SYLVANIA Smart ZigBee Flex Expansion Lightstrips9.4/10 (Expert Score)
SYLVANIA Smart ZigBee Flex Expansion Lightstrips, RGBW Full Color and Tunable White, Works with SmartThings, Wink, and Amazon Echo Plus, Hub Needed for Alexa / Google Assistant - 1 Pack
- 8 REVIEWS EASY TO INSTALL
- 9 REVIEWS STARTER KIT
- 9 REVIEWS LED STRIPS
- 7 REVIEWS DOUBLE SIDED
- 5 REVIEWS POWER SUPPLY
- 5 REVIEWS WORKS WELL
- 11 REVIEWS CABINET LIGHTING
- 3 REVIEWS STRONG ENOUGH
- 7 REVIEWS CHANGE COLORS
- 3 REVIEWS USING WINK
- 3 REVIEWS MOOD LIGHTING
- 3 REVIEWS FLEX STRIP
- 3 REVIEWS GREAT UNDER CABINET
- 12 REVIEWS WORKS GREAT
- 20 REVIEWS LIGHT STRIP
- 20 REVIEWS STRIP LIGHTS
- 14 REVIEWS APP
- 10 REVIEWS KITCHEN
- 7 REVIEWS STICK
- 5 REVIEWS ALEXA
Flex Strip Expansion: Expansion strips will work with both ZigBee and Bluetooth indoor full color flexible lightstrip starter kits. Control module and power supply not included with expansion strips.
Top Positive Review
Add 21 lightify devices, 1 smartthings hub & a friendly Amazon Alexa & we have the coolest home on the planet (IMO). We have 6 Osram Lightify light strips behind each of our tv’s, light strips behind our desk, 12 Osram Lightify E26 rgbw recessed led can & 5 Osram Lightify A19 rgbw bulbs to complete this amazing lighting setup. These strips are easy to use with a very strong adhesive backing that allows for repositioning, if needed. The colors are brilliant on these strips, but not as rich as with the E26 & A19’s. You must use multiple strips to achieve a richer color. If you apply to your tv, which is a great idea because it’s awesome, please know that the heat from your tv will eventually cause the adhesive to get warm & it will fall. When that happens, you can get some good 3M double sided tape & place behind the weak section. It will hold much longer. Also know that you only need 1 gateway to run all of your osram lightify devices, so don’t keep ordering kits with the gateway included because you only need the 1 for all. I’m not sure what the limit is, but we have 21 total & all are on the single gateway. Please also note that when you use these lightstrips, no matter how many strips you connect together, when you connect them, they act as 1 & have 1 single power supply, so each strip cannot have an individual color. They are all green or blue together. Now, if you have several bulbs of any lightify variety, you can individually set each to their own color if you choose. The app is pretty cool as well. It has several preset themes like fireplace & clouds, but you can set your own scenes & favorites very easily. The integration with Amazon Echo allows for you to “ask Alexa” to turn specific lights or all lights on/off or dim/brighten any light anywhere from 1%-100%. Just know that she doesn’t change colors, she only manipulates the color that is already on or your preset ON color, including tunable white. So, it’s cool, but could be cooler in that sense. I hope you are inspired to look more into the lightify family of products because living in color has literally changed our lives. I was not paid to say these nice things & I wish I knew how to attach pictures because you would be amazed. All it takes is a little research & you can also have the coolest house on the block!
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Top Critical Review
There are two major problems with these lights. First, the adhesive is not strong enough. I have had the lights for a week and have woken up to them hanging from the bottom of my cabinets almost every day. The scotch blue painters tape that I had them up with temporarily did a better job. I would recommend using a secondary adhesive to mount these with.
Second, and perhaps a larger issue is that the color temperature is not consistent between strips. Initially I ordered 2 starter kits and 2 extension sets. The starter kits and one of the extension kits shared a daylight tint when set to 4100k. The second extension set had more of an orange tint. I assumed that this was a bad set and ordered replacements through Amazon. The replacement sets matched the second kit??s orange tint. I now have 8 with a blue tint and 6 with an orange tint. I called Osram and spoke with a CSR and ??Tech?? neither of whom seemed to understand the concept of color temperature. The tech said it was normal for colors to vary between strips.
Otherwise the strips are easy to set up and the wiring can be hidden between cabinets or along edges. Control from Alexa or the Wink app couldn??t be easier.
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Customer Questions & Answers
Two Questions, 1) are these dimmable? 2) How can I work with 48 feet of lighting such that it works in tandem (dim/color change together?
Yes they are dimmable. I use these with a wink hub as the controller. So through the Wink app you can dim them. They are not designed to be used with a dimmer switch. The power supply on these supports up to 20ft. I have 50ft around a ceiling so I needed 3 power supplies. With the wink hub, there is a 1-5 second dela??
What is the greatest number of strips one power supply will support?
Answer: 50 lights max per Link. http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F5Z0597/
I got these light… if i just get the gateway will it work ? or do i need more ?
Answer: Sylvania’s Gateway will work, but I would suggest Samsung’s Smartthings. Not only will it Control Sylvania’s products but many others as well… Phillips, Leviton, GE, etc
can these strips be cut to less than 2 ft?
Answer: Hello, yes they can. There are marks along the strips at points where you can cut it. Please note, that once severed you can not add any strips on after that.
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