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A strip like this is good for larger TVs, anything above 50 inches or so, though it’s also long enough that you could run it along a wall, under some cabinets or the like. I must admit I love the home-theater application — and as a side benefit, this kind of lighting iswhen you watch TV (or play video games) with the lights off.
This particular strip hits the control trifecta: It comes with a wireless remote, but can also be controlled via the Govee app and Alexa or Google voice commands. (Actually, there’s a basic inline wired controller as well. Quadfecta?)
The lighting options run the gamut of colors, scenes, schedules and so on. It can even sync the lighting to your music.
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These LEDs are ridiculously easy to install: They’re literally peel-and-stick. You just have to be strategic about placement so the end of the strip is reasonably close to an AC outlet.
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