I already announced it last week, but now the time has come: Philips Hue has increased the recommended retail prices for its products. The manufacturer is now charging up to 16.67 percent more for its products.
The prices have already been adjusted in the official online shop at philips-hue.com. As of 1 May, retailers will also have to pay more for the purchase of Hue products, and the price increase should then also be noticeable in the coming weeks in the retail market.
Would you like to see some examples? The price increase for the Philips Hue dimmer switch is rather moderate, rising from 19.99 to 21.99 euros. The price of the Philips Hue Ambiance Gradient Light Strip, which was released just a few weeks ago, is going up from 149.99 to 159.99 euros. The high-priced Hue products, such as the Ensis pendant light, will become up to 40 euros more expensive.
I can’t really say much more about this. Chip shortages and unpredictable delivery times due to pandemic and war – these are all factors that have a negative impact on the price. And the fact that Philips Hue is one of the more expensive brands in the smart home sector is nothing new…