Philips Hue outdoor lightsSmart lighting is a must-have for any smart home. Once you get used to being able to turn your lights off and on anywhere you are and changing the colour of your lights with just a few taps on your smartphone, you’ll never be able to go back to a standard light bulb. If you think smart lights are fun indoors, you have to take a look at Philips Hue Outdoor Lights.

Philips Hue has brought that same smart functionality and fun you have with your indoor smart lights to the great outdoors. Philips Hue Outdoor Lights make it easy to add a pop of colour or a cozy glow to your yard or garden.

Philips Hue weatherproof lighting adds colour to the great outdoors

Philips Hue outdoor light

Philips Hue lights work by connecting your smart lighting to a connector called a bridge. The Hue Bridge hooks up to your home’s Wi-Fi router so you can control your lights wirelessly, and once you’ve added your lights to the Philips Hue app, you can adjust the colour, set timers, and even sync your lights with your favourite movies or music.

The main difference between the original Philips Hue indoor lights and the new outdoor lineup is that the outdoor lights are both weatherproof and designed specifically to add both light and style to your back yard or garden.

Philips Hue Outdoor Lights also require the Philips Hue Bridge to work. If you don’t have the Philips Hue Starter Kit for indoor lights, you’ll have to pick it up before you can add Philips Hue Outdoor Lights.

Easy to install and use

If you’ve ever installed outdoor lights and thought about calling in an electrician, you need to try Philips Hue. Philips Hue Outdoor Lights are very easy to install, and although you get wireless control, you can choose from a rainbow of colours and schedule your lights to turn off and on at specific times. Using them is as easy as staking them in your yard, plugging them into your wall outlet, and syncing them with your bridge.

What you can do with Philips Hue Outdoor Lights

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Once you’re set up with your bridge and ready to go, you’re ready to play with outdoor smart lights. Here are a few ways you can use Philips Hue Outdoor Lights.


Change your lights to over 16 million colours

Philips Hue app light controlWhy settle for just white light when you can change up your outdoor colour scheme every evening? The Philips Hue App lets you change your outdoor lights to over 16 million colours, and you can use the colour wheel or just select one of the pre-set scenes (including Savanna Sunset or Arctic Aurora).

You set the type of mood, and you can always choose bright, white light if you’re not in the mood for colour.

Schedule and dim your outdoor lights

Setting up a dimmer for outdoor lights used to require an electrician, but Philips Hue lets you adjust your light settings as simply as tapping the screen on your smartphone.

You can also schedule your Philips Hue lights to turn off and on according to dawn or dusk, or let the app determine your geo-settings so the lights turn on or off as soon as you drive into your driveway.


Control your lights with your voice

Philips Hue app Home AwayPhilips Hue Outdoor Lights are compatible with Google Assistant, Alexa, and Apple Home Kit, and you can control your lights with your voice. You can also pair and use IFTTT, Nest, and the Samsung SmartThings system with your outdoor lights.

Have fun with apps linked to Philips Hue

One of the best parts of having Philips Hue Outdoor Lights is that you can play with colour or set a specific mood. If you use a few of the different apps linked to Philips Hue, you can also sync your lights to match your music, host an outdoor movie and have your lights change in time with the show, or create the perfect atmosphere for a specific event.

Types of Philips Hue outdoor lighting you can choose

Now that you know how fun and versatile Philips Hue Outdoor Lights are, you’re going to want to know exactly what type of outdoor lights you can choose. The good news? You can find everything from wall lights to spotlights, and they all work together to cast a beautiful glow over your back yard.


Philips Hue Outdoor Wall Lights

Philips Hue outdoor wall lightOutdoor wired wall lights that work with a switch are great, until you forget to turn them off or on. Leaving your home in the dark can be a security hazard, and if you leave your outdoor yard light on all day, it can be a sign that you’re not home.

Philips Hue Outdoor Lights solve this problem with a sleek, stylish set of outdoor wall lights. You can choose from three different types of outdoor wall lights: Philips Hue Inara, Philips Hue Lucca, and the dual spotlight Philips Hue Ludere.

The Philips Hue Inara and the Philips Hue Lucca blend seamlessly into any modern or rustic home style and would look great beside your front door or over your porch. The Philips Hue Ludere looks like a set of outdoor security lights and would be perfect over a garage or shed.


Philips Hue Calla Smart Outdoor Pathway Lights

Philips Hue Calla pathway light
The Calla Pathway Light looks like a standard outdoor pillar light, but this pathway light can do so much more. It has a durable black base topped with a white cone that will change colour depending on your choices in the Philips Hue App.
The Philips Hue Calla Pathway Light comes in a package of one and includes an extra long extension cord and a landscaping stake.

Philips Hue Lily Spotlights

philips hue spotlight outdoorPhilips Hue also has a set of spotlights designed to highlight your trees, shrubs, or outdoor buildings. The Philips Hue Lily Spotlights come in a set of three and includes an extra long extension cord so you can link them together, and stakes so you can spike them into the ground. You can also add on to your spotlights by purchasing single spotlights.

Now that outdoor smart lighting is available from Philips Hue, you’re going to see bursts of colour in every neighbour’s yard. You can find your own Philips Hue Outdoor Lights at Best Buy right now.

Be sure to check out the Philips Hue Outdoor Lily Spotlight review and Philips Hue Calla Smart Outdoor Pathway Light review for more information on Philips Outdoor Lighting.

Shelly Wutke
Editor TV & Home Theatre
I'm a Vancouver freelancer and tech enthusiast. When I'm not writing you'll find me on my farm with my alpacas, chickens, and honeybees. Visit my website Survivemag