Ohh! Philips Hue adds new outside lights and motion sensor
|Ohh! Philips Hue adds new outside lights and motion sensor|
Philips Hue began expanding into outdoor lighting last year, and now the intelligent lighting line is adding several more possibilities. That involves a pair of flood lights, extra wall-mounted lights and lanterns, as well as a motion sensor that can be employed to automatically flip the lights on.
The Hue Outdoor sensor goes on sale for $50 subsequent month. It might detect motion up to 39 feet away and may be stuck anywhere you desire and powered with just a battery. Given that people regularly use outdoor lighting just to illuminate a driveway or pathway when they arrive residence at night, this sensor ought to create the outside Hue line a lot additional valuable.
GOOGLE ASSISTANT INTEGRATION CAN FADE IN LIGHTS TO WAKE YOU UP
The other new outside lighting goes on sale for between $110 and $140, also launching subsequent month. The cheapest is usually a white flood light, inside the middle is often a series of color-changing lanterns, and in the higher finish is really a color-changing floodlight.
These are all pretty small and steady additions towards the Hue line, but they’re filling in missing gaps. For the time being, that is more than sufficient to maintain Philips Hue’s lead inside the intelligent lighting space.
Along with some new lights, Hue is also gaining some new Google Assistant characteristics to help with falling asleep and waking up. You’ll now be able to set Hue lights to sync along with your morning alarm, in order that they’ll gradually turn on ahead of the chime goes off. At evening, they're able to also be set to fade out immediately after a particular time. These functions are supposed to launch in March.