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Sengled - Smart LED A19 Starter Kit - White Only

Model: E29-NA0511AAW_3PSKU: 6238610

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 494 reviews

95%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    Posted
    CPR70
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The hub was easy to connect to my phone and echo. I can dim and turn off lights with out getting up and my electric bill is lower too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    User friendly

    Posted
    SIVAKUMAR
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The light is good. The smart technology system is useful. Light is dim.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Posted
    Adcomny
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Works perfectly with Google Home. Turns on and dims with a simple voice command. Very affordable compared to other options.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome smart bulbs

    Posted
    Waynealbany
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The bulbs are awesome. They work great with google assistant. Can dim them, turn on or off all from the app too

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Bulbs, Cool Features

    Posted
    Ashley
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Enjoying these WiFi enable light bulbs along with the easy to use app. Works easier with the app than with my Amazon Echo. Phrase must be said exactly how you set it up. There is a delay sometimes in dimming the lights, but overall useful buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Value Compared To Other Brands

    Posted
    NorthwestGuy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I was in the market for a programable wifi light bulb kit, and like many others, was first interested in the Phillips Vue product. However, I saw the Sengled Element bulbs at Best Buy, and the kit was significantly cheaper than the Phillips Vue. I figured, I'll test it out and if the Sengled Element bulbs don't work, I'll return them. I've owned the Sengled Element kit for over a month now, and I've already added more bulbs to the original 3 pack kit. Connection to my wifi router was simple, and did not require me to change my router password as another reviewer posted. I own both a Google Assistant and Amazon Echo, and both paired easily to the Sengled Element hub. The voice control from both Google Assistant and Amazon Echo work seamlessly. The Sengled app allows grouping of bulbs, automated on/off timer, and dimmer. I'm very satisfied with my purchase and have already recommended the Sengled Element bulb kit to family and friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lights

    Posted
    BrandonKfromHouston
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This 3-Pack of Sengled Element Classic A19 bulbs really floored me. I looked online before I received them to figure out how to connect them to my SmartThings hub, and it seemed fairly easy. The new SmartThings app (vs. the Classic app) was the only one that instructed me to reset the bulb to get it to connect, which was easy... turn the bulb on, turn it off and on 10 times quickly, and it will dim 3 times to show it's in pairing mode. SmartThings picked it up a few seconds later. The first thing that struck me was that these are dimmable. The switch in the app showed a fader and I tried it out right away. They are brighter than the other warm LEDs I have in my house, which was a nice surprise, but the dimmer impressed me even more. After finding them in the Alexa app, I was easily able to control them with my Echo. The hardest part to remember is not to turn off the switch, but I'm sure that will be an easy hurdle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Polished App, Easy to use Wifi Bulbs

    Posted
    zboot
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This Sengled product is a three-pack of Smart LED light bulbs that comes with a hub which serves as the bulb controller. The bulbs look, feel, and weight (if not a little less) pretty much identically to some dumb LED bulbs on the market today. So, they look ok, unobtrusive, and can replace existing bulbs adding wifi control while being "stealth". The hub is a pretty small affair. Initial setup is to plug in power then connect it via ethernet to your router. From there, you perform a really quick setup via the app and then are good to go. After the initial ethernet setup, the hub gets your home wifi credentials from the phone app, and can then be untethered (from your router at least) running on your wifi. The app is slick and easy to use. A simple button can turn on/off all the lights and you can control scenes (room assignment for bulbs) individually. Furthermore, you get pretty simple dim control over each individual bulb with the app, though in practice the resolution is less than the slider which goes from 0 to 100 in 1% increments will have you believe. Aside from the ON/OFF and dimmer, you can setup time periods for each scene to have lights automatically turn on/off at preset times of day. You can also have this run every day or on specific days - essentially the level of control you'd have in any typical alarm clock app. The three bulbs in the pack are pre-paired to the hub, but it appears adding more bulbs is relatively straightforward. The hub/app doesn't directly support control from outside your home network. However, you can gain that via Google Home/ Google Assistant or Alexa integration. I tried out the Google Assistant approach and while you need to set up independent "rooms" for each bulb, voice control over the bulbs was pretty quick and worked well. This then gives me the ability to control the bulbs away from home. I actually found the lights responded faster than the voice confirmation from the google assistant. One concern I have is with future proofing of smart home devices - specifically what could happen should a given company go out of business. I'm not 100% sure, but based on the packaging, it would appear that communication to the hub is via zigbee (as opposed to some proprietary radio scheme). Having third party smart home control over the lights is also nice, though it's via connection to your Sengled account which means you're tied a bit to the ongoing viability of Sengled itself. All that said, this is a well executed design, works flawlessly, and I'm pretty happy with these bulbs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sengled has a nice product - hub & bulbs

    Posted
    BBReviewer
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I have never had a smart home device before and I just love this! I have a small apartment with just two lamps that use regular type bulbs and for now, I have it set up in just one lamp but just the one is so cool! I also have Google home in a few rooms so I can be in bed and I can turn the light in the living room off when I forget by just asking Google to turn off the light. Simple! But... though it is easy to use, it was quite frustrating to set up. I was able to set up the hub and link it to my wifi without issue but to get it to sync up with the Google home was quite the task. It didn't come with a lot of instructions so it was hit and miss trying to change my settings and watching YouTube videos until I got it to work. But now that it does work I'm a happy person. How fun! Turn it on, turn it off, dim it, brighten it. Oh, the bulbs it comes with aren't very bright; I would like them to be brighter. Still, I would recommend this to a friend, just be patient during setup then kick back and enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This came in very handy while on vacation.

    Posted
    Shae
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    We were able to install and use these smart LED bulbs with hub right before our vacation. I set the times for them to come on at random times and they worked flawlessly. It was easy to set up once we got the hub to connect which wasn't so easy. I'm giving this set 4 stars for two reasons: 1. We had difficulty pairing the hub to our wifi. For whatever reason it refused to pair and gave us a message stating our password was incorrect when it wasn't. After several attempts, we then tried it hard wired to the Ethernet and it still gave us difficulty to set up. I finally downloaded the app on my phone instead of just my husbands and we tried again. This time it still gave us an error connecting to wifi but it connected right away to Ethernet. Im not sure what the issue was, but after that, it was smooth sailing. I was able to check the app to confirm that the lights were indeed on and giving our home the appearance that we never left. 2. Unfortunately, the box states that we can not use these on dimmer switches. Our entire house is on dimmer switches, except bathrooms, kids bedrooms (candelabra fans), playroom and office (aren't visible from front of house) and the outdoor lights (which are super bright and already on a timer switch). I bought a candelabra converter for the lights in the fans to use them in the kids room, but the housing space was too tight. All in all I had to bring a three light lamp(used 2) and single light lamp(used 1) out of retirement and used the bulbs in those, placed in separate rooms. The app is quick and very responsive. It gives you details like how much energy consumption was used all together or individually per light. Each light is customizable. So you are able to have one light dimmer than the other and each come on at separate times even if it's hooked up to one light source. We are happy with these lights and will buy a couple more for our less visible areas. Like our offices and play area.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple Setup, Works as Described, Some Quirks

    Posted
    EricJay
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This kit of three LED smart bulbs and hub from Sengled is pretty simple and straightforward. The system works as described, but there are a couple of minor points that could be improved upon. Setup was relatively easy, but you'll need both the Sengled app (available for iOS or Android) and an available wired/ethernet port on your router to configure the hub. It's frustrating that there's no way to configure it completely wirelessly... especially since I had to temporarily remove another device from my router to free up a port. The good news is that once it's configured, the Sengled hub will connect to your network using Wi-Fi, so I got that port back. Once the hub is configured, you'll see three bulbs already paired to it in the app. They're labeled on the screen as Bulb 1, Bulb 2, and Bulb 3. However, there's no markings in the box that actually say which bulb is which. You'll need to either read the small print device IDs on the sides of the bulbs, or use trial and error, to figure out which is which. After you figure out which bulbs are 1, 2, and 3, you'll assign them to rooms (and optionally give them more descriptive names) in the app, allowing you to turn the lights on and off or dim them by room or by bulb, either using the app or your home automation system (e.g. Amazon Alexa, Google Home). This part really does just work as advertised. I had no trouble turning lights on or off, dimming them, etc. The bulbs give off soft-white light, much less harsh than the compact fluorescent bulbs that I had in my fixtures before. They stay cool to the touch during use (except for the ceramic base, which warms up a bit). The app gives some information about power usage. I didn't find that information all that helpful, but if you're swapping out older incandescent bulbs for LEDs, you'll probably see that you're using a lot less energy for the same amount of light. Finally, the Sengled bulbs use the Zigbee protocol, which many other home home automation systems support. So, if you already have a system up and running in your home, you can reset the bulbs (to un-pair them from the Sengled hub) and add them to your existing scheme. The reset sequence for Sengled bulbs is one of the easier to execute (switch on and off quickly 10 times). This also means that if you have another brand's Zigbee bulb, you can most likely add it to the Sengled hub. I had to enter the device ID from the small print on the side of the bulb to do this, however... the Sengled app didn't just find it automatically. Overall, this kit does what it advertises. Gives you three bulbs that you can turn on/off and dim remotely, on a schedule, or with your Amazon Alexa or Google Home. I'd recommend it to anyone who can can get past the minor annoyance of having to plug in with a wire to configure the hub and guessing which bulb is 1, 2, and 3 when you first install them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Smart lights for not a lot of money

    Posted
    daytonadan
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    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    My home is a mish mash of different smart devices -- lights and switches, all from different manufacturers -- so I was worried the Singled Element Classsic might not work. Especially since my plan was to not use the included hub (since I already have Hue system with hub) and connect them directly to an Amaon Echo Plus I already had. It has a built in hub that's SUPPOSED to work in place of the manufacturer's hub, but you know that goes. Sometimes it works. Sometimes not. My first attempt was a failure. Right of the box, the Singled bulbs already are paired to included hub. The "find new device" command on Alexa turned up nothing. So I searched around and discovered you can reset the Singled bulbs by simply turning them on and off 10 times in rapid succession. Or at least, that's how it is supposed to work. It did not. The bulbs are supposed to flash five times if reset. That never happened. So I searched some more and finally came across a video showing how to do it.Turns out the bulbs have to be ON first before you turn them OFF and then back ON 10 times in rapid succession. So, on and off, not off and on. Five flashes. Success. With that done, I ordered Alexa to search for new devices again and, much to my surprise, it found the Singled bulb after a few seconds. Voice control was now possible with no new skill or special app installed. As long as I was happy with the bulb being named "first light," which I was not. So back to the Alexa app to see what sort of customization was possible. Answer: not much. You can rename it and dim it to whatever level you wish but that's about it. Timers, scheduling and other smart functions require the use of the Singled's own app and hub, which comes with the kit Use of the app requires the usual sign up and register routine but once done, it worked fine. You can do almost anything with the Singled as the more expensive brands out there. If you are new the smart lighting scene, the Singled works as well as any other brand for less money. So its worth a look.

    I would recommend this to a friend