Philips confirms Outdoor Lightstrip, other new Hue lights on the way

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Phlips has announced a slew of new HomeKit-compatible Hue lights due in 2018, including the previously leaked Outdoor Lightstrip.

The Outdoor Lightstrip will come in 7- and 16-foot versions, priced at $89.99 and $159.99, according to Philips. The difference versus the company's existing lightstrips is mainly weatherproofing, though that also means the product can't be lengthened or shortened.

Philips accidentally revealed the accessory in July, when a product page briefly appeared on the company's Dutch website. No release date has been set.

Due in October is the Ascend collection, including wall ($99.99) and table ($129.99) lights, a $149.99 pendant, and a $179.99 floor lamp. The first two will come with E12 Hue color bulbs, while the latter will ship with Hue A19s.

Philips Ascend floor lamp | Image Credit: The Verge

The Being ceiling pendant uses a unique ring-shaped bulb, but is limited to shades of white. It should launch on Aug. 20 for $249.99.

Philips Being ceiling pendant | Image Credit: The Verge
Philips Being ceiling pendant | Image Credit: The Verge

Shipping on the same day is another pendant, the $99.99 Enchant, which uses a down-facing color bulb. Potentially controversial are the company's new Adore bathroom fixtures, a mirror ($249.99) and a ceiling light ($179.99). Both are limited to shades of white, and the ceiling fixture has non-replaceable LEDs, though Philips is promising about 30,000 hours of use.

Philips Adore vanity mirror | Image Credit: The Verge
Philips Adore vanity mirror | Image Credit: The Verge