Mean, el spin off Philips has focused on smart lighting and has just launched four new products. Although we are not attending CES, we have two new lights, one for outdoors and one for indoors. And we also have a redesigned switch, as well as a module to adapt traditional switches.
Philips Hue Amarant and Appear, two innovative outdoor lighting proposals
In its press release, Signify unveiled two new outdoor lamps. The first is called Philips Hue Amarant It is intended for floors or ceilings and to illuminate a neighboring wall. According to the firm, it is designed for gardens or balconies and has “millions of colors” to illuminate the area.
In addition to this we have the Philips Hue appear. Made of stainless steel, it offers a “floating” effect for your millions of pains. Like Amarant, it is easy to install, although the precision is not specified.
As shown in the photos displayed by Signify, both products are intended to illuminate patios, garden paths and exterior walls. The effect obtained it is perfect for those who seek to give intelligence
Dimmer and module for traditional switches
One of the big drawbacks of smart bulbs is their integration with traditional light switches. These must always be activated to be able to control the light from a distance. Today, Philips launched two new accessories that complement its product line.
The first is an overhaul of his knowledge dimmer, a switch that is placed on the wall and offers a wireless control Philips Hue lighting. With it, you don’t need to use any app or virtual assistant. Allows you to turn on, off or adjust the light intensity of the accessory itself.
HomeKit compatibility is not mentioned in the press release at any time, but we hope it will arrive very soon if it hasn’t already.
As for the module, it allows for traditional intelligent light switches. It is placed inside and thanks to this your remote function will always be available. It has a battery inside that lasts “at least five years,” according to the company.
Price wise, the Amarant and the Appear cost 149.99 dollars, with availability from January 26. he dimmer It costs 19.95 dollars and will also be available from that date. The module costs 39.95 dollars per unit, with packs of 2 for 69.95 dollars. It will be available from this spring in Europe.