Philips Lighting today announced details of its anticipated Smart outdoor range, Philips Hue outdoor.

The new range joins the same ecosystem and communicates via ZigBee using the Philips Hue Hub.

Good news for existing Hue owners; the new range is fully compatible with existing setups with no need to upgrade your hub or existing hardware to integrate it.

It will also integrate with other Smart Home tech like Alexa and Google Assistant in the same way the existing range does. For example:

“Alexa turn the Garden Green”

Sridhar Kumaraswamy, Business Leader Home Systems & Luminaires at Philips Lighting said:

“Our customers are always looking for new ways to extend their smart lighting system and the new Philips Hue outdoor range takes it a huge step further,”

He went on to say:

“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.”

Following the same approach as their existing Hue ranges, the new outdoor range comes in two types; Philips Hue white and Philips Hue white and color ambiance. As the name suggests the difference is one range supports colour whilst the other has all the features of automation and control but only works in white. The colour range boasts an impressive 16 million supported colours.

The new range initially has 3 products:

Philips Hue Lily a new spotlight with integrated outdoor case. Lily is designed to be used to highlight and illuminate your outside features.

Philips Hue Calla a bollard designed to be fitted in paths or driveways.

Philips Lily will retail for £265, that includes 3 light points. Calla bollard will retail for £125.

Less details are available for the Philips Hue White range however prices start from £62.

The new range is released in the UK in July 2018 – for further information have a look at: www.meethue.com