CES 2022 has already seen many new smart home technology products announced. But if you’re looking to add flash to your living room, it’s hard to beat the Sengled Wi-Fi Video-Sync TV Light Strip.
As the name suggests, Sengled’s new product is a smart LED light strip that works with your TV. But this isn’t just any old set of LED lights on a strip – this device syncs your TV visuals with an adhesive light strip facing the wall using an external camera. The resulting play of light spreads the colors on the screen throughout your room.
The Sengled Wi-Fi Video-Sync TV Light Strip has a tentative price of $ 119 and can be installed on screens from 45 to 75 inches.
Unlike other immersive TV lights like the Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box, Sengled’s video sync lights do not scan content through an HDMI cable. This frees up a valuable HDMI slot on the back of your TV, leaving you room for your soundbars, consoles, and other peripherals. Instead, Sengled’s lights use a small camera positioned to face the TV to read colors from the current image, reflecting them onto the rear-mounted LED strip.
Video-Sync light strip is also cheaper than most alternatives. The Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box costs $ 229 on its own and the actual lights need to be purchased separately.
These lights build on the functionality of two previous Sengled products – the company’s Audio-Sync TV light strips and LED light bars. The Audio-Sync light strips produced an impressive light show and were great for listening to music, but getting the same experience synchronized with video instead of audio is great for gamers and streaming, and might even give at Sengled a chance to be one of the best TikTok Lights.
This style of smart light strips turns everything you watch or play into an immersive experience, which means it could be like having a home theater without spending hundreds for the entire setup.
Sengled’s products thrive on ease of use – the company’s products have been on our list of the best smart lights for years because of their easy setup and relatively low cost compared to the competition. They integrate with the easy-to-use Sengled app and work with Alexa, Google Assistant, HomeKit, and SmartThings.
Video-Sync Lights seek to continue Sengled’s success. They might seem pricey for a decorative LED light set, but I’m interested in the comparative cost of buying a more sophisticated, fully immersive TV setup and the fact that they’re not tied to HDMI cables.
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