TP-Link Smart Bulb, WiFi Smart Switch, E27/B22, 10W  Dimmable £14.99 (Prime) / £19.48 (non Prime) at Amazon
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TP-Link Smart Bulb, WiFi Smart Switch, E27/B22, 10W Dimmable £14.99 (Prime) / £19.48 (non Prime) at Amazon

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Posted 4th Oct
This is E27, comes with the B22 adapter, very good price.
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  • Works with Amazon Alexa (Echo and Echo Dot) and Google assistant for voice control (Alexa device and Google Home device sold separately) and IFTTT
  • No hub required, works with any Wi-Fi router without the need for a separate hub or paid subscription service
  • B22 bayonet adapter included, one bulb fits all
  • Control your lights from anywhere with your tablet or smartphone using the free Kasa app (android 4.1 or higher/iOS 8 or higher)
  • Dimming flexible white light for customised lighting; set schedules, timers and countdowns and have your lights work around your life

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Just white? I use and prefer hue (the hub adds so much the WiFi ones miss), and their whites can often be found cheaper, and the IKEA ones for sure are cheaper and work with Hue.
They have the newer model for the same price

TP-Link Smart Bulb, WiFi Smart Switch, E27, 10W, Works with Amazon Alexa (Echo and Echo Dot), Google Home and IFTTT, Dimmable Soft Warm White, No Hub Required [Energy Class A+] amazon.co.uk/dp/…5KE


Or the tuneable all shades of white model for £16.99

TP-Link Smart Bulb, WiFi Smart Switch, E27/B22, 10W, Works with Amazon Alexa (Echo and Echo Dot), Google Home and IFTTT, All Shades of White, Dimmable, No Hub Required [Energy Class A+] amazon.co.uk/dp/…PCS

(Or you can get the old model all colours for £19.99 or the new model all colours for £24.99)
jonohanson04/10/2019 12:44

Just white? I use and prefer hue (the hub adds so much the WiFi ones …Just white? I use and prefer hue (the hub adds so much the WiFi ones miss), and their whites can often be found cheaper, and the IKEA ones for sure are cheaper and work with Hue.


What does the hub add just out of interest?
I like hubless tp-link - better because if the hub goes down then everything goes down and hubless means one less point of failure. I've had these bulbs (LB100, LB110, LB120 and LB130) for about 3 years now and have only had 1 disconnect on me spontaneously.

Otherwise decent app, great integration with google home
reckoning04/10/2019 16:08

What does the hub add just out of interest?


The ability to use all the devices with app control with no internet (never, ever had a hub issue in the many years of hue, same can't be said for the internet), signal is not reliant on WiFi (ZigBee is mesh), and your bulbs aren't 'dialing home' (usually China) for every command. There are other benefits but these are the main ones for me. I also have close to 50 bulbs, I'd hate to think what that would do to my access points if they all ran on WiFi
Edited by: "jonohanson" 4th Oct
jonohanson04/10/2019 16:59

The ability to use all the devices with app control with no internet …The ability to use all the devices with app control with no internet (never, ever had a hub issue in the many years of hue, same can't be said for the internet), signal is not reliant on WiFi (ZigBee is mesh), and your bulbs aren't 'dialing home' (usually China) for every command. There are other benefits but these are the main ones for me. I also have close to 50 bulbs, I'd hate to think what that would do to my access points if they all ran on WiFi


I have a mix of both and found
Wi-Fi network can be more reliable than a zigbee mesh at times, in zigbee if one device goes offline it can take lots of other devices offline with it as each powered device acts as a repeater.

Tp link will still work over local network if your internet is down and is more easy to set up, the kasa app is really good too.

Both Wi-Fi and zigbee are good, they have different advantages and disadvantages.
Humss04/10/2019 17:57

I have a mix of both and foundWi-Fi network can be more reliable than a …I have a mix of both and foundWi-Fi network can be more reliable than a zigbee mesh at times, in zigbee if one device goes offline it can take lots of other devices offline with it as each powered device acts as a repeater. Tp link will still work over local network if your internet is down and is more easy to set up, the kasa app is really good too. Both Wi-Fi and zigbee are good, they have different advantages and disadvantages.


I found the exact opposite, I started with WiFi bulbs, very sketchy and a PITA to set up (making sure you're in 2.4ghz band etc). Hue, plug bulb in, hub finds bulb, you then have sensors and remotes they also connect without issues. Not noticed any mesh issues either and I have bulbs inside and out.
jonohanson04/10/2019 16:59

The ability to use all the devices with app control with no internet …The ability to use all the devices with app control with no internet (never, ever had a hub issue in the many years of hue, same can't be said for the internet), signal is not reliant on WiFi (ZigBee is mesh), and your bulbs aren't 'dialing home' (usually China) for every command. There are other benefits but these are the main ones for me. I also have close to 50 bulbs, I'd hate to think what that would do to my access points if they all ran on WiFi


Wow 50! I am looking to move to some Hue and IKEA ones and do want a bridge/hub so will definitely look into this thank you. I'd not considered they're available offline too.
I have 2x of these bulbs, had them for 2+ years now so know them well. Common issues are they drop off the network so a turn on / off is needed to fix, other issues is they on rare occasion randomly turn on in the night (Scary) for no reason.
Edited by: "appolospb" 4th Oct
jonohanson04/10/2019 18:06

I found the exact opposite, I started with WiFi bulbs, very sketchy and a …I found the exact opposite, I started with WiFi bulbs, very sketchy and a PITA to set up (making sure you're in 2.4ghz band etc). Hue, plug bulb in, hub finds bulb, you then have sensors and remotes they also connect without issues. Not noticed any mesh issues either and I have bulbs inside and out.


Oh well, there is so many factors, router/ building size/shape I suppose it can vary depending on so many things, I never had an issue with tp link and yeelight bulbs
Will these bulbs work with the hive hub/app?
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