+ Wednesday January 29th, 2020

If you’re at all into kitting out a smart home, the chances are you own, or have tried a Philips Hue smart lights. Now you can expand your smart lighting outside the home with their new Philips Hue Outdoor range.

The addition of outdoor products in the range allows you to customise a solution for your entire home, and yard. The lights span both the Philips Hue white and Philips Hue white and colour ambiance range and offer ‘stylish outdoor luminaires, pillar posts and spot lights’.

You can incorporate the new Philips Hue Outdoor range into your existing Philips Hue and smart home routines – including Google Assistant and Alexa support, allowing you to either turn the lights on or off with your voice, the app, or automatically when you leave home. For the security conscious you can also program them to switch on and off randomly while you’re away.

Sam Dearden, Consumer Channel Marketing Manager, ANZ said of the new outdoor range

People already create ambiance inside their homes with lighting, tailoring it to reflect the function and feel of each space. Now we’ve extended this flexibility and freedom into the outdoors allowing for a personalised lighting experience at the simple touch of a button.

Both the Lily Spot and the Calla Bollard are weather-proof with an IP65 rating, which should stand the elements in most Australian back gardens – and they’re pretty decent looking to boot.

In terms of availability, the new Philips Hue Outdoor range will be sold through JB Hifi and Bunnings (website not yet updated) from today. The Philips Hue white and colour ambiance spot Lily base unit pack retailing for $169.95 (light including starter plug) and $129.95 (extension lights), while the Philips Hue white and colour ambiance Calla bollard will retail for $219.95 (light including starter plug) and $159.95 (extension lights).

Daniel Tyson  

Daniel Tyson

Daniel is a former editor of Ausdroid, and left in February 2019.

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