My son has several strip lights in his sensory room and they all have their pros and cons. For reference, the picture above shows this brand (the red) and another brand (the white). As you can see, the lights are more evenly spaced on this one. My son has them up there kind of at random, but if you were looking for precise results, then this is important. Although the remote is handy at times, I think it is best to buy ones that can be controlled through an app. If you have more than one strip in a room, the remote can change those as well by accident. With the app, you have more control over the exact color and pattern changes. I also like that it can be set up to react to music or sound. The color changes when my son laughs like a big donkey which, of course, causes more laughter.