Philips has a new outdoor version of its smart LightStrip coming soon based on a leak by the company itself. The new Philips Hue product will be named the Outdoor LightStrip, the product appeared in a since-deleted post from the Philip Hue Netherlands website, spotted by HomeKit News.
As suggested, the Outdoor LightStrip is a water-resistant version of the LightStrip for use outdoors and it will work with the Philips Hue system to allow smart control.
And unlike the original LightStrip, the Outdoor version has a diffuse coating instead of just the bare LEDs, so you don’t have to hide it underneath a shelf or cabinet like you would the indoor version. There’s also no adhesive tape on the back. Instead, the Outdoor LightStrip is attached via its screwed-in clips.
The Outdoor LightStrip will come in two-meter and five-meter sizes, but there’s no word yet on price or release date (either in the Netherlands, UK, US or anywhere for that matter).