Kasa Smart Light Bulb KL110

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Kasa Smart Light Bulb KL110, LED Wi-Fi smart bulb works with Alexa and Google Home, A19 Dimmable, 2.4Ghz, No Hub Required, 800LM Soft White (2700K), 9W (60W Equivalent)
PROS
  • 305 REVIEWS KASA APP
  • 85 REVIEWS GOOGLE HOME
  • 428 REVIEWS LIGHT BULB
  • 151 REVIEWS EASY TO INSTALL
  • 293 REVIEWS SMART BULB
  • 123 REVIEWS EASY TO SETUP
  • 42 REVIEWS LIVING ROOM
  • 64 REVIEWS STOPPED WORKING
  • 182 REVIEWS ALEXA TO TURN
  • 107 REVIEWS SMART HOME
  • 58 REVIEWS SUPER EASY
  • 231 REVIEWS EASY TO USE
  • 96 REVIEWS SMART PLUG
  • 113 REVIEWS LIGHT SWITCH
  • 36 REVIEWS HIGHLY RECOMMEND
  • 54 REVIEWS HUB REQUIRED
  • 225 REVIEWS WORKS WELL
  • 155 REVIEWS KASA SMART
  • 106 REVIEWS TP-LINK SMART
  • 23 REVIEWS WASTE OF MONEY
Kasa Smart Light Bulb KL110
Kasa Smart Light Bulb KL110

Description

Dimmable Kasa Smart??s dimmable light bulb has a dimming range from 1 percent to 100 percent; Set the right brightness for any mood or activity; Turn your bulb to full brightness to get your Kids up in the morning or dim it enough for them to fall asleep at night

Top Positive Review


My whole house is TP-Link based it seems. It started with on smart plug and two smart flood-type bulbs for can lights in my kitchen. Now I have 10 smart bulbs (dimmable, non-dimmable and color), 2 dual smart plugs, 5 single smart plugs (old style and new), and an indoor webcam. I picked TP-Link based upon brand familiarity (use their wifi router) and the fact no hub is needed for Alexa integration.

I was dubious of the requirement to use a mobile app just to get these to work, but that worry was all for nothing. The app is great and makes the setup process idiot proof for all but the dumbest of idiots that shouldn’t be around electricity anyway. Once things are setup in the Kasa app by TP-Link, open your Alex app and start creating groupings of bulb and plugs. We’ve got it setup with multiple groupings (Kitchen, Living Room, Main Floor, Master Bedroom, etc.). With the Alexa app you can even setup proximity based events. When we leave, all of our lights shut off once Alexa detects we are outside a small range from home. Some of our smart plug also turn off–like the one the curling iron plugs into just in case the wife forgets to turn off the iron itself. When we arrive home, specific lights auto turn on for us.

I’ve had zero DOA TP-Link products, and more importantly, I’ve had zero issues over the past year or so that I’ve been using the bulb and plugs. There are also firmware updates that can be applied via the Kasa app when they are available. There have been very few updates, making it a testament to the quality of the devices that they simply work and were designed well from the start.

Top Critical Review


I purchased these bulbs along with Kasa smart plugs. I have Unifi access points, three to be exact. The same SSID name for its devices is used across all three access points. The Kasa smart plugs and other IoT devices have no problem with this and work very well. The bulbs on the other hand, are a different story. They will not stay connected to WiFi. While this may not impact most users, those that have a fairly large home with multiple access points; get ready for constant disconnects and Alex/Google/Kasa App to report the bulbs are offline or not responding.

I reached out to Kasa technical support and after 2.5 hours they finally agreed to open a ticket and escalate it to the engineering department. A few days later I received a request to provide packet captures from within my network. I promptly provided them, but they were not detailed enough, according to the Kasa engineer. I then provided packet captures directly from one access point four bulbs were connected to and again Kasa stated it wasn’t detailed enough. Their solution, I need an Apple MacBook to get the detailed captures they need to proceed.

Satisfied Resolution: At this point I had been going back and forth with Kasa support for roughly two weeks. I ended up broadcasting one SSID for these bulbs and increasing the transmit power on the specific access point to cover the areas where these bulbs are installed. This is not ideal, but it allows me to keep the bulbs and smart plugs under one app. I will point out that $7.99 Philips WiFi bulbs that I purchased as a test did not perform like this and had no problem joining and staying connected to my network for three days.

Customer Questions & Answers


What is the expected life of the bulb? ! year? 5 years? looking for a roi vs. buying switches.
Answer: Go with the warranty. That tells you how strongly the manufacturer believes in the product and how long they expect it to last. Really… if every bulb lasted 15 years, they would give it a 10-15 year warranty as an advertising gimmick. They DON’T DO THAT because they don’t really expect them to last that long.

is there a link on how to pair the bulb with the echo dot or an online manual? thanks.
Answer:

For Alexa to control the smart device, and to control the device when you’re away, you’ll need to create a free Kasa account, which can be done using the steps outlined in our FAQ here: http://www.tp-link.com/us/faq-948.html

Once the smart device is added to your network and account you can then add the skill to Ale??

Where are the 100w equivalent smart bulbs?
Answer: At this time we only have 60W equivalents

Does this require a smart phone?
Answer: Smart phone or some tablets. Currently not Kindle. As long as you can use the Kasa app you should be good.

Does this need a hub in between to communicate?
Answer: No Hub Required
The LB110 works with any Wi-Fi router without the need for a separate hub or paid subscription service.

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