Massive price increase: Philips Hue has become significantly more expensive

The word has got around by now that Philips Hue does not necessarily offer the cheapest products. This is understandable, after all, quality and performance are in many cases better than cheaper alternatives. You also have to keep in mind that, unlike some other manufacturers, Philips Hue also takes care of software development.

Nevertheless, my jaw dropped in the past few days when I noticed that Philips Hue had in some cases significantly raised the recommended retail price of its products. This has not necessarily made itself felt on the market, but here, too, an effect should be felt in a few weeks or months at the latest.

Philips Hue Outdoor Lightstrip has become 70 euros more expensive

The sad highlight for me is the 5 meter long outdoor light strip, which was sold for just under 160 euros when it was launched in late summer 2018. The price was already increased to 190 euros in summer 2020, the new recommended retail price is now 220 euros. Since the product was launched, the manufacturer’s price has risen by around 44 percent.

In percentage terms, the increase in the recommended retail price is also particularly strong for the previously “relatively” inexpensive accessories for outdoor lamps. The bundle consisting of 2.5 meters of cable and T-piece increases from 18 to 25 euros, an increase of 39 percent. The 5 meter long cable is 33 percent more expensive, from 15 to 20 euros.

I could go on and on this list indefinitely, regardless of whether it’s Lily, Calla, Impress, Amaranth or Daylo – the recommended retail price for all outdoor products has risen by 10 to 25 percent at the beginning of the year.

The Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus should now also cost more

According to my research, only the Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus has become more expensive indoors. This shows the recommended retail price of the basic set from 80 to 90 euros. The 1 meter long extension has become 5 euros more expensive and now costs 30 euros.

The effects are currently not so clearly visible on the market. The Lightstrip Plus was only sold at a great price at Amazon and you can still get it at a reasonable price at MediaMarkt and Saturn – there are three meters of light strips for 59.99 euros. But at the latest when the old stocks are used up and the dealers have to buy the goods at the new prices from Philips Hue, the changes should become noticeable.

Source link

Lenny Li

I started to play with tech since middle school. Smart phones, laptops and gadgets are all about my life. Besides, I am also a big fan of Star War. May the force be with you!

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button