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Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip Ambient TV backlight (55")

Item # 945560409

This light strip is designed to be attached to the back of your TV for gaming or movie night ambience.

This light strip is designed to be attached to the back of your TV for gaming or movie night ambience.

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About the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip

Ned O.

Dynamic light for your TV

The Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip gives you color-changing ambient light that can mimic and extend what's on your TV screen.

Dynamic light for your TV

Philips Hue Play Gradient Light Strip

Mounted on the back of your TV, the Gradient turns your walls into an extension of your screen.

The Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip gives you color-changing ambient light that can mimic and extend what's on your TV screen.

The possibilities and the Gradient's capability to react are endless. The glare of explosions reaches beyond the confines of your TV. Your home theater takes on the same ambience as the dimly lit cafe on the screen.

Game on

Gamers can immerse themselves in the strange glow of virtual worlds, the brightness of the stadium, the hot western sun — wherever the game takes you.

The light strip can also be set to react to music. Sync it with other Hue color-changing lights in a group and you can throw a legitimate dance party.

Dual app control

This light strip requires a Philips Hue Bridge and can be controlled with the Philips Hue app. But if you want the Gradient to react to your content, you'll also need the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box and the Philips Hue Sync app. You'll create a new "entertainment area" in the Hue app and control light automation parameters with the Sync app.

Made for TV

The light strip mounts to the back of your TV with the included brackets. Stick the adhesive-backed clips onto your TV — it helps to lay it flat on the floor for installation — then fit the light strip into the channels following the included instructions. The Gradient will cover three out of four sides behind your screen — top, left, and right.


Product highlights:

  • ambient, reactive light strip for TVs 55"-60"
  • easy to mount with the included adhesive-backed clips
  • millions of tunable colors
  • white color temperature: 2000-6500K
  • requires Philips Hue Bridge
  • Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box required to sync light strip with TV
  • control with Philips Hue Sync app and Philips Hue app
  • compatible with:
  • 20 watts
  • adjustable brightness up to 1100 lumens
  • rated for approximately 25,000 hours of use
  • 5/8"W x 5/8"H x 85-3/16"L
  • warranty: 2 years
  • MFR # 560409

What's in the box:

  • 7' Lightstrip for 55" TV with 6" pigtail (4-pin connector)
  • AC adapter with DC barrel output (DC output: 24V 0.83A)
  • 2-Prong AC plug adapter
  • 59" DC power cord (barrel connectors on both ends)
  • Wi-Fi light controller (DC barrel connector on one end and 4-pin connector on other end)
  • 2 Adhesive-backed corner mounting clips
  • 3 Adhesive-backed straight mounting clips
  • Installation Guide (A)
  • Safety Instruction (B)

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More details on the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip

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Overview: The Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip enhances your TV and movie watching experience by surrounding your TV screen with color that is synchronized with the action on the screen. The flexible lightstrip mounts to the rear of your TV with the included adhesive-backed clips and creates a unique lighting effect behind your TV. The Play Gradient Lightstrip requires a wireless connection to the Hue Bridge (sold separately, or included in a Hue Starter Kit), and the Play HDMI Sync Box. You'll also need to download the free Hue Sync app for desktop or mobile devices. This Play Gradient Lightstrip is designed for 55" TVs and larger. Lightstrips are also available for 75" and 65" TVs.

Gradient Lightstrip: The Gradient Lightstrip is "quarter round" shaped (0.6" x 0.6") and 84" in length with a 6" power pigtail. It mounts across the top and down each side of the TV and projects colored light onto the wall behind. Unlike the Hue Lightstrip Plus, which can illuminate only one color at a time, the Gradient Lightstrip can produce multiple colors simultaneously, and blend colors together so they flow naturally into one another. The strip's pigtail plugs into the Wi-Fi controller, and is powered by the included 20-watt power supply. The controller wirelessly connects to the Hue Bridge and HDMI Sync Box which synchronizes the colors to the content on the screen.

Installation: The Gradient Lightstrip comes with five 3M adhesive-backed mounting clips to attach the strip to the back of your TV. Two of the clips are designed for the upper corners, while the straight clips are for the top center and lower left and right corners (ends). You should avoid covering up the speakers or ventilation slots on the back of the TV. The end with the controller/power connection should be installed on the lower right corner in order for the light colors to match the colors on the screen.

Philips Hue Sync Mobile App: The special Hue Sync mobile app (different from the regular Philips Hue app) helps you set up, configure, and use the Play Gradient Lightstrip and the Play HDMI Sync Box. In the app, you can sync up to 10 color-capable Hue lights, control the brightness and speed of the light effects, and switch between video, game, and audio modes. The Hue Sync desktop app does not work with the Play HDMI Sync Box--you must use the Hue Sync mobile app. The Hue Sync app is available for free download for Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod touch with iOS 12.0 or later, and Android devices running version 7.0 and up.

Voice Control: The Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip can be controlled by voice commands through your favorite Virtual Assistant. The lightstrip is compatible with Siri (Apple HomeKit), Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant.

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I didnt get these from yall but Ive bought a bunch through Crutch so I thought Id ask... Can you help me find a replacement mount part number for the back of the TV? I know I could just rip these off and then put some new 3M doublestick after completely cleaning and hopefully not damaging the original plastics but that seems like a lot of work. Im hoping to spend maybe $30-$40 on new mounts instead of doing all of that considering Id have to purchase this double stick 3M as well even if I did do all of that to re use the originals... The instructions say on a 65" TV, if you get the lights for 65"-70", you need to space the lights about 2 inches off of the sides. They said this in metric but it was about 2" minimum. I mounted them at that measurement thinking for sure Id have enough light strip but later found out that it was about 8 inches shy of reaching the bottom of the screen on the back since they are only 100" long and the circumference of 2 inches inside of my exactly 65" TV is about 17 inches too long and the lights dont line up like they should with the pic now. Maybe if there isnt an official hue replacement part number for this yet, they need to know that people like me, who follow directions (I could have measured it beforehand and I should have but most ppl just follow instructions and thats me RN) might need options for things going wrong. Thanks in advance! I can email the pics
james  Mar 01, 2023
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Please reach out to our advisors via online chat or phone at 1-800-324-9695. They'll be happy to help with a specific situation such as this.
zachary  Mar 01, 2023 (Staff)

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