Best Philips Hue alternatives: cheap LED light strips

A custom, remote-controlled lighting setup can truly transform your living room or home office, allowing you to tweak the colour of your surroundings to suit your mood and style. Treat yourself to some cheap light strips.

Nowadays, light strips are available online for super cheap. Using the adhesive back of the strip, you attach the cheap light strips to a wall, a TV or computer. Then, either using a smartphone or a remote control, you can play around with the colour of the light strip and its brightness.

Brands that sell light strips on Amazon include Philips, SHINELINE, MINGER, L8star, WenTop and Govee. Our quick guide rounds up some of the best cheap light strips.

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Where to buy cheap light strips

These online retailers are stock a healthy range of coloured light strips: Amazon, Argos, eBay, LED Lighthouse, Ultra LEDs.

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Alexa LED Strip Lights by Govee (£23.99)

Alexa LED Strip Lights by Govee

These strip lights are a touch cheaper than those offered as part of the Philips Hue range. The LED Strip Lights by Govee can be controlled hands-free thanks to voice command support for Amazon Alexa. At the time of writing, these lights are compatible with the Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers.

Using the Govee Home smartphone app, you can control these smart lights without having to get up off the sofa. Govee says there are over 16 million different colour combinations to experiment with.

Click here to buy the Alexa LED Strip Lights by Govee


LED TV Backlight by Govee (£11.99)

LED TV Backlight by Govee

Attach these lights to the back of your TV and change your movie nights for good. Measuring in at three metres long, this light strip will suit TVs from 46-60 inches. It’s bundled with a control box with three buttons that let you turn the lights on and off.

Alternatively, you can use the remote control from a distance to control the smart lights. Turn on the TV, start playing a movie and the lights will change colour and speed based on the rhythm detected.

Click here to buy the LED TV Backlight by Govee


LED Strip Light by MINGER (£12.99)

LED Strip Light by MINGER

These lights can be cut between every three LEDs, so you’ll have no trouble customising them to fit perfectly as part of your home lighting setup.

The budget-priced lights will change colour and illumination speed automatically depending on how you configure them.

Click here to buy the LED Strip Light by MINGER


LED Strips Lights by Pangton Villa (£13.99)

LED Strips Lights by Pangton Villa

Here are some affordable lights to consider if you want to add a splash of colour to your home.

The LED Strips Lights by Pangton Villa are a breeze to install (you can cut the strip down to size) and provide 8 different brightness levels to choose from.

Click here to buy the LED Strips Lights by Pangton Villa

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