Philips Hue is getting new outdoor options to light up your garden

Philips Hue is getting new outdoor options to light up your garden

Summer is quickly approaching here in the United States, which for most of us means more time spent outside. "The Philips Hue outdoor 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". Whether you're gardening, grilling, or just hanging out in your backyard, you need adequate lighting for the space, and Philips wants to fill that need.

Like all Philips Hue products, the Philips Hue outdoor range is fully compatible with the Philips Hue ecosystem and works in the same way as the indoor range. If not, you can choose between a couple of different outdoor starter packs, which come with the bridge that allows you to control all of your lighting through the Hue app.

Philips Hue products usually just have tiresome model number names but someone over at Hue HQ has got creative with the monikers for the new outdoor line. The first is the Hue Lily, which is a spotlight that can be used to draw attention to certain parts of your outdoor area.

The company says that it will be offering three types of outdoor lights in the US and Europe in July ...

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Next up, and pictured below, is the Philips Hue Calla (640 lumens, like the Lily), which is a path lighting option that will cost $129.99.

With several products to choose from in the Philips Hue white outdoor range, you can select the best product to suit the aesthetics of your home and your personal lighting needs. 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. Once connected to a standard Philips Hue hub, the lights can be controlled through the Hue app or a voice assistant.

The lights can also be triggered by the Home & Away function in the Hue app, which uses your smartphones Global Positioning System to automatically turn on the lights when you arrive home.

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