These went on sale last Sunday 9th as I ordered two packs. They were delivered to metoday :D
Thanks for heads up, looks like it would go well with John Lewis salsa furniture. Which I've got on the decking... I'll definitely buy a couple of these. Picture below is stock, not my garden! (embarrassed)
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...
They do advertise them as long life, they actually look great however you are correct the seller of the lights sells the replacement bulbs and I'm pretty sure they are proprietary. I couldn't find any that had the same fitting. I wouldn't buy them again.
The price for the replacement bulbs is ridiculous. And I notice the replacement bulbs...5 for £12.99 are sold by the same seller of this actual light set. Don't they advertise the bulbs as having 1000s of hours lifespan too?
I've got a longer version of these. 4 bulbs failed and they replaced them, another 8 have now either gone or are about to go.
would be as well just buying 2 sets of these, just for the spare bulbs
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
Looks like a standard keyboard but with a colored light on it.
The code works for the mechanical version which is a bargain at £30 https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/gaming/gaming-accessories/gaming-keyboards/adx-mk0419-mechanical-gaming-keyboard-10192062-pdt.html
gaming keyboard because it has a bunch of lights on it looks similar to the one in home bargains with a mouse which is equally as cheap and cheerful! https://www.onbuy.com/gb/rainbow-t6-backlight-usb-wired-gaming-keyboard-and-mouse-set-for-pc-laptop-uk~c8394~p23505659/?exta=shptl&lid=32073512&stat=eyJpcCI6IjguOTkiLCJkcCI6MCwibGlkIjoiMzIwNzM1MTIiLCJzIjoiNTUiLCJ0IjoxNjIwNjc0MjY0LCJibWMiOiIxLjUifQ==&custom_id=0_10:::ee:::regular:::new:::uk:::h=1-d=0-rs=0:::item-id=OPC-P5ZHFQV-NEW&gclid=CjwKCAjw-e2EBhAhEiwAJI5jg2o_ndRl0owIDmZCRMUzm_pHlR8Koi94OZeBhyYWCFFvEhXx7157MRoCf5oQAvD_BwE
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.
Got the same thing from Aliexpress for $4 each. Can cofirm they are not very waterproof, Splashproof etc. A little Vaseline rubbed round the rim (shock) and switch done the job.
You are probably right, it is just says it is an outdoor light in the title.
Not really an outdoor light in my opinion. Won't vote either way. This item is suitable for indoor use or sheltered outdoor use. This item is significantly SPLASHPROOF and is suitable for outdoor use under a cover such as a porch, lantle or roof/gutter overhang. This product is NOT suitable for direct exposure to weather such as installation on an uncovered patch of wall or fencing. This product is SPLASHPROOF and not SUBMERSIBLE / WEATHERPROOF / WATERPROOF
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.
16/05/2021Expires on 16/05/2021Posted 11th MayPosted 11th May
It is! I would have preferred 5M and half the price.
shame its rgb, some lightstrips do rgb and w i need one of these but dont want hot pink! just white
Nice! 10metres is…a lot…
Unfortunately they both have to be the same colour/brightness, as there’s only one control unit. I was thinking about buying a separate control unit from AliExpress for the other 5M (some HomeKit ones on there too), but the colours might be off.
Looks great mate. Do you know if the two strips are separately controllable. Or do they both have to be the same colour/brightness?
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.