Philips has introduced a range of new Hue lights and luminaires designed to go all over your home, including a couple we've already seen in leaks, like an outdoor light strip and a mirror.
Overall, overwhelming theme is that Philips wants to be everywhere in your home, both inside and out. Although I immediately think of Hue bulbs as the product line's defining function, Philips no longer needs the literal bulbs to roll out its portfolio. Some of these products use LED or have no replaceable bulbs at all. Instead, Philips tries to build a brand around "lighting", instead of just a collection of light bulbs.
Here are the new 201
The Ascend Collection
This collection uses a smooth cover made of diffused glass to cover the Hue bulbs. There is a hanging pendant, a table lamp, a floor lamp, and a sconce that all come with Hue bulbs. The table and wall light comes with the E12 light bulb, while the floor lamp and pendant comes with the A19 lamp. Both of these can handle white light and colored lights. You can angle the lights to guide them.
Price Details: $ 99.99 for the wall light, $ 129.99 for the table lamp, $ 149.99 for the pendant and $ 179.99 for the floor lamp. These are all listed online already via the Philips website, even though they are currently out of stock. Philips says that they will be available from October.
The Being Pendant
This light does not have a typical bulb and is designed to be mounted from the ceiling. It's nice! It can only produce shades of white light and will cost $ 249.99 when it's released August 20th.
The Enchant Pendant Light
This is a single hanging pendant light. It can light in white or color and contains a bulb. It costs $ 99.99 when it's released August 20th. The entry is live on the Philips website. It was definitely not my style when I saw it personally, but maybe someone out there would like a minimal hanging light.
The White Ambiance Adore Collection
This is Philips new bath collection leaked last month. The leakage only showed the new mirror, which costs $ 249.99 when it's released on August 20, but it's also a new flush-mount fixture as well. The ceiling light is expected to have 30,000 hours of use, since you need to buy a new light since you can not change the LEDs. It costs $ 179.99.
Both the mirror and the fixture only glow in shades of white. They also send a dimmer switch so you can turn them on and off without the need of the phone. This switch will be preprogrammed, but you can always change its default settings.
Outdoor light strip
This is another product leaked before the official disclosure: outdoor light strip. It is designed to withstand all weather conditions, which means you can not extend it or make it smaller. It is available in both 7-foot and 16-foot versions. Philips sees it as ideal for lighting a path. The 16-foot model will cost $ 159.99, while the 7-foot version will cost $ 89.99.
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