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Philips - Hue LightStrip Plus Extension - Multicolor-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1017 reviews

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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good, but look for defective strips

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    phoenix
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    I have purchased a few of these extension kits so far, and I have setup most of them. The extension kits work as the instructions indicate they should. I was able to add one or more of these strips to the main Lightstrip Plus strand. Everything easily connects together, and there are marks around every 12 inches that allow you to shorten the strip if needed. After setting everything up, I would have given the product four stars due to how easy it was to add these strips into the primary lights (I took off a star due to the lack of places I can install these strips because the strips do not bend side to side much at all). I did some basic testing after the install, and everything appeared to be working perfectly. However, a short time after the install, I started playing around with the lights more on Halloween with my kids. What I discovered was that two of my extension strips were defective. I discovered the problem as I started testing the various hues of each color available in the Hue App. As the lights changed, I realized that there was about a 12" section on each extension strip that did not match the rest of the lights on that strip when changed to certain colors. This was noticed on strips that had not been cut, or shorted in any way. I have included pictures of the lights to help you see what I mean. The issue was only noticeable when selecting the light colors seen in the photos. Any other color, and the lights matched the rest of the Lightstrip Plus perfectly. I ended up taking the two defective extension strips back to Best Buy, which they returned without a hassle. I bought these the day they were first available in the store, so maybe there was a slight production issues with some of these in the beginning. The rest of my extension strips seem to work fine. However, because of my experience with the two I returned, make sure you test out all possible colors by using the Hue App (or something similar) in order to be sure you have a fully functioning extension strip.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for every day, WOW for fun times!

    Posted
    Clara
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    These Hue strips - and all of their bulbs - are a fantastic addition to our smart home. We have the strips lying on top of our kitchen cabinets and they give a beautiful additional lighted glow to our home. A few tips: 1) You can integrate these with Harmony remotes, Wink, Alexa, etc... In addition, we use programmed routines through IFTT so we can just say or push a button to "trigger reading", e.g., and have all the right light settings immediately set. We use Hue, WeMo switches, and Lutron dimmers all together through the various apps. They work great on Android or iOS. 2) These plug into a regular outlet. Very simple and easy to set up. 3) You can get two foot extension segments or cut the strips to the length you need. 4) We use some other fun apps through our phones, like Disco or Halloween to have the lights do different things. It's so fun and impressive to see all of the colors. 5) You can also use IFTT to have your lights change color, e.g., when your favorite team is playing, if it's raining, or if the space station flies over, just to geek out. I don't think you can have a more beautiful or more affordable way to upgrade your lights.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A couple of issues, but otherwise I am happy

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    WhammyBoy
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    Several weeks after installing them under my kitchen cabinets, these fell off, so I will have to reattach them with something else. Apparently the glue is not as strong. The other thing I was hoping to be able to buy, was a non-lit connector between two light strips. My kitchen cabinets are about a foot apart from each other, and I don't need lights there. It is actually kind of ugly and distasteful how these are hanging up in the air. It doesn't make any sense for something as simple as that to be missing from the market. If anyone has a suggestion how to resolve this, I am open. The third thing I am missing, is a simple on/off switch on the control box. If I don't have any automation, it would be nice to have it. For the money, something like this should have been included in my humble opinion. Other than that, everything else about these is great. The brightness is great - way better than what I expected. The software integration is excellent too. Alexa complements them beautifully.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great strips, even with the difficulty connecting

    Posted
    Wheel
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    I only have three complaints about these strips. 1 - Philips makes it incredibly to customize the length and re-use strips without soldering your own connections. If you plan to cut these, do not cut where Philips marked. Cut between the solder joints so these can be re-used. 2 - You must also buy a bridge to manage these, they're not just plug and play out the box. 3 - The actual strip is directly attached to the controller., meaning the controller must be within a few inches, it can't be hidden with an extension. Other than that, these are fantastic. It is hard to find a LED strip that does both warm white, bright white and colors all in one unit. I installed these as under cabinet lights, using Cat6 cable to extend where needed. I do have other locations where I could use this, but Philips design is not consumer friendly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Lights!!! Too Short for the Price!!!

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    Greens19678
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    These extensions are really cool and are a great way to expand your lightstrip to whatever length you want. However, I do wish they were longer. For $30, they’re quite short. Believe me, I understand pretty much all Philips Hue products are on the expensive side (I own tons of Hue products), but this one kinda bothers me. The main reason it bothers me is because I honestly cannot tell you how many of the extensions I’ve bought!!! That goes to show you how short they really are for the price and how many you’ll have to buy in order to complete the project you’re working on. I’m too afraid to add up how many I’ve actually bought, because at $30 apiece I’m sure it’ll be several hundreds of dollars!!! Probably close to $500!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Philips - Hue LightStrip Plus

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    KennethB
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    I am extremely happy with the Philips Hue products. The Hue LightStrips were a perfect replacement for the fluorescent trays under my cabinets. The Hue LightStrip Extension was just what I needed to extend the Hue LightStrip under one of my longer cabinets. There are no issues when following Philips directions and properly cutting off excess from the Hue LightStrip. These are extremely bright at their highest setting, have a nice dim light at their lowest setting, and their color is very versatile. Be sure to mount the strip at least two inches from the cabinets front framing. This will ensure that the framing doesn't block the light and that the light reaches to the front end of your counter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good light, expensive add on

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    Smarthomeobsessed
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    I used this to add to the light strip plus for added length to provide backlighting for my 55" TV. Pros: -Good lighting -colors matched light strip plus Cons: -Value is not there as far as length vs price is concerned. The light strip plus is made just short enough where larger applications will require extension(s). At this price in addition to the light strip plus cost I'm not sure it's worth it. -Connection point to light strip plus is good for consistent clean flat lines, but it will come apart easily if not stabilized so it won't move. If you need to bend a corner or go over uneven spots at the connection point forget it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Flawless

    Posted
    Erwin
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    It's hard to review this product on its own mainly because this is an extension light strip, and cannot function by itself without the main lightstrip. As an extension strip, however, it is flawless and just works. Just connect it to the main lightstrip and you're all set. Connecting is very easy, and once connected, one cannot tell where the main light strip ends, and where the extension begins. There is also no color difference or degradation, and color hues remain consistent all throughout the entire system. I wish it could have been longer though. If you intend to light up a bigger space, I anticipate you would end buying 2 to 3 of these, and the costs can quickly add up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Light Extensions (add on to 6.6 kit)

    Posted
    Kevin06Vino
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    I'm using this light strip extension (with the 6.6 multicolor lightstrip plus kit) in my kitchen as accent lighting mounted on the top of my kitchen cabinets. I really am impressed by the brightness of these lights, and the ability to dim and change color is a major benefit. They come with an adhesive strip,; however, I am not using it. Instead, I just have them resting on the top of my cabinet (my kitchen is an open concept, with the cabinets appearing to "float" on a 3/4 height wall. This allows the light strip to cast a light for the kitchen, and also the dining room. I have them setup with my Apple HomeKit for automation purposes and essentially use them as a night light, too. This is only an extension (that plugs into the 6.6 Hue lightstrip plus kit). This extension comes with no power supply as it "piggybacks" off the 6.6ft kit. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great lights. Use alternative mounting

    Posted
    Anon
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    Lights themselves are great — five stars in that category. Con: Mounting via adhesive backing seemed ineffective. However, cable ties + mounting bases are a cheap and effective alternative. Product gets dinged for not having a great mounting system out of the box. Other things to think about: Consider carefully what surface you will be illuminating. This looks great against a matte finish, like say drywall. If you are lighting a somewhat reflective surface, then you might get an undesirable Christmas tree light effect. In my case, I had to position these very carefully so as not to see this effect off my high gloss floors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love Hue Lights & You will too.

    Posted
    GUCCIGO32
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    Hue lighting and I have a strange relationship. I LOVE THEM. I can't imagine life, my home(condo) without them, They are truly what make all the expensive 120' 4K home theater, speakers, artwork, custom future, LIGHTING, etc. come togeather. the ability to change the listing via voice or programmed settings create an atmosphere in my home that can seem unbelievable or unreal at times. I can't count the number of people who have been blown away at my home automation...(which is made up of several functioning items, apps, programs, etc) They always mention how "cool that is that the lighting automatically just follows suit depending on the activity. .. they never cease to amaze me as HueLights constantly progress & getting better with updates, algorithms, etc... You can't go wrong with Hue lighting!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Under Cabinet Lighting

    Posted
    Scott
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    I installed these lights under my cabinets and am very happy with the result. They are bright enough to light the countertop at night was well as light up the back splash. The color options are endless, so you can pick one that matches the room. There are 3rd party extension cables, splitters, and cut end connectors available online. These will void any warranties on the Hue, but are required for some projects. Couple negatives: The strips do not allow for placement on any sharp corners as they are not flexible enough. The spacing between spots to cut the strips is too large. It makes it difficult to get precise lengths as the "cut here" symbols are about a foot apart.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what it's supposed to do!

    Posted
    Valentine
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    This is exactly what is described... an extension for your current existing Phillips Hue lightstrip plus. No need to cut or do anything except attach the 4 copper wires to the one end (and only one end I believe) of your strip. This is measured at 1M. I would not mind if the extension were longer; however, this is sufficient and you can attach up to 33 feet I believe according to the Phillips website (google it if you ever have to reach this point). Overall, great product and does exactly what it is supposed to do and not much else to say. Remember to check the lights when you buy them to make sure every area is lighting up and is approximately the same lumen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great way to extend Hue Lightstrip

    Posted
    merv775
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    I have a long row of cabinets (10 feet) in the kitchen. The Hue Lightstrip only come with 6 feet. I bought the Hue Lightstrip Plus extension strip to give me full coverage. The Hue Lightstrip are easy to extend. The website says up to 33 feet. I just plugged in the extra 3 feet and was done. It has a six prong plug that is easy to marry up the male end with the female end. As far as the light strip, it works perfect for early morning at the energizer setting to sunset setting for late evening. Pair it up with Philips Hue switch and app makes it perfect addition to my home. Only complaint is I would like to have the option to buy them in different lengths like 6 feet to even 10 feet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product with some major caveats

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    bsteels
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    I love Hue lighting and the light strips have been a wonderful addition to my office desk. That said, there are a few major gripes that do detract from my overall score: the light strips are too short and even the extension is short; the light strip isn't cheap to begin with and the extensions make it even more expensive (hard to imagine not needing extensions); and the extension makes the light strip... loud? In some colors it makes a sound that it wasn't making prior to attaching the extension.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the Philips Hues products.

    Posted
    Jlmontey
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    I’ve been slowly adding the Hue strips to my kitchen cabinets. They look amazing. I use them above and below. They are programmable. In the morning they come on with this soft light that brightens the kitchen with more than enough light. In the evening they turn on again with beautiful shades from a beach theme. When friends and family come over they are so impressed with lightening effects. You can even get them to slowly rotate through color changes. So cool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Could be great!

    Posted
    Hershey
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    Install was very easy and straightforward. Make sure to clean whatever you are sticking it to extremely well. The sticky tape is not so sticky. Worked great for about a week and then a one foot section right in the middle lost one of the 3 LEDs. Now no matter what color you set it to, that one foot section is a very noticeable different color. I installed these as under cabinet lighting and if it weren't so difficult to take them out, I would return them. I had to drill many holes in the cabinets and thread the lights through them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised a bit pricey

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    Deee
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    It works great with the lightstrip, makes it longer and is a necessity if you want to have a longer section covered. The only reason I deducted 2 starts from this product is that the connection point with the lightstrip is very bad. If you barely touch it the lights the extension will disconnect or even worse, change to a completely different color. It took me about 30 plus minutes to install it, especially if you have it attached to something you will have problems connecting them. Other than the connection issues I do like the product once it is set up and working properly. On another note it is a bit expensive as are all other hue products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple, and easy!

    Posted
    Ironhidegaming
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    This product was exactly what I needed. I was trying to place the Hue Strip all along my kitchen bar, and I needed just a bit more to make it look awesome. I purchased the Hue Extension and I was able to install it in less than 5 minutes and worked perfectly! Love all Hue products, the only thing that is missing from Phillips Hue is an App that I can download on my Samsung TV so that the lights can change as the lights on the movie change.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great light strip!

    Posted
    Spot28
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    I had installed the first generation of the base light strip product in my daughter's room and I was more than surprised to see how much brighter this second generation is. This time I was replacing an earlier light strip by a different manufacturer that was having some issues, and I was very pleased to have to run only one strip not two. I was a bit skeptical about the backing adhesive, but it seems to be holding fine. The only real issue is extension jumpers - had to make my own. There are several videos online for how to do this, and ti worked just fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend