Light Strips outdoor use

Updated 7 days ago in [Hardware for Philips hue]
10 on April 24, 2017

I am interested in installing the light strip in a semi outdoor area, where the lights trips may be exposed to water rain but not the lead leading into the power point.

Wonder if anyone has done a DIY in a similar scenario

Thanks

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0 on May 14, 2017

I just installed a 80″ plus 40″ light strip outside to light up a sculpture. So far for 3 days all is well; the light strip and power adapter are shielded from weather. The lights are just at the edge of connectivity from the Hue bridge so sometimes it takes a few tries to communicate. 

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0 on May 14, 2017

Do you mind showing me how you have shielded it form the weather. Thanks Garry

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0 on May 14, 2017

It’s raining just now but tomorrow I see about a couple of pictures for you. I live in Oregon so rain is a constant occurrence. Actually a good friend/neighbor built the shield. 

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0 on May 14, 2017

Ok cool, thanks that will be very helpful. Its going to go in a balcony which is not fully open but water will get in and I don’t want to take any chances.

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0 on May 20, 2017

Sorry I have been able to get the necessary pictures. Basically you create a channel to mount the light strip to protect the lights from the weather. 

Protect the power adapter

Light-strip in the “channel”

Three boards that create the “channel”

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1 on May 21, 2017

Thanks, it has greater form than I expected but I imagine it works well. 

on May 21, 2017

Yes, it has survived several rainy days

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0 on May 22, 2017

I wonder is something like this would help with a bit of sealant both ends https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322448731425

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1 7 days ago

I’ve hit the jackpot. 

HV9693-1808 – Shallow Square Weatherproof Aluminium Profile

You can get it here: http://www.idealled.com.au

talk to Kristen

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