Os­ram Smart+ HK Flex 3P Mul­ti­color

T3 - - The Best Led Light Strips -

£60, os­ram-lamps.com

While Os­ram does pro­duce Zig­bee-sup­port­ing light strips, this ver­sion is geared to­wards the Ap­ple mar­ket, sup­port­ing only HomeKit via Blue­tooth. That’s cast­ing a much nar­rower net than its op­po­nents here, so if you’re not friendly with Siri or Ap­ple Home, look at the other op­tions. Os­ram’s kit is a twin- LED setup, sport­ing white spec­trum and RGB lamps, and the strip is split in the box into three in­di­vid­ual sec­tions. It’s trimmable to fit, though there’s lit­tle de­sign flair. Light out­put from the Flex is nice, con­vinc­ingly jump­ing through RGB shades, and it’s plenty re­spon­sive, though at 10W it’s a shade dim­mer than the com­pe­ti­tion. Oh, and its Blue­tooth range is, well, Blue­tooth range, mean­ing it’s never go­ing to match a Wi- Fi con­nected light in terms of flex­i­bil­ity.

Ver­dict

T3 SAYS Only com­pat­i­ble with Ap­ple HomeKit, which does hurt it, but Os­ram’s strip shines in the white spec­trum and han­dles RGB shades with aplomb.

One fo r Ap­ple fans

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