Home New to HK: Is Hue Light Strip good for me?

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by adam9c1, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

    adam9c1

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    Chicagoland
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    I'm new to HomeKit. I will be implementing two iHome outlet plugs, but I have a question about Hue Light Strips.

    In our kitchen we have poor lighting. One ceiling fixture with a fan and 6 lightbulbs in that. I have installed 100w equivalent and it lights up the table etc OK but we need task lights at the countertops.
    We have one 3 halogen light fixture under the sink.

    Will Hue Lightstrip provide ample light as a work light?
    I understand this expense would be much higher than "regular" light strip, but I can't find anything decent at Amazon. Strips I see is 5feet = 60watt.

    Also what's the difference between light strip and light strip plus?
     
  2. amjustice macrumors 6502

    amjustice

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    Location:
    Naperville, IL
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    I was just looking at these the other day.

    I believe the lightstrip plus has a larger output. Here is their page on the new one:

    http://www2.meethue.com/en-us/productdetail/philips-hue-lightstrip-plus

    Vs the old one:
    http://www2.meethue.com/en-us/productdetail/philips-hue-lightstrip

    I think where the lightstrip shines (Bad Pun) is for things like under cabinet lighting. I don't think you are going to want to put this somewhere where you are going to be able to see it directly. More somewhere you can hide it under a counter or cabinets and then let the light shine out.

    For me it seemed a little expensive but I like the idea though...

     
  3. adam9c1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    adam9c1

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    Yeah, the LEDs would be mounted under cabinets.
    Looking for someone with first hand experience.
     
  4. simonx314 macrumors regular

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    I have Philips Hue Lighstrip+ lights under my kitchen cabinets and they work great for kitchen counter lighting.
     

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