Product review For Lumos Smart Bulb - White
Couple of weeks ago I got an email from Eufy with the offer of a free smart bulb which I took. Unfortunately, I had to pay the £5 postage but I can understand that.
About the item
It is described as “Lumos Smart Bulb – White”
on the eufy website.
Works with eufyhome app
They also say that
• Comfortable lighting that won’t hurt your eyes-
I can attest to this as it is a soft white light, bright but not so bright it hurts to look at.
• Compatible with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
I can not test this as I do not have Alexa or Google Assistant.
• Access anywhere to control or set schedules
Not tested the ‘anywhere’ part yet but you can set schedules.
• Control colour temperature at your command
Can control brightness easily.
Product arrived in a brown box with some brown paper and the eufy Lumos box inside.
All my main light fittings are Bayonet fittings so was only able to use this in a desk lamp, but it worked straight out the box so no assembly was needed.
The instruction manual was simple and easy to use. However it did not state that activating the ‘location’ setting on my phone was required in order for the app and the bulb to connect to each other. This would have been beneficial.
Ease of assembly
Screw into light fitting and turn on, simple and easy to do.
Ease of use
The app was easy to download and set up, just either log in or sign up using your email.
Once you have the bulb in, you just click add device and pick the one you have and then follow the online instructions. This seemed clear and intuitive, however it would not find the Lumos, and I could not figure it out. The Lumos bulb was there and I could see it in my settings, and the Wi-Fi and router were on. I then turned on the ‘location’ of the phone and it found it, and once the device was connected, you set it up to your Wi-Fi so no one else can control it but you. Give it a name like we did and off you go. This setup needs to be made clearer in the instructions.
You can set the schedule if you wish which works just fine, it can be placed in a different room and still work as long as your Wi-Fi is working ok. There can be a little bit of a delay between what you tell it to do and what it does, but that is almost inevitable with this type of connection.
I have not tried using it while out, but the dimming function works. I think this will come in useful for any time our baby decides she wants to start having a middle of the night feed or change.
- Easy to use interface (App)
- Can control brightness settings remotely
- Not too heavy
- Works with 4G and Wi-Fi
- Feels sturdy
- Instructions could be more detailed to include that you need to turn on location settings to set it up.
A clever little bulb which I would probably buy for the price it is sold for. It can come in handy for when you are away from home to have the light or for safety and security reasons, or for when you need to get up for night feeds. You can turn the light on and dim it before even getting up out of bed, therefore it won’t be too bright for you or the baby.
I would suggest a choice of fittings rather than just ES (Edison screw) fitting and a colour changing bulb would be great too.
Overall would recommend this bulb, simple to use and energy saving.