Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate. In this new digital age, your home can be smarter than ever before. With a smart doorbell, you can send those pesky salespeople away from the comfort of your sofa. Smart heating systems can be used to control the climate on your property. You can even purchase a Furbo Dog Camera to interact with your pooch when you are out and about. As your home is becoming smarter, your garden has not been neglected with the introduction of the Philips Hue range of Outdoor Lighting.

Now you can control your lights from the palm of your hand. With a tap-tap on your phone or through a voice command to your favourite assistant, the ease of use is truly unreal. To begin with, Philips targeted internal lighting with their impressive selection of Hue bulbs. Don’t worry though, your garden is neglected no more! From lanterns to spotlights, you can outsmart your neighbours with a bespoke smart lighting arrangement.


If you are going to be away from your property for a period of time, then the installation of smart lighting may ease your security anxieties. You can easily control your outdoor smart lights from anywhere in the world. So, whether you are late home from work or are lucky enough to be soaking up the sun in Barbados, you can give the impression that you are home wherever you are.

You can sync your location, set timers and even integrate smart sensors to ensure that your lights are always on when you need them to be. These features leave you in complete control. Arrive home to a lit-up driveway by syncing your location with your Hue setup.

Save energy 

Implementing smart lighting in your garden as opposed to halogen-based lights will definitely reduce your energy consumption. Hue lights are predominantly light-emitting diodes which will reduce the energy use required to light up your garden. This will not only reduce your energy bills, but you can also sleep a little easier at night knowing that you are doing your bit for the environment.

You can utilise the advanced functionality of your Hue outdoor lights to further reduce your bills. As mentioned, you can schedule your light usage with easily configurable timers or even have them activate based on dynamic variables such as when the sun sets and rises. The options are endless!

Set the mood

Do you use your garden to entertain your friends and family? We have all been to a BBQ that has gone on a little later than we expected. It is safe to say that a usable outdoor space can improve your quality of life. With smart lighting in your garden, you can adjust the ambience to your heart’s content. According to Philips, you can choose from up to 16 million colours; we are pretty sure that is going to be enough choice to satisfy everyone! When the day is drawing to a close, why not compliment the sunset with a bright orange hue? Or maybe you are hosting a fancy soirèe where a dimly lit garden would really set the mood.

Longer lifespan

Finally, if you have made the decision to invest in your garden, then why not go one step further and install smart lighting. If you do, your garden will be truly future-proofed as Philips design their lights to last for a very long time. The average bulb lasts for 1,000 – 2,000 hours, whereas Philips rates Hue bulbs at a whopping 15,000 hours. So, forget changing bulbs, your smart lighting will be good to go on and on!

Smart Outdoor Lighting: Yay or Nay?

If you want to add an extra spark to your garden, then you can’t go too far wrong with Philips Hue Outdoor Lighting. These lights will enhance the security of your property, reduce your energy consumption, enhance the ambience in your garden and last for many years to come. As to whether they are right for you, that really depends on what you are looking for from your garden.

Ready to transition to a smart garden? Our landscape gardeners in Rossendale are equipped to recommend and install the entire range of Phillips Hue Outdoor Lights. To discuss the different options available, you can schedule a consultation with a Rossendale based landscape gardener.