A few weeks ago, Senic launched the first Friends of Hue Outdoor Switch on the market. At the start it was sold for 69 Euros, but now it is at the regular price of 79 Euros. But you can still save money – if you need indoor switches as well. Senic has been selling the normal Friends of Hue indoor switch in a bundle of 3 for 189 Euros for some time.
When it comes to outdoor products, until a few months ago there was not much choice around the Hue system: you had to go to Philips Hue products. In the meantime, Müller-Licht Tint and Innr offer some outdoor products, and today I would like to introduce the latest candidate: The Innr OPL 130 C.
Last week I was able to present the new Friends of Hue Outdoor Switch from Senic for the first time. Even before the official delivery to the first customers, the Berlin manufacturer provided me with a test sample – and of course I take this opportunity to give you the first impressions.
A few days ago I was able to give you the first information, now it is official. Senic, a small Berlin start-up, is now also offering a Friends of Hue counter for outdoor use. It is the first of its kind. The “Friends of Hue Outdoor Switch” has the same technology as the already known Friends of Hue switches.
In recent years, the Berlin-based manufacturer Senic has already made a name for itself in the Hue world. Thanks to the cooperation with Gira, a truly outstanding Friends of Hue switch has been launched on the market. Now Senic seems to be about to launch a new product. As I have learned from my sources, Senic is working on a new product for outdoor use.
There is news from Innr. In a few weeks a third outdoor product will be launched on the market, after having already launched an outdoor light strip and small garden spots a few months ago. The new product is called Innr OPL 130C, which is a pedestal light. It is sold together with a matching power supply as a starter set.
Remember the CES in January? That was when Philips Hue introduced some new outdoor products that I’ve already presented to you in detail in the following weeks. For example the Attract, Daylo or also the Resonate. But I haven’t discussed a new release in more detail yet: The Philips Hue Nyro.
You may have already bought the Tint Flores outdoor spots from Aldi at the beginning of the month, at least if you are living in Germany. In the meantime I have received my test sample from the manufacturer and I can also tell you that the online distribution is on its way.
Earlier this year, we asked you if you had problems with condensation on the Hue Calla outdoor pedestal lamp. And some users have contacted us complaining about exactly the same thing. Some lamps even failed completely. And the Hue Lily seems to have the same problem. Hueblog reader Klaus writes to us: One of my 2 Hue Lily Garden-Spots fell out yesterday.
For more than two years now, Philips Hue has been offering its low voltage system for outdoor use. Starting with Lily and Calla, there is now a whole range of products that can be connected together. The Philips Hue Outdoor LightStrip or the brighter Lily XL are very popular, too. Up to now there was only one outdoor power supply with a maximum output of 40 watts, at least that is what Philips Hue says.