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HALO - Color Ambient Bias Lighting

Model: DUE553800F002SKU: 6200747

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 205 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great customer service when not working

    Posted
    Steven
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    These LED lights are a great and relatively inexpensive way to make your TV setup look a lot more professional. However, make sure that ALL lights are off and curtains shut for best effect. A lot of other reviews mention issues with the adhesive, but with a quick cleaning to get rid of dust, I have had no issues at all having the lights stick to my TV. I did have an issue ~10 days after installation, which another user seemed to have. While watching TV with the strip off, they suddenly turned themselves on and were constantly flashing through red, then green, then blue colors, and were unresponsive to the remote. The only way to turn it off was by unplugging. I called their customer support and had to leave a message, but was followed up with the next day by the owner of the company. He simply asked for a picture of the box and my address, and said that he would ship a new one to me. That was great, but it turned out that the company is actually based out of the city I live in, so he came all the way to where I live to hand-deliver a new one for me. Hopefully this one works longer, but if not, I have full confidence that I would again receive excellent and quick service!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I like it

    Posted
    Thew
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    I was hoping that it would be more respondant to the ambient colors; however, you're able to select colors of many varieties as well as different patterns of color. I have mine set so that it cycles through all the colors slowly which seems to reduce eye strain. The wireless remote is RF so there's no need to point the remote anywhere specific. With the ability to cycle patterns and/or a multitude of colors I'm sure that it would be beneficial for gamers or those with televisions that produce more strain on the eyes. In which case, you can choose all the colors/patterns/speed of transitions or leave it solid so that it works with the imbalance of your television color. I like it, I got it on sale and would recommend it. It's an intermediary between a smart home device and individually controlled device. It plugs right into my Samsung 4K Curve so it turns right on whenever I turn on the TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to apply, enhances experience

    Posted
    kmay190
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    I'd read about the bias lighting on a techie site, but decided not to do it due to the price. But when I saw a daily deal that had the Halo at almost 1/2 price, I jumped on it. It's very easy to apply. I recommend not immediately sticking it to the TV - start with Scotch taping it, then watch TV or a movie to make sure you like the effect and the placement. Once you've decided where to apply it, just peel off the backing and stick it. Corners are a little awkward because the tape is stiff, but they provide two options to choose from. I really like the colored bias because you can choose from about 6 colors, including white. You can also change the brightness, which is a great feature. I've only had it on my TV for a few days, so I can't comment on the durability or longevity, but it looks great and it does enhance the TV experience. Note: I applied it to a 65" TV and had plenty of tape.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to the TV

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    BennasarM
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    After getting this product don't understand how it is not a standard feature in a high end TV. I was pleased with my Samsung 82 inch TV, my only complaint was the light in the border of the screen, something inherent of the technology, and decided to try this backlight, and it did work like a charm! The TV watching experience is much better and the change in contrast makes unnoticeable the light of the screen. Would highly recommend to any TV enthusiast, installation was very easy, did it without removing the TV from the wall, and the power comes from the USB port of the TV, so turns on and off with the TV. Great product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Cool

    Posted
    Santi
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    I totally thought this was going to be a gimmick and something I would only use while listening to music on my TV. I use it all the time because I like watching TV in the dark and the HALO formed around the TV is a great contrast and keeps you focused on the screen. It turns on and off with the power of the TV and is plugged in via USB so it doesn’t require a dedicated outlet which is a plus. It took me about 10-15 minutes to determine which set up I wanted on the back of my TV and get it installed and glowing. Love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    JUST WOW!

    Posted
    RamosFamily
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    So, we bought this, along with a soundbar and 49” tv for my sons birthday! The lights were so easy to install (5min) and looked stunning! Son loved the TV and freaked when he heard the soundbar. Final cherry on top was THE LIGHTS! He and our younger son all said “WHOAAAAAAAA!!!!” and absolutely love it. These lights are for enhancement and they do just that... AND MORE! It’s awesome and friends/family who come over are in awe of the overall effect and feeling in the room. We have thought for years about getting something like this. Had we known it was this simple and affordable we would have gotten it sooner! Thanks for a great product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Flickers even when off

    Posted
    Chris72
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    Eaasy to install, and gives a cool glow around the TV. Not sure it really helps with eye strain. The strip is only long enough to do two sides and top of our 65” TV, so no glow out the bottom. Biggest issue is that even when we turn off the Halo Plus, the LED strip flickers light every 5 minutes or so. Very weird. I have to unplug it when it’s not in use. There’s been no answer at the Halo customer service line included in the Quick start instructions. The phone line is a Google user phone line, and there is no indication that it’s even Halo, so I’m hesitant to leave any info on the voicemail. Not a great product and poor customer service.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good lights not what i expected

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    ttfighter
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    I had been wanting to buy these lights for some time now. I kept buying the Insignia brand whenever they would be on special, and finally got these on Deal of the Day real cheap. They are pretty cool the remote lets you change the color, intensity and even change from one color to another. The only thing I really didn't like is that the highest brightness is real dim. When you compare them to the Insignia brand, Insignia is a lot brighter than these lights. The nice thing is they come with everything you need to set them up right away. In the future I am going to stick to the Insignia brand as they are brighter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow... what a difference.

    Posted
    RaymondK

    Even after reading tech blogs about the benefits of bias lights with TV watching experience, I was very skeptical if they would make any difference, especially on my OLED 65 inch TV, which already had excellent picture. The Halo lights are very easy to install and it fit my 65 LG OLED TV perfectly. To my surprise, having the bias lights actually enhanced my TV experience... especially watching a show in the evening with the lights off. The contract seems to pop out more vividly and its easier on my eyes (less strain). Having the remote to change color, depending on movie, sports, gaming, etc. also is great. Nice product and would definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Dim, simple , not that impressive.

    Posted
    SD1911
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    I was recommended this instead of what I WAS going to get, the Philips hue light strip. I have all hue lights in my house and I needed the strip plus 2 extensions. This strip was far cheaper than what I was going to do. That being said, the tape on the strip is fantastic. Far supervisor to the Philips hue strip. That’s where the positive review ends. The lights are dim and the color options are lack luster. I returned and got my hue lights and kick myself for wasting time with these. It’s a nice idea, just needs much brighter lights!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cool addition to TV

    Posted
    Kado1321
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    One of those products you dont think about but once you have it, you love it! Bought it on the deal of the day just for fun, but it really does add a cool touch to the room. Recently bought a new tv so had to buy another one for that TV as well. Wont have a TV again with out it. Just adds a nice touch to the room. Gets compliments from friends when over. Used to have white walls and it did work way better, now walls are painted so only certain colors work well but still like the product

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    TV looks amazing now!

    Posted
    TheSota
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    I bought this just recently when a friend told me about it. It was really easy to install (basically a flexible LED light strip with adhesive on the back). The remote made it really easy to pick different colors and my kids loved the "Party" mode. My favorite colors are not the white that is recommended but instead the blue or green (see photo). Those backlight options really made the colors on my screen pop. I think the backlight made it easier to enjoy movies and games while keeping the room nice and dark. Overall - highly recommended for the $$$.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    cool beans, uh LED's...

    Posted
    altP
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    I wasn't sure of this concept, but for deal of the day I tried it, I figured if it didn't work I'd put it in an art piece. It really does provide an effect that seems to make movie viewing in the dark easier or more enjoyable. But Not sure it actually tricks the eyes into thinking TV colors are better. I prefer the white/blue/violet, and slow- low lumens. But have not tried all the options yet. Do wish it had a code for the options instead of scrolling thru the remote to find one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    AnitaL
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    It was very easy to install. I was able to do it myself while the TV was still on the wall. I sleep with the TV on, but since I added the Halo light and set it to red, I seem to sleep better. The hubby finds that hard to beleive & thinks it’s kind of a stupid thing, but I Love it! I wish there was an option for it to go off & on automatically when the tv turned off or on a timer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Ambient Lighting

    Posted
    KsGuy
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    I got this on a daily deal and was glad I didn't pay full price. Its basic functionality is there: remote, variety of colors, and usb connection. My main reason for not five stars is the lack of adhesion to the back of my tv. I ended up supporting the strip with small strips of duct tape. It's not pretty, but holds the strip in place. It also didn't seem to get as bright as other lighting I have used. I definitely would not pay full price for this item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great, unless you want white

    Posted
    TimHansonE36
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    The color range is decent, brightness is decent as well. It seems to be missing white though, which is odd since most other “color” light strips have a white option...it’s a great starting point for bias lighting for those unsure if they’ll like it. My Sony TV provinces power over USB, even when the TV is in “sleep” mode, which causes the lights to flash occasionally. I ended up using a USB cable extension and plugging it into an outlet instead.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    not worth $50

    Posted
    z0ne36
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    it looks cool at night or in a dark room and comes with a little remote to change colors it is powered by a usb port on the tv so when you turn the tv on or off the led lights turn on with it. i only rated it 3 stars because ive seen cheaper LED strips for about $9, theres just not enough to justify spending another 40 for something thats really not that amazing and similar products can be found for half the price or less.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Died after 3 months

    Posted
    Joseph
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    I thought this was a good price, but since it died 3 months after I bought it, Nope. To be honest, the whole backlighting thing turned out to be less impressive than I thought it would be. Even when the LEDs worked, it wasn't very impressive, worth maybe $10 as a novelty item. And, since they were an immobile object attached to my TV, no way they should have just quit working after 3 months.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    nice ambient lighting

    Posted
    jeremy
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    i must start out by saying that i wasn't really sure about using this in my home theater setup. i never really saw a need for such a thing. the installer of my new television recommened this lighting from best buy and said since it was on sale for $20 bucks i should give it a try. well let me tell you what a difference this has made. not only does it enhance the picture it gives the room a nice look also. this lenght was perfect for my 75 inch tv.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cool lighting! Love this product!

    Posted
    TPain

    I don't typically take the time to write a review, but really think this is a cool way to enhance your TV watching experience. Installed the Halo lighting around my 55 inch TV (literally took a few minutes to do). Love how it illuminates while watching movies and gaming. My kids absolute love it and especially love the "Party mode" feature when they do Karaoke thru the TV! Cool little product. I plan on getting it for all of my TV's!

    I would recommend this to a friend