I have wanted to light the underside of the treads of a spiral staircase for a long time. I recently scored some HUE Lightstrips Plus and thought that would be the way to go but I have quickly hit the wall.
My goal was to have a one to two foot strip of dim-able LEDs (required) with adjustable color (wanted but not needed) on the underside of each of twelve treads. Due to the nature of the staircase and physical constraints, one long strip can not be used. Each individual strip must be wired to the others via a series (or some series-parallel) arrangement.
While the new HUE strips are cut-able, and extendable, if you need to cut them, everything beyond the cut spot is dead to you (including the extendable connector). And while my soldering skills are OK, soldering anything to the very fine flexible ribbon, by hand, would be near impossible for me.
This would mean 12 lightstrip kits, and wiring 12 supplies, and wasting 75% of the kits’ LEDs.
So now I have to rethink this. Anyone here done such a project and can offer some advice?