Looking for a way to improve your home theater or gaming setup, without breaking the bank? LED backlights look amazing, but big names don't come cheap.

The solution is to find an effective, affordable alternative—something like the Light Mi Neo, which does anything a Philips Hue LED strip does, for a fraction of the cost.

Why You Need a TV Backlight

Whether you're addicted to great movies, spend all day playing console games, or want stunning visualizations for the music you listen to, the action never leaves the TV. Everything you see is limited by the bezel holding the 45-inch (or more) screen in place.

A TV backlight changes all that.

Instead of being limited by physical constraints, a backlight creates the illusion of the world on your TV spilling over into the real world. LEDs glow red, blue, yellow, dark, and light, creating an immersive experience.

While unsuitable for news and current affairs shows, a backlight can considerably enhance movies, TV drama, and especially video games. Subtle glows matching the colors at the edge of your TV screen look even better in a dark room.

With the latest TV backlight systems, the LEDs can match the movement on-screen, too, ensuring that the colors glowing on the wall behind your TV (a white wall is best) are truly immersive.


Forget Philips Hue, Meet Light Mi Neo

Many people will recognize a TV backlight from the Philips Hue range, but you can save money and get an identical experience with the Light Mi Neo.

Buy the Philips Hue HDMI Sync box and you get exactly that. Buy the Light Mi Neo for a fraction of the price and you get an HDMI sync box, dual adhesive LED strips, mounting frames, an HDMI cable, and mains adapter.

You can control the Philips Hue devices with a mobile app.

www.makeuseof.com Why the Light Mi Neo Is a Philips Hue Sync Box-Killer

You can also control the Light Mi Neo with a mobile app. This is available for Android and iOS and features a collection of color settings, scene modes, and video modes.

Unsurprisingly, Philips Hue backlights have integration with smart speakers.

With the Light Mi Neo, you get to use voice activation with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Smart Things.

You can't go into a major electronics retailer without seeing the Philips Hue's colors dancing to the latest pop tunes.

Light Mi Neo boasts a similar feature. Its built-in microphone detects music when set to the correct mode, turning your HDTV into a sound-reactive disco with a stunning light show!

Philips Hue is famously plug-and-play.

The Light Mi Neo backlight is, we think, even simpler to set up and install. With patience and careful placement of the LED strips, you can have sync box connected to your TV and a game running inside 15 minutes.

Save Money With Light Mi Neo LED Kit

Technical comparisons are impressive, but what about the price?

A Philips Hue Sync Box plus LED strip can cost around $500 altogether. Meanwhile, the Light Mi Neo is just $119.99 for screens of up to 65 inches, $139.99 for 66 to 90-inch screens, and $159.99 for 91 to 120-inch TVs.

That saving speaks for itself.

Light Mi Neo—Better Than Philips Hue Sync

At this point, you're probably wondering where you can get your own Light Mi Neo kit.

You'll find it available to order at the Light Mi store, complete with a 30-day hassle-free refund and return, worldwide free shipping, and an 18-month warranty for the Light Mi Neo.

Easy to install and with visually stunning results, the Light Mi Neo will revolutionize how you watch movies and play games. You'll never want to turn it off!

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