Philips introduces its first outdoor Hue lights

Philips Hue outdoor range lights up just in time for summer

Philips releases outdoor connected Hue lighting

Available for purchase this summer in the USA, the lighting company has a range of new outdoor lighting products extending the world of Internet of Things to the great outdoors.

"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", said Sridhar Kumaraswamy, Business Leader Home Systems & Luminaires at Philips Lighting.

For those with gardens, there's a spotlight aptly called the Lily, which starts at $279.99, and is created to highlight flower beds and features. Existing indoor Hue lighting has starter packs from under $100, with add-on bulbs and accessories from $25.

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.

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Philips Hue Calla is ideal for path lighting and can also be used to enhance your outdoor space.

The luminaires attach to the side of your house, usually mounted near a door, and are meant to act as a replacement for the traditional motion-activated welcome/security light.

Like other Hue bulbs, you can set up lighting routines and schedules, control them remotely, and they support Apple's HomeKit platform. The products have a color temperature range of 2200-6500 Kelvin and feature 16 million colors.

The new line includes a standard, weather-resistant bulb for $29.99, wall mounted lights starting at $49 and several color changing models, too. Lily will be sold in packs of three for $279.99. 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. Phillips is hosting a press conference about its outdoor lights on Monday, March 19th. United States only: the PAR38 lamp will retail for Dollars 29.99 for a single pack and double pack for Dollars 49.99.

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