When choosing the right Smart Lighstrip for your home, you want to make sure that you have a lightstrip that offers a good brightness level, a wide spectrum of colors and maybe even voice control.
Each product that we have picked out, has its own unique features that might suit your needs. Such as the ability to sync the lights with your music, as you can with the Philips Hue Lighstrip Plus. Or if you are even if you’re just looking for a more simple and affordable option, such as the Yeelight Aurora Lightstrip Plus with its manual control feature. We have you covered.
With so many products on the market today, we’d like to help you narrow it down more.
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16 million colors – With up to 16 million different color tones to choose from, you’ll never be bored! With LIFX Z you’ll have the power to set the tone to suit whatever mood you want. As well as creating the perfect setting for your party or a romantic date.
Brightness – A good level of brightness might be one of the main points to look out for when buying your lightstrips. LIFX Z offers just that! With its 2800 lm, and a fantastic color spectrum of 2500-9000K. You’ll have the perfect light for any setting you wish.
Compatibility – LIFX Z Lighstrip offers integration with Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Microsoft Cortana. Allowing you to have full control over your lights using simple voice commands.
Extendable – LIFX Z comes in 6.6ft in length, but it can be extended up to a maximum of 35ft. This is great if you wish to cover more space, such as corridors, stairways and more. The lightstrips are also flexible, allowing you to bend/ arrange them in any way you wish.
Easy setup – LIFX Z Lightstrips can be easily arranged your home, you can simply plug them into the wall, and by using a sticky adhesive, you can arrange them however you wish, under cabinets, TVs, etc. There’s also no hub required, eliminating the extra task of setting one up.
Pricey – LIFX Z Lightstrips can be a little more on the expensive side compared to other lighstrips on the market today. But for the high price, you get some pretty great features.
Lights can lose their power – While you can have almost up to 10 meters per controller, the more length you add, the dimmer the lights can become. So if you’d like to extend your lightstrips to be even longer, the brightness level may decrease.
Philips Hue Lighstrip Plus
Entertainment – You can have the ultimate entertainment experience with Philips Hue Lighstrip Plus. You can sync up the lightstrips together with your music, perfect for a dance fest! Or even with your gaming system, creating an immersive, and exciting gameplay environment. Same with movies, imagine being able to match all the lights with the latest blockbuster, you’ll be able to create a cinematic experience right in your home.
Warm and cool lights – Philips Hue offers up to 50,000 shades of cool and warm light tones. You’ll have the perfect energizing light to start your morning off with and end the day with a golden tone to get you ready for bed.
16 million colors – You’ll be spoilt for choice, with the 16 million different color options that Philips Hue Lighstrips have. You can set the perfect mood for anything, make your bedtime story come to life, or have the perfect color suited for any mood.
Compatibility – We’re happy to say that Philips Hue Lightstrips are compatible with a vast majority of voice or smart home assistants/hubs. Such as Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, Microsoft Cortana, SmartThings, and IFTTT. Allowing you to have control over all your lights using voice commands, both at home and away.
Hub required – For Philips Hue Lighstrip Plus, you’ll need to get the Philips Hue Bridge. But once you have the bridge, you can create a perfect Philips Hue lights environment at your home.
Pricey – Mostly due to the extra purchase of the Philips Hue Bridge. The additional piece of equipment can make the overall price comparatively quite high.
Yeelight Aurora Lightstrip Plus
Sync it with music – Now you can make your party even more enjoyable, as you can sync Yeelight Aurora Lightstrips together with your favorite tunes. Watch your music come alive with this cool feature.
Manual control – Lost your smartphone? No worries. You also have the option of using a single-button remote to control your lights with. You press the button to turn the light on or off and hold it down in order to change the tone.
16 million colors – You can set the color to suit any mood, with the option of choosing from over 16 million different tones.
Multiple smart features – Yeelight is compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Supporting hands-free control by using just your voice. You can also adjust the scenes, dimness level and color from wherever you are. You can also sync the lightstrip to Yeelight app and Mi Home app, which have pre-customized light scenes set for many different occasions. Such as a birthday party and movie night.
Extendable – Similarly to LIFX Z, your Yeelight Lighstrip can also be extended up to 33 ft, using 3.3′ extensions. Allowing you to cover plenty of space as you desire. The strips are also easy to cut and bend in almost any shape.
Brightness – Compared to LIFX Z 1,400 lumens and Philips Hue 1,600 (at max) Yeelight does fall behind with its 180 lumens. Being more suited for ambient settings, such as a smaller living room or bedroom.
White color spectrum – Unfortunately, due to its EU certification, Yeelight Aurora does lack in white color. Yeelights whiter color is actually a combination of RGB (red/green/blue) and not actual white beads (which are required to pass the EU certification.)
Sylvania Smart+ ZigBee Lightstrip
Smart home integration – Sylvania Smart + Zigbee Lightstrips are compatible with SmartThings, Wink, and Amazon Echo Plus. You’ll need to have a hub if you wish to use it with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
16 million colors – Set the right tone with up to 16 million different colors to choose from! You can also adjust the color temperature, ranging from soft white ( 2,700K) to a warmer glow (6,500K). Perfect for an energizing morning, or a relaxing bedtime.
Easy setup – Just pair the lightstrip together with a ZigBee smart hub, like the SmartThings, Amazon Echo Plus or Wink. Once paired, it’s super simple to set up.
Requires a hub – Unless you already have a hub that supports ZigBee technology, you’ll need to get one, which is definitely a disadvantage compared to lightstrips that connect straight to your router.
Not for outdoor use – These lightstrips are designed for indoor use only.
iLintek WiFi Smart LED Strip Light
Wireless control – iLintek WiFi smart LED Lighstrips can be controlled using your voice from anywhere in the house. As it’s compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, you can easily have all your lights turn off when lying on the couch, without moving a single finger.
Waterproof – You don’t have to worry about your lightstrips coming into contact with water, as they are designed to be waterproof. You can set them up in your bathroom and have the perfect tone while taking a bath.
16 million colors – As with the other smart lightstrips mentioned above, iLintek Lighstrips also offer up to 16 million color choices to suit your fancy. You can also dim any color to be brighter or warmer as you wish, to perfect the mood even more. But that’s not all, another great feature is being able to create your own light scenes and save them. So, now you can have the perfect setting for watching a movie or when having guests over.
Schedule your lights – You can also set a timer for your lightstrips. Meaning, you can have them turned on when you wake up or dimmed down when getting ready for bed.
Easy setup – This all in one kit, includes an adapter, wifi controller and a reel of 3m Lightstrip. The lighstrip itself is flexible, and can also be cut into the desired size at the scissor markings.
White color spectrum – Similarly to Yeelight Aurora Lightstrip Plus, iLintek WiFi Smart LED Strip Light is also a combination of RGB, due to its EU certification.
Brightness – Compared to LIFX Z, the brightness is quite low (600 lumens for 9.8ft LED strips). Making this type of lightstrip more suited for smaller rooms that require a more ambient light.
Top 5 Smart Lightstrips For Your Home — Our Thoughts
When looking for the right type of smart lighstrip for you, it all comes down to what it is that you’re looking for. While iLintek WiFi Smart LED Strip Light might come at a more affordable price, offering various features such as voice control, and the ability to set different light scenes. It doesn’t quite measure up to the entertainment experience that Philips Hue Lighstrip Plus offers, or the extra brightness that LIFX Z has.
If a simple lighstrip is all you want, with the added feature of limitless color choices and easy setup, then iLintek WiFi Smart LED Strip Light and Yeelight Aurora Lightstrip Plus are great options for you.
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