Before purchasing a Philips Hue Econic Discover LED Smart Outdoor Floodlight – White & Colour Ambiance, I called Philips to ask if there would be a problem mounting the light to a wall where there was no existing fixture and an electrician would need to install one. The rep with whom I spoke had such a strong Caribbean accent and the connection was so poor that I had difficulty communicating with him. I told him that I had read online that there could be a problem if the fixture was not flush mounted and he told me that was nonsense.
Well, the electrician is here right now and there is indeed a problem. Excuse me if I get the terminology wrong, but it seems that the back of the fixture is square but it attaches to a circular mount. This means that part of it is exposed at the back. Not at all suitable for an outdoor fixture. My husband and the electrician were able to jury rig something, but the situation is not ideal. Who knows how long the light will last in our harsh climate.