The unboxing was easy and was surprisingly pleasant. The light strip itself felt premium and had a thick protective coating. I bought this strip as a test for use in cove lighting. It's currently used on the back of the desk with a T1 on the TV. It's easy to cut at the solder pads and had no issues extending or shortening the strip for my needs. Easy to connect to the app. Great on brightness and color saturation and the effects are incredible. The ability to fully create your own effects in the DIY section is also a huge plus. Govee keeps releasing new features regularly, the latest (scenic dreamview) really made these LED strips shine when combined with an entire room of Govee products. Best Light Strip I've ever come across. I'll definitely be buying another to add the cut off section to in order finish up the movie theater!
you guys who are saying this is too expensive or doesn't do anything special should actually figure out what your talking about before writing a review. please watch the youtube review of this by chris maher, "GOVEE M1 - The BEST Plug and Play LED Strip EVER MADE! They FINALLY Did it!"
What is special about this light that I want to spring 99 for 16 ft
In the photo, I had Alexa set the living room lights to white. The Phillips hue strip light is on the left under the entertainment center and then Govee light is under the couch. They are very different. The “white” settings on the Govee strip light is much cooler and blue looking in comparison. I don’t think I would have cared much if I had gotten Govee lights for everything but it looks strange mixing them and the whites are not true whites. Other than that, the color settings like red, green, blue, etc… look great even mixed with the hue lights.
Coming from owning hue gradient strips, LIFX Z strips, and various Govee strips, this one blows all of them out of the water.
Great color reproduction
60 LED / M
Weather proof coating
Power adapter that is harder to stow away
Slightly wider than a standard LED strip
The packaging of this product is the best out of Govees lineup, with a great unboxing experience that matches the premium price point of this strip. The plastic reel that holds the strip is a custom Govee reel instead of a generic one, which is a nice touch.
Compared to the H6143 which is the only Govee light strip with Wi-Fi + Bluetooth at 30 LED’s a meter, the M1 outclasses it in every way. Color reproduction is much better on the M1 with the dedicated white LED, with every color being 2-4 times greater in perceived brightness. While the H6143 is noticeable with the lights off, the M1 is bright even with the lights on in the room. The greater LED makes the animations baked into the Govee app noticeably smoother and fun to use. This strip can also detect if you have cut off a section of it as well, with it adjusting the animations to meet the new length.
As a person that has many LED strips around my home, it’s hard to purchase multiple 90-100$ strips for each application I currently use them for. This product would be a great buy on sale or for a select use application. For three times the cost of Govee’s more basic strips that have the same Wi-Fi + Bluetooth functionality you might choose to purchase the more basic strips to get 3x the amount of space covered. Although for the more extreme users that need the best lighting/LED strip available then this is the product for you.