LPT: Philips Hue Lightstrips Are WIDER Than Normal – New Video

This short video explains that Philips Hue’s indoor Lightstrips are wider than normal, meaning that they do NOT fit inside standard diffuser channels:

This is frustrating if you have just purchased loads of diffuser channels.

Hue’s Lightstrips are around 14mm (⅗”) in width, because they are 6-pin. Many other LED light strips are 8-9mm in width, due to being 4 or 5 pin.

If you have a Hue Lightstrip, make sure that the INTERNAL width of any diffuser channel is at least 15mm (⅗”).

This video is available to watch on:

Video Transcript

Hello, I’m Tristan from Smart Home Point. If you’ve recently gone out and purchased a Philips Hue Light strip kit and you plan on running it in a diffuser channel to prevent all the light bump-type effects, then you need to know that Philips Hue Light strips are actually wider than normal.

So this is a Philips Hue Light strip and this is a standard one, and what you can see is, it’s a lot wider, quite a few millimeters wider, in fact. If we look at it here, this one is around eight or nine millimeters, whereas the Philips Hue one is 14 millimeters.

And why this is important is because a normal diffuser channel simply won’t fit a Philips Hue Light strip. It just wouldn’t fit into it because of the extra width. It’ll fit the other one just fine, but not a Philips Hue one. So what you need to do is make sure that any diffuser channel that you buy specifically fits Philips Hue Light strips.

So, it needs an internal width of at least 15 millimeters and then the Philips Hue Light strip will actually fit inside it.

About Tristan Perry

Tristan Perry is a software developer who is passionate about tech gadgets, DIY and housing. He has therefore loved seeing smart homes hit the mainstream. Tristan also has an academic background (in Math & Computer Science), and so he enjoys digging into the technical ways that smart home devices work.

Tristan owns close to a dozen Amazon Echo devices, way too many Philips Hue bulbs and lightstrips, a boat-load of Ring Cameras and Doorbells... and a bunch of other smart home devices too (from Reolink, Google Nest, GLEDOPTO and others).

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