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My LG TV only has USB 2.0 ports

You know, we'd love to be flies on the wall for the marketing meetings at some of these manufacturers. 

"Let's make a great OLED TV and only give it USB 2.0 ports." 

                                   - Some LG product designer

Please note: This post is maintained for archival purposes, but LG OLED TVs manufactured as far back as 2019 are confirmed to supply 4.5w via USB 2.0. This is enough power to supply any of our USB-powered lights without a USB Power Enhancer.  You do not need one. 

If you own a Panasonic OLED (you are most likely not in the USA), you DO need a power enhancer for any 5m or 6m strip or ANY length of strip if using a WiFi dimmer. This is for PANASONIC OLEDs only and does not apply to LG OLED. 

You should still order a power enhancer if your LG OLED was manufactured before 2019 and if you are using a 5m or 6m MediaLight or LX1 — Or if you are using a pre-2019 LG OLED with a WiFi controller. 

There are a few solutions to this problem, but we want to know how you will use your lights first.

In general, any MediaLight Mk2 unit 1-4 meters long is below 500mA (the maximum for USB 2.0) even when set at 100% on the dimmer.  Larger units will draw fewer amps when dimmed to specific levels.  

The enhancer costs an additional $9.95.  It combines the power of two USB 2.0 ports to provide up to 950mA of power -- the maximum draw of even the 6m Mk2 Flex at 100% brightness.