Philips Hue Lightstrips – Width Guide
Hue Light strips are great, however they are not smallest or thinest and actually come in wider than most other LED strips on the market. If you are looking to install these in your home then it is important to consider the width of them and how you will fix them, reattaching using tape or a mounting channel.
How wide are Hue Lightstrips?
There are different lights strips from hue, indoor and outdoor models, the below table shows the width of these.
|Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus V3||14mm|
|Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus V4||14mm|
|Philips Hue Play gradient Lightstrip||17mm|
|Philips Hue Outdoor Lightstrip||20mm|
Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus V4 version is 14mm and the Philips Hue Outdoor Lightstrips are a bit wider, at 20mm wide. The Play gradient light strips come in different lengths but the width remains the same at 17mm wide.
Hue Lightstrips And Diffuser Channels
The width of Hue light strips is wider than many other LED light strips on the market and therefore don’t always fit in mounting channel and diffuser channels which are to slim. For example the Inner Lightstrip is just 10mm wide.
The silicon casing on the light strip adds 2mm to the overall width making it thinker and wider.
Which Mounting and Diffuser Channels fit Hue Light strips?
There are many mounting channels and diffusers on the market and also many say in there descriptions they work with and are suitable with Hue light strips however this certainly isn’t always the case so be aware.
To fit the internal use Hue lightstrip you would need a channel that can hold a 15-16mm lightstrip allowing for room for inserting it.
Why Is The Philips Hue Lightstrip So Wide?
The indoor light strip has 6 pins and 6 tiny wires running down it, this is then wrapped in a 2mm silicon casing to protect it, while the light strip only has an IP20 rating, the casing is really more to act as a robust protector than against the weather.
The outdoor light strip is designed for all weathers and outdoor use so it has an IP67 rating and the casing is designed to withstand water.
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