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Looking for LED strips that don't need remote to turn on/off

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Looking for LED strips that don't need remote to turn on/off

I have a receptacle hooked up to light switch and I want to plug some LED strips into it for under the bar. It has a few halogen puck lights in there installed years ago, but I feel like it's time to switch them out for some LED strips. Having ordered a few LED light strips from Amazon before, they all seem to come with a driver that has IR so a remote can change it's colour and turn it on/off. I can't find LED strip that just plugs into the wall and doesn't need the included remote for power on / off. Having colour choice is great, I can change colours once in a while, but I want to be able to control the on / off using my light switch instead.

Any pointers? I honestly didn't think finding led strips that didn't need remote on and off would be so hard to find..
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patrickkc wrote: I have a receptacle hooked up to light switch and I want to plug some LED strips into it for under the bar. It has a few halogen puck lights in there installed years ago, but I feel like it's time to switch them out for some LED strips. Having ordered a few LED light strips from Amazon before, they all seem to come with a driver that has IR so a remote can change it's colour and turn it on/off. I can't find LED strip that just plugs into the wall and doesn't need the included remote for power on / off. Having colour choice is great, I can change colours once in a while, but I want to be able to control the on / off using my light switch instead.

Any pointers? I honestly didn't think finding led strips that didn't need remote on and off would be so hard to find..
I bought some LED puck lights for under cabinet lighting from Amazon. Using the included remote and receiver was optional. For simple on/off functionality, the switched outlet works fine.
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Geeni makes wi-fi LED light strips, sold a Canadian Tire, WalMart, I think Amazon maybe Home Depot, etc.
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Lee valley has led strips that connect via a transformer to a standard switch. I have some that I bought but haven’t installed yet. Have tested and they seem to work ok
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rkjredflag wrote: I bought some LED puck lights for under cabinet lighting from Amazon. Using the included remote and receiver was optional. For simple on/off functionality, the switched outlet works fine.
I've got LED pucks in my kitchen, but I'm looking at LED strips for the bar because I want to add it to a few more places instead of just the original halogen puck areas.
I got these in the laundry room. There is motion sensor underneath the light and you need to pass your hand beneath it for on / off.
fergy wrote: Geeni makes wi-fi LED light strips, sold a Canadian Tire, WalMart, I think Amazon maybe Home Depot, etc.
I think these are the closest ones that will auto come on when there is power. let me do some research into these
clboy wrote: Lee valley has led strips that connect via a transformer to a standard switch. I have some that I bought but haven’t installed yet. Have tested and they seem to work ok
Never shopped at Lee Valley before, but just started looking on there now. A bit more expensive compared to the amazon ones, but these comes with the transformer as well. Got to hook up around 4 strips together so my 1 light switch can turn all 4 on / off.
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@patrickkc .... I have some under my kitchen cabinets.... It's a tape style. Wired directly to a switch. Let me see if I can get any product info for you. A supplier gave them to me when I was at a previous employer.
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All the Amazon ones I have had for years now can easily be direct wired to not use the remote.
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I have this wireless switch from Lee Valley. It controls my under cabinet lights in the kitchen. I ran the wires and driver the the outlet behind the fridge, then I installed the wireless light switch on the wall over the counter. It just sticks to the wall.
Hit the switch and the led strip lights turn on
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The single colour ones with a rocker switch should work if you just leave it on.
The Ikea LED spotlight puck ones have a rocker switch, but not sure about their LEDBERG strip lights.

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