Originally Posted by ddigler
really appreciate it Balkaran thanks!
This thing is a little confusing or maybe I'm missing it. So whats in the box is approx a 3'-6" light strip and you have to add in 3-6" segments? My riser is approx 27lf around...
Slightly off topic, what home theater control systems do you recommend? I am looking for an effective, value system to automate my HT lights from my iPad or Android phone as you stated. There are so many dif systems that I'm looking for someone who can vouch for one to give me a place to start?
Looks like a good solution but concerned they may be too bright. As you said I may have to try these out though and return as necessary.
So answer your first question the lights come in 6'6" strips for $89.99 or 3'3" kits for $29.99 meaning you need 4 of the long kits and 1 short kit to do 27 feet. You'll also need to Hue Bridge to control it so factor in another $60. Total will come to around $450 for the lights and controller. Like I said not cheap unfortunately.
As for home control systems there are a ton to choose from. What you should get depends on what you want to control.
Logitech Harmony Elite - $350
Will control AV gear and select smart home products like the Hue lighting systems, Lutron Caseta lighting systems, August smart locks, etc.
Logitech Harmony Hub - $100
Same as elite, but doesn't include a remote. You'll need to bring your own smartphone or tablet to use as the remote
Ray Super Remote - $250
Pretty much just controls AV gear, more limited than Harmony remotes
Savant - $499 and up
Very powerful, nice interface, true home automation
Crestron - N/A
Custom solution, can do pretty much all automation, requires an installer, very expensive
I'm sure there are other options as well, but these are the ones I know best. It might be more helpful if you PM a list of gear that you want to control and I can make a better recommendation, but in general I would say the Harmony remotes will satisfy 95% of users.