Original Xiaomi Yeelight Smart Light Strip - £22.39 @ GearBest
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Original Xiaomi Yeelight Smart Light Strip - £22.39 @ GearBest

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Found 8th Sep 2017
Slightly cheaper on a flash sale at the moment.
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sunsetman2 h, 4 m ago

can they be cut as i'm thinking they'd be good behind the tv


I got one from Amazon plugs into the usb port on the tv so comes on and off as tv is turned on and off. It lights up the entire wall and ceiling and was £6.99 - amazon.co.uk/gp/…1Q/
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Anyone know how these are connected? Via a plug or can they be hardwired into exiting electrical feed in the house?

Couldn't see mention of meters length.
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they plug into a wall socket 2m long
can they be cut as i'm thinking they'd be good behind the tv
sunsetman2 m ago

can they be cut as i'm thinking they'd be good behind the tv


Yes they can as i have one behind my bed. If you are just shortening the strip with no intention using the "cut off" part, then you will be fine.
I've gone for this. Have a yeelight bulb in my room and want to put this round the bed to help me get up when the mornings start getting dark.

(can put them on a timer with the yeelight app)
Guess I can just dispense with the AC adapter and wire in to 12v DC in a van?
Edited by: "paolo" 8th Sep 2017
Bear in mind you can't extend these. 2m maximum.
Edited by: "sjohnst4" 8th Sep 2017
sjohnst410 m ago

Bear in mind you can't extend these. 2m maximum.


Nor can you get them as well, Bit exspesive for only 2M
ThugBasher27 m ago

Nor can you get them as well, Bit exspesive for only 2M


But then, you're paying for the brand name. Xiaomi is like Apple to mainland China. A top tier level business. You can buy cheaper but at what price for higher quality control.
Edited by: "veedubjai" 8th Sep 2017
Purchased all of my strip lights from LED Hut, an been able to extend or change the length to my needs. I have many Xiaomi products and no issue with them. I started off with a cheap LED strip on the back of the TV give it a few hours and the strip started to peel off from the heat of the TV set.

Like you said your paying for the name. If they made sensors, connectors, longer strips then maybe I wouldnt be saying anything an purchasing one to give it a try.
Nice if you have an airline and want to highlight the aisle and exits
I have them up inside the window at Christmas
sunsetman2 h, 4 m ago

can they be cut as i'm thinking they'd be good behind the tv


I got one from Amazon plugs into the usb port on the tv so comes on and off as tv is turned on and off. It lights up the entire wall and ceiling and was £6.99 - amazon.co.uk/gp/…1Q/
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paolo2 h, 0 m ago

Guess I can just dispense with the AC adapter and wire in to 12v DC in a …Guess I can just dispense with the AC adapter and wire in to 12v DC in a van?

Yes that should work fine.
When set to white what's the light output from these like? Could they light a room or be an effective replacement for a desk lamp?
EN1GMA3 h, 2 m ago

Anyone know how these are connected? Via a plug or can they be hardwired …Anyone know how these are connected? Via a plug or can they be hardwired into exiting electrical feed in the house?Couldn't see mention of meters length.


Needs to be plugged in as mains to ELV transformer is built into the plug section.
paolo2 h, 43 m ago

Guess I can just dispense with the AC adapter and wire in to 12v DC in a …Guess I can just dispense with the AC adapter and wire in to 12v DC in a van?


Yes you could do that but make sure to use a 1 amp inline fuse.
Yeah, from the set up video it shows the transformer, so do NOT wire these into your lighting circuit directly.

I need something like this but hardwired to ligthing ring as I alreayd have kitchen cabinet light wiring in place.
Item description states works with Alexa but on the Q&A bit says it doesn't.

This doesn't seem bad for the price:


amazon.co.uk/dp/…5KV
Can you set these up to go in sync with the colours on your TV screen like you can with Philips hue?
Edited by: "shopper32" 8th Sep 2017
For the TV it would be far better to get a strip with USB connection, so it will switch on and off with the TV, if connected in the TV's usb port.. I've got one from aliexpress and it only cost me $5 - it really enhances the TV viewing in the evenings.
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sunsetman3 h, 52 m ago

can they be cut as i'm thinking they'd be good behind the tv




scope6 m ago

For the TV it would be far better to get a strip with USB connection, so …For the TV it would be far better to get a strip with USB connection, so it will switch on and off with the TV, if connected in the TV's usb port.. I've got one from aliexpress and it only cost me $5 - it really enhances the TV viewing in the evenings.



As Scope said, you can get vanilla USB versions for super cheap. Here's one that comes with app-controlled colour changing capabilities for £10.
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shopper3220 m ago

Can you set these up to go in sync with the colours on your TV screen like …Can you set these up to go in sync with the colours on your TV screen like you can with Philips hue?



Sadly no, but the version I linked above might be the next best thing.

(This Xiaomi deal's good too, just depends what you're after)
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Wanting one of these but does it come with a uk plug or do i need an adapter? If so what plug do i need to buy?

Also, can you turn it on/off with the app or just change color? As im guessing it doesn't automatically turn off with tv like the usb ones.

Thanks for any help
Edited by: "azza452" 8th Sep 2017
Here's the one I got for my TV: USB LED Strips

5m is just enough to go around a 65" TV.. It comes with 3M self adhesive backing tape, so perfect for the job.
azza45225 m ago

Wanting one of these but does it come with a uk plug or do i need an …Wanting one of these but does it come with a uk plug or do i need an adapter? If so what plug do i need to buy? Also, can you turn it on/off with the app or just change color? As im guessing it doesn't automatically turn off with tv like the usb ones.Thanks for any help


No UK plug. Mine came supplied with an adaptor that was highly dangerous. So if it comes with one, bin it right away and source your own one.
scope22 m ago

Here's the one I got for my TV: USB LED Strips5m is just enough to go …Here's the one I got for my TV: USB LED Strips5m is just enough to go around a 65" TV.. It comes with 3M self adhesive backing tape, so perfect for the job.


Is it always on when the tv is on?
Deedie8 m ago

No UK plug. Mine came supplied with an adaptor that was highly dangerous. …No UK plug. Mine came supplied with an adaptor that was highly dangerous. So if it comes with one, bin it right away and source your own one.



Thanks for the reply, im gonna go for it. Is it just a universal uk plug adapter i need? I'll probably get one locally.

I had a cheap led strip and the adhesive kept coming off as it had bend around the corners of the tv. Does this strip go around the corners easily?
azza4528 m ago

Thanks for the reply, im gonna go for it. Is it just a universal uk plug …Thanks for the reply, im gonna go for it. Is it just a universal uk plug adapter i need? I'll probably get one locally.I had a cheap led strip and the adhesive kept coming off as it had bend around the corners of the tv. Does this strip go around the corners easily?


I got my adaptor from poundland. As for the corners, if you mean around the outside edge, then it might be ok. If you mean bend it at 90degrees while stuck to the back of the TV, then no chance.
Deedie9 m ago

I got my adaptor from poundland. As for the corners, if you mean around …I got my adaptor from poundland. As for the corners, if you mean around the outside edge, then it might be ok. If you mean bend it at 90degrees while stuck to the back of the TV, then no chance.


Ye thats what i mean, want it to go around the back of the tv. I'll figure something out
ThugBasher6 h, 5 m ago

Purchased all of my strip lights from LED Hut, an been able to extend or …Purchased all of my strip lights from LED Hut, an been able to extend or change the length to my needs. I have many Xiaomi products and no issue with them. I started off with a cheap LED strip on the back of the TV give it a few hours and the strip started to peel off from the heat of the TV set.Like you said your paying for the name. If they made sensors, connectors, longer strips then maybe I wouldnt be saying anything an purchasing one to give it a try.


Did you put the Xiaomi strips behind the TV? I can't see ledhut.co.uk selling any Xiaomi strips.
Zameen7 h, 48 m ago

Nice if you have an airline and want to highlight the aisle and exits

Or if you have your own cinema and want to highlight the steps going down
shopper326 h, 1 m ago

Can you set these up to go in sync with the colours on your TV screen like …Can you set these up to go in sync with the colours on your TV screen like you can with Philips hue?

I have this exact strip and the functions are basic, get what you pay for really “/
To answer im quite sure it doesn’t, it has a timer option but that struggles to work for me i just leave it on “/
lukebranagh17 h, 9 m ago

I got one from Amazon plugs into the usb port on the tv so comes on and …I got one from Amazon plugs into the usb port on the tv so comes on and off as tv is turned on and off. It lights up the entire wall and ceiling and was £6.99 - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01EWNF81Q/

I like the look of this. Did you stick it at the top of the TV at the back?
purplevimto57 m ago

I like the look of this. Did you stick it at the top of the TV at the back?


I actually just set it loose with the LEDs facing up. I ran it from the USB port up and down through the wires on back of tv - its so light it sits well. Pic shows the LED lighting up the wall round the TV and thats with room lights on full(was just a pic of after I painted living room).31935039-zIxwl.jpg
Hustler133713 h, 20 m ago

Did you put the Xiaomi strips behind the TV? I can't see ledhut.co.uk …Did you put the Xiaomi strips behind the TV? I can't see ledhut.co.uk selling any Xiaomi strips.


No the strips was my first encounter some cheap ones off eBay, I cant comment on the Xiaomi strips but they look good but not for my specific needs.
azza45220 h, 9 m ago

Also, can you turn it on/off with the app or just change color?


As I understand it, it's the same app as the yeelight bulbs (which I have).

Meaning you can turn it on and off and set timers, through the app.
danbo36021 h, 19 m ago

Is it always on when the tv is on?


Yes, as long as the USB port is connected its on.
7percent21 h, 11 m ago

As I understand it, it's the same app as the yeelight bulbs (which I …As I understand it, it's the same app as the yeelight bulbs (which I have).Meaning you can turn it on and off and set timers, through the app.


thanks

ive ordered one but not sure how long it will take, never bought from gearbest before
Got mine today, working fine, with Alexa too.
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