Controlled by the Philips Hue app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, the Philips Friends of Hue LightStrips are flexible strips studded with LEDs that let you easily illuminate all sorts of spaces. All it takes is an easy wireless connection with your existing Philips Hue bridge.
A vast palette at your fingertips
These flexible 2-meter LightStrips set your design imagination free. Choose from 16 million colors of light to match your mood or decor. Highlight striking architectural details, define spaces, and illuminate hard-to-reach spots.
Because LightStrips use innovative LED light, they're long-lasting and extremely energy efficient. So it has a minimal impact on your energy bills.
- Create and control your own lighting scheme from the Philips Hue app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
- Flexible strips adhere to any solid surface
- Connect wirelessly via your existing Philips Hue bridge
- Create light settings based on your favorite photos
- Tune, dim, and control your LightStrips from anywhere
- Up to 16 million colors
- 120 lumen output
- Requires a Philips Hue bridge, which is available from the Apple Online Store as part of the Philips Hue Connected Bulb - Starter Pack
Did you notice?Place Friends of Hue LightStrips out of sight to provide subtle or striking indirect lighting.
Apple Recommends ForFocus light on furniture or architectural details–and control color and intensity from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
What's in the Box?
- Philips Friends of Hue LightStrips (6.56 ft./2 m)
- Power Source: AC
- Height: 0.3 cm
- Width: 1 cm
- Weight: 9.17 oz./260 g
- Length: 200 cm
- Mfr. Part Number: 729935548
- UPC or EAN No.: 046677797126
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: Two years
Meet the hue app. The amazing way to control every Philips hue bulb in your home. All in the palm of your hand. It makes the light switch look like it came from the Dark Ages.
With hue, you’ll see light in a whole new way. It lets you play with tone, contrast and colour to create any lighting mood you could dream of. It’s clever, intuitive and connected. It‘s so much more than just a light bulb.
We call it PERSONAL WIRELESS LIGHTING.
hue lets you express who you are, through the way you light your home. With a vast palette of light and colour. So you can set your inner Picasso free.
hue can be wherever you want and you can access it whenever you want. Any room. Any space. All wirelessly, through your smart device. Clever, hey?
At its heart, hue is a lighting solution for the home. It’s functional and practical. But it can also be emotive and inspiring. It’ll change the way you think about home lighting. Forever.
See what hue can do for you:
- Can a light bring back your fondest memories? hue can.
Choose your favourite holiday photos from your library and use the colour picker to recreate the ambience of that safari sunset, island paradise or snow-
- Can a light be a better guard dog than your guard dog? hue can.
Turn your lights on or off remotely using your iPhone or iPad. Even set the lights to come on automatically, just before you return home.
- Can a light help you get better grades? hue can.
Use the ‘CONCENTRATE’ Light Recipe to help you pay attention and stay focussed for longer.
- Can a light help you unwind after a long, hard day? hue can.
The ‘RELAX’ Light Recipe sets your lights to a specific yellow-white tone, scientifically proven to have a calming effect.
The possibilities are endless with hue.
Requires the Philips hue starter pack (3 Philips hue bulbs and hue bridge). Single bulbs can then be added, up to a maximum of 50 per bridge.
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Ratings & Reviews
A useful but expensive strip of lights
I bought this to add to my other hue lights. An interesting difference: The hue lights always turn on standard white and then yo I bought this to add to my other hue lights. An interesting difference: The hue lights always turn on standard white and then you have to change the colour. The lightstrip always turns on to the colour it was last time it turned off. You also can't group the lightstrip in the same way within the hue app. I installed this as under counter lighting and added it to my home automation system so the lights turn to a warm yellow when I enter the kitchen. Love it! …
- Written by John S from Calgary
79 of 90 people found this useful
Picks up where the lightbulbs left off
I recently received my light strips and I'm very happy with the quality and characteristics of this light. I'm familiar with LED s I recently received my light strips and I'm very happy with the quality and characteristics of this light. I'm familiar with LED strips as I've used others for under cabinet lighting. The qualities of the light are very similar to what I've previously experienced with this light type.
As for the color of the strips, nice saturation and the like. If you like the bulbs, you'll like the light strips. …
- Written by Jorge L from San Francisco
72 of 79 people found this useful
I used them as under cabinet lighting in my kitchen. Wish the white light was a little brighter, but having the ability to change I used them as under cabinet lighting in my kitchen. Wish the white light was a little brighter, but having the ability to change color is awesome. …
- Written by Will P from New Orleans
34 of 40 people found this useful
The strip works well with the Hue system, but there are a few basic improvements that would increase satisfaction for future custo The strip works well with the Hue system, but there are a few basic improvements that would increase satisfaction for future customers. First, the strip doesn't do corners well, so I would somehow incorporate 'joints' of some kind into areas of the strip. Second, once you peel off the backing to reveal the tape for adherence, you cannot re-stick the product to any other surface. It loses its stickiness. What Philips should have done was used velcro instead of sticky tape. If they had put the male side of the velcro on the light strip, you could always purchase female velcro from any craft store. Then you'd be able to try the strip out in more than one location. I use the strip along the underside edge of my rectangular, solid wood coffee table so the lights reflect onto my white rug below. After a couple of days, the strip is starting to become loose and sag. Hopefully they'll fix this. I would definitely reconsider buying more in the future if this improvement was made. …
- Written by Peter M from Little Rock
5 of 5 people found this useful
I bought one of these hoping to use it for task lighting in my kitchen.
Pros: Super easy set up, "rubber" enclosed lights shoul I bought one of these hoping to use it for task lighting in my kitchen.
Pros: Super easy set up, "rubber" enclosed lights should be easy to clean and not affected by splashes or spills along its lighted length.
Cons: These are just not bright enough to act as task lighting for a kitchen counter. They also don't have great color fidelity compared to what you're trying to pick in the Hue app, but this might just be that the Hue app is fiddly. However I'm consistently surprised at the greenishness of the lights when I've picked a yellowish color in the app.
It is also mildly annoying that the preset scenes don't activate these lights. Just as others mention. But no one seems to mention that you can work around this by creating a picture based scene that duplicates the presets and does include the lightstrip.
My ultimate verdict is these are cool, and I'm keeping them, but I've found another use where they will work as under shelving accent lights. If I was trying to chop onions by their light, I would lose a finger sooner or later. …
- Written by J Michael D from Troy
4 of 5 people found this useful
Great addition to Hue Starter Set
I recently added more LightStrips to our Hue environment. These are my favorite addition for creating the perfect lighting mood. I recently added more LightStrips to our Hue environment. These are my favorite addition for creating the perfect lighting mood. Note that there are more saturated colors with the LightStrips, (e.g., deeper greens), at the expense of white light ranges. In particular, you can set the Hue/Saturation, but not directly set color temperature. This is why the Light Recipes from the default app won't let you add LightStrips or Bloom lights.
You can control every possible attribute of these Light Strips by using the "Hue Lights" app. The calibration of colors has more variance with LightStrips, so putting two side by side can sometimes cause subtle color mismatches. This can be corrected by creating a scene with the "Hue Lights" app and manually adjusting one of the Light Strips to match the color of the other (e.g., Light Strip #1 has a Hue/Saturation value of 50000/254 while Light Strip #2 has a Hue/Saturation of 49852/250). …
- Written by Cour du V from San Jose
4 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
The LightStrips use the hue/saturation color mode for producing their colors. To change colors the The LightStrips use the hue/saturation color mode for producing their colors. To change colors the app sends commands to the SmartBridge. You can send 65,536 hue values and 256 saturation values: 65,536*256 = 16,777,216.
In reality, it is very hard to distinguish hue or saturation values when they are very close. You can also dim the bulbs in 256 distinct levels. The current SmartBridge maps any 255 values to 254, so saturation and brightness really support 255 levels. Again it is hard to see any difference for values that are very close. …
- Answered by Cour Du V from San Jose
- Jan 17, 2014
Can I use the Hue app to control the lights from my MacBook Pro?
- Asked by Caprice B from New York
- Dec 28, 2013
You will need to download a third-party application to control the Hue lights from your MacBook Pro. You will need to download a third-party application to control the Hue lights from your MacBook Pro. There are a lot more apps than applications available. Philips recently updated their developer's library to work with both apps and applications, so there will probably be more third-party applications coming in 2014. …
- Answered by Cour Du V from San Jose
- Jan 4, 2014
do you need anything else than Philips Friends of Hue LightStrips i.e any other device
- Asked by Neel S
- Jan 25, 2014
Yes, you need the Hue bridge, which comes with the starter kit and three globes.
- Answered by John B from Wodonga
- Jan 27, 2014
Can I use it on 220V AC outlet ?
- Asked by Nasser A from Kuwait
- Aug 16, 2013
both Bloom and LightStrips Friends of hue have an adapter which is 110-240 V compatible Hi there,
both Bloom and LightStrips Friends of hue have an adapter which is 110-240 V compatible, so you can use them in any country, provided you have a plug adapter. …
- Answered by Tommaso G
- Sep 10, 2013
Can you use the strips as outdoor lighting in flower beds
- Asked by Lee H from Houston
- Jan 8, 2014
That sounds like a cool use case. Unfortunately the LightStrips are not rated for outdoor use.
- Answered by Cour Du V from San Jose
- Jan 15, 2014
Are the strips dimmable? Or is the brightness fixed?
- Asked by Susan M from Fort Mill
- Dec 20, 2013
Yes. You can dim the strips with a supported app. If you try the "Hue Lights" app it will let you Yes. You can dim the strips with a supported app. If you try the "Hue Lights" app it will let you change every attribute of Light Strips: Hue, Saturation, Brightness, Alert, and Colorloop. The LightStrip values can be set with sliders, steppers, or direct input. You can also pick from Favorites at various color and brightness levels or add the LightStrips to your scenes. …
- Answered by Cour Du V from San Jose
- Dec 22, 2013