RGB LED Wi-Fi Strip Lighting for Alexa & Googlesearch

RGB LED Wi-Fi Strip Lighting for Alexa & Google

RGB LED Wi-Fi Strip Lighting for Alexa & Google

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These things are garbage. 3 of the 4 strands quit working within 2 hours of hooking it up, adhesive is crap. Do not buy.
Never could get it to work. Adhesive wouldn’t stick. Poor directions. A App that wants access to your network that you know nothing about. Stick with name brand. You can repurpose the led strips with another driver from somewhere like gear best or wish for a lot less.
Trash! Do not waste your time with this. First of all, it's a fun little DIY project just to unpack a box of these and the plastic you're left with makes you feel bad you ever even ordered these. After you've built the strip and you're ready to hook it up, forget about it - the sticky on these is useless. Last time I'm putting money down on something without a real name behind it on Massdrop, because this is trash peddling at best.
Not really a fan, got this a few days ago, took a little to set up, app is built well but changing colors manually is cumbersome and the scenes they have are lame and don't have any good aspects. Hooking it up to Google home doesn't work well at all. Voice control isn't working at all even though it's connected. 25 bucks is worth it for the app control but that's all, my older RGBs for my PC desk at under 20 with a remote was better though.
Might get one of these for Alexa's birthday. I hope she likes it. I think she's a bit jealous that Siri goes to work and on runs with me everyday. Alexa has started butting in when I'm watching TV. I yelled at her last night to stop. I feel bad for yelling at her, I don't know why I haven't apologised yet.
I could use these as a strip behind my TV, or to light up my consoles. Price is right. Hue strip not so much. Hue is mains powered though, and pretty bright.
crainger
it is the good product for tv or consoles
iothank
No it’s not. I placed mine behind my tv, and the adhesive came off after 1 day. Do not buy!!!!!
support google assistant and google home
So Massdrop is getting into the straight-from-China market of cheap electronics?
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checking on amazon find tomshine is not focus, singhong is focus on smart lighting more or less.
iothank
With these Chinese rebrands I'm not sure how much it matters if they focus. But googling it looks like Tomshine uses a generic app. Really these are probably dozens of companies that are really one. I'm just trying to find a reseller so I can find out a relevant review. I'm not willing to join a drop without some real world reviews.
Are these per-light? As in can I run a rainbow pattern across the strip?
BradenCurrah
You can tell from the contacts on the strip that these are not individually addressable. This strip has one channel per color for a total of 4 connections labeled "+" "G" "R" "B". A strip with individually addressable LED's would have "+" "-" and {DATA] as you need to send a whole set of instructions for each individual LED (usually something like [position][R value][G value][B value]. That digital control requires a more complex controller
How hot do these get if I use all of the included adapters? I am looking to replace above-cabinet lights in my kitchen (for which I am currently having heat issues), so I didn't want to just have more heat issues with these. I saw @vondrook4 comment below, but he indicated he was using an aftermarket power adapter.
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Yep, USB cable only. It's unfortunate because that means they aren't super bright. And also it shuts off when your TV goes off which we didn't like because it's nice having the ambient light independent from the TV.
vondrook4
nice idea for power on with ambient light independent.
Just FYI to everyone, if this drop is for the Singhong LED strips, their app does not appear to work on Android 8.0. I could not get it to work on my end at all, while it works flawlessly on 7.0 and below.
HarmfulMushroom
Singhong is mentioned at the bottom of the description, as "Singhong warranty".
HarmfulMushroom
I have run into that a couple of times now. It's a security thing on 8.0. Set it up on a lower OS then it should work. It has for my other problem wifi pairings.
I had some issues with flickering and it occasionally not responding to color changes within the app, so I contacted MassDrop and they issued me a refund. Anyways, I decided to wire it into a Bluetooth LED controller that I had lying around but these LEDs are getting SUPER hot. I can only touch them for a split second before it burns my finger, so I'm thinking these aren't rated for much voltage (on the box it says 5V but I figured my controlled would be able to regulate the voltage). Just be aware that using other aftermarket controllers and stuff may not give you good results!
vondrook4
Side note: Obviously you're buying this for Alexa/Google support (which didn't work on mine), so most of you wouldn't go splicing them into other LED controllers. But I figured I'd post here in case someone else wants Bluetooth support and decides to hook them into a different controller. Also, how do these only have wifi support? Maybe I didn't read the directions, but the best of both worlds would be wifi for Alexa/Google support and Bluetooth for controlling it with other Bluetooth LED devices (which I have several of).
iPhone user here.
Installation was easy, be careful, the double sided tape can come off of the back of the strips. I was able to add more gripping strength with my own double sided tape when needed, YMMV.
Bulbs are clearly better than the strips.
Works perfectly with my generation 1 Echo/Alexa. Grouping works great as well. Very happy for the price.
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power on device, power off deivce, repeat the moves 3times when you see the bulb is flicking
iothank
Got it thanks, would help if I had the right wifi password to begin with
Got it working like dinedal said below, email is acceptable. Can disregard this: Yeah not exactly pumped up that these seem to need an app which requires you to give your phone number to some random Chinese company to turn on your light bulbs....
Not really impressed with massdrop on this one. Hopefully when I dig into it more this weekend I'll find out otherwise.
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You are correct, last night I actually messed with the app, and saw that it wanted a phone number but would accept an email. The pairing process with their app is a bit wonky, but got it to work and then connected to Google Home. Helpful tip, the app in Google Home is called "SH Light."
Gnomely
cloud is located in usa
anyone know what brand the are?
thenickgrayson
singhong brand
nice products i wished for my children's reading room in year2018, now finally i got the right one for it based on the reasonable price.
Presumably, these are cloud controlled. Can these be firmware updated to run directly off of a local smart hub instead? (E.g. no outgoing tcpip connections beyond local network) Compared to known moddable esp8266 based solutions, this seems like quite a risk to take.
singhong's Bluetooth lighting app has abysmal reviews. Please provide all links related to these WiFi rgb lights.
taswyn
singhong bluetooth app is not stable due to the android unstable connection in ble solution, ios performance is more stable in ble connection. all bad reviews come from for all brands of the ble smart lighting or smart devices( satechi and others)
why this year the wifi smart plug sales rockets up? i think it is due to the wifi and the amazon alexa, wifi bulb will follows up the plug. wifi is more reliable on amazon, let us see the peformance
Do you need a bridge to control these?
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Bradlb
you just need the echo series hub to control it via voice, elsewhere, you can control the bulb via the app from the seller
iothank
What about Google home? Do you need a separate hub for that?
Has anyone tried these LED strips with Wink?
Elzizo
wink is based on what kind of protocol? samsung or google home?
iothank
Thank you for your response.
It's kind of a complicated answer. I chose Wink since it was the most platform independent solution at the time I started home automation. Wink supports the following protocols: Bluetooth Low Energy (LE), Kidde, Lutron Clear Connect, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, and ZigBee.
I have been unable to find examples of other users being able to get this to work with the Wink Hub with my internet searches. Was curious if this community had any insight.
What is max length you can control as one unit?
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So sequencing the lights for light show etc...max length is 2m?
zoggynog
for the usb version ,yes probably wish can come out with the dc 12v power supply unit
I need more info on these. How are they powered? I know it states USB but with what adapter? What does "8 modes" entail? Give us some more info to go off of please.
Why not just buy hue?
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Klokker
You need a hub for the hue. I own one and its expensive. $70 for the strip and $54 for the hub.
Klokker
Yeah why dont you buy us one :) lmao hue is expensive
Will each of the 4 strips work independently? Would assume I would need to solder in a USB connection?
RodgerMcDodger
4 strips each in lenght 0.5m can be connected with the connectors with the usb power connector
Will these work with 5ghz wifi?
NoMuffinForYou
2.4ghz right now only as i checked the all the other wifi smart bulb
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