The Philips Hue Nyro came onto the market at the beginning of 2020, as a base and wall lamp, both models I have already presented to you in an article. After I had to realise a few weeks ago that it is extremely difficult to cut laminate on a dark roof terrace, I installed the Hue Nyro there again. We don’t use the roof terrace at all otherwise, so no lamp has been installed there so far.
Of course, there are no big surprises. The Hue Nyro is 25.4 centimetres wide and 10.1 centimetres high. Thanks to White and Color Ambiance technology, it can display all colours and white tones and achieves a maximum brightness of 1,020 lumens. With standard white, it is 710 lumens. In contrast to the recently introduced Hue Resonate, for example, the light cone is much larger and perfectly suited for my chosen location.
However, there is one thing I would like to talk to you about. When the Hue Nyro was introduced in 2020, it already cost 119.99 euros. In the meantime, the list price has risen to 139.99 euros. And that’s despite the fact that the wall light is not that new.
Philips Hue Nyro or Philips MyGarden Bustan?
Already before the release as Hue Nyro, the housing was used by the manufacturer for the Philips MyGarden Bustan – optionally with or without integrated motion sensor. Without the sensor, the list price is 69.99 euros – exactly half of what is charged for the Hue model.
Of course, the MyGarden Bustan can only light up white and has no smart functions. If you can do without colours, the combination with a ZigBee switch module for dimming and switching on and off via app might even be the cheaper solution.
For me, this is a good example of Philips Hue operating at its absolute limit, especially after the latest price increase. How far can the manufacturer still go before the customers no longer go along with it? I am looking forward to your opinions in the comments.