You have already learned a lot about the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip in the past two weeks and what can I tell you: there is still so much to discover with this new product. Today, I’d like to take a look with you at the distance between the LEDs.
This is exactly one of the shortcomings of the Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus, where the individual LEDs are almost six centimetres apart. This means that if the distance to the wall is too small, individual light points will be visible – and that’s exactly what the Play Gradient Lightstrip does not need.
This is exactly why the individual LEDs are much closer together in the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip. They are only about 2 centimetres apart. This means that there are almost three times as many LEDs per metre as in the normal Lightstrip.
To further improve the look, the Play Gradient Lightstrip has a double diffuser, as you can see in the picture above. This diffuses the light even better so that the illumination of the wall behind the TV appears as homogeneous as possible.
This is how long the cables of the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip
In the past days I was also asked about the exact cable length of the light strip. First of all, from the beginning of the Lightstrip a cable of about 15 centimetres leads to the controller, which in turn is 5 centimetres long and has a connection for the power cable on the opposite side. This is 150 centimetres long and leads to a fairly thick power supply unit which is plugged directly into the socket.
If the cable is too long for you, this is not a big problem. You can also use the 5 metre long Hue Play extension cable to extend the cable length to 6.5 metres.