Special thanks to Global Gears Distribution for providing us with a sample. You can buy the Zero Smart RGB LED Light Strip (5 meters) on Shoppee at 1,750 PHP you can message Global Gears directly on their social media pages.
IG : @GlobalGears.net
For the packaging, we have a brown simple box with the name in front of it.
At the back, we can see all the specifications of the Zero Smart RGB LED light strip.
- Model: XS-SLD001
- Input: DC 12v-2A
- Output: DC 12v-2A
- Length: 5 meters
- Color: RGBW
- IP Level: 65
- Wattage: 1m<12w
- Maximum Current: 5A
- Wifi Standard: IEE801.11b/g
- Support: IOS/Android
- Features: switch, brightness adjustment, cold light, warm light, scene mode, color mode and timing control
- The LED Strips looks best when the full thing is hidden from plain sight.
- It’s a 5 meter LED strip with IP65 protection, pretty long but you have the option to cut it for shorter surfaces. (As of now they don’t have extensions available as of the moment)
- Make sure that set up is with a 2.4g connection.
- Voice control is possible with Alexa and Google Home.
- You can control it via your smartphone. Using Smart Life or Tuya Smart applications.
Upon opening the box we can see a sealed plastic that contains the 5 meters led light strip.
We also have the user manual, later on, I will discuss how you can set up the connection between the LED strip and your smartphone
It also has a wifi adapter along with a dual 4 pin power connector for the adapter and the led strip.
And lastly, the AC/DC adapter to power up the Zero Smart RGB LED strip
Setting up the Zero Smart LED light strip is quite easy. First, you need to connect the dual 4pin connector to the 5 meters LED strip.
After that, you can now connect it to the Wifi controller
And lastly, connect the power brick to the wifi adaptor and you’re all set.
This is the part where it gets tricky. Setting up Wifi control via your Smartphone or IOS is quite confusing if you’re following the manual.
First step is to scan the QR code in the user manual so you can download the Smart Life – Smart Living or just go to Google play store and search smart life app.
After installing the Smart Life – Smart Living app you need to register and verify your account.
Once you’re logged in, make sure the led strip is plugged into the power. Hold the power button on the wifi adapter for around 5-10 seconds and wait for the led strip to flash.
When the LED strip is flashing you can now connect the LED strip to your smartphone. Follow the instruction on the app to connect the led strip, it will also ask for your wifi password.
If you’re successful the interface in controlling the LED strip will appear.
After setting up the Wifi control app to your smartphone, installing the LED light strip then you’re good to set up the Zero Smart LED light strip to your gaming setup either at the back of the monitor to serve as backlighting or at the back of your desk.
Installation, lighting modes, colors and further review will be on my Youtube channel so stay tuned!