What are the differences between Generation I and Generation II?

Main differences between Generation I and Generation II devices: a list of all the available features by specific product.

Applies to Twinkly Generation I and Generation II devices


What do Generation I and II mean?

Over the seasons, Twinkly has evolved and grown, becoming even more high-performing and rich in exciting features.
The switch between the first category of LED lights and the newer, higher-performance range is characterized by the transition between Generation I and II.

What are the main differences between Generation I and II?

The main difference between Generation I and II devices consists of the technology inside the controller that enables the following features on Generation II devices:

  • Bluetooth connectivity for an easier connection to your home Wi-Fi

  • Enhanced performances

  • Expanded memory

  • Playlist feature

  • Home Kit integration (only for iOS users)

The Generation II lamps are thinner and longer in the RGB and AWW Edition for a more elegant final effect.

This table contains a full comparison between the two generations of devices:




Multi-view Mapping

Yes Yes


Yes Yes, except for RBW strings

Group multi-devices

Yes Yes

Sync with music

Yes Yes

Voice command

ON/OFF _ Brightness _ Color ON/OFF _ Brightness (only Google Home and Alexa, NO Apple Home Kit)

Import video

Not yet Not yet

Web App

No, it’s only for PRO No, it’s only for PRO


Yes No

Third-party integrations

No, it’s only for PRO No, it’s only for PRO


Wi-fi 2.4 Ghz Wi-fi 2.4 Ghz

Ip rating

Ip 44 Ip 20

Max LEDs per controller

600 225

Max LEDs support

Max 6000 LEDs in a group, or 10 devices Max 1125 LEDs in a group, or 5 devices

App availability

iOS 12 or later, Android 6 or later iOS 12 or later, Android 6 or later

Cyber Security

Encrypted internet communication and restricted user access Restricted user access


How to easily distinguish a Generation I product from a Generation II product?

The visual feature that instantly identifies Generation I from Generation II is the different shapes of the controllers.


Generation I:

gen 1 cont


Generation II:

gen 2 cont


It's also important to keep in mind that Generation II Twinkly Strings and Dots are split into two different bundles of LEDs, with the controller in the middle, unlike Generation I Strings which are arranged in a single strand.


The 100 LED String and the 60 LED Dots don't follow the double row rule.


Can I group Generation I devices with Generation II ones?

Generation I and II differ in some features and advancements in performance and technology, but if you already own a Generation I device you can definitely also get Generation II and group them together always keeping into account the grouping rules.


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