Original Xiaomi Yeelight Smart Wi-Fi Light Strip with IFTTT / Alexa support £21 @ Gearbest
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Original Xiaomi Yeelight Smart Wi-Fi Light Strip with IFTTT / Alexa support £21 @ Gearbest

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Shipping from ChinaFound 18th May
Fantastic device, Using similar kit behind my monitor to help reduce eyestrain, which for me is a pain, as I'm sat at a screen for most of the day. It also looks pretty awesome. Works with Alexa and G Home and all that good stuff.

Prices on these seem to have shot up after Black Friday Prices of around £18-19, but I think this is still a decent set up for the cash.

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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
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Considering the app is free and this is only a single strip, it’s not a good deal. You can get a double strip in rgbw on eBay for less and buy a BT module separate for less Than the cost of this. Still,saying that I simply wouldn’t buy this crap anyway. Do it properly, get a Casambi/xicato powerd system and some AC/DC Blade minis. Expensive yes, but you’ll get 50k burn time (circa 17.5 years @ 8 hours usage per day). Source: I’m an MSLL in lighting. What passes for a “hot deal”on this site is laughable sometimes.
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Can these be hard wired under kitchen cupboards
Harry_Potter2 m ago

Can these be hard wired under kitchen cupboards


Yes
This is good kit
Does anyone know the length of this? Can't see it on the site.

Also I'm assuming this can't be used with UK plugs without an adaptor?
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buddn076 m ago

Does anyone know the length of this? Can't see it on the site.Also I'm …Does anyone know the length of this? Can't see it on the site.Also I'm assuming this can't be used with UK plugs without an adaptor?


2m
buddn0724 m ago

Does anyone know the length of this? Can't see it on the site.Also I'm …Does anyone know the length of this? Can't see it on the site.Also I'm assuming this can't be used with UK plugs without an adaptor?


You will need one of these (I've seen them for a pound in poundland) amazon.co.uk/Sta…5JL
I got one of these to stick to the back of my TV. Good quality kit and works well with google home but a couple of observations.

1) It is only long enough to do 2 sides and top of TV, not all the way round.

2) It is flexible but only in the plane of the ribbon, you can't easily turn corners. i.e fine around the edge of the TV but no good on the back where you would probably want it.

£21 is good price
generationz15 m ago

I got one of these to stick to the back of my TV. Good quality kit and …I got one of these to stick to the back of my TV. Good quality kit and works well with google home but a couple of observations.1) It is only long enough to do 2 sides and top of TV, not all the way round.2) It is flexible but only in the plane of the ribbon, you can't easily turn corners. i.e fine around the edge of the TV but no good on the back where you would probably want it. £21 is good price


I agree, turning corners is a pain. I found that mine tends to fall away from the back of the TV and it's because of the corners. It's not a big deal though and I'd buy again.

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Anyone know of this will work with philosophy hue
Considering the app is free and this is only a single strip, it’s not a good deal. You can get a double strip in rgbw on eBay for less and buy a BT module separate for less Than the cost of this. Still,saying that I simply wouldn’t buy this crap anyway. Do it properly, get a Casambi/xicato powerd system and some AC/DC Blade minis. Expensive yes, but you’ll get 50k burn time (circa 17.5 years @ 8 hours usage per day). Source: I’m an MSLL in lighting. What passes for a “hot deal”on this site is laughable sometimes.
I'm interested in these for kitchen under lights but wondering if they are bright enough to replaces strip lights?
r0chey7 h, 30 m ago

I agree, turning corners is a pain. I found that mine tends to fall away …I agree, turning corners is a pain. I found that mine tends to fall away from the back of the TV and it's because of the corners. It's not a big deal though and I'd buy again. [Image]


Great taste in shows!
skidillydoo2 h, 17 m ago

Considering the app is free and this is only a single strip, it’s not a g …Considering the app is free and this is only a single strip, it’s not a good deal. You can get a double strip in rgbw on eBay for less and buy a BT module separate for less Than the cost of this. Still,saying that I simply wouldn’t buy this crap anyway. Do it properly, get a Casambi/xicato powerd system and some AC/DC Blade minis. Expensive yes, but you’ll get 50k burn time (circa 17.5 years @ 8 hours usage per day). Source: I’m an MSLL in lighting. What passes for a “hot deal”on this site is laughable sometimes.


Can you advise on the kit and how to put together then please.
I got this one and at £7 it's a great little bit of kit amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1
aide2 h, 29 m ago

I'm interested in these for kitchen under lights but wondering if they are …I'm interested in these for kitchen under lights but wondering if they are bright enough to replaces strip lights?


i have 3 in my kitchen and they look great and have replaced the bulbs under the units.
skidillydoo2 h, 33 m ago

Considering the app is free and this is only a single strip, it’s not a g …Considering the app is free and this is only a single strip, it’s not a good deal. You can get a double strip in rgbw on eBay for less and buy a BT module separate for less Than the cost of this. Still,saying that I simply wouldn’t buy this crap anyway. Do it properly, get a Casambi/xicato powerd system and some AC/DC Blade minis. Expensive yes, but you’ll get 50k burn time (circa 17.5 years @ 8 hours usage per day). Source: I’m an MSLL in lighting. What passes for a “hot deal”on this site is laughable sometimes.


These strips are amazing quality and nothing like the cheaper strips you can buy off amazon or ebay. "Cheap" LED strips will die quick and loose / change colour even quicker as the individual LED's give up. The only downside to this product is the chunky power supply after you've got it on an adaptor.

This product integrates with control 4 (Home Automation) which is why i previously knew about it. I've installed many strips as a much cheaper equivalent to other RGB lighting, as normally you would have to go down the DMX route.

The app is pretty cool too. I've set up schedules on mine at home to do a set pattern each night.
skidillydoo3 h, 34 m ago

Considering the app is free and this is only a single strip, it’s not a g …Considering the app is free and this is only a single strip, it’s not a good deal. You can get a double strip in rgbw on eBay for less and buy a BT module separate for less Than the cost of this. Still,saying that I simply wouldn’t buy this crap anyway. Do it properly, get a Casambi/xicato powerd system and some AC/DC Blade minis. Expensive yes, but you’ll get 50k burn time (circa 17.5 years @ 8 hours usage per day). Source: I’m an MSLL in lighting. What passes for a “hot deal”on this site is laughable sometimes.


Thanks.
+Heat added. If anyone needs 5m check here.

It is Zigbee compliant, so it can be controlled via the product's own phone app or remote that comes with it. Alternatively, it can be integrated into any existing Smart Home network that supports Zigbee. I use SmartThings so this would be perfect.

Here are some of the big users of ZigBee in the smart home:

  • Comcast
  • Honeywell
  • Huawei
  • Philips
  • SmartThings
  • Texas Instruments
  • Amazon
  • Belkin
  • Ikea
  • Lutron
  • Nokia
  • Osram
  • Bosch
  • Indesit
  • Samsung
  • Velux
  • Humax
  • Panasonic
  • Miele
i need longer than 2 meter...for my 65 inch tv...any pointers??
skidillydoo17 h, 18 m ago

Source: I’m an MSLL in lighting. What passes for a “hot deal”on this site …Source: I’m an MSLL in lighting. What passes for a “hot deal”on this site is laughable sometimes.


You may well be, but your comment makes you look like a bit of a smug, self important, git. You sound like the sort of annoying 'expert' who laughs at anyone's stuff that doesn't come up to your own implausibly high standards. Not everyone wants, or needs, a hand crafted high-tech solution. Whether or not you find it laughable, this is a good price for quite a decent plug-and-play solution for people who just want a bit of LED lighting. Laughing at other peopel's stuff doesn't make you look too smart.

I think I got a couple for about £18 a few months back and, even though they don't work with the Hue system, they're still quite nice.

Heat given.
Edited by: "FinbarMcDougal" 19th May
FinbarMcDougal19th May

You may well be, but your comment makes you look like a bit of a smug, …You may well be, but your comment makes you look like a bit of a smug, self important, git. You sound like the sort of annoying 'expert' who laughs at anyone's stuff that doesn't come up to your own implausibly high standards. Not everyone wants, or needs, a hand crafted high-tech solution. Whether or not you find it laughable, this is a good price for quite a decent plug-and-play solution for people who just want a bit of LED lighting. Laughing at other peopel's stuff doesn't make you look too smart.I think I got a couple for about £18 a few months back and, even though they don't work with the Hue system, they're still quite nice.Heat given.


Couldn’t agree more mate.

“Oh my God. How do you get by with just a Ford Focus? I can’t *imagine* going anywhere in less than a 5-series.”

Please.
Ordered, heat added.
FinbarMcDougal19th May

You may well be, but your comment makes you look like a bit of a smug, …You may well be, but your comment makes you look like a bit of a smug, self important, git. You sound like the sort of annoying 'expert' who laughs at anyone's stuff that doesn't come up to your own implausibly high standards. Not everyone wants, or needs, a hand crafted high-tech solution. Whether or not you find it laughable, this is a good price for quite a decent plug-and-play solution for people who just want a bit of LED lighting. Laughing at other peopel's stuff doesn't make you look too smart.I think I got a couple for about £18 a few months back and, even though they don't work with the Hue system, they're still quite nice.Heat given.


You said it yourself, it was cheaper a few months back. So my statement is true, this is not a hot deal.

Just because I’m educated in the field of lighting, and share the knowledge does not make me smug or self important. It’s idiots like you that bring the average IQ of the population down a few notches. Is there something wrong with having high standard. And firstly, consumerism is about value for money, standards are somewhat irrelevant. This deal isn’t really good value for money. There are better alternatives that are cheaper and there are better long term alternatives that long term, would also be cheaper, just with a higher initial capital requirement. Do yourself a favour and go back under the rock you came out from and work on inventing fire again. Thicko.
Edited by: "skidillydoo" 19th May
chezvegas8521 h, 6 m ago

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My horse maybe high but this still isn’t a hot deal. Others have said better deals have been about and my just because I’ve educated a few people you seem to feel offended? It’s individuals like you that bring the average IQ of this nation down a peg or two. If I took your same approach, does that mean EVERY educator in the world sits on a high horse? Clearly you’re part of the riff raff.
Armsey21 h, 23 m ago

Can you advise on the kit and how to put together then please.


What would you like to know exactly? The cheap version or the expensive initial version (but the one that will last you 17.5 years). As for the connectivity, that depends on the solution but most of it is plug and play.
skidillydoo18 m ago

What would you like to know exactly? The cheap version or the expensive …What would you like to know exactly? The cheap version or the expensive initial version (but the one that will last you 17.5 years). As for the connectivity, that depends on the solution but most of it is plug and play.


Whichever you recommend. The expensive one I guess. Cheers
skidillydoo16 h, 40 m ago

You said it yourself, it was cheaper a few months back. So my statement is …You said it yourself, it was cheaper a few months back. So my statement is true, this is not a hot deal.Just because I’m educated in the field of lighting, and share the knowledge does not make me smug or self important. It’s idiots like you that bring the average IQ of the population down a few notches. Is there something wrong with having high standard. And firstly, consumerism is about value for money, standards are somewhat irrelevant. This deal isn’t really good value for money. There are better alternatives that are cheaper and there are better long term alternatives that long term, would also be cheaper, just with a higher initial capital requirement. Do yourself a favour and go back under the rock you came out from and work on inventing fire again. Thicko.


Sadly, your high level of education seems not to have equipped you with the skills to enable you to communicate with your fellow humans in a reasonable and constructive manner. Still, at least you know how to plug lights in.

By the way, you do the OP a disservice. A deal may still be 'hot' even if it is not the 'hottest ever' deal for a given product.
Edited by: "FinbarMcDougal" 20th May
Hot deal
from me, I’ve a couple of yeelights already and this would fit in perfectly, the lights I’ve got are screw in bulbs and they work with Alexa google and ifttt without any requirements of a hib
FinbarMcDougal20th May

Sadly, your high level of education seems not to have equipped you with …Sadly, your high level of education seems not to have equipped you with the skills to enable you to communicate with your fellow humans in a reasonable and constructive manner. Still, at least you know how to plug lights in. By the way, you do the OP a disservice. A deal may still be 'hot' even if it is not the 'hottest ever' deal for a given product.


How am I doing a disservice, compared to what’s already out there, it’s not hot. What part of that sentence don’t you understand? I’d hazard a guess you approach to things has dropped your own IQ a few notches aswell.

Can’t say I have a problem communicating with others, even those less educated in my field. However I do have problems communicating with short sighted imbecile such as yourself. Il show you the exact same decorum you showed me. Now do us all a favour and jog on.
Now you do make yourself look thick. Cars, all of them are all built to a specific industry standard. Luminaries are not. Secondly, absolutely nothing wrong with a focus and I’d still take a focus over a Beamer thanks. Once again, value for money. You’re level intelligence is shown by how far you actually missed the point. Best get back to your day job in McDonalds, but then again you’d probably still mess up an order for two chicken mayos.
Neardark18th May

I got this one and at £7 it's a great little bit of kit …I got this one and at £7 it's a great little bit of kit https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B072JYLVSK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Not smart though i think
paggy12319th May

i need longer than 2 meter...for my 65 inch tv...any pointers??


Buy 2. Lol. If they copy philips im sure you can link them up.
montana7812 m ago

Buy 2. Lol. If they copy philips im sure you can link them up.


IM
'm pretty sure you can't link them up. I bought two and didnt see any indication you could join them. To be fair, it's the same with hue as you need a master and an extension, not two masters. I'm not aware of a yeelight extension kit.
Edited by: "FinbarMcDougal" 20th May
FinbarMcDougal20th May

IM'm pretty sure you can't link them up. I bought two and didnt see any …IM'm pretty sure you can't link them up. I bought two and didnt see any indication you could join them. To be fair, it's the same with hue as you need a master and an extension, not two masters. I'm not aware of a yeelight extension kit.


Thats a damn shame. I was interested
skidillydoo2 h, 52 m ago

Now you do make yourself look thick. Cars, all of them are all built to a …Now you do make yourself look thick. Cars, all of them are all built to a specific industry standard. Luminaries are not. Secondly, absolutely nothing wrong with a focus and I’d still take a focus over a Beamer thanks.


The good thing about this site is that you (or indeed, me) don't get to decide what is and isn't a hot deal; that decision is crowdsourced. For you this may not be one, but in the grand scheme of things, you opinion counts for very little so, if you don’t mind, I’ll disregard your encouragement to “jog on”. You seem slightly confused about how the car industry (and other areas of commerce) operate. There are indeed specific safety and regulatory standards that all manufacturers must adhere to, but this has only a minimal influence on the range and quality of models available in the marketplace; hence, you can buy a Dacia or a Maserati that both comply with the applicable standards. The same applies to the "luminaries” (sic) industry where lighting and electrical regulations will apply. The question of whether a “Beamer” (sic) offers a better value proposition than a Focus depends on your definition of value (build quality? Longevity? Resale value? Style?). I would have thought this would be obvious to you since your solution to the problem of “how can I get a cheap LED light-strip?” is clearly based on different values to those voting the thread hot. I’m a bit worried that you seem to be obsessed with the IQ of anyone that disagrees with you; That seems an unhealthy obsession. Also, when did McDonalds start doing chicken mayos? I quite like the sound of them.
Edited by: "FinbarMcDougal" 20th May
FinbarMcDougal20th May

The good thing about this site is that you (or indeed, me) don't get to … The good thing about this site is that you (or indeed, me) don't get to decide what is and isn't a hot deal; that decision is crowdsourced. For you this may not be one, but in the grand scheme of things, you opinion counts for very little so, if you don’t mind, I’ll disregard your encouragement to “jog on”. You seem slightly confused about how the car industry (and other areas of commerce) operate. There are indeed specific safety and regulatory standards that all manufacturers must adhere to, but this has only a minimal influence on the range and quality of models available in the marketplace; hence, you can buy a Dacia or a Maserati that both comply with the applicable standards. The same applies to the "luminaries” (sic) industry where lighting and electrical regulations will apply. The question of whether a “Beamer” (sic) offers a better value proposition than a Focus depends on your definition of value (build quality? Longevity? Resale value? Style?). I would have thought this would be obvious to you since your solution to the problem of “how can I get a cheap LED light-strip?” is clearly based on different values to those voting the thread hot. I’m a bit worried that you seem to be obsessed with the IQ of anyone that disagrees with you; That seems an unhealthy obsession. Also, when did McDonalds start doing chicken mayos? I quite like the sound of them.


340 degrees... scintillating.... not! Point and case.
Delivered today. Shipped from Birmingham apparently. First time I've had owt from gearbest that ships from UK.

Not sure whether to do under the kitchen units or behind the TV. Decisions.
skidillydoo19th May

What would you like to know exactly? The cheap version or the expensive …What would you like to know exactly? The cheap version or the expensive initial version (but the one that will last you 17.5 years). As for the connectivity, that depends on the solution but most of it is plug and play.


I'd also appreciate your knowledge and insight. What setup would you recommend for a commercial installation with several cabinets and under counter lighting? Looking for a long term RGB setup, something where I can change all the colours in one ago. Also, the ability to sync up with music like the Philips and Nexlux RGB kits would be nice.
Thanks.
clinkadink19th May

+Heat added. If anyone needs 5m check here.It is Zigbee compliant, so it …+Heat added. If anyone needs 5m check here.It is Zigbee compliant, so it can be controlled via the product's own phone app or remote that comes with it. Alternatively, it can be integrated into any existing Smart Home network that supports Zigbee. I use SmartThings so this would be perfect.Here are some of the big users of ZigBee in the smart home:ComcastHoneywellHuaweiPhilipsSmartThingsTexas InstrumentsAmazonBelkinIkeaLutronNokiaOsramBoschIndesitSamsungVeluxHumaxPanasonicMiele


Hi there, would you say the JIAWEN 5M Zigbee RGBW LED Strip is better quality than the Xiaomi? Especially for re-producing different shades of daylight?
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