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A pleasant classy modern design outdoor light. It’s a tough metal shell, so for ease it should be wired directly over the protruding power wire, and it is designed to IP44. It’s a sealed LED unit....when it finishes it’s lifespan, you’ll have to replace the whole thing, and you only get a choice of warm white. You can actually now buy a separate Hue outdoor motion sensor as well, rather than programming the light to be perpetually on at night in the Hue app. I think it’s pretty stylish, but I’ve got so used to the colour/ brightness flexibility of the main system, that it’s a tad boring. Needs a HUE bridge to control it, although you coukd just use it as a manual light if you wished.
We now have three external Hue lights added to our many Hue indoor lights - all have been easy to fit and all have linked without problem to our Hue hub. We generally use Alexa to control them all, and sometimes also the excellent Hue app. We've also added one of the new Hue external motion detectors which switches on the outside lights and a couple of indoor lights when someone approaches to give the impression we're at home. We feel that Philips Hue items are really rather too expensive, but, in the end, that they do their job exceptionally well and are truly worthwhile for the extra sense of security and comfort they create.
This is a great designed lamp. I love Hue devices and this is a modern, smart and unique lamp. Using with IFTTT allows you to get the most from your smart lighting, turn it on when a door motion sensor is triggered for instance. They are so easy to install, so long as the wiring is already there, follow the guide, switch off the electricity supply and wire it in, no need for an electrician so long as you have some common sense. If you're already in the Hue ecosystem with a new version 2 bridge then get your outside lighting sorted too, not the cheapest of lights but they are great quality.