Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2019
I’m giving this 5 stars because it works well and had I read the description I would’ve bought something else more suited to my needs, can’t knock the product the mistake was mine.

This is apparently designed for outdoor use or use where it might get wet. I’m not sure how waterproof it actually is but it’s got a really thick silicone type of coating. Which is where I ran into problems.

I bought this to cut up and use it around the house as secondary lighting. I also didn’t realize that this didn’t come with any connectors at all so I had to order those separately which added another day to what was supposed to be a project that would only take a few hours. Again, my fault for not reading the description all the way through.

So I bought the connectors and quickly realized that because of the thick layer of silicone, this strip won’t work with any kind of “L” shaped connector, at least none that I could find. Eventually I had to peel off the silicone near the contact points so that I could use the “L” connectors. Also worth noting, and maybe this was evident and just yet another thing I overlooked.. this is two separate strips connected to one controller. I assumed/thought the strips would be separate and have a separate controller.

After a painstaking process of peeling silicone and squeezing the strip into the connectors, I have one project done which was lighting my closet that didn’t have any kind of light in it.

Long story short, if you’re buying these to cut them up and put them around the back of your tv for example, you want something else because using connectors with this strip takes an amount of determination that just isn’t worth it in my opinion.

On the plus side though, it looks cool and the adhesive seems to be sticking well. Although one side of the strip is a different color than the rest of the strip that it’s attached to (on the purple setting one strip lights up red) but I suspect it’s a problem with the connector I’m using and not the strip itself because it was all the same color before I cut it. So I can’t use all the colors but I found one combination that I can live with. Kind of has a GTA Vice City vibe to it lol
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By Guy-who-buys-things on July 14, 2019
I’m giving this 5 stars because it works well and had I read the description I would’ve bought something else more suited to my needs, can’t knock the product the mistake was mine.

This is apparently designed for outdoor use or use where it might get wet. I’m not sure how waterproof it actually is but it’s got a really thick silicone type of coating. Which is where I ran into problems.

I bought this to cut up and use it around the house as secondary lighting. I also didn’t realize that this didn’t come with any connectors at all so I had to order those separately which added another day to what was supposed to be a project that would only take a few hours. Again, my fault for not reading the description all the way through.

So I bought the connectors and quickly realized that because of the thick layer of silicone, this strip won’t work with any kind of “L” shaped connector, at least none that I could find. Eventually I had to peel off the silicone near the contact points so that I could use the “L” connectors. Also worth noting, and maybe this was evident and just yet another thing I overlooked.. this is two separate strips connected to one controller. I assumed/thought the strips would be separate and have a separate controller.

After a painstaking process of peeling silicone and squeezing the strip into the connectors, I have one project done which was lighting my closet that didn’t have any kind of light in it.

Long story short, if you’re buying these to cut them up and put them around the back of your tv for example, you want something else because using connectors with this strip takes an amount of determination that just isn’t worth it in my opinion.

On the plus side though, it looks cool and the adhesive seems to be sticking well. Although one side of the strip is a different color than the rest of the strip that it’s attached to (on the purple setting one strip lights up red) but I suspect it’s a problem with the connector I’m using and not the strip itself because it was all the same color before I cut it. So I can’t use all the colors but I found one combination that I can live with. Kind of has a GTA Vice City vibe to it lol
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