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[Costco] [New/ Warm] Indoor/Outdoor LED Coloured 16ft Light strips - Tuya Compatible / $37.99 in-store

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[Costco] [New/ Warm] Indoor/Outdoor LED Coloured 16ft Light strips - Tuya Compatible / $37.99 in-store

For those of you who're looking for more 'connected' lights for your home, Costco has now begun carrying 16ft LED colour lightstrips that are compatible with the Tuya app.

I spotted this at the Richmond, BC branche earlier today. Priced at $38 in-store (online for $7 more), I think this is competes well with LiFX strips priced at BB for $99, and Hue lightstrips priced at BB for over $100. Actually, the LiFX ones aren't even rated for outdoor use, so those are no bueno for Raincouver if needing outdoor use.
Item # is 1323854

Controllable via app.
Works with Google Assistant & Alexa out of the box .
Will work with Homekit/Siri via HomeBridge (Tuya integration)
ETL listed.
Works with Tuya app, which means a few things: Can be integrated with Hass.io/Home Assistant. Can also be added to Homekit via HomeBridge.
I'm guessing this can be Tazmotized, which is great for non-cloud connectivity, but this being a lightstrip remains to be seen.
You can connect a maximum of two units to get one 32ft slightstrip to run along long railings etc.

The display at Costco (pictured below) was showing the lightstrip do some funky animations, and I feel like it can do multiple colours across the strip at onces as well, but I haven't plugged mine in yet to confirm.

This is a HOT price if it is comparable (quality and responsiveness wise) to Hue & LiFX lightstrips.

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I got one to test, it's alright. Feels like it's worth $40, wouldn't say it's a hot deal. The animations aren't useful. Static colour only for me. Not super bright but about the same as hue light strips.
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Is the diagram showing that the remote needs to be wired into the lights and plug? So it contradicts the definition of “remote” ??
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I saw these the other day... Does anyone know if they're iftt compatible?
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This is 16ft or nothing, isn't that right? So how do you go about customizing this with any other length?
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Are they compatible with being outside canada winter?
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Can anyone comment on the consumption ? The last set Costco carried consumed a lot of juice for LED's.
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Oomani wrote:
Aug 15th, 2019 7:14 am
This is 16ft or nothing, isn't that right? So how do you go about customizing this with any other length?
No, they have a premarked cut lines.
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rtookey wrote:
Aug 15th, 2019 8:14 am
No, they have a premarked cut lines.
Can you connect both of the cut pieces back to the power supply? Or in other words, for four "lines" of installation less than 16ft would I need four units?
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Oomani wrote:
Aug 15th, 2019 10:24 am
Can you connect both of the cut pieces back to the power supply? Or in other words, for four "lines" of installation less than 16ft would I need four units?
I apologize, i'd have to get back to you on that. I havent done the install yet.
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rtookey wrote:
Aug 15th, 2019 10:38 am
I apologize, i'd have to get back to you on that. I havent done the install yet.
Thanks, I'd really appreciate that! This is either a great buy for my use case or totally impractical.
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Oomani wrote:
Aug 15th, 2019 10:24 am
Can you connect both of the cut pieces back to the power supply? Or in other words, for four "lines" of installation less than 16ft would I need four units?
There’s only one male connector coming out of the remote to power and control the strip. So I’m guessing you’ll likely need to buy a controller (I doubt if they’re sold separately) for each strip you’re trying to power anyway. But this is with the assumption that the connectors are if proprietary shape. I haven’t bothered buying any of the other lightstrips because the price was never right for me, but my guess is that this is a common issue with all of them.
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Bought one to try out. Not bright enough for kitchen under cabinet lighting. Under whelming actually. Will be returning.
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You can connect 2 of these together to get 32 feet total... just got 2 of them I need to test out.

I'm not sure if it's the same strip as the one Costco sold a couple years ago just with an updated controller/app? The old one had an IR remote if you recall

Online as well...

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I'm actually in the market for these . Doing a drop crown and want to run leds in there.. Will need 4 to cover the whole room... just not sure they will be bright enough... anyone seen these in GTA??

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