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Philips - Hue White and Color Ambiance Outdoor 5m Lightstrip - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 84 reviews

93%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect addition to my Hue systems

    Posted
    cdorschel
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    Grabbed this in the store as I was still on Philips' pre-order list in the Fall. I already own their outdoor Hue products in my Berlin home so I was more than ready for them in the States. The quality is excellent - these outdoor strips have a weight and thickness to them that makes easy to install on fences or simply on the ground as a path light. They come with anchors, however as I laid a number of these on some of my garden fencing for the holidays I didn't need them. I simply rested them on top of 6 foot high fence sections, connected them to my already existing power supplies as I have Hue Lily's for some of my trees (keep in mind, you cannot share power supply units with other Hue Outdoor products as these must use the power bricks they come with, one for each lightstrip), then added them to the Hue app and my HomeKit setup. Done. Unlike the indoor light strips, these diffuse the light for a consistent light across the entire strip, which personally is preferable. The color range is on par with Hue's current color - I was able to match the color of the traditional amber incandescent copper wire low voltage lighting on the wreaths which made the LED lighting match perfectly to a more traditional light (I only used 7% brightness as these are very bright). Even with the extreme cold in NY this winter and heavy winds, they did not fall once or fail, which surprised me as we had a week of record lows. I plan on moving the strips to another outdoor area to act as path lights. Some have asked about indoor use - I don't see why you couldn't. They should work perfectly indoors and I plan on replacing my current indoor light strips with these models as the lighting is much better in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    Posted
    Pinndaddy
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    I am very pleased with the Philips - Hue White and Color Ambiance Outdoor 5m Lightstrip. I had an area at the rear of my house which is frequently used but which had been poorly lit. Not only is this light strip plenty bright to effectively light a previously very dark walkway, it does so with exceptional flare. Being able to set up a routine to have the strip automatically turn on exactly in sync with sunset and turn off with sunrise is awesome, as well as how informative it can be in being able to set up various accent colors to signify changes in weather, like when with the addition of using IFTTT, the Weather Undergound and the Hue app to turn the lights blue signifying the arrival of snow. If I could change the strip in any way, I would redesign it to allow for simultaneous multi-color display so that variable colors could be displayed in motion along the strip rather than only changing color by color along the entire length of the strip. Great product otherwise. Pricey but exceptionally well manufactured and easy to install.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great lights but won’t bend

    Posted
    Matt55
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    These lights were easy to add to the Hue app and look great. They almost look like a soft neon light. They just did not work for my application. I had a outdoor bar built and wanted to add them to the underneath of the bar top to give off a glow. Only problem was they do not bend easily. I understand not being able to bend 45 degrees but these things hardly bend at all. They are really thick. They look great and I am sure they will work for other people, they just didn’t work for what I wanted them to do. Ended up buying some cheap outdoor led strips on amazon and they work great and a lot cheaper.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not ready

    Posted
    Elite1
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Hello everyone Im a LIFX bulb person the color of the LIFX are far superior to the Hue bulbs but decided to try out the hue they have some new products I wanted try the first was the outdoor strip Lights perfect idea for the holidays for me so I read the other customers say the lights on the tail end don’t work and he tried multiples so now it’s my turn and I can say on 10/28/18 my purchase was the same the tail end doesn’t work I’m just curious how does a company of this caliber let this happen no quality control it seems no one is testing the lights please correct the problem I would love to purchase more but as of now its a no go for me test before release

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Tail end about 6 inches would not illuminate

    Posted
    Realster
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    Today I tried to buy a Hue outdoor string light; I bought one and found the tail-end, the last 6 inches of the string wouldn’t illuminate, the rest looked great. Long story short: I went to return it, in the store we tried another and it was the same thing again; went to another store and tried two more and believe it or not, the tail-end of the string did not work on a single one of them (4) in total! Summery: would look great if the string would fully work, maybe a bad batch?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but has flaws

    Posted
    JohnK
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    Similar to other reviewers the light strip arrived with the last 3 inches not illuminating, since I felt it wouldn't impact the use I decided to keep rather than return, but if you looking for uniform brightness throughout the strip you may want to wait for this issue to be fixed. Another review I saw stated leaving the strip unwound made the end of the strip light up however that was not the case with my light strip. Overall the light strip is great and very bright, taking 2 stars off due to the fact it arrived with a defect which seems to be pretty wide spread

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Limited Use of Technology

    Posted
    PhillyPhilly
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    As an owner of 20+ Hue products, this is the first one I strongly dislike. The product cannot be connected to other strips, which they state is due to water, but they have other outdoor products that come with adapters. It is also very difficult to get the adapters/accessories as used in Hue Lily. The team did not do a good job of getting the voice of customer as they would know that many customers like to chain the strips together for decks, around windows, etc.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great quality outdoor Lightstrip

    Posted
    Zack
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    The Philips hue outdoor Lightstrip is the one you’ll find if it’s kind. Its heavy duty material and convenient mounting brackets and included screws allow for endless possibilities when it comes to displaying this light in any outdoor scene. The light looks truly breathtaking when shining upon a wall or figure and the color depth is really impressive. I took away one star because the last 3 inches do not light and I have read this has been a common problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost there ...

    Posted
    MediaMan
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    I got this strip light before Halloween to be extra festive. I was just about to drill the clips on to the deck railing, when I saw on Hue’s Facebook page that some people were having strips that the last 6-8 inches weren’t lightning. So before totally unpacking and drilling, I plugged it in & sure enough my set had the same problem. Best Buy made the return quick and easy. Guess I’ll give Philips some more time to get their outside lighting up to standard. I love the Hue system, with about 40 indoor lights I cannot wait to add some lighting outside.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Service & Sleek Look

    Posted
    Kurt
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    I added to my Hue lighting assortment the Hue Outdoor Light Strip. The sales associate was so nice to look for an additional discount online and applied an additional off. The light was easy to install as are all of the Hue lights. Love what it does to the patio deck. Can’t wait to see it at night.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Last 3-6 inches don't light

    Posted
    Drew
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    The strip is BRIGHT. I bought two of them to put along the fence in the back yard. I installed one and it lit up the entire back yard! Unfortunately both of the strip ends didn't light. I contacted Philips and they said to return them to the retailer, sounds like they know about the issue. When Philips fixes the manufacturing problem, I'll probably buy them again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy & Fun

    Posted
    iou2
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    So easy to install! All you need is a screwdriver and a place to put it if you already have a hue system, and if it's too far away from the hue box just install another hue bulb in between to act as a link. Love the colors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing light!

    Posted
    Tivoalan
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Setup was relatively easy. Light is way brighter than the indoor strips. You don't need to hide the strip out of view like you do the indoor ones. It has a white frosted coating which diffuses the light well. Very impressed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!!! Makes a big difference in ambience!

    Posted
    Mrdallas
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    I’ve always had Phillips hue light strips ever since they came out. This particular light is definitely an upgrade to the last one. Much brighter, quick response through Wi-Fi remote connection, and the lighting is much vibrant. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants some dramatic ambience to there home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well worth the money!

    Posted
    Matt
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    We installed this on our three season porch overhang outside. It is great! Lights up the whole deck, but can dim if we want. Will be great for parties, and having color changing themes. Now I want another one for the bottom. Installation wasn't bad, screws and clips. Then put the light strip up into the clips.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have

    Posted
    Roy74066
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    I put two of these along my sidewalk in front of the kitchen windows. These are not ropes like it says. Ropes are round and emit light 360 degrees, these are rectangular, light from 3 sides. I had to change my plans but it still looks great. I buried them under 3 inches of clear fire pit glass

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big Hue fan

    Posted
    eteyer
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    I started with Hue lights like 3 years ago. I bought this outdoor strip and it is really amazing. The colors, the bright everything works perfectly. I definitely recommend to buy this, easy to install, easy to configure, water proof.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very bright

    Posted
    Jason
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    Used two of these outside under deck railing. Very bright, but also dimmable for subtle lighting. Comes with plenty of clips and screws for mounting, which you will need if you want a straight line. I spread mine out at first and had some sagging. Very easy to add more in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love 'em:)

    Posted
    LastPlace
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    They look fabulous!! The color looks rich because you're looking at a 'flat' color instead of the dots. I had some difficulty getting a dark orange for Halloween but I think with more practice choosing the color I'll get better at finding the 'sweet' spot for any given color.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Work indoors too!

    Posted
    Steve
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    Used them in the master bathroom around the tub/shower about a foot from the ceiling. Definitely added to the look and feel of bathroom. Added a motion sensor for night which activates the nightlight setting.

    I would recommend this to a friend