The 8 Best LED Strip Lights For Cars
This wiki has been updated 21 times since it was first published in April of 2017. Not only do LED strip lights make your ride stand out, but they also offer practical benefits, like helping you recover your keys next time you drop them in your footwell. Depending on the model you choose, they can be as affordable and easy to install as you want, and our selections cover everything from simple strips to top-end options with all the bells and whistles. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
November 21, 2019:
This round of updates, we were hit with an unusually large amount of housekeeping, as we had to remove the following options, consisting of half of our rankings for this category, due to availability issues: the Sunpie Switchback, the Lylla 5-Function, the Xprite Neon Underglow, the Ambother Tailgate and the Ziste Multi Color.
As far as new additions, we incorporated the Govee US-H61190A1 and the Govee H61130A1 – two chromatic options with app functionality, and the Wsiiroon 5864183566 – which caught our attention with its lifetime warranty, a strikingly generous guarantee for this category.
Here’s a few things to consider while you’re shopping:
Installation: What begins as quite an affordable aftermarket installation can suddenly become quite costly once you get an automotive mechanic involved. With that in mind, if you don't have a professional background or past experience in electrical, consider an option like the the Govee US-H61190A1 or the Govee H61130A1, that’s designed for plug-and-play installation via your vehicles 12-volt, dashboard outlet.
Once you get past the wiring part, installation should be a relative breeze since adhesive-backing seems to be a relatively common installation method for this category.
Color: If you’re somebody who just wishes things were a little less dim inside your truck’s cab, you can probably get away with a simple, white-light offering like the Zone Tech Premium or the Eeekit Universal. But if you’re somebody who’s looking to make your ride stand out, and have a bit of fun with this purchase, then you might want to consider something like the Govee options we ranked, which are built with 5050 SMD LEDs that can generate 16-million hues and create some kaleidoscopic patterns .
Control: Why settle for a simple, on/off toggle switch when you’ve got options like the Wsiiroon 5864183566, that feature a 24-button remote control? Further to this point, not only do both the Govee options we ranked have app functionality, but the Govee US-H61190A1 even comes with a keychain remote control – just in case.