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Best Led Strips : The Definitive Guide (Comparison)

Best LED strips 2020: The Definitive Guide (comparison)

Best Led Strips 2020: The Definitive Guide (Comparison)

In this guide, we’ll show you the best LED strips (also called LED strip) on the market, focusing on smart models controlled by smartphone or tablet via WiFi home.

The LED strips are an excellent solution to combine the advantages of an LED light (between all energy saving) and the convenience of illumination completely flexible and can be positioned at various locations of the house.

Below you can find the comparison table of the best models followed by the individual reviews, while, in the second part of the article, you can find a buyers’ guide: What are LED strips, how they work and how to choose.

Best WiFi RGB LED strips

Below, you can find the best LED strips smart WiFi of the moment:

Striscia Led WiFi ceilings (modellio RGBW)

white, red, blue, green and multicolored

Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT

Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT

Striscia Led WiFi ceilings (modellio RGBW)

white, red, blue, green and multicolored

Philips Hue LightStrip: the best strip LED high brightness

One of the most popular and beloved, Philips Hue LightStrip is definitely the best LED strip WiFi is currently available.

Best Led Strips 2020: The Definitive Guide (Comparison)

Available in various sizes, it is a completely flexible tape and folding.

To apply, simply remove the adhesive film and place the strip on a flat surface and free of dust.

Once connected to the power supply, you can control the strip thanks to the homonymous iOS or Android app.

Philips Hue LightStrip Plus is a dimmable LED Strip Indoor and compatible with both Amazon Alexa Google Assistant (so you can manage it with your voice), as well as with IFTTT.

Note a bit ‘sore: to control remotely via WiFi you will need to connect it to the bridge Philips Hue, available separately or in starter kits available on Amazon. Although the US Philips announced the Bluetooth light bulbs (which therefore does not require hub), it is still unknown when they arrive in Italy.

Once purchased the bridge, you can also add other Hue devices, so as to achieve a real smart lighting system.

Through the app Hue (or dimmer sold separately), you can choose from 16 million colors.

Also, take full advantage of predefined scenarios (eg reading or dinner with friends).

This way, you can create the right atmosphere for any moment of your life.

Finally, you can also synchronize the light emitted to the music, therefore excellent to use for a party at home or during a movie.

Thanks to the excellent brightness (1600 lumens), lends itself not only as a design element but also as a functional element for the illumination. For this is a LED strip for indoor (IP20, not waterproof).

Best Led Strips 2020: The Definitive Guide (Comparison)
Best Led Strips 2020: The Definitive Guide (Comparison)
Best Led Strips 2020: The Definitive Guide (Comparison)

Last Updated: 30/05/2020 23:13

Best Led Strips 2020: The Definitive Guide (Comparison)

Last Updated: 30/05/2020 23:13

Best Led Strips 2020: The Definitive Guide (Comparison)

Last Updated: 30/05/2020 23:13

Yeelight LightStrip Plus: the best LED strip outdoor

Xiaomi has entered the smart lighting world with its sub-brand and its famous Yeelight bulb.

Best Led Strips 2020: The Definitive Guide (Comparison)

It offers excellent products at very competitive prices and its WiFi LED light strip does not disappoint these premises.

In fact, it offers a range of features comparable to those of Hue, at a much more affordable price.

Through the app, or I Yeelight Home, you can choose between 16 million possible colors, set custom scenarios (Scene mode), or rotate different colors with the Flow mode.

With Flight mode you can instead synchronize the LED light to the music.

Even the LED strip Yeelight LightStrip Plus is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant, and can therefore be controlled by voice.

How Hue, Yeelight also does not require the purchase of additional adhesive backings for the application, being an adhesive LED strip. In addition, it is waterproof and therefore also suitable for outdoor use, as well as for the interior.

However, contrary to Philips Hue, has a lower light output.

Therefore, we recommend buying this LED strip to create particular settings rather than to illuminate environments.

One of the most positive aspects is that it requires hub for the remote control and voice, and that if I run the app Home, can work in conjunction with other Xiaomi home as motion sensors.

Last Updated: 30/05/2020 23:13

LED Strip WiFi lofter: the best economic RGB

Among the best smart LED strips highlight the RGBW lofter. Indeed, the Chinese brand offers optimal solutions for the WiFi lighting, including smart bulbs.

Compared to models seen before is a more basic strip: Available colors are blue, red, green and multicolor, in addition to the classic white.

However, it is a LED strip, excellent value for money that allows, in addition to the remote control, even to choose scenes and set the timer.

Not only. E ‘can also set the lights in time to music (on product page refers erroneously to the built-in microphone, but in reality, the feature is activated via smartphone).

It is also compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, therefore, supports voice control.

This is a dimmable LED strip 5 meters and completely waterproof (IP65).

One of the most positive aspects is the management app SmartLife, one of the best app for the smart home that lets you manage and program several different brand devices and group them by room, as well as creating scenarios.

Even the LED strip lofter as Yeelight, requires no Hub to be managed remotely.

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LED Strips: What are

A LED strip or LED strip is a flexible tape on which are placed several LED diodes connected in parallel between them.

The LED strips allow you to illuminate an environment but also to create atmosphere

The flexible tape that works both as a support by electrical connection. Each diode has its own resistance.

They appear as a roll with different sizes available to suit your personal space requirements.

They are also extensible: it will be possible to buy the first LED strip and grow big.

They can be positioned at different points of the house: on or under furniture, wardrobes, drawers or even the baseboards to create interesting plays of light or enhance some details of your home environment and beyond. In addition, the ability to cut at predetermined points it exponentially increases the flexibility and the possibilities of use.

LED Strips RGB or monochrome

The LED strips can be divided into two types, depending on the color of the emitted light.

Some smart LED strips (eg Philips Hue LightStrip) are able to offer up to 16 million color combinations. Then, the light is no longer just a source of illumination, but is transformed into a piece of furniture.

The RGB LED strips offer different colors

What are the advantages of LED strips?

Energy saving

The LED lights, energy absorption equal, emit a light up to 5 times more intense compared to a normal incandescent light.

The wattage of LED lights packaging laws is in fact relatively low, but this should not trarti misleading: the emitted light will be powerful and with low power consumption.

Undoubtedly, this involves a reduction of energy costs.

In addition, since the operation requires a really reduced current, these lights can be easily fed with renewable energies.

If you want to know more, you can read the interesting article by IdeeGreen about the advantages of LED lighting.

Less heat output

The LED lights compared to traditional lighting systems, converting only a fraction of the energy emitted as heat.

This leads to a more effective use and optimal energy, without unnecessary disturbances.

Longer

Compared with ordinary incandescent or fluorescent lights, LED lights have a considerably longer service life (based on the color, even up to 10 times more).

In addition, they require little maintenance, thanks to the greater resistance to heat and humidity LED diodes.

Flexibility

An LED strip can be positioned anywhere really, even in potentially inaccessible points to other light sources (for example, under furniture and inside the drawers, shelves etc.).

Why buy an LED strip WiFi

The models selected by us can be connected to WiFi and domestic, via app, controlled remotely.

So you can manage the LED strip lighting wherever you are and create a true home automation system.

Plus of course the ability to set the preset scenarios.

For example, you can set a “movie”, “read” or “romantic dinner”.

So you can customize and create scenarios to you most welcome and activate them remotely with your smartphone.

In addition you can insert the strip within an ecosystem of connected products.

Through the integration hub to home automation or voice assistants like Alexa or Google Home, you will be able to include these products in the context of smart home and let them work in symbiosis with other products.

How to choose a LED strip

The market has a different strip of LED models, each with different features and price ranges. Of course, to choose the best LED strip you will need to bring the questions.

What do you want to use it? Want to use it as a simple light source or as a piece of furniture? Where do you place it?

The following characteristics to be considered before purchasing a LED strip.

Lighting

As mentioned above, there are two main types of LED strips: monochrome and RGB.

Depending on the use to make you think, you can orient towards a LED light with a single color or with different color combinations.

We feel to advise the latter: in fact, with a slight difference in price, you can have a more versatile LED light strip can be used both as a lighting element (white light or yellow) as that of furniture and setting element.

Also, it should be clear what kind of use you will make of the strip.

Brand like Philips Hue guarantee a luminous power such as to be able to illuminate medium-sized environments.

Other solutions, such as Yeelight, are less powerful (obviously much cheaper) and recommended to create particular settings.

dimensions

Obviously, the length is another key feature. Depending on where you want to position the LED strip, you can orient yourself toward shorter or longer models.

On the market you can find LED strips that start at 30cm to get to the strip led to more than two meters.

If you intend to place it in a home environment, you might consider purchasing a version not too long. You can extend it at any time if they need it.

If you want to buy a LED strip outdoor, you may orient toward longer solutions. This allows you to illuminate larger spaces.

However, keep in mind that the LED strip can be cut at specific points. In this way, you can take full advantage of the flexibility and adapt to any kind of space.

waterproof LED strips

Another factor to consider in choosing a LED strip is definitely its degree of impermeability (IP code).

In fact, this will determine whether or not to place the strip outside.

A IP20 LED strip will be suitable only for indoor environments, while IP65 or IP66 are synonymous with water resistance and weatherability.

Strips LED Dimmable

Best LED strips offer the ability to adjust the brightness / intensity via remote control or app. So it’s dimmable LED strips, the most popular option.

A dimmable LED strip will allow you to decrease the intensity of the light

Not always in fact you need maximum lighting, especially if you intend to create a soft atmosphere for your next romantic dinner.

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