SYLVANIA Smart ZigBee Flex Strip

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SYLVANIA Smart ZigBee Flex Strip, RGBW Full Color and Tunable White Starter Kit, Works with SmartThings, Wink, and Amazon Echo Plus, Hub Needed for Alexa and Google Assistant - 1 Pack
PROS
  • 24 REVIEWS SMARTTHINGS HUB
  • 13 REVIEWS PHILIPS HUE
  • 14 REVIEWS WINK HUB
  • 24 REVIEWS EASY TO INSTALL
  • 56 REVIEWS LIGHT STRIPS
  • 49 REVIEWS SMARTTHINGS
  • 10 REVIEWS DOUBLE SIDED
  • 25 REVIEWS CABINET LIGHTING
  • 15 REVIEWS SIDED TAPE
  • 9 REVIEWS ECHO PLUS
  • 20 REVIEWS KITCHEN CABINETS
  • 28 REVIEWS LED STRIPS
  • 8 REVIEWS POWER SUPPLY
  • 7 REVIEWS WASTE OF MONEY
  • 7 REVIEWS GOOGLE HOME
  • 9 REVIEWS HOME AUTOMATION
  • 3 REVIEWS POWER CORD
  • 6 REVIEWS EXTENSION CABLE
  • 27 REVIEWS CHANGE COLOR
  • 17 REVIEWS ZIGBEE HUB
SYLVANIA Smart ZigBee Flex Strip
SYLVANIA Smart ZigBee Flex Strip

Description

ZigBee LED Strip Lights: Whether you forgot to turn a light off or want to turn your lights on before you come home from work, you can monitor your lights right from your smartphone and create schedules and automations to fit your daily routines.

Top Positive Review


After trying the LIFX strip and returning it, I am VERY pleased with this product. The other device would not stay connected so I thought I would give this one a try and it is working perfectly. The colors are excellent and the dimming is truly 1% at a time, so unnoticeable that you have to get right up on it to see the change but it is working.
I have it connected with 19 other zwave and zigbee devices to my SmartThings hub and it integrated perfectly. I can tell Alexa to set the color to Purple and 1 second later I have purple. Alexa set the lights to 30% and 1 second later the lights are at 30%. One thing I did notice is that these lights are about 20% less bright than the LIFX bulbs but still plenty bright for my application.

My reason for the 4 stars is that the instructions have you connecting this to the Sylvania Lightify app (IOS) using either the serial number or the QR code on the device hub. Couldn’t find that anywhere on either the packaging or the device. So I cannot connect this to the APP but I can control these from the Smartthings app, Stringify, Alexa and my ActionTiles Dashboard so I am very happy and will be buying more.

Top Critical Review


Pleased with SYLVANIA SMART+ ZigBee Indoor RGBW Starter Kit, the sticky tape was good and strong for mounting. I had no trouble mounting it under my cabinets. Curiously vague and ambiguous to load many products in one amazon listing though, kind of makes reviews pointless.

Integration with Smartthings was pretty good. I would like if the Smartthings interface allowed me to program whiteness-temperature and color into routines, instead of just brightness levels, but that seems to be a Smart things thing.

The RGBW kit struggles to make the color yellow. I used Arrow T25 staples in my staple gun to mount the wires under the cabinet, and washed the under cabinet of any kitchen grease and wiped down with rubbing alcohol before using the provided sticky tape backside. The connectors are somewhat finicky, they just slip on and off, there is no mechanical click-lock retention.

Customer Questions & Answers


do I have to have the osram hub to change colors? or only to change to remotely? do I need a hub for each strip if plugged into 2 separate outlets?
Answer: You do need some type of hub to control color and brightness, I am using the Samsung Smartthing hub in lieu of the Osram hub. So if you do not already have a compatible hub you will need to buy the Osram hub. One hub can cover many strips so it would be a one time expense.

Can this be used with amazon echo?
Answer: Everyday via my Smart Things Hub…

If i pair these with my samsung smartthings hub, do i loose the ability to adjust color & temperature? if not, how do i control that thru smartthings?
Answer: No. When you pair Lightify bulbs with Smartthings it will identify the Lightify bulbs and you will be able to adjust color and temp from the Smartthings app.

Can you use a generic rgbw led strip for extension??
Answer: Yes you can. I bought some for a few bucks on Amazon that worked just fine

So how are you getting the strip lights paired with Wink? No option to do so in wink app like the bulbs.
Answer:

First, if you have them already connected to the hub you have to do the reset. Which if I remember right is unplugging and plugging back in 5 times. Every time you plug them back in count to 3 and on the 5th time just leave it plugged in. The lights should cycle through all the colors at this point. You have to connect??

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