On its Netherlands website, the company has unveiled the outdoor version of the Hue lightstrip which more or less is the same as the indoor version in terms of functionality, with the main difference being that the outdoor version is “completely waterproof”. Its description reads, “The LightStrip can withstand small puddles and water jets from any direction, so do not worry if rain is unexpectedly predicted.”
Another difference is that unlike the indoor version which uses adhesive backing to stick onto the walls or surfaces, the outdoor version will instead require clips and screws to keep it in place. This makes sense since we figure the adhesive backing will probably corrode or wear out when exposed outdoors to sun and rain.
The outdoor lightstrip will also HomeKit compatible like the rest of the Hue lineup, so you should have no problems controlling them remotely via your Apple device. No word on pricing or availability yet but we imagine it won’t be too long until we get those details.
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