There are NO reasonably cheap and worthy DIY Smart Christmas Light Kits. The current offerings are still very rough or if you purchase thru another vendor, very expensive! Wyze - please help! Happy Holidays
Actually my neighbors love it. That video is from 2014 - my first year with computerized lighting. One of these years I will get more videos shot, edited and posted. Planned on it last year, but got Covid shortly after I get the show fully running, so did not do any serious video shooting…
Love it. Been going back and forth on what to do. We paid a fortune for smart home lights from Home Depot in 2019. They lasted ONE SEASON - so three months. The next year only a few lights lit up on the string, junk. How much do you put into something like this? I’m always hesitant because of third party dependencies etc, stuff failing not being able to replace etc. Cost for lights, what kind of lights you even use? Probably have to buy/use a pc I’m guessing and/or raspberry pis or something? Then I know I’ve seen in the past various power options people are running wires through the attic etc. You have any builds posted online? I may just have to cave and do something like this. One thing I thought would be super cool, is like to build a giant led matrix board, that has like super mario on it or something, and they could connect to the wifi for it and play the game on it, or just plain build some interactive display where they can draw on it with their finger from their mobile device etc.
Obviously the arches and tree and lights on the eves are only there for a couple months, but the brick columns, tree rings, roses, and porch steps are year round (and used every night).
Rather than a long discussion here, I will PM you.
I don’t need them to permanent, actually I’d prefer they aren’t. I wish wyze would make Christmas lights, that are color changing and with some basic “programs” for color changing patterns similar to the light strips.
I think this would be a great idea… whole-house Christmas/Holiday light display in-a-box! Think about all the cool controls a wifi app would enable I’ma system like this… from custom rolling patterns, scheduling, maybe even synch with music, heck an outdoor speaker option even. Think of all the add-on potential to have a base system plus extra sets of lights/etc. This would really be a hot seller especially if partnerships with stores like Home Depot continue to develop. What a great gateway product to attract more foot traffic and eyes on other Wyze products. Anyway, please consider!
I love this idea! I am tired of buying these Christmas lights every year and having to replace them. I’ve even tried buying more expensive Christmas lights, then: half the string works, gotta get out the string checking gun, still can’t find the bulb(s) that are out or the wiring issue, throw away the d*%# things and start all over. Wyze: please come to the rescue!
Govee just released this concept. I’m sure Wyze can create something better at a more attractive price point. I do like you can download community created light animation presets and use the lights year round.
Wyze light strip pro is great, but it is truly not meant to be twisted all around and shoved in a tree. It would be great to have a more traditional string of lights with a black or green wire that could be strung indoors as Christmas lights. The software could be just the same as the light strip pro, just spread the bulbs out a little, put them on a wire instead of a strip, and it would be perfect. I think there is a company called Twinkly that does this, but of course they are expensive. Wyze could do it for a similar price to the light strip pro and I would buy loads.
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I totally agree! I love the concept and style that Govee recently released where it’s less of a light strip and has RGBIC lights spaced out. It gives the lights a more traditional look especially for use as Christmas lights. Being able to install once and control each light separately is awesome and Govee did a pretty good job but their products are always so expensive! I know Wyze can create something better and budget friendly.