Philips Hue announces outdoor range

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Philips Hue announces outdoor range

The Philips Hue Lily spotlight ($280 for a pack of three) provides the company's full 16 million-color range for highlighting features on the house or in the garden, while the Philips Hue Calla ($130 for base unit pack) provides the same color options in a path light, along with dimming features that allow for a gradual change as the night goes on. "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 Hue already lets people create customized color schemes through its line of smart bulbs inside the home.

Among the new range is a spotlight called Lily meant to "highlight the key design features in your garden, illuminating handsome flower beds, or potted plants". But the new products are designed for exteriors, starting with wall-mounted lights for back and front door coverage.

Philips' new outdoor lighting range will be available in the USA and Europe in July starting at $29.99. Once connected to a standard Philips Hue hub, the lights can be controlled through the Hue app or a voice assistant. Existing indoor Hue lighting has starter packs from under $100, with add-on bulbs and accessories from $25. "With the Philips Hue app, you can turn your outdoor lights on or off remotely or schedule them to automatically switch on at specific moments in the day". They will be available in Europe and the United States in July.

The Lily spotlights will start at $279.99/€299 for a three pack, while the Calla pathway lighting is $129.99/€139.99. Other products in the outdoor range are called Lucca, Tuar, Turaco and Ludere and will start at $49.99. United States only: the PAR38 lamp will retail for Dollars 29.99 for a single pack and double pack for Dollars 49.99.

Phillips has expanded its popular "Hue" smart lights range to "the great outdoors".

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