Original Xiaomi Yeelight Smart Wi-Fi Light Strip with IFTTT £23.24 (Using code) OR  HML 2x 5m rgb strip kit with remote £8.81 @ Gearbest
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Original Xiaomi Yeelight Smart Wi-Fi Light Strip with IFTTT £23.24 (Using code) OR HML 2x 5m rgb strip kit with remote £8.81 @ Gearbest

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Found 16th JanMade hot 16th Jan
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I quite like this! Almost bought one last time they were posted, but deceided to wait until I moved house. I'm using an NZXT Hue to light behind my desk at the moment, to help reduce eyestrain and it works a treat. A little impractical though as it's meant to go in the DVD drive bay (which I no longer have on my machine)

This one lets you control it via an Android / iOS device though so takes any of the messing around out. 2m is the prefect size for me too, as it just covers both the desks. They should send the EU plug anyway, but just stick a note in to make sure you have no issues (should be fine anyway)

http://i.imgur.com/d9iZhMo.png

Info Original Xiaomi Yeelight Strip
Your Personal Ambient Lighting
If you have been looking for something to set the mood at your home, whether it be for a party, romantic evening or a pleasant atmosphere, the new Yeelight Smart Light Strip will definitely come in handy. It is basically a flexible strip that can be stick to any corners in your home, illuminating the region with different colors. With WiFi connection, you can choose from 16 million colors and have special control on your smartphone

● Bendable, Adhesive and Cuttable
Just tear down the adhesive tape on the back of the light strip, stick it to anywhere you want, plug the charger and turn on the light

● Plug and Play
Bend, shape, and fix your Yeelight Smart Light Strip to highlight features in your room and create completely new indirect light effects

● One Key Operation
Slightly touch to turn it on or off, long press to change colors. Get the Yeelight Smart Light Strip and enjoy colorful life

● Add Some Music
It comes to make the lights dance in sync with the music. Download Yeelight Smart Light Strip App and start your magical journey

● Wireless Connection
Build your personal wireless lighting system. Yeelight Smart Light Strip can link with a variety of Mi Smart Home devices to get wonderful experience

2 x HML 5M 30W 300 x SMD 3528 RGB LED Strip Light w/ 24 Keys Remote Controller

If you're after something much cheaper, without the extra functions and aren't too fussed about using a phone to control it, you could go for the This Kit - It's £8.81 and you get a fair bit of LED stripping. You'll need a power supply for it though, as this one doesn't come with one. I quite like the idea of these too, dead simple to use. I suppose it depends on your application, really. Anyway, thought it was worth a shout!

http://gloimg.gearbest.com/gb/2015/201503/goods-img/1482490278131472701.jpg

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or for about £12, get arilux smart wi-fi rgb controller for £6.50 and 5m 5050 rgb strip for about £6. does the same job, maybe not ifttt, but few people use it.

any idea if this works with the Amazon echo?

Kudos to you Sir !!
So far one of the most interesting recent item i've seen on here
got me interested in this
thank you

is it easy to do it behind TV?

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phat168

any idea if this works with the Amazon echo?


I don't think so Not seen anything for that, anyway.

vithya

is it easy to do it behind TV?



Shouldn't be much on a problem, depends how you want it. My strip is along the back of the desk, If you want it on the back of the TV itself it could be tricky to route it, but not impossible. You'd want to make sure the strip was nice and even, so it doesn't look patchy. You can get smaller strip kits so that you can have a couple top and bottom to make that issue go away.


Edited by: "NeoTrix" 16th Jan

Don't bother with the 2 x 5M strip. Threw it away after a couple of weeks. A lot of the diodes did not work, different sized ones, split tape such that the last 2m of one did not work. Basically a load of .......

Might be worth noting that you'll need your own power connector.

phat168

any idea if this works with the Amazon echo?



I'm pretty sure it wouldn't work directly, but since this works with IFTTT, then you can get it to work with the Amazon Echo since IFTTT thankfully now works with Alexa. You just need to use IFTTT to connect to Yeelights & Alexa, and then create a recipe for example:

If I say "Alexa, trigger yeelights" then yeelights turn on.

Just to warn people in here that I have recently ordered a couple of items from GearBest. One item was sent and was a different model number (cheaper version) from what was advertised on their website. The next item never turned up and after sending them an enquiry I was told that they do not have it and that they will therefore not be able to send it. They would have kept it all to themselves had it not been for me chasing it up a couple of months down the line. May be a bit of bad luck but two problems in two orders made me question ordering anything from them again.

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Scotte

Might be worth noting that you'll need your own power connector.



Not so sure regarding that, read this on site.

"Question:
Does it come with European plug ?
Reply:
Hello Mr.

We will send an adaptor according to the order's country of delivery.
Thanks for your inquiry."

phat168

any idea if this works with the Amazon echo?

vithya

is it easy to do it behind TV?



​This doesn't react to what's on the screen though does it?

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pannan

​This doesn't react to what's on the screen though does it?



It doesn't! I'm on the lookout for something similar to the Philips Amiblight system. There are some around but 1. They are expensive 2. The reviews don't seem too great. I have tried the Ambilight system and it is pretty good.

Aiadi

Just to warn people in here that I have recently ordered a couple of … Just to warn people in here that I have recently ordered a couple of items from GearBest. One item was sent and was a different model number (cheaper version) from what was advertised on their website. The next item never turned up and after sending them an enquiry I was told that they do not have it and that they will therefore not be able to send it. They would have kept it all to themselves had it not been for me chasing it up a couple of months down the line. May be a bit of bad luck but two problems in two orders made me question ordering anything from them again.




Cue a load of people/paid shills saying "I've ordered hundreds of items from gearbest/banggood and have never had a problem.".

NeoTrix

It doesn't! I'm on the lookout for something similar to the Philips … It doesn't! I'm on the lookout for something similar to the Philips Amiblight system. There are some around but 1. They are expensive 2. The reviews don't seem too great. I have tried the Ambilight system and it is pretty good.



​Have you tried a DreamScreen kit?

NeoTrix

It doesn't! I'm on the lookout for something similar to the Philips … It doesn't! I'm on the lookout for something similar to the Philips Amiblight system. There are some around but 1. They are expensive 2. The reviews don't seem too great. I have tried the Ambilight system and it is pretty good.



I looked into similar, addressable LED strips aren't too expensive, but then I thought about how I'd control them to work for all inputs etc. and gave up!

​so people are allowed to voice negative experiences about a company but not positive ones???

vithya

is it easy to do it behind TV?



​Not with the kids watching X)

With the second one you posted wouldn't you need a power supply too?

northwales

or for about £12, get arilux smart wi-fi rgb controller for £6.50 and 5m 5 … or for about £12, get arilux smart wi-fi rgb controller for £6.50 and 5m 5050 rgb strip for about £6. does the same job, maybe not ifttt, but few people use it.



Few people use it until they use it. It's pretty much the glue between my disparate collection of "smart" home devices.

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tek-monkey

I looked into similar, addressable LED strips aren't too expensive, but … I looked into similar, addressable LED strips aren't too expensive, but then I thought about how I'd control them to work for all inputs etc. and gave up!



Yep same! Frustrating

The Vansky LED strips on Amazon are pretty good for TVs, they're USB powered. I've got a regular white one but they do a colour-variable one as well as a kit with two strips as well.

jaydeeuk1

Cue a load of people/paid shills saying "I've ordered hundreds of items … Cue a load of people/paid shills saying "I've ordered hundreds of items from gearbest/banggood and have never had a problem.".



​so if some people who like me, have ordered dozens of products from banggood and heartbeat, and have had no problems.

so according to you that makes us paid shills, yeah great logic you have there.

Nice find OP not seen these before. You forgot to cost in a tube of adhesive/sealant for when they fall off as the sticky tape is useless! Bought some LED strips for the Kitchen and ended up buying additional sealant as they wouldn’t stick for more than five minutes. Plenty of threads on google for options on sticking these things down.

NeoTrix

Yep same! Frustrating



Realistically need something with HDMI in/out that processes the signal and plug everything through that, maybe a raspberry pi? Got complicated though so I gave up!

jaydeeuk1

Cue a load of people/paid shills saying "I've ordered hundreds of items … Cue a load of people/paid shills saying "I've ordered hundreds of items from gearbest/banggood and have never had a problem.".



Lol, to like the service is a paid shill?

I've always had great service and deals with banggood. Gearbest on the other hand has only screwed up every single order I've ever made.
Just use paypal and get buyers protection, problem solved.

ribs1

Nice find OP not seen these before. You forgot to cost in a tube of … Nice find OP not seen these before. You forgot to cost in a tube of adhesive/sealant for when they fall off as the sticky tape is useless! Bought some LED strips for the Kitchen and ended up buying additional sealant as they wouldn’t stick for more than five minutes. Plenty of threads on google for options on sticking these things down.



Agreed that the adhesive is pants, even those that are allegedly Scotch 3M. I used a staple gun in the end.

Already have hue Bridge would it complement? Seeing the hue strips are much more expensive..

djames108

​so people are allowed to voice negative experiences about a company but n … ​so people are allowed to voice negative experiences about a company but not positive ones???


If you have had a bad experience with an establishment and you see other people interested many people will warn others of their bad experience. It's pathetic, the same people jump to conclusions when hearing one side of a story >.>

Banned

didnt realise xiaomi does lighting

Aiadi

Just to warn people in here that I have recently ordered a couple of … Just to warn people in here that I have recently ordered a couple of items from GearBest. One item was sent and was a different model number (cheaper version) from what was advertised on their website. The next item never turned up and after sending them an enquiry I was told that they do not have it and that they will therefore not be able to send it. They would have kept it all to themselves had it not been for me chasing it up a couple of months down the line. May be a bit of bad luck but two problems in two orders made me question ordering anything from them again.



​ive used them a lot in the last year no issues here except sometimes the tracking takes days to start working and a faulty plug which they offered a refund for and sent in under three days or reporting the fault.

lau1247

didnt realise xiaomi does lighting



​they have light bulbs too £16 for a smart customizable colour LED bulb. they do so many products now, they were at CES earlier this month as well.

Geeky man stuff... oO

Anyone managed to get this working with IFTTT, Alexa, iOS or Android?

Received mine today, but the iOS, Android apps don't work. Can't find another way to add them to wifi, so Alexa and IFTTT doesn't see it.

Does anyone have this working? I'd love to try it but not sure whether it's worth the risk?

So after a week I finally got it working. Looks like xiaomi was down for a few days, couldnt create an account to link to MiHome. The Yeelight - BLue apps don't work for me.So can finally control from phone, but still can't get it working with IFTTT. cant find a Yeelight or Xiaomi IFTTT app to link to.

Also mine didn't come wit ha remote control.

Edited by: "nascent" 28th Jan

Sanchit

Does anyone have this working? I'd love to try it but not sure whether … Does anyone have this working? I'd love to try it but not sure whether it's worth the risk?



Yup got it working about an hour ago for 1/3 of the philips price its great
The colours arent amazing though: you can change them on the app but the app shows as a dark green and led is like a yellow green, also takes a few seconds to catch up to colour changes but for £25 id say its worth that

can I ask, what app are you using to control it? I asked a question in 'ask' as I'm having a bit of a game to connect to be honest. I tried mihome, but that connects but doesn't control, and yeelight doesn't seem to connect, oy to a virtual strip light and doesn't actually control anything?

help much appreciated :-)

nascent

So after a week I finally got it working. Looks like xiaomi was down for … So after a week I finally got it working. Looks like xiaomi was down for a few days, couldnt create an account to link to MiHome. The Yeelight - BLue apps don't work for me.So can finally control from phone, but still can't get it working with IFTTT. cant find a Yeelight or Xiaomi IFTTT app to link to.Also mine didn't come wit ha remote control.



​can I ask you for help in regards to the above ^^^ :-)

willyzippy89

Yup got it working about an hour ago for 1/3 of the philips price its … Yup got it working about an hour ago for 1/3 of the philips price its great The colours arent amazing though: you can change them on the app but the app shows as a dark green and led is like a yellow green, also takes a few seconds to catch up to colour changes but for £25 id say its worth that



​Can I also ask you for help in regards to the above ^^^ thanks
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