Philips Hue Outdoor Motion Sensor Released
The motion sensor is a great add on for hue bulbs, and at the moment it is designed for indoor use only, that being said many people have used this outdoors without any issues, but Philips may just be planning one designed for specifically outdoor use.
Philips Hue Outdoor Motion Sensor
Philips have announced the release of an outdoor motion sensor at CES 2019.
The Hue PIR sensor has a built-in twilight sensor switches on the light only when it is dark outside. We expect it to work in a similar way to the indoor motion sensor however designed to be better mounted outside and also weatherproof. The motion sensor can be installed on a wall or mounted on a corner as shown in the image below.
Further technical information includes:
- Detection range: 12 meters
- Horizontal angle of view: 160 degrees
- Vertical viewing angle: 80 degrees
- Batteries: 2 x AA
- Battery life: 2 years
- Dimensions: 64 x 76 x 76 mm
- IP54 making it suitable for wet conditions
At the moment it looks like the sensor comes in black only, it would be great if there was a white option too. It would certainly look more discreet in the photo below on that white pillar.
With the release of a whole range of different Hue outdoor bulbs, lights and fittings it makes sense for an outdoor sensor to be released, how different it will be to the indoor one we don’t know, but by the looks of it, instead of redesigning and realising a new motion sensor that can be used indoors and outdoors, it is going to release one septically for outdoor use.
With outdoor use it could have a large detection range making it suitable for security which would be a good and useful feature.
Do you need and want one? Or do you use your indoor motion sensor outdoors already?
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