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I used this method to connect two disjointed sections of kitchen cabinet top lighting. Total length was 5 meters, and I split one of the 1 meter segments in two, and connected the segments using Cat5e cable.I was a bit worried for a while when one of the solder joints appeared to get warm during operation, but it turned out to be one of the SMD chips on the strip. A similar heat spot was found on the same chip on each of the segments along the strips.For others worrying about overheating; the following site has a calculator that will let you determine the voltage drop (and subsequently the power dissipation) over a length of wire: http://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htmThe hue strips run on 12VDC, and has a power draw of max 1A per meter (guesstimate, since the power supply is rated for 10A, and the max length of a LightStrip Plus is 10 meters). Each wire in a Cat5e cable is AWG24, or AWG23 for Cat6. Now go forth and calculate, lest ye burn down your houses. :)Yes, those terrible 12V halogen spots are going to be replaced with something receptive to Hue bulbs as soon as I get around to it.
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That depends on how you connect the LEDs. If you connect them in parallell, here's no difference in the resistance; the batteries just get drained quicker.
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