I ordered the ledlightingkit.com kit last Monday and it came in on Wednesday. So I gotta commend these guys on their shipping. Super fast via USPS. I'm basically gonna give you guys my own mini review.
In short its a simple, elegant and bright solution for your display's ambient or bias lighting needs. The package comes with 4 LED strips, four cables, two daisy chain cables, one hub, a control unit with IR sensor, AC adapter, strips of double sides tape, and mounting brackets.
It was a very simple install. I have my 58" Sammy Plasma on a low profile mount; So as per some recommendations I read on the forum found on ledlightingkit.com, I used double sided tape to mount the lights in a box as close to the center of the back of my TV as possible. The strips weigh almost nothing, I'm confident the mounting tape will hold these indefinitely. I used the actual rails of the TV mount to mount the side lights and placed the top and bottom strips on the back of the TV. I was sure to place the strips away from the edge's of the TV to avoid a dense splash of light (Sorry for the made up vocabulary). Four strips, one cable per strip going from the lights to a central hub, central hub plugging into control unit, control unit plugged into wall via AC adapter, then tiny IR sensor placed where it'll pick up a remote being pointed at it. Some heavy lifting and a few zip ties later I was done.
So how do I feel about it? Well its freakin awesome. The lights work well, they are bright and the kit allows you to choose from over a dozen different colors with the ability to further modify the shades. So if that orange or even white isn't quite the right shade or temp you can change it with the included remote. You can dim the lights, with I believe 8 different levels of brightness. The range of customization in color seems infinite; definitely more than adequate. There are also other functions that blink and fade different colors of light but these are more distracting than anything else. I have not found these to be programmable. So the colors in the mix are set, one of a 3 light change (red green blue) and the other is seven.. I'm not quite sure what those colors are. Again these can be set to fade or blink and the speed can be adjusted.
For you Logitech Harmony users this kit is not in the Harmony's online database but like any IR remote the commands can be taught to the Harmony and custom button layouts assigned. I have done so, it works flawlessly. My lights come on automatically with the hit of my Watch Movies activities button. Super geek points on that one! haha.
For 60 bucks its a killer deal, I'm happy. Oh and I'm not affiliated with this company in any way. Its just something Ive been obsessing about for awhile and thought about it long and hard before I pulled the trigger. Highly recommended. Pictures to follow soon.