LED strips: 6 different variants compared

LED strips: 6 different variants compared

Indirect light sources are the hit for the right ambience in the room. LED strips have been offering creative options for years when it comes to creating an atmospheric atmosphere or bright illumination. What has happened on the market in the past few months, we show you here in comparison with current models.

Whether at work, at the cool gaming table for gambling or in the kitchen at home, LED strips are versatile. Depending on the model, the functions range from voice control via a WLAN connection to integration into the existing smart home. The prices vary widely. We present six models so that your favorite place will soon be perfectly illuminated from the ceiling to the back of your television.

Gosund SL2 NiteBird 5m WiFi: LED strip with voice control

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Is this still an LED strip? Image: © Gosund 2022

As a manufacturer of numerous smart home products, it was obvious for Gosund that even a 5 meter long LED strip would use your WLAN access. This brings with it excellent functions, such as the integrated voice control, without any additional device. Instead of using a conventional remote control, the SL2 NiteBird is conveniently controlled via Google Home, Alexa or the Gosund app.

If you want to create atmospheric light in your home cinema or bedroom, this is the set for you! However, this LED strip will not provide complete illumination of the kitchen or workplace.

You should clarify before you buy whether you really need a length of 5 meters. If you can manage with fewer LED strips, we have a smaller set for you below as a price tip.

Small flaws of this model: The Chinese company's operating instructions could definitely be better. And the WLAN adapter saves at the expense of the price, because it only supports the 2.4 GHz band. Unfortunately, if your WLAN at home connects you to the Internet via the 5 GHz frequency band, you and the otherwise convincing SL2 NiteBird will not become friends.

Technical specifications:

  • Length: 5 meters
  • Color spectrum: RGB, white, dimmable
  • Control: Gosund App, voice control
  • Voice control: Alexa, Google Assistant
  • Adhesive type: set including adhesive tape
  • Cropping: possible
Per against
+ Integrated voice control – WiFi adapter: 2.4GHz band only
+ Easy cropping – No bright room lighting
+ Control via smartphone – Instruction manual with weaknesses

Gosund SL2 NiteBird 5m WLAN Buy it now at

Eve Light Strip: Smart ambience for iPhone fans

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The exclusive choice for Apple users in our comparison. Image: © Eve 2022

With the products of the German company Eve Systems, you are in the right place if your smart home is at home in the Apple universe. Eve specializes in Apple devices and has been doing so successfully for 30 years. The product range also includes a smart LED strip, which is easy to use in the usual iPhone manner and can also be perfectly integrated into the world of Apple in terms of design.

It is therefore no coincidence that the Eve Light Strip is mainly controlled via the Apple HomeKit. Siri is your voice assistant. This makes it extremely easy for you to operate the light, use programmed effects and start the next movie night with the built-in dimmer. The work surface in the kitchen can also be illuminated with a clear white light. This LED strip has a luminous power that other suppliers cannot match.

The starter set including the 2 meter long LED strip can be expanded with the extensive range of accessories from the Eve product range. This ranges from smart sockets, light switches and other LED strips to connections to smart speakers and kitchen appliances. In order to have fun with the Light Strip for a long time, you should not be stingy with the adhesive tape when attaching it, because that is exactly where the impractical weak point of this LED strip is.

Perhaps it has already gotten through that this design product is not suitable for convinced Android users because currently only Apple operating systems are supported.

Technical specifications:

  • Length: 2 meters
  • Color spectrum: RGB, white, dimmable
  • Control: Apple HomeKit, smart light switches
  • Voice control: Siri
  • Adhesive type: set including adhesive tape
  • Cropping: not possible
Per against
+ Bright illumination – App control via Apple devices only
+ High-quality processing of the LED strip – Supplied tape comes off quickly
+ Simple design

Eve Light Strip Buy now from

Paulmann 70513 SimpLED Motion: RGB effects with remote control

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Cut, glue, insert, run. Image: © Paulmann 2022

As a fan of fast lighting effects with simple controls, you can't get past the Paulmann 70513 SimpLED Motion. You can easily cut the self-adhesive LED strip and mount it in no time at all. The supplied remote control can control each LED separately, but the programmed lighting effects already ensure a varied ambience.

Instead of relying on an extensive system, Paulmann designed the 70513 SimpLED Motion LED strip as simple background lighting. Unfortunately, you cannot expand this set. Rather, the family business from Lower Saxony wanted to create a cost-effective way to bring a colorful play of colors into your home at the touch of a button. They deliberately avoided technical complexity.

What might discourage do-it-yourselfers will please people with little DIY talent: this LED strip can be installed in just a few simple steps and provides an individual background light quickly and easily.

Technical specifications:

  • Length: 5 meters
  • Color spectrum: RGB, white, dimmable
  • Control: remote control
  • Voice control: none
  • Adhesive type: self-adhesive
  • Cropping: possible
Per against
+ Variety of colors at the push of a button – Set not expandable
+ Easy cropping – No voice control

Paulmann 70513 SimpLED Motion Buy it now at

Gosund SL1 NiteBird 2.8m WLAN: The price-performance winner

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At this price you will feel even better. Image: © Gosund 2022

Both sets SL1 NiteBird and SL2 NiteBird from Gosund are technically and optically the same. We list it separately here because this 2.8 meter long LED strip with its lower price is sufficient in most cases to transform a room into a very personal feel-good space. It often doesn't have to be the 5 meters of the SL2 model.

Unlike Eve, the Gosund LED strip can be combined and controlled with the smart home systems of several manufacturers. The widespread systems Google Home and Alexa cover many possible uses.

Technical specifications:

  • Length: 2.8 meters
  • Color spectrum: RGB, white, dimmable
  • Control: Gosund App, voice control
  • Voice control: Alexa, Google Assistant
  • Adhesive type: set including adhesive tape
  • Cropping: possible
Per against
+ Integrated voice control – WiFi adapter: 2.4GHz band only
+ Easy cropping – No bright room lighting
+ Control via smartphone – Instruction manual with weaknesses

Gosund SL1 NiteBird 2.8m WLAN Buy it now at

ISY ILG-5000-5: Simple LED strip with 16 colors

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There are still very classic LED strips. Image: © ISY 2022

The ILG-5000-5 LED strip from ISY is reduced to the basic functions. The self-adhesive strip can glow in 16 colors including white. This does not correspond to the complete RGB color range of the other models, but is sufficient for illuminating cupboards and shelves. The supplied remote control allows you to quickly set the desired lighting accents and dimming levels.

Cutting and assembling the 5 meter long strip is well explained in the instruction manual. So nothing stands in the way of a small DIY project to attach your new light installation. Due to the discreet design of the LED strip, this model is hardly noticeable on furniture and devices. An advantage in places that do not allow hidden attachment.

Technical specifications:

  • Length: 5 meters
  • Color spectrum: 16 colors, white, dimmable
  • Control: remote control
  • Voice control: none
  • Adhesive type: self-adhesive
  • Cropping: possible
Per against
+ Easy cropping – No RGB color spectrum
+ Minimalist design – Not expandable

ISY ILG-5000-5 Buy now at

LIFX Lightstrip Starter Kit: LED strip for complete illumination

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Your new smart home begins with this set. Image: © LIFX 2022

Bright light and saving electricity are not mutually exclusive. While old kitchen lamps draw a lot of electricity above the worktop, comparable LED strips are extremely cheap. The LIFX Lightstrip Starter Kit is the place to start if your kitchen (or workshop) needs a new lamp. The entire RGB color spectrum is possible.

The unique selling point in our LED strip comparison: This 2 meter long and self-adhesive LED strip can illuminate areas in a wide angle. Of course, the Lightstrip also works as background lighting for the TV, furniture and picture frames on the wall. You can control this model from LIFX via smartphone apps, voice control and the included remote control.

Technical specifications:

  • Length: 2 meters
  • Color spectrum: RGB, white, dimmable
  • Control: LIFX App, Remote Control, Google Home, Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings, Voice Control
  • Voice control: Google Assistant, Alexa, Siri
  • Adhesive type: self-adhesive
  • Cropping: possible
Per against
+ Bright illumination possible – WiFi adapter: 2.4GHz band only
+ Expandable starter set
+ Control via smartphone

LIFX Lightstrip Starter Kit Buy now at

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