Govee Glide Wall Light Review: Simple on designs, big on light patterns

Govee Glide wall lamp

MSRP $100.00

“The Govee Glide wall lamp can transform any bare wall into a masterpiece of brilliant colors.”


  • A variety of bright patterns

  • Bright light

  • Firm adhesion to the wall


  • Limited designs

  • Outdated looking software

Govee went wild. The last smart home maker to release new products with this much fervor was Wyze, but Govee has been at a much more frenetic pace over the past six months. What is interesting to note here is that the company’s focus was fixed on just one product category, instead of dipping into many areas. Smart lighting was his specialty.

Moving a little outside the convention of smart lighting, the Govee Glide Wall Light offers a slightly different approach. Rather than being a light bulb or lamp, it’s actually a modular set of light bars that you can configure to decorate and decorate your walls. If you’re tired of LED light bars that are usually out of sight, this might pique your interest because it demands to be featured front and center.

Installation and setup

Two kits are available: a 7-piece system for $100 and a 12-piece for $150. I tried the 7-piece set, but realized it didn’t offer nearly as much layout as other wall lights — like the Twinkly Flex or Nanoleaf Lines. This is because the light strips are connected one after the other and it only comes with one 90 degree piece, making it almost impossible to come up with a unique layout that stands out from the rest. Even if you happen to walk away with a 12-piece set, you’ll probably need to pick up another one to really design something fancy. I chose the L-shaped design because there isn’t much you can do without investing in multiple light bars.

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Govee Glide wall lamp.John Velasco / Digital trends

Fortunately, mounting them on the wall is a breeze because the undersides of the light bars have adhesive strips that appear firmly attached to the walls. Although light strips may seem bulky, they are actually light enough to stay firmly in place. In fact, I have had the Govee Glide Wall Light installed for over a month and there is no indication that the adhesive has weakened. However, you’ll want to complete your wall design before placing them on the wall, because once they’re up, they’re hard to remove.


Control of the Govee Glide wall lamp is done through the accompanying Govee Home app for Android and iOS. Aesthetically, it could benefit from a visual makeover as parts of it look dated. The saving grace is that Govee offers an extensive set of presets and modes that create dazzling lighting effects — including one that responds to music, as well as the ability to create your own custom light pattern.

Govee Home application launched on the phone.Image used with permission of the copyright holder

You will definitely spend a lot of time creating a custom effect, since it requires choosing a color for a specific light bar. In comparison, I prefer Twinkly’s process for customizing my light patterns because it maps your design in advance using your phone’s camera. That way, it’s a much simpler and more convenient way to set up a custom pattern instead of having to manually select each light bar through the app.


As mentioned, Govee does a good job of offering a variety of lighting effects. From pulsing effects to multi-colored lights that light up from end to end, I really love the choices it offers. The options available can match the mood or ambience, so it’s really good as an accent light. While most similar smart lamps like this one tend to be accents, I’m actually surprised how they can also act as a main light source.

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I’m actually surprised how it can act as a main light source.

At night, the Govee Glide wall lamp has enough power to light up most rooms — making it useful for reading, which is surprising for a 7-piece set like this. I didn’t expect this, but it can replace the two floor lamps I currently use in my home office. The colors are also quite bright, but not as bright as the colors I’ve seen the Govee Lyra Smart Floor Lamp emit. Still, it’s not too shabby and most people would be happy with its shades.


In terms of smart features, I wish it had something more than the usual — like voice controls using Alexa or Google Assistant. There is a basic timer option to select the day and time it can be turned on/off, but I’d really like to see more. For example, the Wyze Lights Strips Pro will automatically adjust the color temperature to match the time of day.

Our opinion

With its easy installation and brilliant color swatches to choose from, the Govee Glide Wall Lamp does just that without being too expensive. Other smart wall light options offer better saturation and customization than this one, but they’re also much more expensive. Govee’s offering has enough balance for you to consider, unless you crave a more responsive design.

Is there a better alternative?

Right now, the Nanoleaf Lines are outstanding wall lights that offer better color saturation and more customization. You will pay a lot more for it, but you will definitely attract the attention of visitors due to the toppings and neat design.

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There is also the Twinkly Flex, which is priced similarly to the Govee Glide Wall Light. Offering superior brightness and saturation, Flex has the advantage of being able to be manipulated to create even more designs on the wall.

How long will it last?

Encased in plastic, the light strips aren’t very heavy and feel a bit hollow. You could say he is weak. Govee offers a one-year limited warranty against defects.

Should you buy it?

If you’re happy with a simple wall design and don’t want to spend a fortune, the Govee Glide wall lamp is worth checking out for its mesmerizing light patterns.

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