I already shared the first interesting detail about the new fourth generation Philips Hue LightStrip Plus with you yesterday: Due to much more compact connection pins the new LightStrip cannot be extended with old extensions – and vice versa. Today I would like to take a look at a new feature of the LightStrip together with you: The included connector.
With the so-called Hue Connector you can reconnect a cut off part of the light strip. So if you shorten the LightStrip Plus, you don’t have to throw the end away, but can use it again later when you mount the light strip at another place.
The idea is very simple: to the left and right of the cut mark that can be found every 33 centimetres, there are two contacts installed. Exactly at these contacts, the Hue Connector docks and reconnects the two previously separated parts of the LightStrip. Up to now, this was only possible if you had taken a soldering iron – a really fiddly job.
Now it should be easier – but as my practical experience has shown, you still have to work very precisely. At least for me it was not enough to simply cut the LightStrip and then connect it to the adapter. Before everything worked properly, I had to rework a little on both cut edges.
And so a 3 minutes long clip turned into a more than 8 minutes long video, which you can watch if you are interested. Unfortunately only in German language yet, but I’m sure you will understand how everything works.