PhilIps Hue, owned by Signify, is adding new twists to a pair of its outdoor fixtures, while also bringing a third outdoor product to the United States for the first time. Also coming soon to Hue: new candle and fireplace effects for the Hue app.
New exterior lights, including updated versions of the Inara and Lucca wall lights and the US arrival of the Hue Resonate, are expected to arrive in March, while new Hue lighting effects are expected during the first quarter of the year.
Philips Hue Inara Filament wall lamp
The first is the Inara Filament wall light, a vintage-style wall lantern (pictured above) that now adds a warm white A19 filament bulb rather than the white A19 bulb that came with Inara’s previous version.
The black fixture is suitable for outdoor use and, as with other lights from Hue, the Zigbee-enabled Inara is compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple’s HomeKit platform.
Look for the Inara Filament Wall Sconce which goes on sale March 1 for $100.
Philips Hue Lucca wall lamp
Next is the Lucca wall light, a more modern-looking outdoor fixture with a cylindrical design that’s offset by a quartet of black bands.
Previously available in a white-only version, the new Lucca wall light is now available in a white and colored ambient flavor, allowing it to glow in adjustable white light as well as up to 16 million colors. Again, Alexa, Google Assistant, and HomeKit integrations are part of the package.
The atmospheric white and colorful Lucca wall sconce is set to arrive March 1 for $100, the same price as the Inara Filament wall sconce.
Philips Hue Resonate wall light
The Philips Hue Resonate wall light makes its US market debut. The Resonate outdoor light has an opaque rectangular design that can splash triangles of light both up and down a wall.
As with the Lucca wall light, the Zigbee-enabled Resonate is a white and color mood model, and it comes with the same smart home integrations (Alexa/Google Assistant/HomeKit).
The Philips Hue Resonate wall light will retail for $160 when it goes on sale March 1.
New Hue app effects
The Hue app will receive new effects in the first quarter of 2022, including “Candle” and “Fireplace” effects that “mimic the soft glow of a natural candle or cozy fireplace.”
The new effects will be compatible with a range of Hue products, including the Philips Hue Play gradient light strip, gradient light tube and Gradient Signe table or floor lamp.
We’ll have reviews of the new Hue outdoor lights once we get our hands on the review units.
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