SYLVANIA Smart ZigBee and Bluetooth RGBW Full Color Flexible Lightstrip Connector Kit9.3/10 (Expert Score)
SYLVANIA Smart ZigBee and Bluetooth RGBW Full Color Flexible Lightstrip Connector Kit, Indoor Use - 1 Pack (73826)
- 11 REVIEWS LIGHT STRIPS
- 9 REVIEWS CONNECTOR KIT
- 3 REVIEWS GOOGLE HOME
- 7 REVIEWS SMART
- 4 REVIEWS SYLVANIA
- 23 REVIEWS LIGHTS
- 12 REVIEWS CONNECTORS
- 5 REVIEWS FLEX
- 5 REVIEWS KITCHEN
- 6 REVIEWS LED
- 10 REVIEWS CABINETS
- 4 REVIEWS EXPENSIVE
- 4 REVIEWS OSRAM
- 5 REVIEWS SMARTTHINGS
- 3 REVIEWS ALEXA
- 4 REVIEWS COMPATIBILITY
- 9 REVIEWS CONNECT
- 8 REVIEWS INSTALL
- 4 REVIEWS TAPE
- 3 REVIEWS PLUG
Ideal for both SYLVANIA SMART-plus Bluetooth and ZigBee Indoor Full Color Flexible Lightstrips.
Top Positive Review
I bought this connector kit to accompany an Osram strip light set I had purchased. I tried other brands that needed to be cut and have the jumper cables either made or connect directly to the light strip .. what a mess! With these connector kits you just mark out where you want your light strips as well as the “jumper – connector cables”, prep the area with drill holes, install, plug in, configure and go … easy as that. Great solution. I’m by no means what you would call electrically or home improvement inclined but I found this solution to be extremely easy to install and use.
Top Critical Review
I was very disappointed that after spending $80 + dollars for the Sylvania Osram Lightify Flex Light Strips + Lightify Flex Light Strips Expansion kit it did not come with the gateway. Let me say this first. There is nothing is the description that tells you the Sylvania wireless gateway is required. It reads ” Connect up to 50 strips to a Gateway to sync to your Wi Fi.” additionally, in order to use the Osram Lightify app you have to have the wireless gateway which is another $40.
I ended up using my Samsung Smartthings and integrated these lightstrips to the other 40 products I have.
The install was fine because I have a bit over the 2 ft spacing. Be forewarned that if you cut any strip, it terminates that run; there is no way to extend it because there are no end solder points. I used lightstrip mounting connectors and didn’t bother with the double sided tape because that only works with any strip lights for a minute.
Since I installed It prior to learning that the Gateway is important to the Sylvania ecosystem I can’t return it. I had aspirations of extending it to the 20′ so I can cover the top and bottom cabinets in my kitchen, BUT…
If you plan on starting off with these because you don’t have smart lighting, or if you are thinking of these lights, do some homework and check your wallet. I feel the kit is incomplete because of the wireless gateway. I would ask that the product details should be amended to read “Sylvania Wireless Gateway is Required.” because without it or a hub (of your choice) your going to be disappointed.
Customer Questions & Answers
Are you limited 20 feet of strips or 20 feet of lights? If you use a 10 foot extension can you only use 10 feet of lights or 20 feet?
Answer: 20 feet of lights is the maximum suggested length. Extension cords and connectors don’t count towards the overall length. More than 20 feet of lights, you may start to experience the brightness dimming.
I have purchased the strip connectors-why are some of the connectors 4 pins and the lights take 5 pins, anyone know the difference and why?
Answer: 4 Pin strips are RGB strips. These strips are RGBW, which is why the 5th pin is present.
can lights go in 2 diff directions i want to go straight across top kit cabs but send one down to do the lower cabs as well
Answer: Yes. They can.
Can you hardwire this system?
Answer: By hardwiring do you mean no battery or do you mean directly to a circuit without a plug? This unit only plugs in an AC outlet (no battery) and includes an AC to D.C. Power supply. It’s not designed to be hard wired into a circuit directly.
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