The team at CRYPTOTAG was kind enough to send us a Bitcoin HODL LED light to review for our readers. We’ve done reviews of crypto wallets in the past, but this is the first decorative/aesthetic product that was sent to us for a review. Without further ado, let’s check out CRYPTOTAG’s Bitcoin HODL LED light, review its features, and provide our honest opinion on whether you should purchase this product.
The Bitcoin HODL light ships straight from the Netherlands. The company ships worldwide, and while you may think that shipping might take several weeks, the product was sent via FedEx and arrived at our headquarters in San Francisco within a few days.
The product was packaged with care and came in a discreet brown box that concealed the contents of the package. Overall the shipping process was extremely fast and was one of the fastest international deliveries we’ve ever received.
Setting up the Bitcoin HODL Light
CRYPTOTAG included a simple-to-follow quick start guide. For those preferring a video tutorial, you can find a full 4-minute setup tutorial on CRYPTOTAG’s official website.
To take advantage of Bitcoin HODL light’s full features, you will need a phone with Bluetooth and a WiFi connection. You will also need a drill if you choose to wall mount the light. However, the good news is that you can set it up on the provided stand without having to drill holes in your walls if you live in a rented apartment.
First, connect the controller to the HODL light (make sure the arrows on the connector are aligned). Then, make sure to attach the plastic shell to the connectors.
Next, connect the power adapter to the controller.
Now, attach the plug of your choice to the power adapter. CRYPTOTAG will provide you with several plugs so you can choose the one that your outlet supports. Depending on your country, a different plug will fit in your wall socket. The plugs can be easily interchanged at any point in time.
Once you plug in the power adapter, you will see the HODL light turn on and light up in all its glory!
The Bitcoin HODL light will flash red by default until you connect it to your phone. If it’s not flashing, make sure to hold the power button for five seconds, so it goes into pairing mode and starts blinking in the color red.
Next, turn on the WiFi and Bluetooth on your phone. You will also need to download and install the Tuya Smart app on your phone. The app is available on both Android and iOS devices.
Once you install the app and create an account, follow the steps to add the device. Remember that you will need an active WiFi connection to a router to complete the setup, as the light will connect via the WiFi connection on the router.
Note: If you’re having trouble connecting the device, ensure that the WiFi network you’re trying to pair it to is a 2.4Ghz network, not a 5Ghz network.
Once the device is added to the app, the blinking will stop, and you will have an option to customize the color to your liking. You can also choose several color profiles to alternate the color of the Bitcoin HODL sign.
It’s worth noting that the Hodl Light can be customized to over a million colors and is compatible with smart home platforms such as:
- Amazon Alexa/Echo
- Google Home
- Samsung SmartThings
Mounting the HODL Light
Now that you’ve set up the HODL light, it’s time to mount it. The light can be mounted in three ways: You can place it on a stand, mount it on a wall, or hang it.
The easiest way is to mount the HODL light on a stand as you simply slide the LED light into the stand.
CRYPTOTAG includes a full kit to mount your HODL light on a wall, full with a set of screws, sign spacers, and wall plugs.
If you just want to hand the Bitcoin HODL light on a pair of nails, you can use the sign spacers to connect the metal chords, making it easy to hand the light on a wall.
Luckily, CRYPTOTAG includes a relatively long power chord that makes hanging the Bitcoin HODL light extremely easy, as it doesn’t have to be directly next to an outlet.
The shipping, setup, and mounting of the HODL light proved to be fast, easy, and straightforward. The product quality is superb, and the LED light is well made. The light is quite bright, and we even had to reduce the brightness.
CRYPTOTAG’s team had great communication throughout the process, and their website’s resources proved useful when setting up the Bitcoin HODL light for the first time.
For a price tag of $164 and the additional $15 international 3-5 business day shipping, it’s a fair price for a smart LED light with multi-color functionality and superb build quality. The Bitcoin HODL light makes the perfect gift for a crypto enthusiast and an excellent accessory for anyone looking to spice up their office.
We would recommend this high-quality product from CRYPTOTAG!
To purchase the Bitcoin HODL LED light, use the link below: CRYPTOTAG HODL Bitcoin Light