Govee 32.8ft RGBIC LED Strip Lights

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Govee 32.8ft RGBIC LED Strip Lights, WiFi Color Changing LED Lights Segmented Control, Work with Alexa and Google Assistant, Music LED Lights for Bedroom, Kitchen, Party, 2x16.4ft
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  • 125 REVIEWS EASY TO INSTALL
  • 381 REVIEWS LIGHT STRIPS
  • 83 REVIEWS STOPPED WORKING
  • 57 REVIEWS GOOGLE HOME
  • 54 REVIEWS HIGHLY RECOMMEND
  • 224 REVIEWS LED STRIPS
  • 131 REVIEWS EASY TO USE
  • 71 REVIEWS MUSIC MODE
  • 23 REVIEWS POWER SUPPLY
  • 240 REVIEWS LED LIGHTS
  • 20 REVIEWS DOUBLE SIDED
  • 27 REVIEWS SIDED TAPE
  • 24 REVIEWS GOOGLE ASSISTANT
  • 70 REVIEWS GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • 30 REVIEWS VIA BLUETOOTH
  • 51 REVIEWS SUPER BRIGHT
  • 95 REVIEWS BEST LED
  • 27 REVIEWS WORTH THE MONEY
  • 13 REVIEWS POWER ADAPTER
  • 54 REVIEWS DREAMCOLOR
Govee 32.8ft RGBIC LED Strip Lights
Govee 32.8ft RGBIC LED Strip Lights

Description

App & Voice Control: Use voice commands to turn the lights on/off, make them brighter, or choose your favorite color via Alexa or Google Assistant. With the Govee Home app, you can enjoy more advanced control and access to dynamic light effects.(Not Support 5G WiFi)

Top Positive Review


These lights are amazing! So easy to install, they look great and when you use them with music, just wow. Showed my friends and they were ordering less then an hour after I had mine. So glad I found these. I will be ordering more and putting them in other rooms!

Top Critical Review


Okay, *needing* to register for an account is an automatic deal breaker for any household product, in my mind. Sorry, but I’m firm on this. Minus 3 stars for that.

So, what do you get, physically, in the box? The spool of LEDs, a small 3-button inline controller (#1: on/off; #2: 10 choices of all LEDs set to the same color; #3: 4 sound-sensitive animation programs.) That’s it, but it’s pretty good starting point.

The strip can do so much more, but that’s locked away in the Govee Home app, which requires an account with who-knows-whom, and permission to know the the location of your phone (and by extension, the exact location of where you’ve installed the strip.) Registration and knowing where you are should not be necessary for a tool that establishes a bluetooth link to that inline 3-button controller. Having downloaded the app, it should only be necessary to pair using bluetooth and do the color configuration… and *nothing* more.

If Govee is willing to provide an account-less configuration app with *nothing* more (no adware, no permissions other than bluetooth necessary, etc) then I’d be more than happy to give five stars, because individually addressable LED strips like this are cool. They just piled on too much unnecessary stuff that presents a digital security risk.

I’m deciding whether to return this, or if I should consider using this as raw parts for a DIY project; the strip looks like I2C-driven LEDs, so there is some possibility. But locking full access to the built-in features behind an account is just a non-starter for me, so this is only “half a product” in my mind. (Of course, they did say this in the description, but often you’re able to side-step the whole account thing.)

As said in other reviews, the physical LED strip is quite solidly built, complete with rubberize shield covering the strip (though the description says it’s indoor-only, and the controller is clearly not outdoor ready.)

So to sum up, physically nice, and the bare-bones out-of-the-box unit has some nice features, but full access involves a Faustian bargain I’m not willing to be a party to. So no thanks.

Customer Questions & Answers


Can i cut the strip, cause is to long?
Answer: Yes, the strip can be cut. The 5050 LED strip has clearly indicated cut lines. Also, the 5050 LED 3 pin strip can be connected with other 5050 LED 3 pin strips or extension cables using connector kits.

How many colors does it have
Answer: 256 shades of Red, Green, Blue each. So in theory you can mix up 256*256*256 = 16777216 colors. Practically less since Black or similar are not really light emitting colors.

Putting lights at an upper level, what is the cord length between the led strip and the control box? do i need access to control box to operate? thx
Answer: Distanced is ascot 3 ft; you don’t need access to control box, there’s an app you can get on your phone, or you can hook it up to alexa.

Can I add more led light roll to extend lengths to be 120?? ?
Answer:

Yes you can, but keep in mind that the controller can program certain amount of serially connected LEDs that equals exactly one strip, no more, so no daisy chaining. To control 2 strips, you connect strips in parallel, using provided Y (2-to-1) splitter. To control more strips you need to get (3-to-1) or (4-to-1) spli??

why are my lights not turning on but my controller is working?
Answer: Please try to reset the strip light and check if there is any difference.

Reset: When power on the strip light, press the middle button on control box for four times while holding the power button.

Need more help, feel free to contact us via support@govee.com

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