Philips Hue gains trio of HomeKit-compatible outdoor wall lights

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Philips Hue is expanding its outdoor lighting range with a quartet of new products, with the Resonate and Lucca lights joined by the retro-styled Inara.

Philips Hue Inara
Philips Hue Inara


Launched on Monday by parent company Signify, the new collection of Philips Hue lights is made up of three wall-mounted lights, all designed for outdoor use. They all provide the benefits of other Philips Hue bulbs and lights, including connection to smart home platforms such as HomeKit, enabling scheduled and remote controls.

The most unusual of the three is the Inara, a vintage-style lantern that uses a filament bulb, providing a dimmable warm light. Though it doesn't have color-changing capabilities, it still offers the usual Hue smart bulb features, despite its retro-inspired appearance.

Sold in black, the Philips Hue Inara Filament Wall Light will go on sale from February 8 in Europe, March 1 in the U.S. and Canada, for $99.99.

A more modern alternative, the Lucca is a round light with black bands, allowing you to see sections of the light lit up by the bulb within. Able to illuminate a wide area, the light offers white, warm, and color-changing capabilities.

Arriving on March 1 in North America, the Philips Hue Lucca will cost $99.99 when it is released.

Philips Hue Lucca (Left), Resonate (Right)
Philips Hue Lucca (Left), Resonate (Right)


Lastly, the Resonate lights up sections of wall above and below it, providing a conical effect that could be used to illuminate a room's architectural features or specific objects. The light itself is rectangular, and quite minimalist in appearance.

Shipping March 1 in the U.S. and Canada, the Philips Hue Resonate Wall Light will cost $159.99.

Philips Hue Calla
Philips Hue Calla


European HomeKit users will gain a fourth product launch in the near future, with the Calla Bollard arriving on February 8. Encased in stainless steel, the Calla stands 10 inches tall and can be placed around a garden or along a path, providing white and colored light wherever it is put.

The Calla Bollard will cost 139.99 euros ($157.80).

Along with the new products, the Philips Hue app will receive an update in the first quarter to add new effects. Candle and Fireplace will mimic the gentle glow of candlelight or a roaring fire.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 2
    Umm, not sure if I’m understanding this article correctly, but I had the Lucca lights on the porch of my previous house (in the US) for a few years up until I moved a little over a year ago. The Inara has been on the US website for a while. What I’m hoping they do is move some (a lot actually) of the EU/UK/AU products to NA.  Their portfolio is a lot larger overseas with much nicer product offerings.  
  • Reply 2 of 2
    Pricey!, good but expensive
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