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Add the perfect finishing touch to any room with this LightStrip Plus from Philips Hue. This strip of LED lights can be controlled from your phone or tablet, letting you create the perfect ambience without lifting a finger. It’s 2 metres long and can attach to any solid surface in your home – so, whether you want lighting behind your mirrors or under kitchen cabinets, you can enjoy getting creative. You’ll never struggle to get the ideal atmosphere as there’s 16 million different shades to choose from. And, it even syncs with your music and films – for more immersive movie nights than ever before.

Please note, to use the Philips Hue LightStrip Plus you’ll need a Philips Bridge (sold separately). You’ll also need to download the free Philips Hue app, which is compatible with all iOS and Android devices.
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Mark_Hickman16/02/2020 10:59

Maybe its just me but they feel massively over priced, for a strip of LEDs …Maybe its just me but they feel massively over priced, for a strip of LEDs I wouldn't feel like i was getting a bargain if they were £20, you can get a Chinese equivalent for £10-£15 so whats such a huge difference that the price needs to be 5x higher ?


It's possible to hook up conventional non-Philips LED strips to Hue; it requires a ZigBee controller - they're on eBay for about £19. You also need a 12v DC in adapter (£4+) with enough amps for the strip you'll be powering and the necessary connectors for the type of strip you're hooking up (or if you're familiar with soldering; just cable - but solderless clips and pin connectors work well too). So it can be done for a lot less albeit with some extra steps.

You can actually get better results from doing your own DIY LED strips as you can choose the density of strip (how many LEDs per meter) and opt for better quality RGBWW strips still for far less money than Hue Lighstrips. The DIY route is still pretty convenient and quick to set-up.

Hue has always been expensive but the Lightstrip pricing is offensive, disgusting and just wrong in my opinion. I can excuse their bulbs being pricier (they're often lauded as being better than the competition) but the LED reel pricing grinds my gears. It's daylight robbery.
Edited by: "schmoog" 16th Feb
Maybe its just me but they feel massively over priced, for a strip of LEDs I wouldn't feel like i was getting a bargain if they were £20, you can get a Chinese equivalent for £10-£15 so whats such a huge difference that the price needs to be 5x higher ?
Edited by: "Mark_Hickman" 16th Feb
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Not bad. Nothing special though. You can get the 2m kit for about £51 and the extension kits have been going for £10 lately. So it's a saving of about £6

I'm going to wait for a drop in the 2m starter kits before I take the plunge
Already purchased some extension kits off Amazon when at £10
Edited by: "efc_4ever" 16th Feb
Maybe its just me but they feel massively over priced, for a strip of LEDs I wouldn't feel like i was getting a bargain if they were £20, you can get a Chinese equivalent for £10-£15 so whats such a huge difference that the price needs to be 5x higher ?
Edited by: "Mark_Hickman" 16th Feb
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efc_4ever16/02/2020 10:43

Not bad. Nothing special though. You can get the 2m kit for about £51 and …Not bad. Nothing special though. You can get the 2m kit for about £51 and the extension kits have been going for £10 lately. So it's a saving of about £6I'm going to wait for a drop in the 2m starter kits before I take the plungeAlready purchased some extension kits off Amazon when at £10


I don’t disagree, however compared to prices today you’d be looking at £51.73 for 2m plus £19.99 for the 1m on Amazon.

I’ve got the lights and tv, but I’m undecided if I want the light strip too.
StevenRogers16/02/2020 11:03

II don’t disagree, however compared to prices today you’d be looking at £51 …II don’t disagree, however compared to prices today you’d be looking at £51.73 for 2m plus £19.99 for the 1m on Amazon.I’ve got the lights and tv, but I’m undecided if I want the light strip too.


Yes same. I've got the lights but not the tv and I thought I'd give the light strips a try for my TV cabinet and kitchen but I'm not paying £50 for the starter kit. Will wait for a bigger reduction
Edited by: "efc_4ever" 16th Feb
Mark_Hickman16/02/2020 10:59

Maybe its just me but they feel massively over priced, for a strip of LEDs …Maybe its just me but they feel massively over priced, for a strip of LEDs I wouldn't feel like i was getting a bargain if they were £20, you can get a Chinese equivalent for £10-£15 so whats such a huge difference that the price needs to be 5x higher ?


It's possible to hook up conventional non-Philips LED strips to Hue; it requires a ZigBee controller - they're on eBay for about £19. You also need a 12v DC in adapter (£4+) with enough amps for the strip you'll be powering and the necessary connectors for the type of strip you're hooking up (or if you're familiar with soldering; just cable - but solderless clips and pin connectors work well too). So it can be done for a lot less albeit with some extra steps.

You can actually get better results from doing your own DIY LED strips as you can choose the density of strip (how many LEDs per meter) and opt for better quality RGBWW strips still for far less money than Hue Lighstrips. The DIY route is still pretty convenient and quick to set-up.

Hue has always been expensive but the Lightstrip pricing is offensive, disgusting and just wrong in my opinion. I can excuse their bulbs being pricier (they're often lauded as being better than the competition) but the LED reel pricing grinds my gears. It's daylight robbery.
Edited by: "schmoog" 16th Feb
Extensions are out of stock now, so can't add to basket.
Heat added op
Extension is out of stock no deal no longer valid
schmoog16/02/2020 11:38

It's possible to hook up conventional non-Philips LED strips to Hue; it …It's possible to hook up conventional non-Philips LED strips to Hue; it requires a ZigBee controller - they're on eBay for about £19. You also need a 12v DC in adapter (£4+) with enough amps for the strip you'll be powering and the necessary connectors for the type of strip you're hooking up (or if you're familiar with soldering; just cable - but solderless clips and pin connectors work well too). So it can be done for a lot less albeit with some extra steps.You can actually get better results from doing your own DIY LED strips as you can choose the density of strip (how many LEDs per meter) and opt for better quality RGBWW strips still for far less money than Hue Lighstrips. The DIY route is still pretty convenient and quick to set-up.Hue has always been expensive but the Lightstrip pricing is offensive, disgusting and just wrong in my opinion. I can excuse their bulbs being pricier (they're often lauded as being better than the competition) but the LED reel pricing grinds my gears. It's daylight robbery.


Got a link to a guide?

Cheers
benharpit_uk16/02/2020 15:02

Got a link to a guide?Cheers


There's a guy who did a write up on it here;
char.gd/blog/2018/building-better-cheaper-philips-hue-led-strips/amp

This is the controller he used; ebay.co.uk/itm/184121727691

It may be slightly cheaper on AliExpress.

Then all you need is a DC in adapter rated high enough for your strips (I'm using a 3 amp one for 4 meters as RGB@30LED/meter*4 draws something like 2.4A) and some connectors - my led strips already had pre-soldered 4 pin connectors so I needed a bare wire to 4 pin. RGBWW meanwhile has 5 pins or 5 wires. If the LED strips are "naked" with no connectors - you can use "hippo clips" in conjunction with with bare wire if you don't want to solder. It sounds convoluted but it's pretty simple figuring out what you'll need I swear . There's usually eBay listings with all the connectors and components which will help you visually identify how to make your particular LED strip hook up to the controller. eBay can be a little expensive for the small things like extension cables or splitter cables however - but it's quicker than AliExpress.
Edited by: "schmoog" 16th Feb
Extension is back in stock, just ordered!
Jakosaur17/02/2020 08:34

Extension is back in stock, just ordered!


Thank you, I’ve reactivated.
Anyone know where to get a cheap Bridge from?
Very over priced. I've been using a £5 RGB controller for the past year with zero issues, it's connects to my Google home and will work with all 4 pin RGB light strips.
1m strip out of stock again.
I'm after another Philips Hue strip but the wall plug is a brick! Anyone know if I can just cut the end off and attach it to a normal size plug?

Thanks
Way overpriced.
Mark_Hickman16/02/2020 10:59

Maybe its just me but they feel massively over priced, for a strip of LEDs …Maybe its just me but they feel massively over priced, for a strip of LEDs I wouldn't feel like i was getting a bargain if they were £20, you can get a Chinese equivalent for £10-£15 so whats such a huge difference that the price needs to be 5x higher ?


With a Chinese equivalent they offer a burnt down house also..... For free
nik117/02/2020 11:48

With a Chinese equivalent they offer a burnt down house also..... For free


Doubt it, more than likely the same factory banging out hue products are making cheaper alternatives with the same production material just different designs
nik117/02/2020 11:48

With a Chinese equivalent they offer a burnt down house also..... For free




govee does all this, integrates with alexa and google home, 5m for half the price, sometimes under £20.

amazon.co.uk/Gov…LX7
Mark_Hickman17/02/2020 11:56

Doubt it, more than likely the same factory banging out hue products are …Doubt it, more than likely the same factory banging out hue products are making cheaper alternatives with the same production material just different designs


I agree a lot of safe products are manufactured in China for the big brand sellers around the world. But under strict regulations eg CE mark for UK.

I assumed you were taking about a half the price unregulated cheap Chinese knock off? Cheaper for a reason.... Thinner uncoated wires, less or no insulation on vital parts etc etc
upset.brown.pant17/02/2020 12:03

govee does all this, integrates with alexa and google home, 5m for half …govee does all this, integrates with alexa and google home, 5m for half the price, sometimes under £20.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Govee-Controlled-Waterproof-Lighting-Decoration/dp/B07VCL7LX7


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upset.brown.pant17/02/2020 12:03

govee does all this, integrates with alexa and google home, 5m for half …govee does all this, integrates with alexa and google home, 5m for half the price, sometimes under £20.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Govee-Controlled-Waterproof-Lighting-Decoration/dp/B07VCL7LX7


Amazon sell these too..... Bargain!

BBC News - Amazon: Suspect child car seats found for sale on its store again
bbc.co.uk/new…010
nik117/02/2020 12:05

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your point is? i know they're chinese. they won't burn your house down.
nik117/02/2020 12:10

Amazon sell these too..... Bargain!BBC News - Amazon: Suspect child car …Amazon sell these too..... Bargain!BBC News - Amazon: Suspect child car seats found for sale on its store againhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51497010


lol, are you aware how much stuff is both made in china and available for sale on amazon that isn't dangerous?
nik117/02/2020 11:48

With a Chinese equivalent they offer a burnt down house also..... For free


You do realise that most tech (especially components) is made and imported from China right?

These are probably made in China, whack the Philips branding on and put a 200% mark up on them.

Been using a custom cheap LED set up in my wardrobe and kitchen for about 4 years now... still no fires.
dbizal17/02/2020 12:19

You do realise that most tech (especially components) is made and imported …You do realise that most tech (especially components) is made and imported from China right?These are probably made in China, whack the Philips branding on and put a 200% mark up on them.Been using a custom cheap LED set up in my wardrobe and kitchen for about 4 years now... still no fires.


Yes thanks i do know. I'm not stressing the point about 'made in china' and brand companies slapping their logo on it for 200% markup!

My point is completely about unregulated products made by unknown cheap Chinese companies which pose a potential danger to life /home etc
upset.brown.pant17/02/2020 12:12

your point is? i know they're chinese. they won't burn your house down.


Time to bug out of this conversation before it goes toxic on a different tangent.

You and one other have completely missed my point :/
ScoobyDoobyDoo17/02/2020 10:52

I'm after another Philips Hue strip but the wall plug is a brick! Anyone …I'm after another Philips Hue strip but the wall plug is a brick! Anyone know if I can just cut the end off and attach it to a normal size plug?Thanks


Probably not. If it’s a “brick” then it’s an ac to dc adapter so a plug at 240v would just fry it
Jakosaur17/02/2020 08:34

Extension is back in stock, just ordered!


Just got a call stating the extensions weren't in-stock, and my order for an extension will go on back-order. Not sure why they said they had stock but deal should be expired again, as they not available for purchase.
StevenRogers17/02/2020 09:13

Thank you, I’ve reactivated.

Can anyone suggest good Chinese brands for strip leds?
Zedmeister17/02/2020 13:09

Can anyone suggest good Chinese brands for strip leds?


Here’s a cheap one:


rover.ebay.com/rov…819

And for anyone looking for a high quality alternative to the Hue LED strip:

rover.ebay.com/rov…634

The price has been cheaper previously so worth waiting and keeping an eye on the price if you’re not in a huge hurry for one.

Hope of some help to someone?
Zedmeister17/02/2020 13:09

Can anyone suggest good Chinese brands for strip leds?


Gledopto, buy the zigbee controller and led strips and it works with hue hub plus they have more leds so it’s brighter
upset.brown.pant17/02/2020 12:03

govee does all this, integrates with alexa and google home, 5m for half …govee does all this, integrates with alexa and google home, 5m for half the price, sometimes under £20.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Govee-Controlled-Waterproof-Lighting-Decoration/dp/B07VCL7LX7


2 entirely different products. Philips hue are zigbee. Govee are just wifi.
ashley.nelson17/02/2020 15:05

Gledopto, buy the zigbee controller and led strips and it works with hue …Gledopto, buy the zigbee controller and led strips and it works with hue hub plus they have more leds so it’s brighter


Actually I'm looking to put them on z-wave
Zedmeister17/02/2020 15:42

Actually I'm looking to put them on z-wave


Sorry, I’m not very clued up on z-wave stuff so I can’t recommend anything
Bought this and the 2m extension before Xmas. Brilliant bit of kit and works with Alexa from anywhere in the house. Only slight issue I have is that Alexa sometimes turns the wrong bulbs on.
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schmoog16/02/2020 11:38

It's possible to hook up conventional non-Philips LED strips to Hue; it …It's possible to hook up conventional non-Philips LED strips to Hue; it requires a ZigBee controller - they're on eBay for about £19. You also need a 12v DC in adapter (£4+) with enough amps for the strip you'll be powering and the necessary connectors for the type of strip you're hooking up (or if you're familiar with soldering; just cable - but solderless clips and pin connectors work well too). So it can be done for a lot less albeit with some extra steps.You can actually get better results from doing your own DIY LED strips as you can choose the density of strip (how many LEDs per meter) and opt for better quality RGBWW strips still for far less money than Hue Lighstrips. The DIY route is still pretty convenient and quick to set-up.Hue has always been expensive but the Lightstrip pricing is offensive, disgusting and just wrong in my opinion. I can excuse their bulbs being pricier (they're often lauded as being better than the competition) but the LED reel pricing grinds my gears. It's daylight robbery.


Thanks for this, I was looking at getting a hue light strip but have decided to give this option a try.

The only trouble I'm having is getting the right LED strip. Looking at an RGB+CCT strip to match the zigbee controller which has 6 pins. All led strip I can find only have 5 connector pins. Will it work if I just get an RGBWW led strip that has just 5 pin connectors and try connect it to a controller with 6 pin ports (one of the ports being left open) ?

Controller I'm looking to buy is the GLEDOPTO RGB + CCT.

Any help or clarification on what I should get would be appreciated
Back in stock, just bought. Cheers op
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