Testing some strip lighting options

I've been looking for LED strip lighting options over the past few years. I did install some Philips HUE strips in the kitchen and garage, but these are expensive and not as flexible to install in areas requiring varying lengths.

I'll be receiving some LIFX products this week, but I don't know that I'll like these any better than the Philips. Some areas I need to be able to cut to more rigid length requirements, and neither of these seem good for this.

I always wanted to use HE directly supported products for greater assurance of compatibility and integration options. Not finding good options for my needs, I have decided to look further. I found some products on Amazon and although not installed yet, I have done some testing.

The Generic Zigbee Bulb, Generic Zigbee RGB Light and Generic Zigbee RGBW Light HE drivers have, at least so far, worked well.

BTI-LIGHTING Zigbee 3.0 5in1 LM052 LED Strip Controller:

This paired easily as a Zigbee device, although was not recognized so I had to set the device type on the configuration settings. Otherwise, I have had no issues. It needs to be configured (with power applied, but before connecting the LED strip) based on what will be connected to it. Similarly, once paired with HE, the device type must also be configured based on the type of LED strip connected.

I have tested these LED strip lights so far:
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0BPM5RTNW (24VDC, RGBW, 4000K)
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0B2WMM5WN (24VDC, RGB)
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B091KFWZM5 (24VDC, 3000K Single Colour)

These provide very even lighting and intensity has been surprisingly bright. Strips can be cut at much shorter intervals making them usable in a greater number of locations. They do generate some heat at higher intensities, so don't leave them powered up on the spool when testing. I have also purchased various aluminum channel to use with these. Unlike the HUE (and unsure about LIFX yet), these fit well into the raceway because there is no bulky plastic/rubber housing.

The power supplies I'm using are from Mouser:

The power supplies are appropriately certified to North American standards, and this model includes the junction box to connect with standard 14/2 NMD90 wire.

Everything I'm using is 24VDC, but they also have 12VDC products.

I'm curious if anyone else has used these and has more experience with them? Just wondering if there are any issues or roadblocks I might be faced with?

I purchased BTF RGBWW55M505060LW30-M and the BTI-LIGHTING Zigbee 3.0 5in1 LM052 LED Strip Controller. I am still early in testing but I paired the controller with HE using the Advanced Zigbee RGBW bulb type. I have not tried the Generic type.

I'll be interested to hear how the advanced driver work for you. Life has become busy here, so I haven't had the chance to get much deeper into it.

Those FCOB strips look pretty nice, and I read that they are cuttable. Do they have a minimum length requirement for them? I can't find that info anywhere.

No minimum length requirement, and depending on the specific product, can be cut about every 2 inches (some slightly less, some slightly more). Whether a segment is very short, or quite long, you need to supply the correct voltage. What will vary is the current requirement. Longer strips will require a higher output/wattage LED driver.