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I saw some WFH/twin pack deals at lifx.com.au the other day, but I was after a twin pack for GU10's. I came across this today.
Single bulb is $84.99. Works out to be $49.50each.
These or yeelight?
I wouldn't buy either. I've used many brands of smartlights (LIFX, HUE, Yeelight, TP-Link and others). By far the most reliable and easily integrated are the Philips HUE range. LIFX are great quality but you pay a premium. Their app is very polished, but to be honest, the way this stuff is designed to work you rarely need to go into the app. Everything should be controlled via a central system whether that be Google Home, Alexa or Apple Homekit (or 3rd-party, ie hass.io).
If you must use WIFI GU10 smart lights, I can highly recommend the Kogan GU10's. $80 for 8 with free shipping is a no brainer:
I use these in my kitchen and dining and they have been more stable than the LIFX bulb I use in the lounge room.
I am slowly transitioning to a full HUE setup but due to the costs of GU10 bulbs it doesn't make financial sense at the moment (I have a lot). HUE uses Zigbee instead of WIFI which is superior in every way.
I just want to set them up to do automatic temp control depending on the time of day, nothing else. Just on/off with light switch.
So you want the bulbs to mimic the relative temperature of the sun given the time of day: cool in the morning, then automatically get warmer as the day progresses towards fully warm in the evening? The Kogan's don't have that feature in the app, neither do the HUE. I believe the LIFX "Day and Dust" bulbs will do this automatically. Otherwise with the others you would probably need to manually setup routines via whichever assistant you use.
@aldroid: Okay sweet thanks mate, good point. It's the only thing I want for the office, so think I will get the yeelight. I will eventually do other rooms which have different requirements so the kogan ones look spot on for my kitchen. Thanks mate!
IKEA have zigbee lights. I bought their GU10 white bulbs and have them talking to my HUE bridge. Much cheaper than HUE (though I only want warm white)
I had no idea you could get other bulbs to work with the Hue bridge. I just read an article saying it also works with Siri (so I’m assuming HomeKit), going to grab one as a test. They are less than half the price of the Philips gu10’s.
I dont think yeelight have gu10?
I have yeelight, hue and lifx, and they are all good, all 3 work with home assistant, google/alexa out of box, only hue and lifx work with apple homekit out of box
probably won't exist / survive soon after this
what do you mean?
Buddy Technologies Ltd
I thought things were looking up https://smallcaps.com.au/buddy-technologies-receives-orders-...
they've cashflow problem and shareholders are dumping till 0.9c
it was failing last year and bought out by another failing company which is failing now (debt/cashflow)
hopefully they get bought out again
If they fail it's because their product is just too damn expensive. I have a few and they are fantastic but to do my whole house would cost thousands.
(assuming these operate like the E27 bulbs) Take note these things will always switch on after a power outage, so they're pretty much useless if you plan on using them in a bedroom or if you want to know your lights are actually off if you go on holiday and have a power failure.
The 4 e27 LifX lights I have are in the drawer, I use Hue and Yeelights now (they will both return to their previous state after an outage).
More info: https://community.lifx.com/t/what-is-the-current-status-of-t...
I'm sure there is a power on behavior setting?
I have a few of these. You can obviously see whether they are on or off and turn them off remotely as required.
Them turning on after a loss of power is a feature because it allows you to turn lights on to full brightness by flicking the wall switch on and off without requiring a phone.
I'd disagree on that being a feature - other lights have the option to return to the previous state, switch on or switch off after a power failure.
A lot of people have asked for this feature over the last few years, but LifX haven't responded.
Product: LIFX Multicolour GU10 - 2 Pack
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Picked up a pack and can report these have way better connectivity than the gen 1 GU10 downlights