Philips announces complete range of Hue outdoor lighting

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If you're looking for wall mounted fixture lighting then you'll be interested in the Philips Hue Inara ($49.99, 800 lumens), Lucca ($59.99, 800 lumens) or Ludere ($129.99, 2600 lumens) - and Philips also has a dedicated outdoor bulb - the white PAR38 ($29.99 each or $49.99 for a two-pack, 1300 lumens).

Philips on Monday announced its Philips Hue outdoor lineup will launch in the U.S. and Europe in July.

Philips Hue outdoor range launches in July, and is available in both white, and white and color ambiance.

Simply connect your exterior lights to your Hue bridge, and you'll be able to control them with the app, or with Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant. "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". Existing indoor Hue lighting has starter packs from under $100, with add-on bulbs and accessories from $25.

Alternatively, you can switch them on and off using the app, or set a schedule.

The products have a colour temperature range of 2200-6500 Kelvin and feature 16 million colours. The Home & Away function within the app can also be used to set the lights to come on a specific time and with Global Positioning System on your smartphone, you can get your outdoor lights to come on automatically when you return home.

Philips says the Lily spotlight can be used to "highlight the key design features in your garden, illuminating attractive flower beds, or potted plants", whereas the Calla bollard is ideal for "path lighting and can also be used to enhance your outdoor space".

All Philips Hue outdoor products are weather resistant, and according to Philips, are easy to install. 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. As WiFi range and consumer demand increases, products such as these will become more available.

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