Yeelight LED Lightstrip Pro with Razer Chroma Support for $59.29/£45.20/52,38€

When it comes to smart lighting from China, Yeelight has always been the reference among hundreds of different non-name providers. For some time now, they have made the leap towards Germany, but also the USA, which has also changed the price level. Now they are launching the Yeelight LED Lighstrip Pro on the market. But what exactly is “Pro” about it?

Yeelight LED Lightstrip Pro

Technical details

Length2 Meters
ColorsRGB
Input100-240V~50/60Hz 0.17A
Consumption5,1 Watt (2m), 21Watt (10m)
ConnectivityWi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
ExtrasApp control, Expandable, IC chip, Razer Chroma

What is new about the Yeelight LED Light Strip Pro?

Those who have already installed the Yeelight LED Strip 1 or the second generation in their four walls should hardly recognize a difference at first glance. The LED strip with the model name YLDD005 measures two meters in length. Since the second generation of LED strips, you can also shorten them, which is also possible with the Pro model. Simply cut them with scissors at a marked spot, and then you have to reset the length in the app. Alternatively, you can extend the LED strip up to 10 meters, but you have to buy a 1-meter extension cable separately.

Unlike its predecessors, the Yeelight LED Lightstrip Pro works with IC chips. These enable the LED strip to light up differently at different points, so everything is controlled individually. The Pro version also supports 16 million colors and over 100 adjustable light effects. At the same time, the Lightstrip Pro consumes 5.1W at 2 meters in length and up to 21W at the full 10 meters in length. If you don’t feel like using a smart control, you can also control the lights via the control element, whereby the button is assigned twice.

RGB LEDs simply make you better at gaming. That is a fact.

Thanks to integrated 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz WiFi, the Yeelight LED Strip Pro can be integrated with the Yeelight or Xiaomi Home app. Via the app, you can make the individual setting options, set timers and schedules. Like actually all Yeelight products, this gadget is also controllable via Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Samsung SmartThings and also Apple’s HomeKit also via voice. A new feature is the support for Razer Chroma, which we already know from the Yeelight Screenbar Pro. This way, you can enhance your gaming setup, since the color adapts to your screen content.

Assessment

Let’s be honest: What’s new about the Yeelight LED Lightstrip Pro is the Razer Chroma support and the individual control via IC chips. The fact that IC chips are installed and you can still shorten the strip is not always the case. However, Yeelight also charges quite a bit for that; you almost get two Govee RGBIC LED strips with a length of 5 meters each for 60$. Or would the integration into the Xiaomi ecosystem be worth the extra price?

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My special interests are smartphones from China and I am always keen to discover new smartphone accessories like smartwatches and headphones. 

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