The startup in Seattle is known in the smart home for its affordable products. It started with a limited selection of products in 2017, and now offers over two dozen devices and accessories. Wyze introduced at least seven home products in 2020 alone, including one, a , another , a , a , a robot vacuum cleaner and a .
Despite its rapid growth, CNET Editors’ Choice award-winning Wyze Bulb was the only lighting product for a long time. More recently it added, den , den – and now Wyze Light Strip and Wyze Light Strip Pro.
The more basic Wyze Light Strip can only display one color at a time. Light Strip Pro can display up to 16 colors simultaneously. Both products have peel-and-stick installations and can be trimmed to suit a specific room or area. Light Strip and Light Strip Pro also offer features called Music Mode and Sun Match. Music mode will sync your light strip to music, while Sun Match will adjust the color temperature automatically based on the time of day. They also offer other customizations, such as vacation mode and sleep routines.
In addition to displaying up to 16 colors in the same strip at the same time, Light Strip Pro also comes with a coating that Wyze says “protects the advanced components and gives a refined look.” I plan to test these products side by side to see if the coating really provides value, but the opportunity to show several color segments at the same time is exciting.
Light Strip costs $ 26 for the 16-foot version and $ 36 for the 32-foot version; Light Strip Pro costs $ 31 for the 16-foot strip and $ 45 for the 32-foot strip. Pre-orders of the Wyze Light Strip ship in September; pre-order for the Wyze Light Strip Pro ship in October. After the pre-order period, prices increase to $ 28 (16 feet) and $ 40 (32 feet) for the Wyze Light Strip and $ 34 (16 feet) and $ 50 (32 feet) for the Wyze Light Strip Pro. Get more information on Wyze’s website here.