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No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
« 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

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.
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Re: No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2015, 08:44:27 AM »

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Re: No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
« Reply #2 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

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.)
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Re: No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
« Reply #3 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/smart-socket.html
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Re: No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
« Reply #4 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/smart-socket.html

Those are great prices on the units.
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Re: No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
« Reply #6 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?

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Re: No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
« Reply #8 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?

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Re: No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2020, 08:51:28 AM »

I was sent to Walmart yesterday (step-daughter saw a ad for granddaughter sized Christmas dresses). And right there at isle E24 (yes, the Web Site is that specific as to what/where, at each store).... I saw the Smart Lightbulb display. I still remember how tickled I was when plain old LED bulbs dropped to only 5 bucks.

With Amazon offering Alexa devices for as little as 20 bucks (during the holidays) this could be a perfect time to own a smart(er) home for under $50.

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Re: No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2020, 11:21:06 AM »

First thought was "neat, I should go buy a few".  Then I started thinking about it and realized that all of the places I would have put these are already LED, halogen, or have no need to be automated.  I may pick up a couple to play with but I can't think where I would put them.  On the up side, they do claim they are dimmable so they should work with X10 soft start if someone wanted to combine X10 and WiFi for some reason.   :o

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Re: No hub WiFi LED lightbulb
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2020, 12:42:07 PM »

..... realized that all of the places I would have put these are already LED, halogen, or have no need to be automated.

"no need to be automated"..... I am sorry I don't understand what that means.  ;D

Although I fully recognize the usefulness and/or need for automated products by some people... and I fully applaud and support that. But I am an automation enthusiast by choice. With only minor lag times, I've been growing my setup since 2005. The things I have not yet automated..... is merely because of cost limitations, or limitations of the technology itself.   
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