If you’re looking for lights for your home, our Philips Hue Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light review has got you covered.
Philips has already produced a wide selection of smart outdoor lights. These range from light strips, wall, flood, and pedestal lights.
And while there are tons of excellent brands to choose from, there’s a particular one that we love. It’s the Hue Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light from Philips.
The light has a design made to impress, and it’s available for anyone who focuses on aesthetics for their home.
It’s a light that you can set on your porch to increase the aesthetics of the area. Or, you can place it in your backyard, balcony, or any other area in your home. This outdoor pedestal light not only looks perfect but will work perfectly with your home’s current smart devices.
To learn more about the light, continue reading our Philips Hue Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light review and get more details.
This section of our Philips Hue Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light review talks about the packaging and contents of the Impress.
Our outdoor pedestal light arrived in a nice-looking cardboard box that sports a black and violet theme. You’ll find an image of the light in front of the box, with Philips written at the top-left corner.
Close to the bottom of the image displays the words, “Plug in and light up your outdoors”. The sides and rear shows a few other details about the Impress and a couple of the highlighted features.
Inside the package, you’ll find a smaller box included. It houses the other accessories included in the box.
Other than the pedestal light, other items present in the package include the light points and power supply.
Everything you need comes with the Philips Hue Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light. All you have to do is unpack, install, then switch it on, and customise the light via the Hue application.
This part of our Philips Hue Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light review talks about the design and functions of the product.
With the outdoor pedestal, you can enjoy 16 million colours to improve the appearance of your yard. Or, you can use it to light a pathway in the garden.
The impress base unit offers a light point. And as we mentioned, it comes with all the cables you’ll need to get started. However, you should remember that it requires the Hue Bridge to function correctly.
The Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light looks excellent, and it exudes a mixture of modern, elegance, and class in one.
While some people prefer lights that look futuristic, some prefer a contemporary approach. The best option for these people is the Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light.
The lights are made from tempered glass and aluminium so that it can last even during harsh outdoor conditions. When we set up our Impress for tests, it was able to survive heavy rains and even hailstorms. And just like its name, it was truly impressive.
To set the pedestal light on soil, you can utilise the aluminium stake to firmly set it onto the ground. We set ours on concrete, so we didn’t utilise the included stake. But it’s good to know that the Impress is flexible enough to be installed on various grounds.
Depending on the light’s distance from the power source, an extra extension cable may be required. The best one to use is the Hue Outdoor cable extensions which are about 5m.
Installing the extension and light is simple. With that, you’ll get to easily manage and hide the cables from view.
Key Features of the Philips Hue Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light
This part of Philips Hue Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light review will focus on the product’s key features.
Switch from Warm to Cool White Light
Easily switch from warm to cool white lights with the Philips Hue Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light. With these settings, you can enjoy any shade of white light no matter what time it is.
Unique Lights for Special Occasions
If your family or friends visit, it will be easy to set the ambience with this Philips Hue outdoor light. No matter what occasion there is, you can easily change the colour of the Philips Hue Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light. You can express colourful scenes and slow dynamic effects to enjoy every special moment.
Control it Your Way
Connecting the Philips Hue Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light the Hue Bridge gives you endless possibilities. From the Philips Hue app, you can control your lights via smartphone or tablet. Set notifications, timers, alarms, and more to complete the experience.
Philips Hue app also works with Apple Homekit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant for hands-free control.
16 Million Colours for Your Outdoor Lights
Philips Hue Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light gives you no limits. Choose from up to 16 million colours to achieve the ideal effect for your desired ambience. You can make your home stand out by highlighting your pathways.
Additionally, you can save your favourite light presets using the Hue app, so you can reuse these anytime you want.
Automatic Switching On and Off
Set your lights to switch on automatically when you arrive and off when you leave home. Unload your car and enter your house without struggling to search for your light switches.
For more convenience, you can set the Hue app to Home or Away mode to switch on your smart lights. Another option is to let geolocation do it for you without having to touch a button.
Adequate Light Output
The Philips Hue Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light offers adequate output to light up your garden. With this smart light, you can keep your home’s entrance adequately bright to create an ambience.
This Philips Hue Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light is designed for outdoor use. It comes with IP65 weatherproof protection, which means it has undergone rigorous tests to withstand certain weather conditions. It’s protected against dust and low-pressure jets of water.
With IP65, you won’t have to worry about leaving the Philips Hue Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light outside.
Install and Extend with Ease
With the Philips Hue Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light, you can do a lot of enhancements for your home. You can brighten up the dark paths, create a unique ambience, or highlight certain areas and objects outside your home.
Doing these things yourself is easy with the Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light since it is easier and quicker to install. Also, it is based on low voltage, making it safe to use.
Getting outdoor lights has never become easier. Now, you can create and extend as much as you want.
This section of our Philips Hue Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light review focuses on the Impress’ specifications.
The light measures 40 x 10 x 10cm (H x L x W) and weighs 2.670kg. Its cable’s length is 0.6m which is adequate for outdoor use.
Bulb technology of the Impress is a 24V LED bulb that has a total lumen output fixture of 1,200lm. It has a 49W light source that’s equivalent to a classic bulb. Plus, it comes with a 2,000-6,500 Hue White Color Ambiance.
Philips’ Hue Impress has a built-in LED energy class light source with an included 8W bulb. Its maximum Wattage replacement bulb should be 8W as well.
It comes with a double insulated type of class protection and comes with a 2-year warranty for convenience.
Hands on with the Philips Hue Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light
This part of our Philips Hue Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light review focuses on the performance of the pedestal light.
Installing the Impress is easy, and it’s also user-friendly. The entire setup will be easier and quick when Hue Bridge is present.
The Hue Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light also works effectively via the Hue app. It’s also great with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, as well as Google Assistant.
Generally, it ensures usefulness with any device you have. If you’re using an Android smartphone, you can easily utilise Google Assistant to control the light.
If you’re using an iPhone, you can have Siri to control the Impress Hue instead. You can also use any Alexa device such as the Amazon Echo Studio speaker or Echo Show 8.
Once we had the lights set up, Impress emitted vibrant and bright lights. Installation was easy, and we didn’t have any issues at all. With that, we’re giving the Philips Hue Impress Outdoor Pedestal Light 5 stars; plus, we’d highly recommend it as well.