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🔌General Home Automation => Other Automation Systems => Topic started by: dhouston on November 19, 2015, 06:04:46 PM

Title: No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
Post by: dhouston on November 19, 2015, 06:04:46 PM
http://www.electronichouse.com/daily/home-lighting/lifx-brightens-up-light-bulb-lineup-with-color-1000/?google_editors_picks=true (http://www.electronichouse.com/daily/home-lighting/lifx-brightens-up-light-bulb-lineup-with-color-1000/?google_editors_picks=true)

LIFX has evolved from their Kickstarter introduction. This is a bit pricey at $60 but there is no need for a hub. The variable color is a bit of a specialty also.
Title: Re: No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
Post by: dhouston on November 25, 2015, 08:44:27 AM
Here's another hubless WiFi multi-color bulb at a far more attractive price.
http://www.electronichouse.com/daily/home-lighting/qube-smart-bulbs-can-display-16-million-colors-for-19/?google_editors_picks=true (http://www.electronichouse.com/daily/home-lighting/qube-smart-bulbs-can-display-16-million-colors-for-19/?google_editors_picks=true)
Title: Re: No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
Post by: dhouston on September 13, 2016, 04:16:23 PM
TP-Link has introduced 3 hubless WiFi LED bulbs with more reasonable prices (~$20). It's not clear whether they can be controlled directly or whether their Kasa app needs a cloud server. I suspect it requires a cloud server and have asked their tech support for clarification.
http://www.tp-link.us/products/details/cat-5609_LB100.html (http://www.tp-link.us/products/details/cat-5609_LB100.html)

I got a rather quick response from their tech support (plus I found a bit more detail online). You can turn the lights (and their Smartplug) on/off via the local network but dimming, scheduling events and control from outside the local network requires their cloud account. I suspect all but scheduling could be done via a free DDNS server but someone would have to suss out the commands and create Android/iOS apps. (Their cloud account even reports cumulative energy used by each device.)
Title: Re: No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
Post by: dhouston on December 08, 2016, 01:12:02 PM
ITead has Sonoff WiFi controlled wall switches and socket modules (US/Eur) that can be controlled via their eWink app (Android/iOS).
https://www.itead.cc/smart-home/sonoff-touch.html (https://www.itead.cc/smart-home/sonoff-touch.html)
https://www.itead.cc/smart-home/smart-socket.html (https://www.itead.cc/smart-home/smart-socket.html)
Title: Re: No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
Post by: HA Dave on December 09, 2016, 05:38:27 AM
ITead has Sonoff WiFi controlled wall switches and socket modules (US/Eur) that can be controlled via their eWink app (Android/iOS).
https://www.itead.cc/smart-home/sonoff-touch.html (https://www.itead.cc/smart-home/sonoff-touch.html)
https://www.itead.cc/smart-home/smart-socket.html (https://www.itead.cc/smart-home/smart-socket.html)

Those are great prices on the units.
Title: Re: No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
Post by: dhouston on December 09, 2016, 06:56:14 AM
Those are great prices on the units.

They are coming from China so shipping costs can be significant if you want them to arrive soon.

Also, I doubt they are UL approved.
Title: Re: No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
Post by: bkenobi on December 12, 2016, 11:15:18 AM
These say 1-gang, but they don't look like a standard US 1-gang.  Are these intended for EU or something?
Title: Re: No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
Post by: dhouston on December 12, 2016, 12:28:07 PM
These say 1-gang, but they don't look like a standard US 1-gang.  Are these intended for EU or something?

If you scroll down there are rear views of two different versions.
Title: Re: No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
Post by: bkenobi on December 13, 2016, 10:15:57 AM
It looks like the US version fits a 1-gang box and has the shroud built in.  So it can't work in a 2+ gang setup.  Correct?
Title: Re: No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
Post by: dhouston on December 13, 2016, 01:24:05 PM
It looks like the US version fits a 1-gang box and has the shroud built in.  So it can't work in a 2+ gang setup.  Correct?
I really don't know anything that isn't apparent on the Itead site. My interest was in the Smart Socket as it looks like it could be converted to work with X10 RF.