Light strips are a great thing and basically always work in the same way: you unroll them, stick them to a smooth surface and then enjoy the colourful light. And you can even extend the light strips, up to 10 metres in the case of Philips Hue, for example. However, both the Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus and the Philips Hue Ambiance Gradient Lightstrip have a problem: the power supply unit delivers a maximum of 20 watts and the maximum brightness remains identical.
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.
Hueblog reader Marius sent me some photos of his latest DIY project over the weekend and I was definitely impressed. Today I would like to present you his LED Christmas tree and get your creative vein going a little bit. Until Christmas Eve there is still a little time to be creative yourself.
Only about one and a half months ago, Philips Hue introduced the fourth generation of the Philips Hue LightStrip Plus – with rather few changes. Apart from the possibility of reconnecting cut pieces with a connector, the light strip itself has remained unchanged – to the displeasure of many Hue users who were looking forward to more new technology.
In my search for new ZigBee products that can be connected with the Philips Hue Bridge, I came across a Giderwel light strip a few days ago. The LightStrip, which is just under two meters long, costs just 28.99 euros – only about half of what you paid for the Philips Hue LightStrip Plus in good times.
At the beginning of the month I could announce that Innr will launch a new light strip. The Innr Flex Light for indoor use will be available in three different versions until the end of July, I could already get a first impression. The following three models are available: Innr Flex Light 120 C with 2 meters length and plug for 49,99 Euro Innr Flex Light 140 C with 4 meters length and plug for 69,99 Euro Innr Flex Light 140 C /LD with 2 meters length and LED driver without plug for 69,99 Euro Compared to the previous Innr Flex Light, there is one major difference in addition to the new, shorter version: The old light strip with a length of four meters had two “ends” and could be connected to the controller with both ends after cutting through.
The Dutch manufacturer Innr, which we now know very well, today presented three new versions of its LightStrip. The new LightStrip is available in two different lengths and can of course still be coupled and controlled via ZigBee with the Philips Hue Bridge. As usual with third-party products, we only have to do without Apple HomeKit and Hue Entertainment.
It was announced earlier this year that Philips Hue is working on a new LightStrip Plus. Not surprisingly, since the absolute bestseller from the Hue portfolio is one of the few products that has not received a Bluetooth update.