I actually won't get any light without the coating because I think it makes it more durable and definitely waterproof to a degree. Which is very good because I have it under a fishing.tank
Govee RGBWW LED Strip Lights With Protective Coating
A lot of reviewers have said that it isn’t possible to have the W led on without the RGB led on. But there’s a mode that has the WW led on without the RGB led on. Just press Mode- on the remote until the RGB led turns off. The RGB colors are bright and rich, and the whites are striking.
Another great product from Govee!
Nice. They are exactly what I wanted and work great.
Slowly expanding my collection and I continue to be happy w each purchase. This one is no exception.