Govee Glide Wall Light

MSRP $100.00

“The Govee Glide Wall Light can turn any bare wall into a masterpiece of dazzling colors.”

Pros

  • Variety in gentle patterns
  • Bright gentle output
  • Firm adhesion to wall

Cons

  • Limited designs
  • Antiquated-looking software program

Govee’s been on a rampage. The final sensible house maker to launch new merchandise with this a lot zeal was Wyze, however Govee has been on a way more frenetic tempo within the final six months. What’s attention-grabbing to level out right here is that the corporate’s focus has been mounted on only one product class, somewhat than dipping its toes into many areas. Smart lighting has been its specialty.

Moving a bit of exterior of the sensible lighting conference, the Govee Glide Wall Light affords a barely totally different strategy. Instead of being a lightweight bulb or a lamp, it’s truly a modular set of sunshine bars you’ll be able to configure to brighten and adorn partitions. If you’re uninterested in LED gentle strips that are typically out of sight, this will likely pique your curiosity as a result of it begs to be showcased entrance and heart.

Installation and setup

There are two kits out there: A 7-piece system for $100 and a 12-piece one for $150. I examined out the 7-piece package, however realized that it doesn’t provide as almost as many preparations as different wall lights — just like the Twinkly Flex or Nanoleaf Lines. That’s as a result of the sunshine bars are linked in succession to at least one one other and it solely comes with a single 90-degree piece, making it almost unimaginable to give you a singular association that stands out from others. Even if you happen to occur to go together with the 12-piece package, you’ll in all probability want to select up one other one to essentially design one thing ornate. I selected to go together with an L-shaped design as a result of there’s not a lot else you may make with out investing in additional gentle bars.

Govee Glide Wall Light on wall.John Velasco / Digital Trends

Luckily, inserting them onto the wall is a breeze as a result of the undersides of the sunshine bars have adhesive strips that appear to remain snuggly fixed to the partitions. While the sunshine bars might seem cumbersome, they’re truly light-weight sufficient to remain firmly in place. In reality, I’ve had the Govee Glide Wall Light arrange for over a month now and there’s no indication that the adhesive has weakened. However, you’ll need to actually finalize your wall design earlier than inserting them on the wall as a result of as soon as they’re up, it’s a ache making an attempt to take away them.

Software

Controlling the Govee Glide Wall Light is finished by means of the accompanying Govee Home app for Android and iOS. Aesthetically, it may benefit from a visible makeover as a result of components of it look antiquated. Its saving grace is that Govee affords an in depth set of presets and modes that make for some dazzling gentle results — together with one which reacts to music, in addition to an choice to make your personal customized gentle sample.

Govee Home app running on a phone.

You’ll positively spend loads of time making a customized impact, because it requires you to pick out a colour for a particular gentle bar. In comparability, I choose Twinkly’s course of for customizing its gentle patterns as a result of it maps out your design beforehand utilizing your cellphone’s digital camera. That approach, it’s a way more easy and handy solution to arrange a customized sample as an alternative of getting to manually choose every gentle bar by means of the app.

Performance

As talked about, Govee does a pleasant job of providing a mess of lighting results. From pulsating results to multicolor lights that activate from finish to finish, I actually love the alternatives it has to supply. The out there choices can match the temper or ambiance, so it’s actually good in performing as an accent gentle. While most comparable sensible lights like this are typically accents, I’m truly shocked by the way it can act as a most important supply of sunshine, too.

I’m truly shocked by the way it can act as a most important supply of sunshine.

When it’s nighttime, the Govee Glide Wall Light has sufficient efficiency to gentle up most rooms — making it helpful for studying, which is shocking for of a 7-piece package like this. I didn’t anticipate this, however it may possibly substitute the 2 ground lamps that I presently use in my house workplace. Colors are additionally fairly vibrant, however not as vibrant as the colours I’ve seen emitted by the Govee Lyra Smart Floor Lamp. Still, it’s not too shabby and most of the people could be happy by its hues.

Features

In phrases of sensible options, I want it had a bit extra past the same old — like voice controls utilizing Alexa or Google Assistant. There’s a fundamental timer choice for selecting days and instances when it may possibly go on/off, however I actually would’ve preferred to see extra. For instance, the Wyze Lights Strips Pro will routinely regulate colour temperature to coincide with the time of the day.

Our take

With its easy setup and dazzling colour patterns to select from, the Govee Glide Wall Light has sufficient going for it with out being too pricey. Other sensible wall gentle choices provide higher saturation and customization than this, however they’re additionally rather more costly. Govee’s providing strikes sufficient of a stability to make it an choice to think about, until you crave a extra customizable design.

Is there a greater various?

Right now, the Nanoleaf Lines are excellent wall lights that provide higher colour saturation and extra customization. You’ll pay much more for it, however you’re certain to stir some consideration from guests due to its iridescence and neat designs.

There’s additionally the Twinkly Flex, which is priced equally to the Govee Glide Wall Light. Offering superior brightness output and saturation, the Flex has a bonus within the sense that it may be manipulated to create much more designs on the wall.

How lengthy will it final?

Encased by plastic, the sunshine bars don’t weigh an entire lot and really feel considerably hole. You might say that it feels flimsy. Govee affords a 1-year restricted guarantee to guard it from defects.

Should you purchase it?

If you’re content material with easy wall designs and don’t need to lay our a fortune, the Govee Glide Wall Light is value a search for its mesmerizing gentle patterns.

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