Philips Hue first announced a range of outdoor lights at CES in January, and then a few months later confirmed the fixtures and bulbs would launch in July. Now that the Philips Hue outdoor collection is out in the U.S., a new accessory has been discovered on the company's Netherlands website called the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LightStrip Outdoor (via HomeKit News).
Similar to the existing indoor LightStrip, the outdoor product is a flexible diffuse light that the company says works for both direct and indirect lighting situations. Available in 2m and 5m, the LightStrip Outdoor lacks a sticky backing like its indoor counterpart, and instead can be attached to a wall, ceiling, or fence with included clips and screws. Customers can also place the light on the ground and bend and shape it to provide lighting along a path.
Like other products in the outdoor range, the LightStrip Outdoor is "completely weatherproof" and can withstand rain, small puddles, and water jets from any direction, according to the company. The accessory also supports hues in both the white and color ambiance spectrum, so customers will be able to light their outdoor spaces with "16 million colors and all shades of white."
Other Philips Hue Outdoor accessories include the PAR38 bulb, Calla pathway light, Ludere security light, Lucca wall lantern, Inara wall lantern, and an extension cable. Like all other HomeKit-compatible products, Hue's line of outdoor devices can be added into Apple's Home app so users can control them in existing HomeKit scenes, automations, and by using Siri.
For the LightStrip Outdoor, it's unclear when Philips plans to expand availability for the accessory across its website in all territories, but even on the Netherlands-based website the rope light doesn't appear to be available for purchase at this time. According to a Philips representative, more details about the LightStrip Outdoor should be emerging towards the end of August.
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No. For us, colored light creates a certain ambience that can not be matched by object colors in white light.
No. And again that condescending attitude. Your personal preference is not the measure for everyone else. Please accept that and move on.
For example I have a hue light strip that runs inside a diffuser which is attached to the side of a small step between my kitchen and conservatory. Everyone kept falling over the step as it was barely noticeable but now it emits a gentle glow to make it noticeable. Above my kitchen table is a hanging hue ceiling light, with a couple of presses of the hue switch it can be set to bright for a party (or if you were using the table for work). Another click and it dims down for a cosy romantic meal. I have a wall mounted tv on a split tile stone wall, behind that tv is a hue light strip that emits a soft light that really shows up the detail of the stonework. My driveway lights have hue bulbs in them which use location services to light up as I arrive home, but only if it’s dark. My bedside lamps come on as I enter my bedroom after dark (via a hue motion sensor) and go off 5 mins later when I am in bed. Those are just a few examples in a couple of my rooms, not to mention that everything can be fully controlled via Alexa.
People who have them set to bright red or bright green with no consideration to what they are trying to achieve are, in my opinion, doing it wrong.