Philips Hue Outdoor range brightens up for 2019

CES 2019: Extra Google Assistant features also coming for Hue

Philips Hue Outdoor brightens up for 2019
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Was it really only 12 months ago that Philips Hue announced its first Outdoor range of smart lights? It seems like we've had our gardens bathed in 16 million different colored lights for years.

Anyways, never one to sit still, Signify (the brand behind Hue nowadays) has used CES 2019 to reveal the newest members of the Outdoor clan - including a much needed (in my garden, at least) Outdoor motion sensor.

The weather-resistant Hue Outdoor sensor (pictured above) is a wireless, battery-powered device that can be configured in the Hue app to switch whatever Hue bulbs you want on (inside and out) when it detects motion.

Read this: The best Philips Hue apps

It has a detection range of 12 meters and the integrated dusk-to-dawn sensor means you don't have to worry that your lights will be going on and off all day. It'll cost $49.95 when it goes on sale in February.

Philips Hue Outdoor range brightens up for 2019

As well as the sensor, there's also a trio of new Outdoor lighting options: the Philips Hue Welcome Flood Light ($109.95) offers one shade of bright white light; the Hue Discover Flood Light ($139.99) has both white and color ambiance lights (above).

Finally, the Hue Econic family, which is a series of slick looking wall-mounted fixtures in various shapes and sizes (below), that will cost from $129.99.

Philips Hue Outdoor range brightens up for 2019

As well as the new Outdoor options, Signify has also announced that Hue is beefing up its Google Assistant features. Users will be able to sync up their GA alarms to have Hue's natural sleep and wake lightning in the mix and so on. These new features go live in March.

Keep up to date with all the latest CES 2019 smart home news right here.

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