Super-cheap Bluetooth enabled smart bulb (E27) Screw. Control via Android phone. £6.57 @ Gearbest
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Super-cheap Bluetooth enabled smart bulb (E27) Screw. Control via Android phone. £6.57 @ Gearbest

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Found 12th Nov 2015
I've seen a lot of 'smart' bulbs on here, and they mostly get slated. However, I shall be undeterred because it's cheap, I bought one to test and it's nae bad.

You can control this via an app on your Android phone with the supplied app. It has the following features:
* Set RGB
* Default warm setting, which is nice and bright
* Colour fade mode with selectable palettes
* Pulse in time to stored mp3 music
* Pulse in time to mic input
* Change colour to what colour is being highlighted on your camera.

Sure, it's not going to be as bright as a Philips bulb - or then again it might be, as I'm too poor to fork out £25 per bulb. It may be more difficult to orchestrate multiple bulbs via bluetooth due to the nature of it.

However, it's a lot of fun for £6.57 and the brightness when you have it in 'warm' mode is comparative to the CFL that it replaced.

It would make an idea stocking-filler for the teenager who spends all their time in their room chilling; my son wants one for his room anyway.

Took 10 days to arrive.

Link to the app - ledmagical.com/App…spx (best to access the link via your device)
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I think they sound like a vg alternative to extortionate overpriced colour bulbs; excellent find and good on you for posting. Thank you:)
I bought one of these. it was useless
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liana_y2kuk

I bought one of these. it was useless



That's a shame. I quite like mine. I've got it in a side-lamp, so I'm not using it for illumination, but for mood. I find the bluetooth connection to be pretty reliable too, as I can control it from a different floor of the house that the bulb is in.
Hopefully fun as a stocking stuffer for a kid.
liana_y2kuk

I bought one of these. it was useless



​why?
Any chance these work on IOS?
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NEtech

Any chance these work on IOS?



Apparently so, but I've not tested it. It says this on the description on the product page:

"Operating System: iOS 7.0 or above and Android 4.3 or above "
It's a screw mount, here in the UK we use bayonet (B22) for ceiling lights. So big price difference.
B22 is £6.05, only 58 in stock though.
FinderOfDeals

It's a screw mount, here in the UK we use bayonet (B22) for ceiling … It's a screw mount, here in the UK we use bayonet (B22) for ceiling lights. So big price difference.



​I have plenty of converters.
All combinations of B22<>E27<>E14
(My uplights, table lamps and ceiling lights all have different fittings)
Very cheap to buy packs of them online
NEtech

Any chance these work on IOS?



​it's Bluetooth controlled, it'll definitely work
I've lived the whole of my life without ever realising I need a wifi/bluetooth multi-coloured bulb.... still can't see any reason to buy one now to be honest....
morpheus

I've lived the whole of my life without ever realising I need a … I've lived the whole of my life without ever realising I need a wifi/bluetooth multi-coloured bulb.... still can't see any reason to buy one now to be honest....



​i guess we could say that about a lot of things except food water and air!
morpheus

I've lived the whole of my life without ever realising I need a … I've lived the whole of my life without ever realising I need a wifi/bluetooth multi-coloured bulb.... still can't see any reason to buy one now to be honest....



​You don't need one and nor do I. And yet... we are both for some unknown reason here on this thread. Once upon a time I didn't think I needed a microserver or a solid state drive. Thanks HUKD.
Does anyone know if this bulb remembers its last setting? That is, if when you switch it off the light is white, when you switch it back on is it still white, or does it reset to some other setting?
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geriatrix

Does anyone know if this bulb remembers its last setting? That is, if … Does anyone know if this bulb remembers its last setting? That is, if when you switch it off the light is white, when you switch it back on is it still white, or does it reset to some other setting?



It does remember the colour, yeah. It also keeps programs running like colour cycling, which is good.
You can get two E27 to bayonet converters in Ikea for about £1.

If I put two of these bulbs in one room could I control them both from the App?
i hope this has been properly safety tested
it`s rather irritating when cheap electrics burn your house down with your family still inside
could someone post a video of it please?
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PSmith222

You can get two E27 to bayonet converters in Ikea for about £1. If I put … You can get two E27 to bayonet converters in Ikea for about £1. If I put two of these bulbs in one room could I control them both from the App?



Yeah you can create groups and assign bulbs to them. Haven't tried it though.
effingandjeffing

i hope this has been properly safety testedit`s rather irritating when … i hope this has been properly safety testedit`s rather irritating when cheap electrics burn your house down with your family still inside





I shouldn't laugh but that was actually quite funny
It's worth a shot I guess.
simonprr

could someone post a video of it please?



Look on the site it is for sale on
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effingandjeffing

i hope this has been properly safety testedit`s rather irritating when … i hope this has been properly safety testedit`s rather irritating when cheap electrics burn your house down with your family still inside



I never switch it on without a full a full fire crew on standby. I'm sitting here wrapped in tin-foil (two layers) just to be sure.
morpheus

I've lived the whole of my life without ever realising I need a … I've lived the whole of my life without ever realising I need a wifi/bluetooth multi-coloured bulb.... still can't see any reason to buy one now to be honest....



I remember 1914. The war had just begun, and mam said goodbye to dad. "I will return," he said in his magnificent voice, filling the single room in which we all lived, ate, slept and played. We, nine children and mother, said, "Haste ye back."

He came back in 1918, a changed man. Mother was pregnant again within weeks. She consulted her friends for advice. They advised that father needed a hobby to keep his mind off intimacy, and so mother asked father if he would like to take up knitting.

"I have lived all of my life without learning to knit and I can't think of any reason to start now," he boomed, forgetting that he was no longer in the trenches, struggling to be heard. Ah, shell shock affected people in different ways.

Mother saved her money until she had enough to go to the Doctor's one day. She told the doctor about father's refusal to countenance knitting as a hobby. The doctor offered to have father sectioned, and two days later he was carried off forcibly to the nearby asylum.

"I've lived all of my life without ever being sectioned and I can't think of any reason to start now."

A charge-hand raised a syringe and thrust it deep into father's left buttock.

He never was released from hospital. He died in a fire in the hospital, caused by an overweight nurse walking quickly and generating enough friction where he chafed to create a small fire. And all because he wasn't prepared to try something new.

Edited by: "edward2910" 13th Nov 2015
Light bulb moment...
Is there an app on iPhone to control this?
A Bluetooth controlled lighting *system* makes sense; a single Bluetooth controlled lightbulb..... not so much.
effingandjeffing

i hope this has been properly safety testedit`s rather irritating when … i hope this has been properly safety testedit`s rather irritating when cheap electrics burn your house down with your family still inside



Depends on your level of insurance and whether or not you like your. Could be handy at Christmas, all those paper decorations about... Maybe this goes pop and causes a fire, maybe it startles someone into knocking over a Christmas decoration with a tea-light in it. Either way it could end up being a Merry Christmas after all.
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NeilGrainger

Is there an app on iPhone to control this?



Yarp.

Edited by: "thekanester" 13th Nov 2015
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TehJumpingJawa

A Bluetooth controlled lighting *system* makes sense; a single Bluetooth … A Bluetooth controlled lighting *system* makes sense; a single Bluetooth controlled lightbulb..... not so much.



The app controls multiple groups of multiple bulbs. So it is a system, but peer to peer rather than client server. Dispenses with all that expensive Philips hub system. Given that many people already have capable mobile phones, it is a much better (affordable for the end-user) business model.
Edited by: "thekanester" 13th Nov 2015
Be good for behind the telly.
Make sure you buy a smoke detector.
When you go to checkout the price goes up $2?
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definition

Make sure you buy a smoke detector.



That's some sophisticated humour you got going on there buddy. It's almost like you're trying to appeal to the popular masses/ casual racists out there who espouse the notion that if it is cheap and made in China then it has to be dangerous.

Everything is made in the east these days. I have way more faith than if it was made in the UK to be honest.

In ten years time our electricity will be supplied from SinoUk power-stations, probably way more efficiently than we are receiving now. Are you gonna be saying "better put two fuses in your plug before plugging it into the mains"?
thekanester

That's some sophisticated humour you got going on there buddy. It's … That's some sophisticated humour you got going on there buddy. It's almost like you're trying to appeal to the popular masses/ casual racists out there who espouse the notion that if it is cheap and made in China then it has to be dangerous.Everything is made in the east these days. I have way more faith than if it was made in the UK to be honest.In ten years time our electricity will be supplied from SinoUk power-stations, probably way more efficiently than we are receiving now. Are you gonna be saying "better put two fuses in your plug before plugging it into the mains"?



Sheesh I can't believe you tried to make out my post was racist. Talk about reading into things. Anyway It hasn't been tested here, it doesn't meet EU standards. That's all I was pointing to, which is a fair comment because it doesn't, This is a potentially dangerous product, it should be properly tested. We are talking about products which could, potentially, kill people in several ways. That may sound alarmist but that's one of the main reasons we have the regulations there in the first place.
Edited by: "definition" 13th Nov 2015
thekanester

That's some sophisticated humour you got going on there buddy. It's … That's some sophisticated humour you got going on there buddy. It's almost like you're trying to appeal to the popular masses/ casual racists out there who espouse the notion that if it is cheap and made in China then it has to be dangerous.Everything is made in the east these days. I have way more faith than if it was made in the UK to be honest.In ten years time our electricity will be supplied from SinoUk power-stations, probably way more efficiently than we are receiving now. Are you gonna be saying "better put two fuses in your plug before plugging it into the mains"?



I think it's called projection in psychology: humans protect themselves from their own internal thoughts by attributing them to others. There's no other reason I can come up with for your conclusion that Definition's comment was in any way intended for the 'casual masses/casual racists'. S/he was using humour to make a serious point. Nothing more.
morpheus

I've lived the whole of my life without ever realising I need a … I've lived the whole of my life without ever realising I need a wifi/bluetooth multi-coloured bulb.... still can't see any reason to buy one now to be honest....



What a waste :P
thekanester

my son wants one for his room anyway.



Yep, seeing as it's main cited use is for "romantic places", be sure to tell him when he has a girl in his room to take precautions : lock the door first.
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