Kasa Smart Light Bulbs9.5/10 (Expert Score)
Kasa Smart Light Bulbs, Full Color Changing Dimmable Smart WiFi Bulbs Compatible with Alexa and Google Home, A19, 9W 800 Lumens,2.4Ghz only, No Hub Required, 2-Pack (KL125P2), Multicolor
- 110 REVIEWS KASA APP
- 72 REVIEWS EASY TO INSTALL
- 39 REVIEWS GOOGLE HOME
- 15 REVIEWS LIVING ROOM
- 66 REVIEWS KASA SMART
- 68 REVIEWS EASY TO SET
- 86 REVIEWS EASY TO USE
- 45 REVIEWS EASY TO SETUP
- 79 REVIEWS CHANGE THE COLOR
- 10 REVIEWS PHILIPS HUE
- 14 REVIEWS STOPPED WORKING
- 16 REVIEWS HIGHLY RECOMMEND
- 17 REVIEWS SUPER EASY
- 52 REVIEWS ALEXA TURN
- 12 REVIEWS FIRMWARE UPDATE
- 67 REVIEWS WORKS WELL
- 16 REVIEWS BRIGHT ENOUGH
- 7 REVIEWS DEFEATS THE PURPOSE
- 22 REVIEWS COLOR OPTIONS
- 9 REVIEWS CONSTANTLY DISCONNECT
Multicolor & Auto White: Dimmable 16 million colors and warm to cool whites(2500K-6500K). Set your bulb to automatically adjust its color temperature to match natural light patterns from dawn to dusk. Explore endless lighting possibilities to create your favorite light effects for everything from a dinner party to a late-night study session. Great for holiday decorations.
Top Positive Review
My first go at smart lights. Wanted something simple that I can dim on the living room for when we watching a movie and such.
Overall this lights are not bright enough to light up a small room 16×18 even with two of them at 100% brightness. Not even close to be sincere. But they were cheap and we have other lights on our ceiling fan for when we need actual light.
Setup was easy until I modified my wifi so that the smart devices would be on their own network and not cross talk to the other devices on the house. Then I needed to reset the bulbs to put them on the new wifi and no matter what I did the 3 times on and off to hard reset just wouldn’t work for me. Tried it on a lamp, then another lamp, then unplugging, wall switch… blah blah. Had to end up playing around with wifi names so that the new wifi would have the name of the one in which I set up the bulbs at first.
And it does work with IFTTT just fine so far. Only got one event setup but it has worked as intended there.
Top Critical Review
I have 28 TP-Link Kasa devices in my home. And these KL bulbs are by bar WORST item on the entire market. I’ve owned them for 4 days and have spent 4 days power cycling them because they repeatedly disconnect from the wifi. You know they are offline because they’ll stop following the schedule. Oh it’s 10pm, why isn’t the lamp on? Let check the app…ahh.. the stupid bulb is offline again.
There’s not real a explanation why. I’ve searched the internet and it appears the bulbs disconnect more frequently from wifi networks have that have dual bands such as 2.4 GHz and 5ghz. But when you consider that Kasa/TPLink makes tons of other devices that work flawlessly, then you’ll realize that these bulbs aren’t worth headache they create. And honestly, who doesn’t have a dual band network nowadays?
I’m truly disappointed, but I’m more disappointed with that fact that the only reason I bought these is because I wanted to put my lamps on a dimmer. TPLink/Kasa only makes dimming wall switches, and not dimmable plugs. Other brands of smart plugs offer dimming, but TP-Link…nope. So now I have to have multiple different brands of plugs to achieve something as simple simple as dimming.
I’m sorry I’m completely vested in Kasa now.
Customer Questions & Answers
Tp-link: from the reviews, many people have the same issue: bulbs won’t maintain a network connection. is there a firmware update in the works? 1.0.5
I honestly cannot speak for TP-Link / Kasa Smart firmware or app software updates. Your complaint is one that I have expressed many times to TP-Link (loss of network connection, not obeying the programmed schedule, etc.). It is like talking to the Great Wall of China. They simply do not respond to suggestions??
Will this work in a lamp that is on a nightstand?
Answer: Yes it will. You just leave the lamp on and either use the app to control it or a device like an Alexa.
Hi! Does this work with 220v? If not, is there a 220v model? Thanks!
Answer: No and do not think there is a 220 v
Do these work in a standard dimmer? Where I want to put them is on a dimmer switch already.
Answer: I wouldn’t. Mine works on standard switch and think the electronics are set up for a high constant voltage. I’m sure if you try to use a dimmer, it will get wonky.
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