LED strips and controller

WoW! I need one of those... Where can I buy one? :star_struck:

I think you're all just teasing me Sylvania are not available in the UK, I do like the look of magic home though and I can get them so I may just invest

I tend to use Gledopto, easily available in the UK and decent build quality. I'm running a mix of RGBW and RGBCCT zigbee stuff linked to hubitat via a hue hub. As to the LED strips themselves, that depends on the application. It's just a case of finding something that has a reasonable specification and a good price.

One of my more successful WAF raising efforts involved LED strips on the bed, it started as a night light for late night toilet trips and evolved into a notification system linked to phone alerts and certain pet issues. It's become one of her favourite things because "it's simple and just works" from her point of view.

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So do all led strips fit controller's? Seems there are many different types of LED strips. just thought they were all the same

Is osram over here, or ledvance. Either way all the same.

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No, some are 12volt, some are 24 volt. The RGB are 4 pin, the RGBW are 5 pin. There's a very good wifi controller that can handle almost all strips, outside of Adam's fancy WS2811 one
Look at the H801 controller, about 8-9 USD

THIS is a reasonable introduction, it'll give you a good idea of what to throw at Google for more information at the very least :+1:

I have had good luck with WLED and a Dig-uno controller board from here QuinLED-Dig-Uno - quinled.info

I went with the pre-assembled version

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I have the LIFX Z-Strips, integration to HE works great using the community drivers.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HD1CS45?tag=detailedview-20

Any MagicHome WiFi-compatible controller will work with Hubitat using my driver set (currently only does power state, but more coming). I have them running around my house, and it's one of the few devices my partner actually appreciates :laughing:

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Thanks! Looking forward to future versions of the driver! :smile:

But also Β£80 for 2 meters here

Right, unquestionably pricy, but as I said, working great with HE!

are these also "pixel-controlled" ??

Not sure if it's possible to use them like the one in the video.
They have 8 zones per 1m strip, you can create custom color gradients and do a simple color moving, that's all I can tell about them. :thinking:

Thanks. I just think it was really cool. Maybe I will get tired of having it (too much like an amusement park) after a while, I don't really see the use-case in my case. :thinking:

I am exploring this area right now as well and looking for some good options. There is lot of US-based recommendations, a lot of them not available in the UK, so would be keen to hear about your experience.

I love my inovelli light strip. Pricy, but worth it. It has buttons on it so you can program them as scene controllers too. It in my sons room, and have it set when he pushed the up button 3x it makes his light strip and hue bulbs turn red and blue. He uses it when his sisters come in the room.

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Im a big fan of these LED strips, really great quality light that does make a difference to the feel of the room compared to cheapo ones. I have some RGB strip aswell, but actually installed this in addition and now always use this instead (perhaps I'll use RGB once we're allowed to have a party again).

I combined them with an H801 which works super well and a standard 12V power supply which can be ordered from amazon or wherever quite easily. The only good off-the-shelf ones that Ive found in the UK are Hue strips, but again you pay a premium for them! (though it does take away hassle/setup faff, if you want an off-the-shelf product).

@cjcharles -- these look great! I am a bit overwhelmed about how all the other bits (controllers, power adapters, etc.) fit together to provide the overall solution. Could you share a couple of links to the controllers / power adapters that you are using with them? I swear it's not my laziness, just not wanting to get stuff that is not compatible with each other...

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Download the Hubitat app