The new generation V4 of the Lightstrip, which has been available since June, has a Bluetooth module and can thus be controlled with the Hue Bluetooth app without Hue Bridge or other gateway. So you are of course also in terms of control limited to the usual Bluetooth range, but on the other hand independent of the Internet.
Where previously separated parts of the Lightstrip were lost (unless you were tinkering willing and talented), you can now reuse them, because the separation points can be reconnected every 33cm via a supplied connector. So you can reintegrate the part in other places or light strips.
The Zigbee module is now pluggable, so that the cable can be laid better through small holes, for example, than with the V3.
In the current version V4, by the way, the coil beeping of the power supplies no longer occurs. However, this was already fixed in the newer models of the V3.
Caution is advised for those who want to combine V3 and V4. The connectors are not compatible, that is, a V4 extension does not fit a V3 base set and vice versa.
Both versions are available on Amazon:
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