The Philips Hue Amarant is one of the four new releases that our favourite manufacturer has presented to us this month. The wall washer for outdoor use has a recommended retail price of 149.99 euros and has of course already made its way to us in Bochum. Today, I would like to give you my first impressions before the Amarant finds a permanent place in my home and I will provide you with a final report later.
As soon as I receive the package, it becomes clear: this thing is pretty big. Or rather wide. It is 79.5 centimetres wide, the depth and height are given by Philips Hue as 6.8 and 5 centimetres. These figures refer to the metal shade, the Amarant itself is a little smaller.
I think it’s great that they really put some thought into the product design. The metal shade prevents you from being dazzled by the up to 1,400 lumens. In addition, there are four holes on the underside of the Amarant, thanks to which you can also mount the outdoor light bar on a ceiling or wall. Or simply screw it to the floor so that it does not move.
A detailed look on the Philips Hue Amarant
The design of the Amarant brings another innovation. It is the first lamp in the Philips Hue 24-volt system that has an output for the familiar outdoor cable. What this means for you in practice is that you can not only insert the familiar T-piece in front of the Amarant, but also simply another cable. Or directly another Amarant, because there is an approximately 55 centimetre long supply cable permanently installed.
In terms of brightness, the wallwasher can convince, at least according to my first impression. With white light settings, up to 1,400 lumens are achieved and a large area of the wall is illuminated. The bright colours are naturally much less bright, but here, too, you should be able to achieve great lighting effects in the evening hours.
There is only one point that needs to be swallowed – and that is, of course, the price. Just under 150 euros is quite a price, especially as no power supply unit is included in the scope of delivery.If you don’t have one, you have to add at least another 40 euros, and it makes more sense to pay just under 60 euros for the outdoor power supply unit with 100 watts.