Looking for Smart Downlights

Preferably those with a plug-in lead. What's the OzB go to brand/model/supplier?

Thinking of either Hue or Brilliant (I already have Hue lights and Brilliant fans/plugs).

Thanks!

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    Would have been much easier if you had done this

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    I have the 'Brilliant' downlights. They work extremely well and can be had for a reasonable price.
    Aldi have had them on occasion and I waited till they were on clearance..

    Hue is good, just plain expensive, but great they run off a hub instead of clogging up your wifi network..

    Perhaps even Kmart, as they have smart globes, downlights, motion sensors etc.

    I used to use the Netgear Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced Aircard 782S with a data share sim in it and everything connected seamlessly.
    Since then ive changed to home NBN with a D-Link Viper 2600 DSL-3900 MU-MIMO Gigabit modem/router.
    The issue I have had with some wifi smart products is that they wont auto connect to the 2.4 Ghz band.
    I had to manually disable the 5Ghz band and then it connected as normal.
    Other 2.4Ghz products I have, have not had this issue.

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    as an alternative, you could do what i've done - instead of replacing the lights, replace the switch.
    I have 40+ downlights in my house and even if there was a cheap smart downlight solution, it would've cost a fortune, so i decided to replace the switches instead.

    You can buy smart switches (although matching them to the size of switch-hole you have can be tricky), or you can buy smart switch toggle devices which you wire behind your switch, which is what i did. In AU you need "2-wire" ones instead of "3-wire". I got these.
    https://www.smarthome.com.au/aeotec-z-wave-nano-dimmer.html

    Can wire them in yourself (but not technically legal), or get a sparky to do it.

    Does need a fair bit of mucking about to get it all to work well though, so dont take this on unless you're quite technically minded.
    You also need a z-wave hub to control those toggle devices (or whichever protocol is used by the devices you get).

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    Thinking of either Hue or Brilliant (I already have Hue lights and Brilliant fans/plugs).

    If you already have the brilliant system, aka tuya platform, these will add the Mirabella devices will add straight into the brilliant app you're using

    https://www.kmart.com.au/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDis...

    Lights range from $15-30,

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    HUE.

    You pay more but there's a whole lot more accessories and custom coding. I barely have to provide commands for any of my lights.

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