During the CES in Las Vegas, Philips Hue presented its new releases for the start of 2023. The highlight was certainly the new Hue Sync TV app. Beyond that, there was only one real new product, the Philips Hue Resonate Downwards with a downward light beam. The model will be available from 24 January for 119.99 euros.
The name Resonate is truly not new. Three years ago, an outdoor wall lamp with this name already appeared. The big brother of the new Downwards lamp could not only shine downwards but also upwards. However, not in different light settings, but always with the same colour.
Light cone of the Hue Resonate can be changed
The new wall lamp for outdoor use is also equipped with White and Color Ambiance technology. The dimensions: 12 x 12 x 9.3 centimetres. For comparison: the large Resonate measures 22 x 12.5 x 15.5 centimetres.
Also exciting: the Resonate Downwards has a light output of 590 lumens at 4,000 Kelvin. That is exactly half of the large Resonate. It can therefore be assumed that one of the two LED modules was simply left out.
A special feature of the small Resonate is that it comes with a plastic cover that can be used to reduce the light cone projected onto the wall. You can see this cover in the following picture, and in the second picture you can see the difference on the wall. However, it can be assumed that brightness is also lost with the cover.
One thing I can tell you from my experience with the Hue Resonate. It is definitely a decorative light that mainly casts a cone of light on the wall. In my opinion, a single Resonate is only suitable to a limited extent for illuminating a terrace or a house entrance.