JellyFish Lights vs ColorBit Lights

March 06, 2023













When you're in the market for something that has a bit of a heftier price tag, it's only natural to want to do your due diligence in researching to make sure you end up with the best bang for your buck. That's why we want to extend a helping hand in your journey to finding your dream lighting solution.


In this article, we will be comparing ourselves, ColorBit Lights, with one of our biggest competitors, JellyFish Lights. We will not be presenting any opinions, just pure facts.

What's the same?

We'll start off with what the two brands have in common.

Both lighting systems:

  • are controlled via a wifi connection
  • are LED light strings
  • can be installed in tracks
  • allow you to make any colors/animation patterns you want and come with pre-programmed animations
  • have apps that are continually updated to give users the best experience
  • are discrete and can be nearly invisible by day

What's different?

Here's where we get into the reason you're really here -- to see what exactly is different between these two seemingly similar brands. Well as it turns out, quite a bit actually!

Where they can be installed

ColorBit Lights can be installed or displayed anywhere and on anything inside or out.

JellyFish Lights are designed to be installed on rooflines only.

How they can be installed

ColorBit Lights can be installed in tracks or with hooks or any other type of method you would typically use to hang lights.

JellyFish has an option for their lights to be professionally installed for additional costs. Also, JellyFish Lights must be installed in tracks due to the nature of their design. 

As far as installation instructions go, ColorBit Lights has several installation pages for its simple plug and play components

JellyFish Lights has an extensive 69 page manual for a more involved installation.

Who does the installation

ColorBit Lights is focused on a Do-It-Yourself Model.

JellyFish Lights is focused on an Installer Model with a secondary DIY option.

The setup

ColorBit's controller is the size of key fob and can be hidden directly with the lights and is weatherproof. ColorBit also has a waterproof outdoor power supply.

JellyFish is a more traditional setup, with a large box controller somewhere indoors such as a garage, which you run the cables to. If it needs to be outdoors, it must have a weatherproof box

The tracks

ColorBit offers customized vinyl channel with 3 standard color options. They allow you to customize the color upon request.

JellyFish uses aluminum and offers 17 color options.

The lights

ColorBit Lights have twice as many lights per strand, creating a more seamless color and animation illusion.

JellyFish Lights have bigger bulbs, meaning more light is emitted from each individual bulb, but there are also larger gaps between each light.

The controller

ColorBit Lights can be controlled by Android and Apple smartphones plus any browser.

JellyFish Lights can be controlled by Android and Apple smartphones.

The app

ColorBit Lights accomplishes timer on/off and calendar functions through use of smart outlets provided by the customer that can be easily integrated with their home automation systems.

JellyFish's app gives users the ability to set a timer to go on/off automatically and sync a calendar for certain patterns to be displayed on certain days (ie. holidays, birthdays, etc.)

How it's ordered

You can order everything needed online with ColorBit and not speak to anyone if you don't want to (although we're always here to help you if you need it!)

You must call on the phone to place an order with JellyFish Lights.

Price transparency

In support of their DIY model, ColorBit Lights provides all products, kits, and packages pricing online. A "Build My ColorBit" feature on the website allows customers to obtain pricing for large installation projects where big enough kits are not individually shown on the product page. ColorBit Lights offers free design consultations to ensure the right products are ordered.

In support of their Installer Model, Jellyfish Lights does not display pricing online and requires buyers to contact them directly to obtain the price and design review.

The price

The DIY cost of the system with track (without installation) of 150 ft ColorBit is $1,785.

The DIY cost of the system with track (without installation) of 150 ft of JellyFish is $3,000.

Once again, all of ColorBit's pricing can be figured out online. You must request a custom quote for exact JellyFish Lights pricing.

Shipping costs

The shipping cost with ColorBit is always free.

The shipping cost with JellyFish is about $1 per foot depending on location. Bigger jobs can be slightly less per foot.


Only ColorBit has a 30-day money back guarantee.

In all, both ColorBit Lights and JellyFish Lights are incredible, high-quality options to make your lighting system dreams come to life. It all depends on which specific features you're looking for, and luckily they both have unique qualities that make them stand out from the rest of the bunch.