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UK LED strip?

Hi, I’ve tried to understand the various alternatives to the Hue light strip but I’m baffled by the choice and terminology!

I’m looking for a safe & reliable (and cheap!) LED 5.5metre light strip powered from a socket. I need to control on/off and brightness with Smartthings, and preferably colour as well.

What module, power supply, LED strip, and device handler is recommended in the UK in 2019 please? Links and simple words would be :fire: :slightly_smiling_face:

I have the Innr 5metre led strip from Amazon, which works fine with Hue. Doesn’t do Entertainment mode, but if you don’t use that it works fine. Currently a shade under 50 quid on amazon, which is cheaper than the Hue offering, and longer too! Works ‘out of the box’ with SmartThings via the Hue bridge.

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Can’t find a 5 metre one only 4? Looks really good though thanks!

Anyone use any longer ones?

I learnt from this using H801

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My standard solution

Strip:

Power Supply:

Module:

Device Handler:


(needs a few minor tweaks to work in the new app, let me know if that applies to you?)

Wiring:


(Note - My old sketch shows a 12v driver for 12v strip, but I’ve specified 24v strip above. The Fibaro modue works with both voltages)

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I should also add that though I’ve shown 4 switches (which is nice to have), the module can be controlled perfectly well with a single momentary switch in rainbow mode.

Click for on/off
Hold to cycle through colours

I recommended an RGBWW strip over an RGBW strip as it gives you a dedicated white channel with bright white LED’s in addition to the RGBW LED’s… RGBW LED’s on their own don’t make a very nice white and are not as bright.

I used a series of H801 modules (£7 each), powered by a 12v DC driver (depends on size £7-£30) and have put them all around my kitchen.

LEDs are either from ebay, but the really good ones I have are from LED (https://www.wholesaleledlights.co.uk/)… Im just a customer! I dont work for them.

You need to flash the H801s, but if you’re good with a soldering iron, its really cheap! I ended up doing a batch of 10, flashing them all, and now we have them all over the house :slight_smile: