Last month Philips Hue updated what is probably its most popular product: The LightStrip Plus. The new model now also works via Bluetooth, and cut-off parts can be reconnected with a connector. But this is not the only change. As I already found out, the connection between LightStrip and extension has changed as well.
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.
One question has reached me several times in the past two weeks and today I finally have the chance to go into the details: Is the new LightStrip Plus compatible with the old model? I can make it short and sweet at this point: Unfortunately not. This fact is interesting in some situations, for example if you want to extend a LightStrip with an extension.
If you read this diligently, you could find out about most of the new products in advance. Now the new and updated products are official and can be purchased immediately. Finally. A new version of the Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus, the most popular product in the Hue range, is now available.
Even if this is not a real replacement for Ambilight, this idea should be more than interesting for many users. After all, a television, possibly still mounted directly on the wall with a bracket, is perfect for indirect wall lighting. And what could be more suitable than a Philips Hue LightStrip Plus?