I want to add motion activated lights under my kitchen cabinets. I've got a few door and motion sensors and HSM set up but this would be my first real automation.
My wife likes the Daylight 6500K white color for all over the house. Happy wife, happy life and all that. But I'm having a hard time finding a RGBWW or even just a white LED strip kit that I can hook up to my HE. I got overzealous on Black Friday and bought 4 white LED Govee strips only to realize last night that they are dumb strips and have no connectivity whatsoever. I'd like some strips that do more than dim the daylight white color, so I'd be open to suggestions that are RGBWW but the daylight white is a must.
At this time I only have Zigbee devices so a zigbee controller that's also a repeater would be nice. If I can stay away from running anything through Alexa but if WIFI is the best option I can deal with that. I don't use IFTTT at all.
I had initially thought I had to buy 4 separate sets as my cabinets are on both sides of the room and one side is broken up by the oven hood while the other side is broken up by the sink. However in playing with the dumb lights last night I found that with sufficient length (25-30ft at the longest) I can string them under the oven hood and above the sink. So I've whittled it down to needing only two 25 to 30ft strips.
I considered using the dumb strips anyway with a smart outlet but then they're still dumb lights that I can only turn off and on from the outlet. Same goes for the switch these lights are on. That and I hate to throw more money at it and only cobble it together.
So (despite my utter noobness), I've resigned myself to doing the whole separate LED strips and controllers. But I'm such a noob I don't know what I really need to look for in strips, controllers, or, for that matter, power supplies.
TLDR: I'm looking for some recommendations on RGBWW or just plain daylight white LED strips and something to control them on my HE.