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I debated about whether to order this but I am so glad i did. It adds a very pleasing ambiance and indirect lighting when watching my 82" Samsung. There was plenty of material to cover every edge of the TV on all four sides. I had looked at a competing brand but I am really glad I ordered this one as it seems hard to improve upon. It has a continuous sticky backing and was a little difficult to negotiate in the corners. I finally decided it is best to let the corners raise up a little and not make contact with the TV in order to make the sharp 90 deg. turns. The light intensity is adjustable and it looks very tasteful and pleasing to the eye. I highly recommend this product.
Compared to the one other LED strip that I have, this one is much better quality; it looks like it will last a good long while. What you'll receive: one 118 inch long string of 54 LED lamps on a sticky-back tape (about one LED every 2 inches) -- three corner pieces about 6 inches long -- one remote control -- one user pamphlet/warranty card. The sticky-back tape holds well to the plastic back on my TV; I did clean the area where the strip is mounted with rubbing alcohol; there's no danger of it falling off or coming loose. The LED strip comes in four sections -- two sections are 19 inches long, and the other two sections are 40 inches long. All four sections are connected with the corner pieces. My LED strip came completely assembled on a plastic reel, so all I had to do was reel it out and take the paper off the back of the tape to install the entire strip. My TV is a 50 inch diagonal model, so the LED strip was mounted about an inch from the edges on the back of the TV. It fit perfectly around all four sides, and the length of the pieces corresponds to the 16:9 aspect ratio of just about all modern flat-panel TV's. Made a professional looking job, and took less than 15 minutes to install. I plugged my strip into one of the USB jacks on the TV; the one marked 1A. There is also a USB jack labelled .5A (1/2 amp), but this is not enough current to power the strip; you need to make sure you use the 1 amp USB jack. This strip allows for several different solid colors (all four sections are the same color), or you can get the colors to alternate, flash, and do other fancy things, none of which I did because I simply wanted the white color back light. There are a couple different "shades" of white color, so you can choose the one you like. Since it's plugged into the TV, I don't need to bother with the remote; the light strip turns on when the TV is turned on, and turns off about 30 seconds after the TV is turned off (this length of time may be different for different TV's, depending on how they power down their USB ports). My TV is mounted with a flexible arm mount so I can alter its' overall location, but it is NOT mounted against the wall; it's on the front of a large entertainment center that I adapted for the TV. About a foot behind the TV are hundreds of vinyl record albums on shelves, so I don't get any "wall reflection" from the LED strip. So I have my LED strip set to the brightest level, and it really is quite bright around all four sides of the TV with the rest of the room lights turned off. This LED strip really does provide an improvement in TV watching. We binge-watch a lot of old series, and our eyes are no longer tired after many hours of steady viewing, so the LED strip is doing its' job. I'm quite pleased with the result, and I can recommend this LED strip without any reservation no matter what type of ambient lighting you're trying to achieve. (For those who keep asking, this LED strip does NOT change colors with the colors being broadcast by the TV! There is an ambient light strip that does this, but it's very difficult to implement, only works with a very few TV's, and is extremely expensive!)
Automatically turns on and off along with the tv. Goes all the way around the world. Others only cover 3 sides, this covers all 4. Can control right from your couch, don't have to get up and aim at back of tv.