Purpose is to light up a path along a dark area in the woods behind the house .
- Able to run 200 ft, at a price less than Hue Strips which are quite expensive.
- Either weather proof, or coverable by some sort of partially transparent diffusing conduit.
- Dimmable. So it can be a subtle peaceful effect that doesn’t light up Christmas tree bright
Notes / Questions
Not sure if these are good power options: I’ve considered micro trenching a 110v power cable, or using solar with battery. I see things on Amazon using 12v a lot but not sure why.
Don’t want to put those torchlights you buy at Home Depot and mount every 10 feet. It’s just personal preference, don’t like that look, and hopefully the LED strip can look like a continuous band of light with some basic diffusing.
RGB colors would be a cool, but not absolutely necessary for a walking path
Home automation standards are not necessary. It would be nice, but I’d be happy with any standalone app that let me control the lights from Inside.
Actually haven’t heard of dimmable light strings before outside of the Hue, but I see quite a few different options especially 12 V be used on Amazon, but I’m not sure how they would fit into a solution.
Already have good wifi coverage
Any feedback or ideas appreciated.