Every now and then I receive e-mails about the Philips Hue outdoor series. On the one hand with beautifully staged outdoor areas, on the other hand with problem reports again and again. A classic, for example, are defects around the outdoor connectors. But what Hueblog reader Karl has now described to me is indeed beastly.
It feels like half an eternity, but it's only been three and a half years since Philips Hue launched its first outdoor products. In June 2018, the Calla base light launched alongside the Lily garden spotlight. Now, in spring 2022, one of the founding members of the Hue Outdoor family is available in a new look: the Hue Calla with a stainless steel housing.
In contrast to the past years, when Philips Hue always had numerous exciting outdoor novelties in its luggage at the beginning of the year, things are a bit more leisurely in 2022. Today, Philips Hue officially presented two new products, although they are not that new. It starts with the Philips Hue Calla, one of the oldest outdoor lights from Philips Hue.
The Philips Hue Calla is a very special model in the Philips Hue range. After all, it was the first outdoor model of the manufacturer, in the summer of 2018 it came onto the market together with the Hue Lily. That was three and a half years ago by now. In January, Philips Hue will introduce another model of the Hue Calla.