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[Black Friday] Use the Monster IlluminEssence LED Strip

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[Black Friday] Use the Monster IlluminEssence LED Strip

2019-11-29

It's Black Friday, and that means some new products are available. This year, Monster has made available a new SKU in its IlluminEssence product line - a single LED strip. We've reviewed all of the other products, and expected that this new SKU would work the same way. But, after thousands of views in a few hours and dozens of comments, it was clear that we were wrong. So, we braved the crowds and headed to Walmart to purchase the last unit in our local store so we could try it out.

Unfortunately, this new SKU was definitely produced separately from the standard SKUs. The packaging is slightly different, and the manual is completely different. In this case, the product seems to be defective. We were able to power it on (by plugging it in), but could not get the included remote to work with it, even after following the pairing instructions. We also weren't able to use one of our working remotes with the new strip. There is definitely a problem and you are NOT CRAZY!

Pair a Monster IlluminEssence Strip and Remote

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Pair a Monster IlluminEssence Strip and Remote

2019-11-24

Since we published our Unboxed video for the Monster IlluminEssence line of products, we have been asked almost daily how to pair a remote to an LED strip. There are a lot of reasons why someone might want to do that. First, you might be trying to customize your home with remotes for the living room, bedroom, etc. That was exactly why our team was so familiar with the process - we customized our offices with the review products.

However, we hear fairly often that the remotes and lights are not always paired out of the box. However, once they are paired, they work as expected. Because of this, we decided to show people the process of pairing. The good news is that it is incredibly easy. Simply remove power from the bulb or LED strip, return power, and within 5 seconds press and hold the Speed Up button. You will know it worked when the bulb or strip blinks 3 times. If you want to undo the pairing, simply press and hold the Speed Down button within 5 seconds of powering the bulb. You'll know it worked because the light will flash rapidly 5 times.

If you want to learn more about the product line, you can check out our reviews.

IlluminEssence Large Space LED Mood Light Kit

IlluminEssence Small Space LED Mood Lighting Kit

IlluminEssence 2-LED Bulb Mood Light Kit

IlluminEssence 16.4-ft LED Strip Mood Light Kit

Setup a Monster IlluminEssence LED Strip

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Setup a Monster IlluminEssence LED Strip

2019-11-24

The idea of consumer LED strips is a fairly new one, and that sometimes causes some confusion. The good news is that we're here for you to show you exactly how they work. Making sure the strip has power is not entirely straight forward. The important thing to know is that the Monster logo and the LEDs represent the front of the devices, and must be plugged in with both facing the same direction. From there, it's as easy as plugging in the power cord, either to USB or a power outlet (depending on the model you have).

Another common question is whether or not you can cut the strip to length. The good news is that you certainly can. Simply find one of the cut lines (indicated by a clack line through 4 copper connectors) and cut. It is important to remember that once they are cut, they cannot be put back together. The new length is now the maximum length for the strip going forward. Before cutting the length, consider alternatives, such as tucking the end behind something or doubling back the length.

If you want to learn more about the product line, you can check out our reviews.

IlluminEssence Large Space LED Mood Light Kit

IlluminEssence Small Space LED Mood Lighting Kit

IlluminEssence 2-LED Bulb Mood Light Kit

IlluminEssence 16.4-ft LED Strip Mood Light Kit

Pair a Monster IlluminEssence Light and Remote

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Pair a Monster IlluminEssence Light and Remote

2019-10-21

Since we published our Unboxed video for the Monster IlluminEssence line of products, we have been asked almost daily how to pair a remote to a light. There are a lot of reasons why someone might want to do that. First, you might be trying to customize your home with remotes for the living room, bedroom, etc. That was exactly why our team was so familiar with the process - we customized our offices with the review products.

However, we hear fairly often that the remotes and lights are not always paired out of the box. However, once they are paired, they work as expected. Because of this, we decided to show people the process of pairing. The good news is that it is incredibly easy. Simply remove power from the bulb or LED strip, return power, and within 5 seconds press and hold the Speed Up button. You will know it worked when the bulb or strip blinks 3 times. If you want to undo the pairing, simply press and hold the Speed Down button within 5 seconds of powering the bulb. You'll know it worked because the light will flash rapidly 5 times.

If you want to learn more about the product line, you can check out our reviews.

IlluminEssence Large Space LED Mood Light Kit

IlluminEssence Small Space LED Mood Lighting Kit

IlluminEssence 2-LED Bulb Mood Light Kit

IlluminEssence 16.4-ft LED Strip Mood Light Kit

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