RGBW Smart bulb B22 (works with Alexa/Google Home) - £6.89 @ Banggood
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RGBW Smart bulb B22 (works with Alexa/Google Home) - £6.89 @ Banggood

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Found 4th FebEdited by:"leehardacre"
Dirt cheap addition to your Smarthome. Works with both Alexa and Google. Bayonet fitting too so no adapter needed.

Bargain!

4.8% Quidco.
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It's a 7W LED bulb. So check that against this thelightbulb.co.uk/res…ts/ for what you're used to. You're basically talking less than a Standard (The type you grew up with as a kid) 60W. So very dull, unless you're using more than one!

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Iphone made in China
do people really trust this garabge in their house
safety would be pants on this
ismaildeals1236 m ago

do people really trust this garabge in their housesafety would be pants on …do people really trust this garabge in their housesafety would be pants on this


Guess it's just those renting. I sure as hell wouldn't trust this in a property I owned.
ismaildeals12312 m ago

do people really trust this garabge in their housesafety would be pants on …do people really trust this garabge in their housesafety would be pants on this


The electronics is very simple and dirt cheap. If you use a sonoff, you’re running the same risk.
The wattage of a U.K. light circuit is significantly less than a two bar electric heater.

These would be no worse than a cheap led light from Poundland.
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Ordered a couple - thanks leehardacre
Got two of these they seem dull 7W
Worth a try at this price - good find!
Banned
Iphone made in China
do people really trust this garabge in their house
safety would be pants on this
ismaildeals1236 m ago

do people really trust this garabge in their housesafety would be pants on …do people really trust this garabge in their housesafety would be pants on this


Guess it's just those renting. I sure as hell wouldn't trust this in a property I owned.
Ordered thanks op
ismaildeals12312 m ago

do people really trust this garabge in their housesafety would be pants on …do people really trust this garabge in their housesafety would be pants on this


The electronics is very simple and dirt cheap. If you use a sonoff, you’re running the same risk.
The wattage of a U.K. light circuit is significantly less than a two bar electric heater.

These would be no worse than a cheap led light from Poundland.
bigbak19 m ago

The electronics is very simple and dirt cheap. If you use a sonoff, you’re …The electronics is very simple and dirt cheap. If you use a sonoff, you’re running the same risk.The wattage of a U.K. light circuit is significantly less than a two bar electric heater.These would be no worse than a cheap led light from Poundland.


The concern is it catching fire, 6A mains circuit is more than enough. There's been instances of bathroom fans catching fire wired to the lighting circuit.
Edited by: "Derek_Duval" 4th Feb
These are really not worth it. 7W is not enough to light up a room. It might be OK to use in a lamp. You are better off paying extra for 10W and above. I've learnt this the hard way.
toffeefudge2 m ago

These are really not worth it. 7W is not enough to light up a room. It …These are really not worth it. 7W is not enough to light up a room. It might be OK to use in a lamp. You are better off paying extra for 10W and above. I've learnt this the hard way.



Fine for wall lights then
Dave_dave6927 m ago

Fine for wall lights then


Yes. Depends on your setup. Not good enough for main room light.
bangorgeoff1 h, 47 m ago

Iphone made in China



They certainly are , but don't think you get the Apple warranty unless you buy from an authorised Apple dealer - which all these cheapo Chinese sellers certainly are NOT . Forget the urban myths - If you want any sort of warranty on anything you purchase do not buy from these sellers . If you are happy taking the risk of no warranty then fair enough .
Derek_Duval58 m ago

The concern is it catching fire, 6A mains circuit is more than enough. …The concern is it catching fire, 6A mains circuit is more than enough. There's been instances of bathroom fans catching fire wired to the lighting circuit.


What rot - this is HotUKdeals - speculation about a product you don't own doesn't help anyone. A lot of modern electronic items are made in China - a lot in the same factory, the only difference is the branding/packaging. There was a spate of industrial espionage back in the 1990s, a lot of major electronic hardware producers/manufacturers used fake capacitors which caused expensive brand names products to catch fire. I think it would be hard to rule out any electronic device from having the potential (pun intended!) to start a fire, cost & manufacture process don't have that significant a bearing.
If cheap electronics was such a risk I doubt the pound shops would keep selling those mains powered USB chargers!
Edited by: "aLV426" 4th Feb
aLV4269 m ago

What rot - this is HotUKdeals - speculation about a product you don't own …What rot - this is HotUKdeals - speculation about a product you don't own doesn't help anyone. A lot of modern electronic items are made in China - a lot in the same factory, the only difference is the branding/packaging. There was a spate of industrial espionage back in the 1990s, a lot of major electronic hardware producers/manufacturers used fake capacitors which caused expensive brand names products to catch fire. I think it would be hard to rule out any electronic device from having the potential (pun intended!) to start a fire, cost & manufacture process don't have that significant a bearing. If cheap electronics was such a risk I doubt the pounds shops would keep selling those mains powered USB chargers!


You have missed the main difference between "stuff " made in China for local sale and "stuff" made for major Global brands - Its called " Quality control " .

This is achieved by "batch testing " to weed out the faulty, non conforming and potentially dangerous items . Ever wondered why so many "branded" phones etc appear on these websites ( at a very cheap price ) - but have no manufacturers warranty ?
Is a Yeelight a better wattage then?
rogparki21 m ago

You have missed the main difference between "stuff " made in China for …You have missed the main difference between "stuff " made in China for local sale and "stuff" made for major Global brands - Its called " Quality control " . This is achieved by "batch testing " to weed out the faulty, non conforming and potentially dangerous items . Ever wondered why so many "branded" phones etc appear on these websites ( at a very cheap price ) - but have no manufacturers warranty ?


No I don't wonder about that - I have a life. You have missed my point - no manufacturer tests every single consumer grade product - so QA is useless, hence the detail of the fake capacitors. You only have to look at the more recent Samsung battery issue to realise my point that any consumer level electronics, in fact I would go as far to say any device with electricity flowing through it has the potential of starting a fire...
aLV42659 m ago

If cheap electronics was such a risk I doubt the pound shops would keep …If cheap electronics was such a risk I doubt the pound shops would keep selling those mains powered USB chargers!


Look at all the recalls pound shops have had for mains powered equipment, especially USB chargers. If banggood has a product that does have a safety issue, they won't recall the products and they aren't bound by UK law. Yes all electrical products have a risk, but buying from a Chinese supplier where the products haven't been tested to conform within the UK increases the risk.
Anyway the point I was posting was that the fact a lighting circuit is low wattage does not eliminate fire risk, as the poster I was replying to suggested.
Edited by: "Derek_Duval" 4th Feb
But as always, some Chinese products are excellent and safe and adhere to many safety standards, usually those made for/by a reputable manufacturer....and then there's the Chinese products that are made with blatant disregard for any safety whatsoever.

It's tiresome hearing 'made in China = crap" just as much as "it's all made in the same Chinese factory so = good"

There's no simple answer, some stuff is safe and good and some is utter garbage and lethal. Buyer beware is the best advise.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 4th Feb
its not the wattage its the lumens and colour temp that tells you the brightness
I was lucky enough a couple of months ago to nab that British Gas Hive offer...a hub and two bulbs. Are you forced to use British Gas' proprietary 'Hive' bulbs or do other bulbs such as these work with them? Probably a stupid question but had to ask!
I'd rather pay an extra few pounds and get Xiaomi bulbs.
7w is too low, you need at least 9w to light up decently a room, unless it is for a table lamp. plus unknown origins...i guess this is how insurances make money though...cold from me.
rogparki12 h, 22 m ago

They certainly are , but don't think you get the Apple warranty unless you …They certainly are , but don't think you get the Apple warranty unless you buy from an authorised Apple dealer - which all these cheapo Chinese sellers certainly are NOT . Forget the urban myths - If you want any sort of warranty on anything you purchase do not buy from these sellers . If you are happy taking the risk of no warranty then fair enough .


I'll take the risk of no warranty on my lightbulb
600 lumens is too dim for anything beyond a feature lamp.
There are a few decent bulbs on ebay that are over 1000 lumens (or 10W if you prefer) but you will find less choice as these are harder to come by but a superior product.
aLV42612 h, 37 m ago

What rot - this is HotUKdeals - speculation about a product you don't own …What rot - this is HotUKdeals - speculation about a product you don't own doesn't help anyone. A lot of modern electronic items are made in China - a lot in the same factory, the only difference is the branding/packaging. There was a spate of industrial espionage back in the 1990s, a lot of major electronic hardware producers/manufacturers used fake capacitors which caused expensive brand names products to catch fire. I think it would be hard to rule out any electronic device from having the potential (pun intended!) to start a fire, cost & manufacture process don't have that significant a bearing. If cheap electronics was such a risk I doubt the pound shops would keep selling those mains powered USB chargers!


Nobody in their right mind should buy a pound shop charger, most people will be OK most of the time but compared to even fairly basic bundled chargers they have a terrible record for damaging devices and have caused more than a few house fires.
Indeed not everything made in China is bad, as most things are made there. BUT things that are "ridiculously cheap" usually are a bit dodgy by our standards - safe, quality manufacturing, certification etc cost money.

Worth watching a few Big Clive videos to get an idea of what they're like and decide for yourself whether modern safety standards are too extreme etc

They may even be the same factory but doesn't mean it's the same product. Things sold directly over here have to be designed, manufactured and tested to certain standards by law so in a way in their eyes they make "special extra safe bulbs the for Western world" on a separate line. On the grey market though you can get anything...

I'd not touch them personally and would add that cheap "smart" bulbs are also a higher risk in terms of turning your lighting into a botnet. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botnet)
Edited by: "Cloudane" 5th Feb
danm00319 m ago

Get a Xiaomi one instead, miles …Get a Xiaomi one instead, miles better:https://www.gearbest.com/smart-lighting/pp_361555.html


I would personally pay a little bit more and support a UK seller with faster delivery and better customer service.
Looking for e14 RGBW ...harder to find, unless you want to pay silly price..
toffeefudge54 m ago

I would personally pay a little bit more and support a UK seller with …I would personally pay a little bit more and support a UK seller with faster delivery and better customer service.


Brexit is on the way anyway so what you say will be the norm in a couple of years.
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bigbak15 h, 6 m ago

The electronics is very simple and dirt cheap. If you use a sonoff, you’re …The electronics is very simple and dirt cheap. If you use a sonoff, you’re running the same risk.The wattage of a U.K. light circuit is significantly less than a two bar electric heater.These would be no worse than a cheap led light from Poundland.


go away
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bigbak15 h, 15 m ago

The electronics is very simple and dirt cheap. If you use a sonoff, you’re …The electronics is very simple and dirt cheap. If you use a sonoff, you’re running the same risk.The wattage of a U.K. light circuit is significantly less than a two bar electric heater.These would be no worse than a cheap led light from Poundland.


made in china like lots
ismaildeals12316 h, 41 m ago

do people really trust this garabge in their housesafety would be pants on …do people really trust this garabge in their housesafety would be pants on this



Really? So UK standards are always trustworthy whilst Asian standards are always life threatening? Try telling the bictims of the Grenfell massacre that.
jaydeeuk116 h, 37 m ago

Guess it's just those renting. I sure as hell wouldn't trust this in a …Guess it's just those renting. I sure as hell wouldn't trust this in a property I owned.


yeah i guess those of us who rent have no possessions or family to catch fire.. cheers for that snobbish remark.
danm0032 h, 46 m ago

Get a Xiaomi one instead, miles …Get a Xiaomi one instead, miles better:https://www.gearbest.com/smart-lighting/pp_361555.html


Shame it's not a bayonet fitting.
Cloudane2 h, 46 m ago

Indeed not everything made in China is bad, as most things are made there. …Indeed not everything made in China is bad, as most things are made there. BUT things that are "ridiculously cheap" usually are a bit dodgy by our standards - safe, quality manufacturing, certification etc cost money.Worth watching a few Big Clive videos to get an idea of what they're like and decide for yourself whether modern safety standards are too extreme etc [Video] They may even be the same factory but doesn't mean it's the same product. Things sold directly over here have to be designed, manufactured and tested to certain standards by law so in a way in their eyes they make "special extra safe bulbs the for Western world" on a separate line. On the grey market though you can get anything...I'd not touch them personally and would add that cheap "smart" bulbs are also a higher risk in terms of turning your lighting into a botnet. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botnet)


But you can take the money you save and use it to buy an enterprise grade firewall with deep packet inspection
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