Lifx Z LED Lightstrip is the only HomeKit tape on the market that can display multiple colors at the same time through distinct areas of the tape. This means that it can be configured to emulate gradients, allowing colors to change from dark to light along the entire length of the strip. LIFX Z can also provide up to 1,400 lumens of brightness, making it one of the brightest around and works not only with HomeKit, but also with Alexa and Google Assistant.
LightStrip Plus, which is part of the Philips Hue line, is praised for its accurate color reproduction through its ability to display up to 16 million different shades. The ability to display these many colors works in tandem with Hue scenes, allowing the band to function as a wake-up light, entertainment light or party light with just a tap. However, you will need a Philips Hue Hub to enable all these smart goodies. However, the hub allows for quick lightning response times and solid rock reliability.
Eve Lightstrip boasts the highest levels of brightness of all, with its ability to produce 1,800 lumens. This 6.6-meter strip can be extended up to 32 feet with additional kits and can be cut to shorter lengths if needed. Built-in Bluetooth connectivity means that this flash connects directly to your iOS device and HomeKit, providing a secure, private connection without having to rely on a cloud server.
Accessible light SANTALA has IP65 water and dust resistance, allowing you to use it for holiday lighting even more, indoors and outdoors. In addition, a single USB power connection allows for a wide range of placement and mounting options, including the ability to work directly outside the port behind most TVs and PCs.
$ 37 on Amazon
Vocolinc LS2 is one of the cheapest options for a HomeKit lightweight tape, but that doesn't mean it can't be used. This light supports the ability to display up to 16 million different colors, just like its competitors, and is compatible with all major smart home platforms, keeping you in the game if you decide to change things.
$ 37 on Amazon
$ 39 at Newegg
Smart + Flex Strip from Sylvania works exclusively with HomeKit via a direct Bluetooth connection. This allows the lightstrip to work completely locally, even when your internet is low, and of course it can work when you're out and about if you have a HomeKit hub. While this light may not be the brightest around, coming to 400 lumens, it covers a wide range of temperatures, 2700 to 6500k, allowing it to be adjusted to suit the time of day.