Philips Hue Announces Lineup of New Fixtures and Lights, First Few Launching August 20

Over the summer, a few new and upcoming Philips Hue light fixtures leaked online, including an Outdoor Light Strip and White Ambience Adore Vanity Mirror. This week, the company has announced prices and confirmed an August 20 launch date for most of these products, as well as revealed a collection of new Hue lights. As usual, all of the new Hue lights are compatible with Apple's HomeKit platform.

To start off, the previously seen Outdoor Lightstrip is designed specifically for all-weather use with a diffused coating that ensures the Lightstrip can be used as both a direct or indirect light source. Users can easily bend and shape the Lightstrip for all yard designs, or apply it to fences and railways using included clips and screws.


The White and Color Ambiance Outdoor Lightstrip will cost $159.99 in a 16 ft. model and $89.99 in a 7 ft. model. Pre-orders will go up on August 20, and then the product will launch in early October.

The White Ambiance Adore Collection consists of the Adore Vanity Mirror and a flushmount ceiling fixture, which are both Damp rated to ensure bathroom moisture won't degrade them over time. Each Adore light includes a ringed outer-edge area that "prevents unwanted shadows" from appearing in a bathroom, with four pre-set light recipes for morning and nighttime routines.


The Adore Vanity Mirror will cost $249.99 and the flushmount Adore Ceiling Light will cost $179.99, and both will be available starting August 20.


A new kitchen and dining area light has also been announced in the form of the White Ambiance Being Pendant. This fixture is a brushed aluminum light that complements the company's existing Being flush ceiling fixture and aims to give users the "right shade of white light" for dinners and relaxing.


The Being Pendant will run for $249.99 and launches on August 20.

Also aimed at kitchen use is the White and Color Ambiance Enchant Pendant Light, a slim hanging fixture that the company says is designed to place over a kitchen or dining table, island, or bar. The light includes one Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 bulb.


The Enchant Pendant Light will be priced at $99.99 and also launches on August 20.

Lastly, the White and Color Ambiance Ascend Collection includes a Pendant Light, Floor Light, Wall Light, and Table Lamp, all designed for everyday lightning needs. Each fixture has a 360-degree open glass design for optimal light output, and the floor, wall, and table lamps have a movable head so you can point the light directly where you need it.

The Ascend Pendant Light (left) and Floor Light (right)

The Floor Lamp and Pendant Lamp come with a White and Color Ambiance A19 bulb, and the Wall Light and Table Lamp include a White and Color Ambiance E12 candle bulb. The prices on the Ascend Collection are as follows: $99.99 (Wall Light), $129.99 (Table Lamp), $149.99 (Pendant Light), and $179.99 (Floor Lamp). Every fixture in the Ascend Collection launches in early October.

The Ascend Wall Light (left) and Table Lamp (right)

On the software side of things, Philips Hue has received a few updates over the past few months for both its iOS and macOS apps. In May, the company debuted a revamped 3.0 update to the iOS app, bringing improved navigation, brightness controls and light visualization for individual lights and not just grouped-together rooms, and new color pickers for a better overview and grouping of lights in a room.

A few days later, the company launched a "Philips Hue Sync" macOS and PC app, allowing users to sync their Hue lights to any film, song, and game that they have on their computer.

For the new lights, it appears that some have yet to propagate on the company's website, but they should all begin appearing within the next few days, ahead of the launch/pre-order date on August 20.



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10 weeks ago
All these new lights are nice, but Philips is missing the elephant in the room: brighter damn bulbs. Their bulbs are around 60W equivalent, which is fine. But come on! There are times when you just need more damn light! Like maybe a 75W equivalent, standard size bulb. My whole home is filled with dozens of every manner of Hue lights & switches, and I really love them. But the lack of a brighter light for certain areas is a real bummer.

And if Hue is reading this, here are a few other bulb types I wish they’d make:
- globe light bulbs for standard vanities and other fixtures
- small bulbs/fixtures for underneath kitchen cabinets, library shelves, etc.
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10 weeks ago
Maybe Hue can finally put out a bulb with >60watt equivalent lighting? That’s all I want from them.
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10 weeks ago
Not my personal taste on these fixtures, but I would love if hue sync could work on apple tv.
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10 weeks ago
With all these offerings, when will the update the hub to control more than 50 lights?
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10 weeks ago

Not my personal taste on these fixtures, but I would love if hue sync could work on apple tv.

This x100000000000
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10 weeks ago
If Hue isn't your favorite, or you want smart wall switches, Lutron's Caseta kit is the bee's knees. Works with Homekit, too.
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10 weeks ago



In my ... electrical uneducated mind I have to surmise and ask:
Doesn't a higher Watt bulb defeat the purpose of having an LED bulb?!
IS there a way to increase brightness without increasing Wattage, voltage etc?
- maybe even using Mirrors within to reflect more light outwardly? More light refraction equals (hopefully) more light in a room?


Don't confuse watts and lumens. A ~60watt incandescent puts out ~800 lumens. An LED of the same brightness uses just a handful of watts.

There are 100-watt equivalent LED's out there, but Phillips doesn't seem to have interest in making them.
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10 weeks ago
Love my Hue lights, but...

I bought the ceiling light fixture last year. Its basically a flimsy cheap plastic fixture with a Hue strip inside. Not worth $200 + Sent it back.

Just get a cool fixture design from Ikea and put a Hue bulb in it for a fraction of the price.
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10 weeks ago

All these new lights are nice, but Philips is missing the elephant in the room: brighter damn bulbs. Their bulbs are around 60W equivalent, which is fine. But come on! There are times when you just need more damn light! Like maybe a 75W equivalent, standard size bulb. My whole home is filled with dozens of every manner of Hue lights & switches, and I really love them. But the lack of a brighter light for certain areas is a real bummer.

And if Hue is reading this, here are a few other bulb types I wish they’d make:
- globe light bulbs for standard vanities and other fixtures
- small bulbs/fixtures for underneath kitchen cabinets, library shelves, etc.

Add to that list:


* Sort out your damn app! It's still woefully unreliable and slow
* Allow for more customisations of the motion sensors


Thanks.
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10 weeks ago

Add to that list:


* Sort out your damn app! It's still woefully unreliable and slow
* Allow for more customisations of the motion sensors


Thanks.

Both needed!

At this point, I use the Home app for most interactions. Especially since HomePod came out. But it would be great if their app were faster and was easier.
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like wise!

Siri works great with Hue ... I just setup 3 bulbs in my small apartment last month and I'm already sleeping a bit better and waking up better because of this. Forming new computing habits as well when it's late at night.

I think Philips next major endeavours are:

Studies with insomniacs and lighting! (I'm a subscriber by life to this lol)
Major deals with home makers: Tivoli and competing condo retailers, etc.



In my ... electrical uneducated mind I have to surmise and ask:
Doesn't a higher Watt bulb defeat the purpose of having an LED bulb?!
IS there a way to increase brightness without increasing Wattage, voltage etc?
- maybe even using Mirrors within to reflect more light outwardly? More light refraction equals (hopefully) more light in a room?

Naw. It’s not actual wattage. It’s only used to reference what the equivalent brightness would be for an incandescent bulb that was 60 watts. The actual watts used by an LED are like 10.
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