Why you might want to cut your lightstrip
Your Philips Hue lightstrip is a versatile piece of kit. It’s great for lighting up a dark room, or for creating ambient lighting effects. But what if you want to cut it down to size? Perhaps you want to light up a smaller area, or you want to create a custom lightstrip length to fit your space.
Whatever your reason, it’s easy to cut your Philips Hue lightstrip to size. Here’s everything you need to know about cutting your lightstrip, including where to cut it and how to avoid damaging it.
Where to cut your lightstrip
You can cut your Philips Hue lightstrip anywhere along its length, except for the end with the connector. The best place to cut your lightstrip is at the cut marks that are located every 10 cm along the strip.
To avoid damaging your lightstrip, make sure you use a sharp knife or scissors. Avoid using a saw, as this could damage the strip.
How to avoid damaging your lightstrip
When cutting your lightstrip, be careful not to damage the LEDs. These are located inside the clear plastic tubing, and if they’re damaged, your lightstrip won’t work properly.
To avoid damaging the LEDs, hold the lightstrip so that the LEDs are facing away from the blade as you cut. This will protect them from being cut.
Once you’ve cut your lightstrip, you can use the included adhesive strip to attach it to any surface. Just peel off the backing and stick it down.
How to cut your lightstrip
First, you’ll need to find a sharp object to cut your lightstrip with. A knife or scissors should do the trick. Next, you’ll need to measure the lightstrip to see how long you need it to be. Once you have your measurement, you can mark the lightstrip at the spot where you’ll need to make your cut.
Now, it’s time to actually cut the lightstrip. Be careful not to cut yourself, and make sure to cut along the marked line. Once you’ve cut the lightstrip, you can use the sticky pads that come with it to attach it to whatever surface you’re trying to light up.
And that’s all there is to it! Now you know how to cut your Philips Hue lightstrip so that it’s the perfect size for your needs.
What to do with the excess lightstrip
If you find yourself with extra Philips Hue lightstrip, don’t fret! There are plenty of ways to use up the excess and add a little extra light and style to your home.
One way to use up the extra lightstrip is to create a fun and unique design on your walls or ceiling. You can use the lightstrip to outline a doorframe, window, or piece of art. Or, get creative and use the lightstrip to make a design or words on your wall. The possibilities are endless!
Another way to use the extra lightstrip is to wrap it around furniture or other objects in your home. This can add a nice accent of light to any room. You can wrap the lightstrip around a bed frame, dresser, or even a vase.
Lastly, if you have extra lightstrip but don’t want to use it right away, you can always store it for later. Wrap the lightstrip around a piece of cardboard and put it in a safe place. Then, when you’re ready to use it, you’ll have it on hand and won’t have to go out and buy more.
So, if you find yourself with extra Philips Hue lightstrip, don’t worry! There are plenty of ways to use it up and add a little extra light and style to your home.
How to reconnect your lightstrip
If you have cut your Philips Hue lightstrip in the wrong place, don’t worry! There is an easy way to reconnect it. First, take a look at the cut end of the lightstrip. There are two metal connectors, one on each side. You’ll need to reconnect these in order to get your lightstrip working again.
If the connectors are not touching, simply press them together until they snap into place. If the connectors are touching but the lightstrip is not working, try flipping one of the connectors over. This will ensure that the electrical connection is made and your lightstrip will start working again.
Now that you know how to reconnect your Philips Hue lightstrip, you can cut it in the right place next time!
What to do if cutting your lightstrip doesn’t work for you
If you find that cutting your Philips Hue lightstrip doesn’t work for you, there are a few things you can try. First, make sure that you’re cutting the lightstrip in the right place. There are markings on the lightstrip that indicate where you can safely cut it. If you’re not sure, you can always consult the Philips Hue support website for more information.
If you’ve cut the lightstrip in the right place and it still isn’t working, the next thing to try is to re-connect the lightstrip. To do this, you’ll need to disconnect the power supply from the lightstrip. Once the power supply is disconnected, you can cut the lightstrip in the appropriate place and then re-connect the power supply. This should fix the problem.
If you’ve tried all of these things and the lightstrip still isn’t working, you may need to replace it. You can contact Philips Hue customer support for more information.