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Great lights - poor durability
Reviewed in Australia on 21 August 2021
Purchased these to brighten up an office space - and they look fantastic. The Bluetooth and app controls are very easy to use and the connectivity to Google home worked a treat.
Unfortunately there are several pitfalls:
* Not flexible: The stated flexibility of these strips is entirely incorrect. They are extremely tough and in an attempt to bend them downwards to hide the power cable, one of the LED diodes has dislodged from the circuit board. I now have 6 faulty LED's in the panel - the white bulbs do not turn on, so there is a dark patch of colour against the flow. To fix this, I would need to break the plastic seal and solder them back together.
* Too expensive: The cost of this strip against other brands is too high. Considering the lack of flexibility and the need for an additional device (Hue Bridge) in order to get maximum control over the lights, the price tag for using the Phillips brand is not warranted.
OVERALL: Excellent lights if you use them in a straight line - don't try to manipulate the shape. Consider the limited control options without a Phillips Hue Bridge. If I had my time again, I would purchase a cheaper, more flexible product.