How to Cut and Re-Use Hue Lightstrip Off Cuts
With the Hue light strip you are able to cut them to reduce the length of them to suit what you need and how you wish to use them. If you need a longer strip you can also extend them by using a Hue lightstrip extension where you can add extra meter lengths to a maximum of a total 10m length overall.
Cutting and Reconnecting Hue Light Strip
One issue that has been is if you cut your light strip you cannot reuse the off cut easily without soldering a connecter to the end, however a SNAP ON Connector Socket Strip has been created that allows you to easily reuse your offcuts without the need for any soldering. A simple snap on clip that goes over your off cut end gives you a new connector pin allowing it to be reused and attached to a new length of light strip.
To use you just need to:
- Cut you light strip along the solder points.
- Then push the off cut end section into the connecter ensuring a firm solid connection.
- Once in place push down the snap connector to close.
- Now you can connect this to another length.
It is important to make sure the socket makes a good solid connection and contact with the snap on connector.
Below you can see the latest Hue light strip and extension.
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Check out this blog from Litcessory. It explains how to cut and extend the Philips Hue light strip really well. Very easy to follow instructions and it is pretty much plug and play: https://litcessory.com/how-to-cut-and-extend-philips-hue-lightstrips-without-soldering/
Firstly love the website. More useful than Philips themselves!
I have a ceiling light raft that I need to illuminate. It is roughly 3.4 m x 2.2m so 11.2m in total.
| | 2.2m
I know i could get away with using the one power plug but this may cause brightness issue, I maybe able to get a double socket in there and that will solve that issue.
My other dilemma is that I have managed to get 6 x 2 m sets and 3 x 1m extensions. Can I join the 2m sets together:
So: Power > 2m set > 2m Set > 2m Set > 2m set > 2m set > 1m extension or if 2 power plugs can be used:
Power > 2m set > 1m extension > 2m set
Hope that makes sense
any help greatly appreciated