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Philips Hue is an easy entry into the smart home world. However, the company only makes lights that are suitable for indoor use (unless you cover them). That changes this summer, when Hue will launch their outdoor lighting lineup.
First, Hue will offer a selection of luminaires. These self-contained fixtures can mount to a wall or near a door and come in a selection of white or color bulbs. They’re ideal for replacing your porch light, or the lights leading to your trash. They come in a range of styles and will start at $29.99.
Next, the Philips Hue Calla is a pack of bollard-style lights that you can use to illuminate a path leading to your house, or add a splash of color to specific areas in your yard. The starter pack will retail for $129.99.
Finally, there’s the Philips Hue Lily, a spotlight kit that you can use to shine light on certain parts of your house or garden. The base kit comes with three lights and retails for $279.99. This is the heftiest investment of the new products, but you can also create some pretty intense lighting effects for your next party.
All of these new lights will arrive in the U.S. and Europe this July. Unlike previous Hue products, these new lights are designed specifically to be used outdoors, so they should be able to handle rain, snow, or other typical inclement weather. Which is reassuring when you’re potentially spending hundreds of dollars on electronics that are going to get rained on.
Source: Philips Hue
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