Sunco Lighting PAR38 Alexa Compatible Smart LED Bulbs

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Sunco Lighting PAR38 Alexa Compatible Smart LED Bulbs, WiFi Color Changing Outdoor Flood Light, 13W, RGB Tunable White CCT, Dimmable, with Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant, No Hub Required 2 Pack
PROS
  • 9 REVIEWS SMART LIFE
  • 5 REVIEWS GOOGLE HOME
  • 8 REVIEWS LIFE APP
  • 33 REVIEWS WHITE LIGHT
  • 7 REVIEWS FLOOD LIGHT
  • 5 REVIEWS COLOR MODE
  • 3 REVIEWS INSTALLED OUTDOORS
  • 8 REVIEWS EASY TO INSTALL
  • 38 REVIEWS COLOR BRIGHTNESS
  • 4 REVIEWS STOPPED WORKING
  • 38 REVIEWS BRIGHT COLORS
  • 6 REVIEWS COLORS ARE VERY DIM
  • 13 REVIEWS EASY TO SET
  • 4 REVIEWS FULL BRIGHTNESS
  • 19 REVIEWS COLOR CHANGING
  • 4 REVIEWS SUPER EASY
  • 12 REVIEWS EASY TO USE
  • 5 REVIEWS AWESOME LIGHTS
  • 34 REVIEWS BRIGHT WHITE
  • 34 REVIEWS WHITE IS BRIGHT
Sunco Lighting PAR38 Alexa Compatible Smart LED Bulbs
Sunco Lighting PAR38 Alexa Compatible Smart LED Bulbs

Description

Top Rated PAR38 WiFi LED Smart Bulb, Fits 6?? Recessed Can, Color Changing (RGB & CCT), App & Voice Control

Top Positive Review


UPDATE – November 12, 2020:

Just wanted to let everyone know that these bulbs are still working perfectly after a year in the elements. The bulbs they replaced had begun to malfunction way before a year was up, so this is a very good sign.

As of this point, my only gripe remains the brightness of the colors. Frankly though, I??m beginning to consider that to be more and more picky given that these bulbs are so affordable and reliable.

Original Review:

As an initial matter, I am using these bulbs as outdoor floodlights which I set to colors for holidays like Halloween and Christmas, etc. They are replacing similar bulbs that performed the same function, but proved unable to withstand the elements. The bulbs these bulbs replace cost roughly twice as much as these.

First off, the prior bad reviews regarding setup are a little harsh. This was definitely among the easiest of Wifi lights I have had to set up. If you have any experience at all with wifi bulbs, you??ll have no trouble here. They work flawlessly with Alexa.

No complaints about the brightness of the white hues. These bulbs do a great job of moving from cool white to warm white exactly as they are supposed to. Very nice.

These bulbs fall a little short when it comes to brightness of colors. They are substantially less bright than the bulbs they replace. It looks like there are just fewer color LEDs in the bulbs for this purpose. Slightly disappointing, but probably makes these bulbs more affordable. Like I said, these bulbs are much more affordable than the bulbs they are replacing.

The one thing I can??t comment on yet is how the bulbs will hold up to the elements. I loved my former bulbs, but the water did them in. These bulbs are wet rated, so we??ll see.

All in all, these are the best bulbs available that I know of to accomplish what I need them to.

Top Critical Review


What I needed was this: an outdoor waterproof PAR38 dimmable floodlight which would be BRIGHT in color. This bulb is severely lacking in color brightness. The 1050 lumens mentioned on their description must be for the white light only. I compared lumens of this Sunco when it was colored red at 100% to a dedicated red Philips LED 13w PAR 38, and the Philips dedicated red LED was 9x brighter than the Sunco on the light meter. It was a massive difference when illuminating the side of a brick home.

From what I can tell, what I need does not exist yet. So I am sticking with dedicated colored bulbs in some areas and using the Suncos where extremely low color lumens are acceptable.

If you want to light up the outside of a building, home, or foliage, this bulb is not the solution. Until the technology improves, if you want a color flood light for outdoors, I’d suggest a dedicated color bulb.

SETUP
The initial software setup of the bulbs was painful. Thank God someone else left a review to use TuyaSmart, as that worked like a champ. After the bulbs were set up and installed outdoors, they lost their connection. Very inconvenient.

Customer Questions & Answers


are these bulbs rain/ water proof? ok for outdoors?
Answer: Yes

I cannot get these to connect to the wifi. Made sure I’m on 2.4ghz, did reset, tried both ways nothing. Any suggestions?
Answer:

If you’re using the Tuya/Lohas/SmartLife app, keep switching the bulb off and on until it blinks slowly. Sometimes it takes a second to flash slowly once powered on. Usually the 4th or 5th time powering back on will make it happen.

Make sure wifi is turned on with your phone.
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Why does the wifi continue to drop
Answer:

Losing a wifi signal is usually because the lights are too far away from your router, repeater or mesh to maintain a good signal. One thing you can try is to move your router closer to the lights. Do this as a test. If the lights stay connected you know what the issue is and you’ll have to extend your signal with ei??

When On a switch, does it revert back to last color setting when switched back on via switch (not app)
Answer: Yes, it goes on the same color you had it unless you have it scheduled to go on as a different color. When it goes on as a routine it will go one to whatever color you have set.

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