Philips Hue has not launched any new light strips this year. My favourite remains the Philips Hue Ambiance Gradient Lightstrip, which can display several colours and has quite small distances between the individual LEDs. However, at a price of well over 100 euros, the two metre long light strip is not particularly cheap.
Other manufacturers, whose products are still compatible with the Hue Bridge thanks to the ZigBee standard, are cheaper. Ikea, for example, will soon be launching a four-metre long light strip with white and coloured light for 29.99 euros. The new light strip is already available in some countries, such as the Netherlands. However, with 640 lumens, it is probably only suitable for use as mood lighting, and the distances between the LEDs appear to be very large.
Müller-Licht Tint launches a whole collection on the market
Müller-Licht is making a big splash with its smart Tint brand. Seven different light strips are being launched on the market. The following list provides a brief overview of the models and prices:
- LED strip white+colour 3 metres for 49.99 euros
- LED strip white+colour, 5 metres for 69.99 euros
- LED strip white+colour, 10 metres for 109.99 euros
- LED-Strip colour, 3 metres for 34.99 euros
- LED-Strip colour, 5 metres for 49.99 euros
- LED-Strip white, 3 metres for 29.99 euros
- LED strip white, 5 metres for 39.99 euros
Which is quite interesting: In addition to the ZigBee module, Bluetooth is also built into all new Tint light strips. This means that you can theoretically not only link them to the Philips Hue bridge, but also control them directly using the Tint app.
I also find the other technical data quite interesting: The 10 metre long light strip has a maximum brightness of 5,800 lumens according to the data sheet. This is quite remarkable, as the Philips Hue light strips, which can be extended to 10 metres, are not only significantly more expensive, but also shine far less brightly. Definitely something I'll take a closer look at for you.