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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW.
March 27, 2018
Overall, they work.
These do not require the Sengled hub.
These work with Amazon's Echo Plus. You will not be able to connect more than 4 without putting them into pairing mode (flip the light switch on 10 times quickly, they should start blinking, shut the light off, click "discover devices" than turn it back on). This will fix that problem 100%.
This ARE dimmable. "Dimmer incompatible" refers to sliding switches. You will not be able to dim with a dimmer switch, but through Alexa and the App, you definitely can. Out of 10 I'm using, all 10 have a decent range. They are not 1,2,3,4,5% like the phillips hue, but they are fairly functional. Probably 5% per step.
IF YOU PLAN TO USE WITH Sengled HUB: Don't. Their software is garbage, look at the reviews on the app store. There are 3 separate apps, and they all have about 2.5/5 rating for a reason. If you get it to work, don't forget your password as it WILL NOT send you a password reset link.
Customer service is subpar at best.
Setup description and details on how to get it to go into pairing mode or resetting them is 0/10 as there is no details included and the website makes this information hard to find.
Overall: If you really can't afford Phillips Hue, or want Daylight smart bulbs like me - you can use these. They're very cheap, and fully functional. I've got them in every room (until Phillips Hue comes out with a daylight bulb).
I'm not upset I bought them, as they are CHEAP and with CHEAP stuff you have to work harder. These are a pain to setup (if using more than 4 with Alexa). What do you expect?
Tech specs not included:
25,000 hours (LED)
Supports Zigbee HA 1.2.1 (google it)
-4F to -104F operating temperature (NOT RECOMMENDED FOR OUTDOOR USE in cold areas. In Chicago it get's below -4F sometimes and they do not function and 1 of 2 stopped working after)
9w (60w equiv)