Someone asked if there was a power adapter for F type outlets that would work with an RGB LED strips controller that would work with the new platform.
It took a little research, but it appears that one popular solution comes from Meanwell and is sold by Vesternet, among other places. This adapter itself is not smart, it’s just a missing piece that lets you connect the smart Gledopto controller to the mains if you have F type plugs.
Gledopto is a moderately priced Zigbee brand that works well with either a hue bridge or when connected directly to smartthings. Here is their current pro model controller which is popular in the community. You can then use it with the dumb LED strips of your choice. The same model is available in a number of regions, including the US and the EU.
If you don’t have a smartthings/Aeotec hub, you will need to use the Hue bridge method, and the gledopto device will just look like a lightbulb in the app. This method will not require any custom code.
If you connect it directly to a smartthings/Aeotec hub it will work best with custom code, but there are already community members working on edge drivers for it, so the future looks pretty good in that regard.
You can find lists of the currently available edge drivers in the community – created wiki:
Or go straight to the following, which was available as of this post:
If you search this forum you should find a number of discussions about the Gledopto devices. They are popular in part because they can be used in different ways. If you don’t want to use custom code, pair them with the hue bridge and they will look just like an RGBW lightbulb in the app. If you want more control or more features, pair them with a smartthings/Aeotec hub and use custom code.
About the only negative with these is that unlike the Meross or Phillips hue light strips, they do not also work with HomeKit, but that’s not a feature that everyone cares about.