A Comprehensive Look on Minger Strip Lights

Interested in Minger LED strip lights but don’t know what to look for? Check this comprehensive guide to the Minger LED strip light brand.
A Comprehensive Look on Minger Strip Lights
Published: 24th Feb 2021
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If you’re interested in LED strip lights, then you may have come across a highly rated brand called Minger. Minger has always produced quality LED lights, but they haven’t been creating new products of late – and there’s a reason for that.

In this article, we’ll take a comprehensive look at Minger LED strip lights, from the brand itself to its products.

The Minger Brand

Minger has been producing top quality LED strip lights for years. Recently though, product listings have been on the decline and there haven’t been any new models released. There’s a very simple explanation for this. The brand itself has been retired, at least when it comes to new products. All new LED strip lights produced by the company now go under the Govee brand, which is popular in its own right. Any Minger products still on the market will only remain until the items get sold out.

Many Govee and Minger products share the same features as it’s essentially the same item under a different brand name. This does give Minger LED lights a collectible feel, with availability now limited to existing products. Once all stocks are sold, all new LED strip light items will be marketed under Govee.

The quality of the products is high, as Minger and its subsequent brand name Govee are well regarded in LED strip light circles. If you check any LED strip lights top ten list, you’ll find either or even both brands featured regularly.

Minger LED Strip Lights Reviews

Here are some quick reviews of some of the Minger LED strip lights products on the market. Note that availability may change, as items are limited in number.

Quick Comparison Table

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Features

Minger 10m RGB LED Strip Lights

Minger 20M LED Strip Lights

Minger App RGB Strip Lights H6138

Minger App Strip Lights H6139

Minger RGBIC Strip Lights H6127

Color

RGB

RGB

RGB

RGB

RGBIC

Length

2 rolls x 16.4 ft (5m)

2 rolls x 32.8ft (10m)

16.4 ft (5m)

2 rolls x 16.4 ft (5m)

16.4 ft (5m)

LEDs

300

600

150

300

150

App Control

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

IR Remote

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

DIY Color Selection

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Music Mode

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Timer Settings

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Waterproof

No

No

No

No

Yes

Cuttable

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Price

$25.99

$39.99

$17.99

$27.99

$26.99

Quick Feature Description

Here’s a brief overview of the respective features listed in the table above:

App Control – LED strip lights that have app control can be adjusted using the mobile app. As Minger isn’t a brand that is currently in production, this means using the Govee mobile app instead. The app is available from both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Pay attention to the model number of the product that you have, as each model has specific software made for it.

IR Remote – Some LED strip lights come with an IR remote included in the package. This, along with the built-in controls and the mobile app (if available), can be used to adjust LED settings. A Minger product should include either the IR remote, mobile app compatibility, or both.

DIY Color Selection – Along with the programmed color settings, Minger LED products can be adjusted to produce a particular hue using a color selector. This can be accessed either through the mobile app if available, or through the IR remote.

Music Mode – Some Minger LED strip lights models have a built-in microphone which detects ambient sound. When the music mode is engaged, sound will cause the lights to change brightness according to the melody. This gives off a club feel which can create a party atmosphere.

Music Mode

Timer Setting – The timer setting allows you to automatically set schedules for when the LED strip lights go on or off. This is great for being woken up gently in the morning by slowly brightening lights, or for saving energy by turning off ambient lighting during specific times of the day. This setting is available in the mobile app.

Waterproofing – Some Minger models are for indoor use only, and those that can be used outdoors are marked as waterproof or weatherproof. Waterproof lights have a coating that protects the LEDs from moisture, but this doesn’t mean that the entire strip can withstand water. The power adapter is still vulnerable to water damage, and care must be made not to expose it to the elements.

Cuttable – Some Minger models can be cut on specific marked points and then joined together using connectors. This makes installation easier and gives users more customization options when installing their LED strip lights.

Quick Product Reviews

Below are quick reviews of the individual Minger LED strip lights products to help you decide which one meets your needs.

Minger 10m RGB LED Strip Lights

Liven up the ambience of your home with the Minger 10m RGB LED strip lights pack. One of Minger’s original products, it’s sure to provide you with the perfect way to brighten up any room.

The pack itself comes in two rolls of 16.4 feet (5 meters) for a combined length of 32.8 feet (10 meters). There are 150 LED lights per roll for a total of 300 LED lights to provide you with colorful illumination.

The Minger RGB LED strip light can be cut on especially marked areas on the strip. These strips can then be attached together by using 4-pin connectors, increasing customizability during installation. Adhesive strips and screws come with the pack to help you place the lights in your desired location. 4-pin connectors aren’t included in the package though, so be sure to get them before you cut any of the strips.

These LED strip lights can be adjusted via the built-in controller, or by using the IR remote included in the pack. The multicolor features in the LED lights come in 20 preset colors, and six DIY color selections that can be preset via the remote.

These LED strip lights are rated for indoor use only, and will be perfect in bedrooms, kitchens, home bars, or TV rooms. The package comes with a 12-volt power adapter to provide electricity to the entire setup. As long as there’s an electric outlet within reach, then setup should be a breeze. This is the perfect choice for those looking for a basic set of LED strip lights with a good deal of customizability.

Minger 20M LED Strip Lights

Twice the length of the previous product, this model is perfect for larger lighting projects that need customizable ambience.

This LED strip lights pack comes in two rolls of 32.8 feet (10 meters) for a combined length of 65.6 feet (20 meters). With 600 LED lights providing illumination, this will surely light up all but the largest of rooms in your home.

The strips are marked at certain points to indicate areas that you can cut with scissors. Each cut strip can then be attached together with 4-pin connectors to easily adjust the length of each strip. Again, the connectors aren’t included in the pack, so you should purchase some before you cut any strip.

The lights on the LED strips can be adjusted via the built-in control device or by using the IR remote which is included in the package. The remote features 20 different preset colors plus six DIY programmable options which allow you to select a particular color that you want remembered. Colors can be adjusted by the touch of a button.

These lights, as with the previous LED strips, are rated for indoor use only. With the length of lights available, you can decorate and color coordinate multiple rooms to match the mood that you want.

These LED strip lights come with a 24-volt power adapter to provide energy to the strips. Installation will depend on the availability of an electrical outlet, but otherwise, installation is a very easy process. The strips themselves have an adhesive backing, and combined with the included adhesive strips, you can set these lights up however you want.

Minger 20M LED Strip Lights

Minger App RGB Strip Lights H6138

Want to create a club vibe in your home? This is easily done with Minger Bluetooth Music Sync RGB LED strip lights. It’s certainly a great home design option for the artist in you.

This LED strip lights pack comes in one roll of 16.4 feet (5 meters) with 150 separate LED lights providing colorful accompaniment to any music played in your home. Turn your home bar into a perfect party room.

The LED strip light itself can be customized to a certain length by cutting the strip on certain pre-marked areas. Each detached strip can then be re-attached via a 4-pin connector. The connectors aren’t included in the pack though, so be sure to get some before you go ahead and start cutting your LED light strips.

This LED light strip model can be controlled via the mobile app, the included IR remote or by the built-in control device. It certainly offers a versatile way of adjusting the colors of your lights. The mobile app can be used to choose a specific color to apply to your room. You can even scan pictures and use that as a template when choosing a specific hue.

The app also provides several preset color scene modes to quickly enhance the ambience depending on the specific mood that you want.

This LED strip light model also comes with a built-in microphone that detects sound in the area when you want it to. The music mode allows these LED lights to sync with the music, whether it’s from a music player or via live performance. This is certainly the perfect party mood enhancer.

These lights were made for indoor use only, so care should be taken during installation to prevent them from getting wet. The lights come with a 12-volt power adapter.

Minger App Strip Lights H6139

Need more lights for your home bar to promote that party vibe? Then this Minger Bluetooth Music Sync RGB LED light strip model is the perfect choice with longer strips and more LED lights.

This particular model comes in two rolls of 16.4 feet (5 meters) for a total of 32.8 feet (10 meters) in length. Each strip has 150 LED lights for a total of 300 LEDs for the entire lighting package. If you have a large home bar or a bigger living room, then this is sure to provide enough illumination to enhance the mood of any occasion.

This model also can also be cut at specific marked points with scissors to customize the length of the strips. They can then be attached via 4-pin connectors if you wish to combine the strips. Do note that the connectors themselves aren’t included in the package and must be bought separately.

The lights themselves can be easily adjusted via the built-in control device, the provided IR remote or via the mobile app. The LED lights have twenty preset colors that can be instantly accessed with the simple press of a button. There are also DIY options that lets you save specific colors that you can then choose later.

This model, like the previous one, comes with a built-in mic that detects changes in the ambient sound in the room. Music mode will let the lights sync with any tune playing in the room whether from a live performance or from a music player.

This model is rated for indoor use only. The included power adapter is rated at 12 volts.

Minger RGBIC Strip Lights H6127

A leap in LED lighting technology, the Minger RGBIC line provides users with different lighting colors all at the same time. Each segment comes with an IC chip that allows each segment to display distinct hues all at once.

This model comes in one roll of 16.4 feet (5 meters) with 150 LEDs to provide illumination. This is perfect for your home bar, the living room, bedroom, or even the patio.

As this model has an IC chip, it’s not cuttable like the previous models. Although this does take away the advantage of being customizable in regards to length, it comes with the option of having more customizable color combinations.

The lights can be adjusted via the built-in control device, or via the mobile app. Unlike the other models, there isn’t an IR remote provided in this package. The app does provide a lot of options though, including scheduling timers, scene color controls, DIY color settings, and dynamic lighting effects.

This model comes with a music sync mode via the built-in mic. If there’s music playing, these lights can match the rhythm with a simple tap on the app.

These LED strip lights are waterproof so they can be used either indoors or outdoors. These are perfect for backyard parties or for lighting up your patio. The power cord, however, is still vulnerable to water damage. The lights themselves can be exposed to the weather, but make sure that your electric outlet is protected from the elements. The power adapter is rated at 12 volts.

Minger RGBIC Strip Lights H6127

Minger LED Strip Lights Installation Tips

Installation of Minger LED strip lights is a simple matter of removing the cover of the adhesive backing and then sticking the lights in position. There are a few tips to remember whenever you install these lights that will ensure that the setup proceeds without hassle.

  1. Cut LED strips only on marked areas
    If your model of Minger LED strip lights can be cut, they will be marked by the image of scissors and a line. Make sure to cut along the line only. Splitting the strip in any other area will cause the lights to stop working, and in extreme cases may cause electrical shock or fires. If your Minger LED strip lights model is RGBIC, meaning each segment has an IC chip, it cannot be cut. Doing so will cause the lights to malfunction. If your LED strip lights do not have any areas marked with scissors, then they simply can’t be cut.
  2. Clean the surface that you want to stick the lights to
    Dirt on a surface can cause the adhesive to not properly stick to the intended surface. Make sure that you give the surfaces a quick clean to ensure that no dust or dirt causes the adhesive to fail.
  3. Before cutting segments, make sure you have connectors
    The 4-pin connectors necessary to attach segments of the LED strip lights together aren’t included in the light packs. Before you begin cutting your RGB lights, get the connectors if you plan to attach separate segments together.
  4. Don’t turn on the lights while still on the roll
    Although LED lights don’t emit as much heat as normal lights, when the lights are in the roll, lighting them up may cause bulbs to burn out because of the heat. If you wish to test the lights before installation, remove them from the roll first.
  5. Do not puncture the strips
    If you’re using tack guns to install the LED strip lights, avoid puncturing the strip itself. Doing so may break the internal wiring and may cause your lights to stop working.
  6. Test the lights before installation
    Once the adhesive backing has been stuck onto the wall, removing it may be difficult without damaging the lights or the adhesive. Make sure to test the lights before you stick them onto the wall.

Minger LED Strip Lights FAQ’s

Below are some common questions regarding Minger LED strip lights.

  1. Are Minger LED strip lights similar to Govee LED strip lights?
    Technically, yes. They are made by the same company, and any new products that were once released as Minger lights are now released under the Govee name. Some Govee products are virtually the same as Minger products, and some are only exclusive to Minger or Govee. The thing is, once a Minger branded product goes out of stock, that’s it. Minger will only remain as a brand while current stocks last.
  2. Can Minger Strip Lights be used outdoors?
    Only particular models of Minger LED lights are rated to resist outdoor weather. Make sure that the product you’re using has been classified as waterproof before deciding to install them outdoors. It is also important to note that even waterproof Minger LED strip lights have power adapters that aren’t waterproof. Keep the power cord away from any sources of moisture or you may run the risk of short circuits.
  3. Why do my Minger Lights use the Govee App?
    As stated before, both products are produced by the same manufacturer. The Minger brand is defunct and only the later models have app compatibility. Older Minger lights don’t connect with the app at all.
  4. Why won’t my Minger Lights work?
    There may be several reasons for this, from a loose power adapter, to a damaged light strip. If your LED lights don’t seem to be working, try the following:
    a. Check if the power adapter has become loose. If so, secure the plug.

    b. Check to see if the remote has batteries. If the batteries are dead, replace them.

    c. The 4-pin connectors may have come loose. Incomplete connections mean that electricity isn’t getting to certain portions of the LED lights. Make sure all connections are secure.

    d. Check to see if the strip doesn’t have any tears or breaks. If the previous steps don’t solve the problem, there may be a break in the LED light strip. Check the lights for any visible breaks or tears.
  5. If Minger LED Strip Lights have a built-in mic, can they record my conversations?
    No. The music sync feature for Minger LED strip lights only detects changes in the sound volume and rhythm and adjusts the brightness of the lights accordingly. No data is recorded during the process, and nothing is saved or uploaded online or offline.

If Minger LED Strip Lights have a built-in mic, can they record my conversations

Popular While They Last

The Minger LED light strip brand remains as a popular choice for ambient lighting solutions – while stocks last. Although the new Govee name has some products that are technically the same, the Minger brand itself can be said to be part of the product’s appeal.

If you’re looking for LED strip lights and are an enthusiast for LED light strip products, why not pick up a set while they’re still available? Hopefully, this article has given you a comprehensive overview of Minger strip lights to help you choose a particular model

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