Light Strips outdoor use

Updated on November 14, 2017 in [Hardware for Philips hue]
11 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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1 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”

on November 14, 2017

Hello, just would like to ask you, after few months of usage, does the hul light strip still work well outside?

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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 on May 23, 2017

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

on May 23, 2017

Cool

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