you know whats the best thing about this? since its powered by usb, and if you got a tv with a usb port, lets face it, unless u bought ur tv 10 years ago, you should have one, it will turn on automatically everytime you turn on the tv. yea. so basically its on only when you watch tv, and off when you turn off the tv. of course, u can manually set it if your tv is weird, but hey, mine works out just fine. i keep mine white as its a distraction have dimming / different colours shimmering. but it does make the room much more cosier at night time while watching tv. best purchase ever for my tv.
Once set up it works well, The set up can be a bit annoying as the cords need to be in an exact direction and when its behind a desk its quite hard to see the small arrow, the cords pull out easily too so that was an issue I came across in the setup. BUT once its all in place it does work well and do the job. It has most colours but is missing a nice purple, red, blue and green are the best IMO. I would buy again.
I was planning for a while and finally bought these lights to put some mood lighting around our 64" TV in the living room. The whole family is totally in love with the lights, and especially with so many dimmer settings we can adjust and to make it different colours. We can even combine and customise any colour combination. The lights were easy to set up - just to secure it on very strong adhesive which I'm absolutely positive about. The USB power is a great feature, as we have 3 spare outputs. So now when we turn the TV on the lights automatically lights up! The amazing quality of lights and the remote control including all the features. Definitely worth it for this price. I might buy one more for TV in my kid's room.
The quality of the LED strip is great. It is designed for indoor usage( not waterproof). Also, the 3M double sided tape makes it strong to put on almost any surface. Since the LED does not has any defuser, it is mainly used as backlights, under the object lighting, not for direct illumination.
It comes with 3 connecting sets, which allow the LED strip to be cut into 4 sessions. This is perfect for my 3D printer inner printer area, which brings colourful lights during printing. It would be nice if we can have the remote control protocol, which I can control it with the firmware and turn the LED strip off after printing is done.
While this is listed as a TV backlight, we bought it to stick behind our 4 yr old daughters headboard, as mood lighting/night light. Comes with three corner connectors, so can be set up easily. Adhesive is strong and applies well. It's USB powered, and is controlled with a remote control. Colours can be changed easily and can be set up as solid or gradual/sharp colour change, and the lights can be constant or set to flashing for that disco effect! She loves it, as do we, we'll be back for more!
I'm using a couple of these strips to light up some Ikea display cabinets. Lighting from the top wouldn't work due to shelving, so I'm using these strips to provide light from the front. The length of each strip is perfect for the STUVA or BESTA cabinets, and they are flat enough to fit behind the door hinges. The connections between the strips are a bit fragile so you need to be careful how you position them, but the strips work great, produce really good light, and have even kept working after a cat chewed one.
The remote works pretty well, although it misses a few presses sometimes. I'm running a couple of these strips in the same room using the one remote, and that works great. Works even better with an IR extender so you can hide the IR inputs of the two strips behind the cabinet and using the extender to make sure they both react at the same time. The DIY settings are very handy as the default white is too blue for my liking. Turning the blue and green channels down a bit has allowed me to get the colour I want.
Beyond my expectations, it has completely changed my living room experience while watch movies. I wasn’t expecting it to look soo good but yes it is amazing. Even attaching it to back of TV is bery easy and can be done with only one person. Extra length wires are included too incase usb doesn’t reach which happenned with me. Would surely recommend this one!
Good flexible unit that comes with adaptors so you can bend and attach more units. Used for ambient lighting behind my desk gives it a nice glow and look. The remote helps change colour and only powered by usb which turns on with my computer having extending plugs mean you can add on multiple units which is a good option to have too.
For the price, this really is an excellent product. It does exactly what it says, although there are a couple of downsides to be aware of - however, I don't think they are deal breakers in any way and likely are going to be the same issues that similar products at this price point have.
The adhesive is quite weak, so you will need to reinforce it or add some more. The remote works fine but the light strip seems quite sensitive to other IR commands from other remotes - certain buttons on my TV remote seem to mirror the commands from the light strip remote for certain colours. To solve this, I simply hid the IR receiver behind the TV for the light strip, as I want just one standard colour to provide some backlight to the TV room.
The light set itself is pretty good. Easy to install and get a great looking in your room. I had some problems with the remote not working sometimes. Also, sometimes, after going through a few modes, I could not change the setting (using the remote) until unplugging the lights for a while and turning then on again. Since I am not intending to change the colors that often, it is still usable, but keep this in mind.