch, the new outdoor products will include a trio of wall-mounted fixtures, spotlight and path lighting options, and a new, weather-rated Philips Hue outdoor floodlight bulb.

We knew that the Philips Hue outdoor range was coming - we were told as much in January at CES - and now we've got the juicy price and spec details, along with the names of the outdoor lights that will be hitting U.S. stores in the summer. The bulbs will be available in multi-color or white and will ship in July. "The ... 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".

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. 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.

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

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

With the Philips Hue white and color ambiance outdoor range, you can take your outdoor space to the next level, whether dining with friends, relaxing with a book, or simply beatifying your garden with colored light. There's also the Hue Calla, which seems to function as lighting that's more general objective.

Designed for your convenience and to give you peace of mind With Philips Hue, you can control your lights remotely, schedule your lights to turn on or off at certain moments of the day, as well as automatically trigger them to turn on with the location awareness feature on your mobile phone. 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. The Hue line is also getting a PAR38 bulb that will slot into existing fixtures, with each bulb costing $29 and a double-pack available for $49.

Philips Hue products are going outside.

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