New Matter-compatible LED strip brings 64 lighting modes to HomeKit


Govee's popular smart-lighting products now include an LED strip that works with the new Matter standard and, therefore, with HomeKit.
Govee's popular smart-lighting products now include an LED strip that works with the new Matter standard and, therefore, with HomeKit.
Photo: Govee

With the release of Govee’s first Matter-compatible smart light — the LED Strip Light M1 — users can connect lighting across smart home automation platforms like HomeKit and others, the company said Monday.

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Govee LED Strip Light M1 Matter Compatible

The Govee LED Strip Light M1 Matter Compatible (6.56ft) is the company’s first product to support the Matter smart-home automation standard.

“Users can now easily and securely pair it with Apple HomeKit, Google Home, Amazon Alexa,and Samsung SmartThings,” Govee noted.

“It also provides a one-of-a-kind way to light up any space through upgraded RGBIC+ technology, increased beads per meter for advanced luminosity, better-segmented control, intuitive music syncing, an abundance of customizable colors and unique modes,” it added.

The company previously supported different smart-home systems. But now, Matter allows this Govee smart light to pair with HomeKit for the first time. The company said:

Once connected via Matter, users can easily control the product using their preferred platform to turn the device on/off and change the color, temperature, and brightness settings. In addition, Matter provides increased security, as all Matter devices must meet stringent security requirements.

Govee listed other features:

High lumens in a 2M strip light: High luminosity comes from Govee’s RGBIC+ technology, a 4-in-1 chip solution and 60 light beads per meter.

Easy to install and operate: Simple instructions and an intuitive app interface help with installation and use.

Control up to 50 light segments: 10 IC (independent control) chips and up to 50 adjustable points per meter help with product positioning.

Over 64 light modes: Control lighting through multiple lighting effects, such as fade, twinkle, stream, flow and more.

DreamView: DreamView technology allows users to sync the light effects to other Govee smart lights..

Spliceable: Users can purchase an extension kit to double the length of the light strip.

You can use the Govee Home App to get the smart light’s full customization and functionality. More than 200 preset scene modes and the DreamView feature help you customize lighting in a space.

The LED Strip Light M1 Matter Compatible (6.56ft) costs $59.99 on and Amazon.

Where to buy: Amazon

Source: Govee

Govee RGBIC LED Strip Light M1
$59.99 ($9.14 / Foot)

With Matter standard support, 6.56ft WiFi LED Lights for Cabinet, TV, Bed and Gaming Desk, Smart LED Lights Work with Apple Home, Alexa, Google Assistant and SmartThings, Upgraded RGBIC.

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02/29/2024 12:33 am GMT


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