May 21, 2019 By Lisa
Wyze, the good house equipment maker, reiterated its declare that it was taking management of an $ eight good bulb. The bulb, now obtainable for pre-order solely through the app in restricted entry, is shipped in June.
In the course of the pre-order interval, you’ll be able to solely purchase a pack of 4 bulbs for $ 30 (which saves you $ 2 per bulb). After the pre-order sale, it is possible for you to to purchase the pack of 4 for $ 30 and the opposite bulbs individually for $ eight a bit.
The sunshine bulb might be managed through this after which that, Google House, Alexa and the Wyze utility. Its most brightness is 800 lumens and the preliminary mild bulb can solely produce white mild. It isn’t identified if the corporate plans to supply or not a shade mild bulb sooner or later.
The place this mild bulb shines (sorry our pun) is the power to regulate the temperature of the white mild, nonetheless. The Philips Hue white mild bulbs will let you do that, however they’re costlier than the usual $ 25 white shade bulbs on the unit. Wyze gives you a similar performance at a couple of third of the worth.
Capabilities embody a vacation mode for turning lights on and off randomly, in addition to scheduling performance, brightness and temperature setting, and the power to set off following movement detected by way of cameras or Wyze sensors.
Wyze good house merchandise stand out for his or her low costs. There was first a $ 20 internet digital camera with a surprisingly good movement detection in 2017, adopted final 12 months by an improved model providing a greater picture high quality. Final 12 months, then by a digital camera with motorized pan capabilities for under 10 USD extra. And that doesn’t embody the $ 20 of Wyze's just lately launched good house sensors.
We’ve got not but had the chance to see these bulbs in particular person and check their options, particularly their potential to regulate the colour temperature. The value appears nearly too good to be true, however the identical could possibly be stated of all the pieces that Wyze has printed over the previous two years. Every time, Wyze stored his guarantees, and surprisingly properly. We'll see in a couple of month if the Wyze bulb is an exception to our earlier optimistic experiences with the Wyze vary.