For an inexpensive pop of color in any room you desire, the LED strips from Govee are a fun and interactive toy for anyone! But are Govee Lights safe? Or should you invest in a safer alternative?
A common question that is asked is whether the Govee Lights are waterproof, which would then make them safer. We have previously talked about this.
Are Govee Lights waterproof?
Well, it all depends. The Govee Lights I purchased were the “H6159” model, which is for indoor use. However, there are plenty of models out there.
You should also be aware that some models are meant to be used for indoor use only. Unlike other models, they do not have protective barriers. They should not be placed outside or exposed to any type of weather or water.
Govee manufactures LEDs to be placed in walls, behind TVs, and for indoor usage. But these are not the only available lights.
Some products were fabricated for outdoor use, such as the motorcycle lights, outdoor lights, and under-car lights. However, you should be careful with them as well.
Govee waterproof lights state that they are “Weatherproof & Durable.” Some outdoor model lights claim to be “Made from heavy-duty wire and shatterproof plastic bulbs, and have special waterproof sockets.”
They also claim that their waterproof sockets “form a seal around the bulb string lights to keep water out.” And therefore keep them safe from any rain that may occur outside.
Meaning that you do not have to worry about your lights if it looks a little cloudy. Yet you should always protect the outlet as it might cause damage if it gets wet.
If you want to look at the list of Govee LED Lights that are waterproof and the ones that are not, check our other article about waterproof Govee Lights.
Whether or not the LED lights are waterproof, Govee Lights have near impeccable customer reviews and quality product. Though you should take some matters into your own hands.
There are measures you can take to ensure that the LEDs will not be damaged and keep you safer.
For instance, keeping the cables far from the ground if you have pets or young children can help keep them safe and stop animals from chewing cables. Which can leave wires exposed or even shock your pets.
Keeping the LEDs off when not needed is also a great precaution, especially if you are not home. They need to cool down like many other machines to make sure they will not cause any damage.
Lastly, if you purchase a non-waterproof Govee Lights strip, make sure to quickly clean up if you spill water and immediately unplug it from the outlet.
This could be the difference between ruining your lights or saving them. So be extra careful and place them somewhere far from water.
The bottom line
Overall, after reviewing the Govee Lights LED strips, I found them to be high-quality as well as affordable and safe. Though there are precautions you must take, they are incredible!
Let us know down below where you would place your LED lights!