For me, the setup took about 20 minutes. Designed for 55- to 65-inch TVs, this system is essentially made up of one long string of LED lights broken up into four segments that are designed to attach to the back of your TV via 3M adhesive backings. After giving my TV a quick wipe-down to ensure it was dust-free, I began to attach the lights. One thing to note: If you have a TV on the smaller side of the spectrum like me (I have a 55-inch) you’ll find that the lights overlap a bit when you get to the corners. Thankfully, Govee includes a bag of adhesive clamps that make wrapping and controlling the excess wire a breeze.
The next part is the most important: setting up the camera. Govee’s Immersion lights require you to attach the included camera to either the top or bottom of your TV; this is how the strips’ lights synchronize with the colors on your screen. After attaching it to your desired location comes the calibration. Simply download the Govee Home app, connect to your home WiFi, and follow the instructions on the app to properly align your camera. Within the Govee Home app, you’ll also find tons of settings that allow you to really customize your lights for both video and music with additional settings for both gaming and movies.
Once I had everything ready to roll, I got to testing and was immediately impressed. While I really enjoy the immersive light experience in general, I have to say that sports (particularly soccer with its vivid green field), nature documentaries, and action movies (the way the lights pick up the bright colors of a Marvel movie is breathtaking) were my favorite uses. For me, these lights are an expert piece of modern decor and the ultimate at-home movie viewing must-have. Will everyone be a fan? I can’t guarantee that. What I can say is that I don’t plan to watch TV without these lights anytime soon.