We’ve come to expect a certain level of quality and design from LIFX, and the company’s LED strips don’t disappoint. Plastic-protected, the individual strips – there are two metre-long segments in the box, which daisy- chain together – are curved and pinned in such a way as to make them impossible to plug in incorrectly. That extra design for something you’ll presumably only do once? That’s quality. The output is similarly considered, with densely packed twin LED sets along the length of the strip – one white spectrum, one RGB – offering a highly tweakable and pleasant light that dodges most bright or dark spots. Yes, this is priced towards the higher end of the market, but that extra investment is worth the convenience of hubless operation, plus the configurability and flexibility that LIFX’s app offers.
T3 SAYS Great software, great design, great light output, and with no hub required. LIFX knows smart lighting and it really shows here.