Questions & Answers for Philips Friends of Hue LightStrips
27 Questions from the Community
The control box and power supply should be kept away from direct water sprays or high humidity. The LightStrip can be placed in humid areas, avoiding direct water sprays.
---taken from the Phillips Hue website
- Answered by Hairo G V from Miami
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Yes, you need the Hue bridge, which comes with the starter kit and three globes.
- Answered by John B from Wodonga
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40 watt=450 lumens, is 120 Lumens the maximum brightness?
Is there a setting that would be suitable for use in a vanity, to put on make-up for example, i.e. a setting consistent with natural sunlight, using the starter bulbs and or this strip? it's my understanding that white sunlight settings would be about 6000 lumens, am I missing something?
- Asked by Monte H from Richmond
- Flag as inappropriate (40 watt=450 lumens, is 120 Lumens the maximum brightness?)
I believe you are confusing lumens with degrees kelvin (aka color temperature) The reason I say that is because your number of 6000 is the temperature that sunlight is generally considered. *Approximately 6000K" and that can vary. A tactical flashlight for self defense puts out enough light to temporarily blind someone and those put about 200 LUMENs of light. I hope that helps.
- Answered by Dan C from Prospect
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you control the strip not each LED
- Answered by Francoismaxime L from Quebec
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Does this plug into a regular power socket?
- Asked by Soumik S from Toronto
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Yes. The Strips include a fairly long cord (about 9-10 feet long) which terminates in an AC adapter that plugs into a normal power socket. These do not require hardwiring into an electric source.
- Answered by Mathew S from Columbia
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Does this strip runs on independent battery or do you need to connect it to a regular plug?
And if it's connected to a plug, than why did I saw on multiple source that you can cut it down to the size you want? Does that mean you effectively lose the other part that's no longer connected to power?
- Asked by Esaie D from Montreal
- Flag as inappropriate (Power Source)
I just purchased this strip and I am loving it so far. It does not run on an independent battery and needs to connect to an ac adapter / wall outlet.
Yes you can cut it down to the size you want...it is marked/scored every few inches to show where you can safely cut it. The downside to this is that you lose whatever you've cut and there doesn't seem to be any way to re-use or re-connect that portion. :(
Another thing I've noticed is that these strips aren't able to produce the warm/cool natural lighting temperatures found in some of the presets like 'relax, energize, etc'. So the LightStrips won't show up as another bulb to drag around in the orange/blue gradient.
Hope this helps!
- Answered by Alexander L from Los Angeles
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