Philips Hue Outdoor Smart Lights Coming in July


You can connect them to the Hue bridge, then control them via the accompanying app or with your voice. "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".

Philips is taking its smart lighting outdoors. The company has now confirmed that the Philips Hue outdoor lights will be available for purchase this July. There's also the Hue Calla, which seems to function as lighting that's more general goal. 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.

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Among the new range is a spotlight called Lily meant to "highlight the key design features in your garden, illuminating attractive flower beds, or potted plants". 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. Another new light, Calla, is designed for path lighting.

Philips isn't stopping with just white and color ambiance lights, though, as it will also offer other products like the Lucca, Tuar, Turaco, and Ludere lights in its white range. The products have a color temperature range of 2200-6500 Kelvin and feature 16 million colors. Lily will be sold in packs of three for $279.99.

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This new outdoor range of lights will be available beginning in July in both the USA and Europe. The Philips Hue white range offers a number of products matching the decor of your house. 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. Media and bloggers are invited to join the Philips Lighting press conference, on Monday, March 19, at 1.00pm at the Philips Lighting booth.

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