Customizing and Automating Your Tapo Light Strips

Customizing and Automating Your Tapo Light Strips

Customizing and Automating Your Tapo Light Strips
Customizing and Automating Your Tapo Light Strips
2023-10-11 00:51:34

 

The Tapo app offers a variety of options to bring a little personality to your lighting - add a flair of color or automatically brighten your lights when you enter the room. Take Advantage of the features outlined below to bring your home lighting to the next level.

 

Looking to Create a Spooky Environment Quickly?

Check out the Aurora, Bubbling Cauldron, Haunted Mansion, and Lightning Preset Effects in the Tapo App. Use the presets as is or change the effect colors for your preferences.

 

Color Selection, Painting, and Custom Effects for Presets:

When configuring presets for your light strip, you can choose:

  • A Color for the Entire Length of the Strip
  • A Color for Each Color Zone Available (requires RGB+IC)
  • A Prebuilt Effect Such as Those Listed in the Video Below (Non-RGB Strip’s Effects Transition the Entire Switch from Color to Color, or Brightness to Brightness)
  • You may customize the colors, speed, and brightness of the existing effects.

 

Single Color

Color Painting

Custom Effects

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Available Effects (Depends on Device Model):

Aurora, Bubbling Cauldron, Candy Cane, Christmas, Flicker, Grandma’s Christmas Lights, Hanukkah, Haunted Mansion, Icicle, Lightning, Ocean, Rainbow, Raindrop, Spring, Valentines, Sunrise*, Sunset*, Daylight*

*KL430 Effects in Video

Automations

When Creating Automation with a Light – You Will Be Presented with the following Actions, depending on the functionalities and type of your light strip:

  • Turn On
  • Turn Off
  • Turn On/Off
  • “On” Duration
  • Set Lighting to custom state (Brightness/Color/Mode/Effect)
  • Increase Brightness
  • Decrease Brightness
  • Increase Color Temperature
  • Decrease Color Temperature
  • Random Color

Sync to Sound

Bring your music to life with Tapo’s Sync to Sound Feature. Using your phone’s microphone, you can synchronize your light strip’s effects and lights to the beat of the music playing nearby. (Select Models)

 

If you are using your light strip for Halloween, leave a comment about how you are using the effects and lighting to get in the spirit…or invite one in 👻

 

Related:

Community: Understanding the Difference Between LED Strips: RGB vs RGBW vs RGBIC

FAQ: How to Set Light Effects on a Lights Strip

Frequently Asked Questions for Tapo Smart Light Strips

Press Release (Aug ’22): TP-Link Introduces Fully Featured Tapo Smart Light Strips and Light Bulb

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Re:Customizing and Automating Your Tapo Light Strips
2024-02-17 03:13:59

  @Riley_S Please add the feature to change the speed of the effect. Without that, most of the effects are WAY too energetic. 

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Hey @Chais9519,145cc28c36eb4ab8acfaeaeed74a4335

This feature actually exists in the app, the speeds that you are seeing are tied to the different preset effects. You would need to edit one of these effects to change the speed.

 

Device Homepage > Effects > Customized Effect > Tap 'Create New'

 

When creating a custom effect, you are given the option to choose one of the existing effects to edit. You can then change the effect's colors, brightness, or animation speed.

 

 

 

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