At CES 2020, Signify’s Philips Hue brand has made a few announcements including more products for their outdoor collection and voice control for their Hue Play HDMI Sync Box.
Hue Outdoor Collection
“With our latest additions to the Philips Hue outdoor collection, we are offering consumers endless possibilities to create unique and personalized light effects that enhance their home’s curb appeal and set the right mood for every occasion,” said Jasper Vervoort, Business Leader, Home Systems &
Luminaires, Philips Hue at Signify. “This way, they can enjoy their moments at home to the fullest, while having an inviting and safe environment for themselves, the members of their household and others.”
New to the Philips Hue outdoor collection is the Appear Fixture, Lily XL spotlight and Hue Econic.
The Appear Fixture is a wall-mounted light that produces a directed triangle of light both up and down.
The Lily XL spotlight is a bigger version of their existing Lily spotlight and is low-voltage but still provides a powerful light.
The company’s hue Econic lineup will now be joined by a low-voltage pedestal light that was designed for path lighting for your home.
Signify also introduced a new 100W outdoor power supply unit and a 2.5-metre extension cable.
All three of the new outdoor lights launch in April.
It’ll cost $179 CAD for the Appear Fixture, $199 CAD for the Lily XL and $199 CAD for the Hue Econic low-voltage pedestal light.
Voice control for Hue Play HDMI Synx Box
Back at IFA 2019, the company announced Hue Play HDMI Sync Box which allowed users to sync your Hue lights with what’s on your TV.
“We are very excited to introduce voice control for the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box,” said Jasper Vervoort, Business Leader, Home Systems & Luminaires, Philips Hue at Signify. “This feature makes it easy to control the sync box and adjust settings. We are happy to keep expanding our entertainment options with the latest innovations, and offer our consumers the best and most immersive surround lighting experience.”
And with a future update, you’ll be able to control the box using your voice with support for Amazon Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant.
Some of the voice commands include turning the sync box on/off, changing light settings and switching between HDMI devices.
You’ll also soon be able to control your box using an infrared TV remote (standard and universal remotes) to turn it on/off and switch inputs.
The voice control feature and IR remote support will be coming in an update scheduled for the spring via the Hue Sync app.
In addition, the Hue Play HDMI Sync Box is now available in Canada for $299 CAD from Best Buy Canada.
If you already have a Hue Play light bar, the box uses the same type of plug and can share an AC adapter.
The Hue Play HDMI Sync Box will come to more countries in the coming months.
Current availability includes the US, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.