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Review: Innr Outdoor Smart Pedestal (OPL 130 C)

Innr Outdoor Smart Pedestal Lights are not as premium as the Hue Calla pedestals and are less flexible in use, but if they meet your requirements despite the limitations, they are a great and much cheaper alternative.

Quality of Innr Outdoor Smart Pedestal and comparison to Hue

Looking purely at the Innr Smart Outdoor Pedestal Lights (OPL 130 C) itself, there is little to criticize about the quality. The only thing that may leave something to be desired is the build quality, in particular the sturdiness and robustness of the lamp. In terms of lighting, the lamps do exactly what they are supposed to do, with a large color range that matches the Philips Hue color range. You can dim the lamps from 0-100 percent and the operation is very simple. The Innr plinths are great lamps to give your border some mood lighting or to illuminate the walkway in the garden.

Innr Outdoor Smart Pedestal

Nevertheless, important differences can be seen when we compare the Innr Smart Outdoor Pedestal Lights with the Hue Calla pedestals. First of all, of course, the price: 160 euros for a set of three compared to almost 300 euros for a set of three. That’s a big difference and explains a lot. The Innr bases offer 215 lumens per lamp, compared to 640 lumens per Hue Calla lamp. Depending on the goal you have with the lighting, this difference is important. With a higher brightness, the Hue Calla lamps can illuminate more and provide more light in deeper gardens or on larger surfaces. On the other hand, if you are not using the Hue Callas at full strength, then that extra brightness is not really necessary. In addition, you can operate the Calla bases per piece, while the Innr bases must be operated per set. Do you value scenes where lamps all show different colors? Then the Innr lamps are less suitable. Finally, there is also a difference in the way the lamps give light. With the Innr bases it is clearly visible that the LEDs are located at the bottom of the lamp as the lamp gets darker towards the top. The Hue Calla lamps provide even light, both at the bottom of the plinth and at the top. One is not necessarily better than the other, it is more a matter of taste. Also a matter of taste is the difference in dimensions. The Innr plinths are a lot slimmer and slightly smaller than the Calla plinths.

Summary

The Innr Smart Outdoor Pedestal Lights are therefore not as premium as the Hue Calla pedestals and are less flexible in use, but if they meet your requirements despite the limitations, they are a great and much cheaper alternative. We are very pleased with the color rendering and the brightness of 215 lumens per lamp is more than sufficient for illuminating a part of your garden or walkway.