Can anyone recommend as above? Was looking at lifx but seems to be out of stock everywhere? Thanks
I have two Lightify flex strips which work well as far as I’m concerned, about £40 or so from Amazon at the time. I think you can get cheaper extension strips for them too but not seen any. I use them along with several other lightify bulbs, and a hub for firmware updates, but run them all directly off the SmartThings hub when not updating.
I highly recommend the dresden driver then buy any cheap rgbw led strip and attach. Extremely reliable and if the strip burns out cheap to replace. I have 3 in the house.
Fibaro RGBW module + cheap RGB or RGBW strips from Amazon / EBay.
The Fibaro units can be controlled via the ST app or a physical switch.
Device handler by @twack is the best:
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Sorry dude, what’s the dresden driver?
Zigbee fully compatible with hue or direct connect to smartthings. Can drive both rgbw or rgb strips. Very reliable.
Thanks very much!
I got a hue lightstrip for Xmas, so I now have a foot in that world. It’s awesome; it’s bright, it dims beautifully, the colors are luscious.
My only complaint: they should sell them as 3-foot kits also! You know, the ballast/receiver plus a 39" led strip. I have only two places to utilize the 6’ strip; all my other possible uses would work perfectly with 3’ strips. And cutting/discarding a half-dozen of those expensive 6’ strips would be painful.
Hi. Quite interested in this solution but I’m baffled by what LED strips to get (quality, bright ones) and how I can be sure they would connect to this device.
Also you said “direct connect to Smartthings” so I have a choice of that route or via Hue?
Thanks in advance for any further insight here.