Philips Hue outdoor range adds mood lighting to your garden

Like their indoor counterparts, these Hue products are a tad on the pricey side but offer a range of features not available on traditional lighting products.

The Philips Hue outdoor range can be controlled in just the same way as the indoor options, meaning that dimming controls, color changing and voice commands through the likes of Amazon's Alexa Echo devices are all capable. Philips adds that the White range is ideal for placing near doors to welcome either yourself or visitors. A new unique spotlight, the Philips Hue Lily, can be used to highlight the key design features in your garden, illuminating lovely flower beds, or potted plants by choosing from the 16 million colors available via the Philips Hue app. Your outdoor lights can also be triggered by the Home & Away function in the Hue app. Because they're part of the colour ambiance range, you can use the Philips Hue app to choose from 16 million different colours and dim them to a specific level.

First up, the big hitter is the Philips Hue Lily, which comes as a starter pack consisting of three spotlights and is designed "to highlight design features in your garden and illuminate flower beds and plants", like the image up top.

Finally, Calla is a bollard light, created to provide path or driveway lighting.

Philips Hue products are going outside. The Lily and Calla lights will be available in Europe and the United States for $280/€299 and $130/€140 respectively, while the Hue White lamps will be priced from $50. 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.

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).

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