Monday, May 27, 2019

IoT: Wyze Bulb $8 (WiFi + color temp.)

Wyze Bulb is an $8 bomb in the smart lighting market - SlashGear

"A single bulb is $7.99, while a four pack of bulbs is $29.99. That gets you a 9.5W LED bulb – which is 60W equivalent – delivering up to 800 lumens of brightness.

There’s no color changing, though you can tweak the color temperature. Wyze supports everything from a warm white light of 2,700k, through to daylight white, at 6,500k. Dimming is possible through the app, too, along with scheduling and a vacation mode that will automatically turn lights on and off to simulate someone being home.

Unlike Philips Hue and some other smart bulb platforms, there’s no hub to install. Instead, the Wyze Bulbs each connect directly to your WiFi network. You’ll need to have a 2.4GHz network operating, mind, since they don’t work with 5GHz WiFi."

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