As stated, you can set your preferred power-on behaviour in the App (even for non-colour bulbs!) BUT - rather than use a "dusk-to-dawn" sensor, why not just set the bulb (using the app) to go on at sunset, and off at dawn? And yes, you can apply offsets (like on at 28 minutes before sunset, off at 12 minutes after dawn). The app wants your approximate location on the globe, (so timezone and latitude) and then it can adjust (daily) to current sunrise/sunset. These are "smart" bulbs! // I use exactly this facility with a TP Link smart plug to control a (dumb) led security floodlight. I also turn off the upstairs hall nightlight (a TP Link bulb) at dawn - it gets turned full on when folk go upstairs, and then dimmed to nightlight via Google. Very handy!
I have a few of these. They all remember the last brightness setting.
You can choose: You can also edit those presets.
As far as I can tell if you have the bulb set to 50% then when you ask Alexa to turn on and off it stays at 50% unless you change it. You can certainly schedule the light at different %’s so don’t see why if it’s a photocell that powers them (no idea what that is but from your description) you can say schedule the light to 50% the whole time if the power is cut on and off by the photocell (and if they don’t just stay at 50% anyway when the power is cut).
I don't know this - I have one on the way. But... If you can disable / remove the dusk->dawn you can use the software to do Sunset->Sunrise and I hope to be able to do full brightness until midnight or so and then 50% dim until sunrise...
Plus when the internet dies, and for some reason the hub isn't wanting to work offline, and alexa definitely isn't, it means they're still very usable.
Just keep looking every now and then they come up
Tried a few different smart bulbs (Hue, Hive, Innr, Osram) but I found the Hue ones to be the best. Solid app, hub and good integration with 3rd party apps and Partners (they call them Friends of Hue). One of the killer reasons for me though is the light switches (or dimmer switches) which other lightbulbs don't do (some will work with Hue but not as reliable). In this new age of smart technology where everything is controlled by an app or voice control (Alexa / Google Home), to me it's still nice to have a physical controller to control the lights. It's still more natural (and quicker) to press a light switch, then reach for your phone or ask Alexa to turn on/off a light.
yep the bridge is pretty rock solid
I just started in the world of automation. I bought 5 to control with my Alexa but it didnt work out that great. Whilst they worked, they kept going to sleep, or saying they would not respond, I even had to reset them a few times. I then got the deal for 2 bulbs and a bridge for 20.00 and it changed it completely. The bridge is night and day. I have not had any issues, no hiccups and they will turn the lights on when you say something simular to what you set it up as. One word of advice if you are just starting out.... Get the bridge
23/05/2021Expires on 23/05/2021Posted 12th MayPosted 12th May
RGBW - so coloured with white leds for brightness too. New version, but Mi branded rather than Yeelight, hence the silver base that looks like the v1 Yeelights. But work perfectly with the yeelight app.
Yes, dim, change colour, etc. They are excellent.
Can you dim these? Ie hey Google dim the lights
Ordered, thanks op!!
I have a couple running. I just walked far enough away on my phone so it hooked into 2.4gh and then paired.
I just got my refund after asking eBay to step in. Shame on Curry’s!
Going to give it a couple days then take it to a PayPal dispute. Had this happen a couple of times before. Think they just want your money in their account and hold on to it for as long as they can before refunding you.
I bought a new PC monitor, and keep getting email after email with promises. Gave in and requested a refund, if it takes more than a week I'll do a chargeback on my card and have the money back within an hour.
Still waiting for Curry's to refund me for a purchase I made, then they tell me there is no stock. This was 18 days ago.
19/10/2021Expires on 19/10/2021Posted 11th MayPosted 11th May
Fair enough, but it's not been my experience of fridges or even cooker hoods (just bought some for my mum, as well as myself). We can agree to disagree. I don't consider myself to be an armchair warrior, I was quite reasonable.
That's great, but I know loads of fridges that do, including my Bosch. I have provided alternatives for people, based upon my extensive knowledge. Read what you wrote, making erroneous statements. I have offered alternatives for many people who find the lack of light a pain. I'm not defensive just frustrated with the usual internet armchair warriors misleading people and spouting rubbish. I know what I'm talking about. I'm sorry if this is harsh, but it's true. So in summary for many, and check beforehand, these bulbs are significantly brighter for many fridges and cooker hoods.
As another member said (as well as myself) - I know of no fridge that takes full-size bulbs. The Toolstation link doesn't suggest this either. We all make mistakes but seems you're a bit defensive.
Thanks Louise, having worked in the appliance industry for years I beg to differ. I have these exact bulbs in a Bosch cooker hood and a Bosch fridge. They absolutely fit. As the title says check beforehand but for many cooker hoods and a lot of fridges they fit fine and give decent illumination. Sadly if one can't read or try before you buy you get confused. Where were sewing machines salt whatevers mentioned, they weren't. These give decent light for loads of cooker hoods and fridges. To suggest anything other is false and uninformed.
Even the word "pygmy" bulb is mentioned. The OP isn't that familiar with these bulbs.
16/05/2021Expires on 16/05/2021Posted 11th MayPosted 11th May
These are junk. Mine died after a few weeks. Overheat and then switch off after 2 minutes of use. Meross are a nightmare for warranty returns. They won't process a return until I've taken a video that shows both the bulb failing and the signal strength of my WiFi at the exact moment the bulb switches itself off. Absolutely nuts.
Tried this brand once. Sent it back as I didn't like the light it was quite artificial looking light compared to Philips or Aldi smart bulbs.
I got these and after changing internet providers I cannot get them to reset ( turning on n off 3 times within 5 secs) so now they are useless.
Nice deal, although we bought these on the last deal and think will have to return. They seem to flick on/off randomly. You'll just be sitting in lounge when suddenly lights go out and then back on again. Also had some connection issues where you try change colour but it doesn't always do anything
85p today, so I may be justified in un-Expiring :)
Seem to have missed my dispatch email coming in - ordered Friday 7th, dispatched last night (Tuesday 11th) and will appear on Saturday (may be sooner). Coming from Germany, as Amazon EU products do. The price crept up a bit in recent days, but it's now at 87p. Now showing in stock.
Here's a pack of 3 LED Cool White 1.5W/15W T26/E14 bulbs on Prime for £3.99 (though they're a no-name with just one review, there's more reviews of identical, more expensive ones when you scroll down to "Compare With Similar Items") https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fridge-Screw-Light-Bulbs-Cooker/dp/B08P1FW65R
It's the sort of thing Poundland would sell, but can't say for sure as bought mine from InXcess Think you should go for the bulb, maybe very early one morning, or under cover of darkness, before someone off here beats you to it XD
Same here. I would even hazard that mine were brand new. Great deal.
Just received mine today. Sealed unopened box with no visible damage to packaging either. Absolute bargain for two brand new bulbs. Glad I went for them in the end (y)
Tempted. I can use this with my Razer Laptop as Synapse now includes Hue support. Neighbours might complain about the light show from my study, though...
Thanks mate. Took the plunge and went for these. Completes my hue setup now.
Sorry, I thought I might have worded that badly at the time! lol No, I meant that you had more chance of seeing it at this price on eBay but would probably struggle to return it (on eBay) if it went pop after a few months.
Sengled bulbs do NOT act as ZigBee repeaters (even thought they are ZigBee)
The bulbs are Zigbee, will work with Smartthings for example without a hub. I was going to get this the last time it was offered on here, may yet, but really want to see a deal for the Element Plus starter set: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sengled-Element-Starter-Kit-White/dp/B0716KSPTK?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1
Why does it need hub if its WiFi? Are the bulbs zigbee?
Crazy, you can just buy a pack of converters from Edison to Bayonnet for a couple quid lol. I have done that in the past for my Hue bulbs
not too bad.. bought it for £6.50 few months ago..