Philips Hue Lightstrip plus kit £47.95 @ Amazon
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Found 17th Dec 2017
Philips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting 2 m Lightstrip Plus LED Kit (Includes 1 x 2 m LED Lighstrip Plus, 1 x Power Adapter), Works with Alexa
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Are these brighter than the bloom? I have a bloom behind the TV but want something brighter. TV is about 3 foot from the wall.
banana_man1 m ago

Are these brighter than the bloom? I have a bloom behind the TV but want …Are these brighter than the bloom? I have a bloom behind the TV but want something brighter. TV is about 3 foot from the wall.


I've got a colour bulb behind my TV. Just fixed a batten bulb holder to the wall and plugged it in.
deeky29 m ago

I've got a colour bulb behind my TV. Just fixed a batten bulb holder to …I've got a colour bulb behind my TV. Just fixed a batten bulb holder to the wall and plugged it in.


Which one? I have the candle colour in a lamp but again it's not overly bright. Thinking of getting the hue par16 from America on eBay. Brightest build they do. But worried about import charges.
Edited by: "banana_man" 17th Dec 2017
Just a regular white and colour ambience E27 that I had left over from the 3 for 2 offer. Thought I may as well utilise it.
I'm torn between this and the LIFX Z starter kit, and already have Philips Hue bulbs in my house. Leaning more towards the LIFX strip though with how much brighter it looks. Plus you can change the colours in sections too.
banana_man22 m ago

Are these brighter than the bloom? I have a bloom behind the TV but want …Are these brighter than the bloom? I have a bloom behind the TV but want something brighter. TV is about 3 foot from the wall.


I have this behind my tv and with just this on it lights the whole room enough to read by, so it's pretty bright imo.
banana_man33 m ago

Are these brighter than the bloom? I have a bloom behind the TV but want …Are these brighter than the bloom? I have a bloom behind the TV but want something brighter. TV is about 3 foot from the wall.


If you wanted to stick by Philips Hue and get something that kinda looks the same but is brighter, you could always buy the Iris.
Caskey20 m ago

If you wanted to stick by Philips Hue and get something that kinda looks …If you wanted to stick by Philips Hue and get something that kinda looks the same but is brighter, you could always buy the Iris.


Yeah the Iris are nice lamps, I had those before Hue. They are a nightmare to get working with your Hue stuff though. Possible, because I did it, but it's really difficult. There are so many different tutorials that don't work.
Will I be able to control this with my iphone or do I need to buy something else? Or maybe I can make it work with TP link smart plug?
Anyone got links to the different suggestions im new to this and would like light behind our tv.
deeky35 m ago

Yeah the Iris are nice lamps, I had those before Hue. They are a nightmare …Yeah the Iris are nice lamps, I had those before Hue. They are a nightmare to get working with your Hue stuff though. Possible, because I did it, but it's really difficult. There are so many different tutorials that don't work.


You're thinking of the old version mate. A new version of them came out called friends of hue that work perfectly. No fondling about like the last ones.
I've got one of these behind my TV cabinet (Lappland - IKEA) and looks great.
Caskey9 m ago

You're thinking of the old version mate. A new version of them came out …You're thinking of the old version mate. A new version of them came out called friends of hue that work perfectly. No fondling about like the last ones.


Oh I didn't realise that. Maybe it's time to get rid of my Blooms?
padamowicz9340 m ago

Will I be able to control this with my iphone or do I need to buy …Will I be able to control this with my iphone or do I need to buy something else? Or maybe I can make it work with TP link smart plug?


There are dozens of apps to control Hue stuff with.
deeky59 s ago

There are dozens of apps to control Hue stuff with.


Not without bridge it won't
deeky14 m ago

Oh I didn't realise that. Maybe it's time to get rid of my Blooms?


I still have my old Philips livingcolors Aura behind my TV and desk and are bright as hell. So looking to buy a lifx strip for the TV and an Iris for my desk maybe.
Edited by: "Caskey" 17th Dec 2017
Ok. I'm going to ask the dumb question...

My kitchen wall units are pre-wired to have some lights installed. I know these have a transformer but if I get an electrician (obviously given my question) can these be wired directly into the existing wiring?

Thanks in advance.
Do you guys just use these as static lights whilst watching TV? I've seen you can get a plugin on Kodi for hue but I just assumed it would be too slow for dynamic lighting.

Edit: just read up on Hue Entertainment which should be rolling out soon, sounds really cool, be interesting to see what devices support it. I just invested in Google Home but might have to get a Echo should Entertainment support Amazon Fire TV. That would be awesome!
Edited by: "maxcovergold" 17th Dec 2017
helloyoufool49 m ago

Ok. I'm going to ask the dumb question...My kitchen wall units are …Ok. I'm going to ask the dumb question...My kitchen wall units are pre-wired to have some lights installed. I know these have a transformer but if I get an electrician (obviously given my question) can these be wired directly into the existing wiring? Thanks in advance.


I'd be interested to know this too...
Of all the things I see on HUKD this is probably the thing I really really Want, (the obvious XboneX and PSPRO aside, but despite it doing exactly what I want it to, the price of these is extotionate... there are so many chinese versions avilable for 20% of this cost for 2.5 times the amount. so I just cant press the button.

Someone please help me justify the cost, but when I'd need/want a couple of these plus over another 10-20 more to do what I'd really like to in regards to room lighting , never mind the extra ones for the kitchen, @ these prices its just crazy ??
can those with tv lighting post some pics please, stating which method/brand you are using... did Phillips persevere with their ambilight product btw?? like the idea but |I think initial implementation was a bit underwhelming
IWANTBLUE26 m ago

Of all the things I see on HUKD this is probably the thing I really really …Of all the things I see on HUKD this is probably the thing I really really Want, (the obvious XboneX and PSPRO aside, but despite it doing exactly what I want it to, the price of these is extotionate... there are so many chinese versions avilable for 20% of this cost for 2.5 times the amount. so I just cant press the button.Someone please help me justify the cost, but when I'd need/want a couple of these plus over another 10-20 more to do what I'd really like to in regards to room lighting , never mind the extra ones for the kitchen, @ these prices its just crazy ??


You'd need 22 lightstrips to do what you really want? I bet you wouldn't want that many once you stated.

I bought more bulbs than I originally planned and I have no regrets. I doubt you will either if you want them that much.

Just don't ever compare them to LIFX strips
padamowicz934 h, 45 m ago

Not without bridge it won't


Yeah, it didn't occur to me that anyone wouldn't know that but in hindsight it's perfectly reasonable that somebody might just buy the striplight without realising.
IWANTBLUE2 h, 26 m ago

can those with tv lighting post some pics please, stating which …can those with tv lighting post some pics please, stating which method/brand you are using... did Phillips persevere with their ambilight product btw?? like the idea but |I think initial implementation was a bit underwhelming



IWANTBLUE2 h, 35 m ago

Of all the things I see on HUKD this is probably the thing I really really …Of all the things I see on HUKD this is probably the thing I really really Want, (the obvious XboneX and PSPRO aside, but despite it doing exactly what I want it to, the price of these is extotionate... there are so many chinese versions avilable for 20% of this cost for 2.5 times the amount. so I just cant press the button.Someone please help me justify the cost, but when I'd need/want a couple of these plus over another 10-20 more to do what I'd really like to in regards to room lighting , never mind the extra ones for the kitchen, @ these prices its just crazy ??


That's easy. Buy cheap Chinese tat for a few quid or buy the real thing with decent quality and great aftersales and support from Philips.
IWANTBLUE2 h, 29 m ago

can those with tv lighting post some pics please, stating which …can those with tv lighting post some pics please, stating which method/brand you are using... did Phillips persevere with their ambilight product btw?? like the idea but |I think initial implementation was a bit underwhelming


Yeah, have a look at the new 9000 series, they have Ambilight and are highly rated OLED TV but very expensive and as far as I know, only John Lewis stock them atm.
IWANTBLUE2 h, 44 m ago

can those with tv lighting post some pics please, stating which …can those with tv lighting post some pics please, stating which method/brand you are using... did Phillips persevere with their ambilight product btw?? like the idea but |I think initial implementation was a bit underwhelming


32786472.jpg32786472.jpg32786472.jpg32786472.jpg32786472-NgJi5.jpgPhilips hue light strip plus 1m extension on the first three pics, I then added another 1m extension to the bottom before wall mounting so gives you an idea on and off the wall
Edited by: "NickyZadok" 17th Dec 2017
deeky6 h, 44 m ago

I've got a colour bulb behind my TV. Just fixed a batten bulb holder to …I've got a colour bulb behind my TV. Just fixed a batten bulb holder to the wall and plugged it in.


Very good idea. I was thinking of doing that with a white ambience one I have
Well spotted OP!
I've got one of these under the bed. Provides a nice dim glow and adds to the ambience at night.

Just need a few blooms now but sadly missed the offers on them earlier.
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Been debating about which option to choose for some indirect lighting for the livingroom.
I would need ~13m total to cover the whole ceiling. These have a 10m limit so could run to two in opposite directions meeting at the ends. But cost would be the main downsides. I missed the 2+1 extension on Amazon es deal for ~£50.
Other option would be to run RGBW 3x5m strips but would then need to add a bigger transformer and a ZigBee transmitter for wireless. Downside would be the loss of either cool or warm white unless anyone knows of a dual white/ RGB strip you can buy cheaper then Phillips Lightstrip plus. Don't like mixing RGB to get white always looks off
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Edited by: "namsu2403" 17th Dec 2017
MSK.21 h, 21 m ago

You'd need 22 lightstrips to do what you really want? I bet you …You'd need 22 lightstrips to do what you really want? I bet you wouldn't want that many once you stated.I bought more bulbs than I originally planned and I have no regrets. I doubt you will either if you want them that much.Just don't ever compare them to LIFX strips


why not compare?? and no i don't need 22 with the controllers etc, but id want something in the region of 40meters worth is what I meant genuine interest as it is just the overall price holding me back ..
namsu240312 h, 54 m ago

Been debating about which option to choose for some indirect lighting for …Been debating about which option to choose for some indirect lighting for the livingroom. I would need ~13m total to cover the whole ceiling. These have a 10m limit so could run to two in opposite directions meeting at the ends. But cost would be the main downsides. I missed the 2+1 extension on Amazon es deal for ~£50. Other option would be to run RGBW 3x5m strips but would then need to add a bigger transformer and a ZigBee transmitter for wireless. Downside would be the loss of either cool or warm white unless anyone knows of a dual white/ RGB strip you can buy cheaper then Phillips Lightstrip plus. Don't like mixing RGB to get white always looks off[Image] [Image]

This is y I wanted the 40 odd meters for indirect mood lighting in 2-3 rooms and for the TV's too.

Whilst I take Deeky's point ref cheap Tat or quality built kit, my point is the likes of |Phillips are holding the price way higher than it needs to be not all the Chinese suppliers are cheap Tat.. I've used Chinese LED's (individual) on projects for years and still going strong the same led's from the likes of RS would have cost as much for one as for a packet in some cases...
NickyZadok19 h, 12 m ago

[Image] [Image] [Image] [Image] [Image] Philips hue light strip plus 1m …[Image] [Image] [Image] [Image] [Image] Philips hue light strip plus 1m extension on the first three pics, I then added another 1m extension to the bottom before wall mounting so gives you an idea on and off the wall


Cheers Nicky, I like the effect , possibly prefer the cabinet mount purely due to the fuller under reflection as the shape of the back of your Tv leaves some missing corners that draw the eye a bit, but overall a stunning effect, congrats!! Thanks for the pics..
deeky19 h, 24 m ago

Yeah, have a look at the new 9000 series, they have Ambilight and are …Yeah, have a look at the new 9000 series, they have Ambilight and are highly rated OLED TV but very expensive and as far as I know, only John Lewis stock them atm.



yeah I'm afraid being off work long term for a number of operations means that level of TV is well out of my price range , hence why I'd not checked them out I guess... but thanks for the answer...
Looking into it a bit further there's a difference between the blue and purple box of lightstrip plus. With the purple 2m pack the led strip is hardwired to the controller and you can't join two 2m packs together. (Would have worked out cheaper in the 2+1 deal to get a few combos than lots of 1m's)
So if you want to join 2m strips together you need to get the older blue packs like in the picture here.
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