The Kasa Smart Light Strip does what it states on the box been 2.1 meters long with the option to cut shorter or add an extension. (Sold separately) The design is of silicone coating material which allows the light strip to bend or cut to allow maximum flexibility in its use with a double-sided sticky tape on the back to stick to a surface. Once configured or set up this Light Strip via an app allows various lighting effects and customisation in terms of colours, levels of brightness and various scenes. This can be controlled by the app or via Alexa, Google Assistant or SmartThings

 

In the box:

  •         (1) Smart Light Strip (6.6 ft./2 m)
  •         (1) Smart Light Strip Controller
  •         (1) Power Adapter
  •         (1) Quick Start Guide

 

 

Features

  •       Endless Lighting Effects over a dozen animated lighting effects
  •       16 Individual Addressable Colour Zones for combinations built to suit your mood. 
  •       Scene’s customisation scenes creation for your lights and accesses them with a single click.
  •       Grouping allows the light strip Combine with other devices, such as plugs, cameras and other lights via the Kasa Smart home ecosystem.
  •       Voice Control the Kasa Light Strip hands-free with Alexa and Google Assistant. Turn it on and off, and change colours with voice control.
  •       Extendable and Flexible Connect up to 10 sections for a total length of 33ft and watch lighting effects span the entire strip. Cut into the indicated segments to add lighting in tighter spaces.
  •       Schedules Use the Kasa Smart app to schedule when your light strip on/off with the brightness, hue, and affects you set and coordinate your lighting with any event you host.

 

Specifications

  •       Depth: 2.1 MM
  •       Lighting Effects – Choose from a wide array of colours, even dim to any brightness you desire for the perfect atmosphere.
  •       Schedules – Use your Kasa Smart app to schedule your light strip to automatically turn on and off to fit around any event you’re having.
  •       Groups and Scenes – Combine your light strip with other Kasa Smart devices for seamless control with a single tap on your mobile devices.
  •       Extendable – Connect up to 10 sections for a total length of 33ft and watch lighting effects span the entire strip.
  •       Made for Everyday Wear and Tear – your strip’s durable silicone coating prevents moisture and dust intrusion.
  •       Works with Voice Assistants – Control smart light strips using the leading voice assistants such as Alexa, Google Assistant and SmartThings.
  •       Pick from dozens of animated lighting effects, from soothing ‘raindrop’ to the dazzling ‘rainbow’.
  •       Auto White – Automatically adjust the colour temperature of your Kasa Smart light strip to match natural light patterns from dawn to dusk.
  •       Height: 2000 MM
  •       Width: 12 MM

 

Warranty:  2-years

set up

 

Setup:

Setup is easy by scanning the QR code on the box and download the Kasa Smart app to your phone. The app has got a rating of 4.7 out of 5 on the play store with over 1 million downloads. On the setup and use of the app, this cannot be faulted in terms of ease of use and functionality. The brand experience of Tp-link (founded in 1996) has years of experience to provide an app that works as intended.

 

Overall:

The product is designed for indoor use to connect to a standard mains socket, while once cut this cannot re-join again. The 3m tape on the back allows this to be connected to a surface and replaced should a decision be made to move the location at some stage.

The features in terms of connection to the app are great, but after initial setup, 90% of the use was through voice-controlled Alexa (albeit this can be used via Google Assistant or SmartThings also) The scheduled app to allow the light to be set as a morning alarm clock light or from a security perspective putting random lights on when no one is around admirable. This model is slightly more expensive than some other brands but on a personal note., the feel of the material quality may not have much of a difference.  in terms of the software use, and future updates is a certain winner for me. The multitude of colours, scenes available and brightness options have an abundance of possibility for various occasions. The quality in terms of long terms use with a Lifetime of 22.8 years (Based on 3hrs/day) is remarkable with an A+ rating. Overall a lovely easy to use and setup light strip, complemented by a trusted brand to give a multi functional lighting experience tailored to suit the individual requirements.

 

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By brendanlahert

20 years’ experience in the commercial technical industry. Interested in technology. Certified ITIL v3 Service Management, Project Management Prince 2, Six Sigma.