Smart Bulbs Works with Apple HomeKit9/10 (Expert Score)
Smart Bulbs Works with Apple HomeKit, Color Changing Smart Light Bulbs Compatible with Siri, Alexa and Google Home, A19 LED Bulb, E26 Fitting, 2700K-6500K Dimmable, 9W 810 Lumens, 2 Pack
- 23 REVIEWS APPLE HOME
- 29 REVIEWS APPLE HOMEKIT
- 27 REVIEWS HOME APP
- 15 REVIEWS MEROSS APP
- 18 REVIEWS EASY TO INSTALL
- 5 REVIEWS PHILIPS HUE
- 16 REVIEWS EASY TO SETUP
- 10 REVIEWS COLOR TEMPERATURE
- 7 REVIEWS STAY CONNECTED
- 5 REVIEWS EHOMELIFE APP
- 30 REVIEWS SMART BULB
- 9 REVIEWS GOOGLE HOME
- 23 REVIEWS EASY TO SET
- 15 REVIEWS WHITE LIGHT
- 24 REVIEWS CHANGE THE COLOR
- 66 REVIEWS HOMEKIT
- 7 REVIEWS SIRI TO TURN
- 5 REVIEWS COLOR SPECTRUM
- 5 REVIEWS HIGHLY RECOMMEND
- 10 REVIEWS TURN OFF THE LIGHTS
Voice Control: Compatible with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Once set up, Siri/Alexa/Google can act as your personal butler, by turning on/off your smart light bulbs or adjusting the brightness and color.
Top Positive Review
These “Refoss” brand color bulbs work well, at a lower price than both the Philips Hue (which I also have, which require the Philips Hue hub and the bulbs themselves are expen$$$$ive!) and Wyze Bulb Color (which are not Apple-friendly). I put the brand in quotes because it’s actually a Meross product, and I used the Meross app to add these bulbs into my smart home setup (I have had excellent results with the Meross brand so far with their other items).
Although slightly brighter than the $50 Philips Hue Color bulb (800 lumens) and not as bright as the Wyze Color bulb (1100 Lumens), at 810 lumens is pretty bright already, plus the Refoss bulbs are natively HomeKit compatible and are easily controllable in the Apple Home app. Meanwhile, the Philips Hue bulbs need the Philips Hue bridge just to work (and to integrate into Homekit) and the Wyze bulbs simply are not HomeKit compatible without having to DIY a separate work-around Homebridge config.
I’m not sure why others reviewing the bulbs are having issues, but I have not encountered anything out of the ordinary – I can easily change the colors and brightness of these bulbs from within the Home app. So far so good.
Top Critical Review
While the bulbs do in fact work with Apple “HomeKit” the colors do not match at all. You must set the colors (white 6500k) using the eHomeLife app first, then you can only adjust the brightness level using the stock Apple HomeKit app. Any attempt to use the HomeKit app to change the color of the smart bulb does not work as the colors do not match with HomeKit at all. I would strongly encourage the smart bulbs’ developers fix this problem. I won’t purchase them again until the problem is resolved through a firmware update. I would think their programmers/coders could fix this with a simple firmware update. Otherwise they seems to be pretty good smart bulbs thus far. Updated 8-7-2021, they both died about 2 months ago!
Customer Questions & Answers
Do these support HomeKit adaptive lighting?
Answer: As of the last firmware (4.2.5) this is still no support for *Adaptive Lighting* in HomeKit. It is a light and you can control the colors (sometimes the HomeKit controls get weird with colors, but not sure if that’s an Apple or Remoss thing….
can the bulbs respond to music?
Answer: if you mean can the lights sync to music rhythm/beat, no. they cannot 🙁
Looks like this does not support homekit??s adaptive lighting yet. apple says it needs a firmware update. any idea when this will be available?
Answer: The Refoss bulbs are msl120d, firmware 7.2.19, and do not work with adaptive lighting. The Meross bulbs are msl120dr, firmware 4.2.5, and do work with adaptive lighting.
What is the after-sale &warranty for purchasing the homekit light bulb?
Answer: One year warranty.
Can these be used in enclosed fixtures?
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