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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 489 reviews

96%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very cool

    Posted
    Newguy
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    Works great, the instructions were not the best. But still very cool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    Posted
    Andy
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    Overall good product. If need to add on items, the instructions are not easy to find.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Odd Set up instructions

    Posted
    CODfish
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    You need to hook up to your router to begin the process. Which is strange because it works off wifi. But once set up, it seems to work well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Reinventing the light bulb?

    Posted
    Christopher
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    I have been testing these out for awhile now and really like them. My only gripe is that there is not a manual control. If you have your voice assistant (Alexa or Google) device near or your app on it works nice and easy. However, if you have light in another room away from the either of those choices, it can be annoying. Say for that, these are very cool and convenient. Out of town, use your the app to give the appearance of "Someone being home". Late night, turn the lights on before getting home just to be safe. Need a little extra or little less light; use the app dimmer. We dig them and I plan on out fitting most of my house with these gems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sengled has a nice product - hub & bulbs

    Posted
    BBReviewer
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    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Did not work for me!

    Posted
    Cipher469
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    I have some other smart bulbs that work very well, so I was interested in the Sengled product, as the package offered seem as if it would be a good one to try out. Even though it requires a hub, and my others don't. Also, information provided said these bulbs could be used with Amazon Echo without the hub. When I tried to connect the hub to my home network (AT&T U-Verse router/modem), very carefully following the instructions provided, it failed. I tried it several more times with no success. So, I tried to connect them to my Echo via the Sengled app. That was unsuccessful. The next day, I again tried several times to connect the hub. No success! Next, I called Sengled tech support for assistance and was quickly connected with a tech rep, who was excellent in communication skills and product knowledge. We spent over a half hour trying various things in an attempt to make a connection. Nothing worked! Finally, she suggested I contact AT&T to see if they could assist me. I don't fault the tech rep at all, but the product simply doesn't work with my network for some reason. As an aside, I have no issues with any other devices I have previously installed. Also, she advised the bulbs don't work with Echo without the hub. If they did, I would have been happy with that. The bottom line is the Singled product is a zero for me. I have rated 2 stars, because the tech rep was 5 star. It's not her fault the product doesn't work with my network for some unknown reason.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great price, decent brightness

    Posted
    BenisJ
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This is our first step into "smart light bulbs." I decided we didn't need bulbs that change hue, and I didn't want to spend a ton on the "smartness" functionality. The Sengled 3-pack w/ hub seemed like a great place to start. Having only owned these bulbs for a week, I cannot talk to their longevity but so far they seem just fine. It felt like they weren't quite as bright as some of our other LEDs but nonetheless, they were bright enough when set to "full power." [It seems like there is little consistency across all brands of LED when it comes to lumens. I might be overcritical on my assumption of brightness with the Sengled bulb.] Owning only 3 Sengled bulbs, I cannot talk to the claim that you can hook up to 64 bulbs to a hub, but the setup process was fairly simple. I did find it odd that I had to use a network cable to configure a wifi device...and I found the instructions with the packaging to be a bit "brief" but nonetheless, it was essentially a 5 step process that took only a few minutes to configure. Once I had my hub online I removed it from the router and placed it elsewhere in the house. Everything still worked! [Hub distance to farthest bulb is about 2 rooms away on the same floor, drywall construction.] I do wish the hub had USB power input instead of a proprietary pin adapter. The proprietary power source is the main reason I took away a rating star. One mistake I made was putting a Sengled smart bulb in a frequently used side-table lamp. Our family is not quite used to voice commands or cell phones to activate lights. This particular side table lamp is best controlled by hand, not phone/Alexa/Google. We will be moving that bulb to a lesser used lamp eventually. Where I see value in the smart bulb is with secondary lights that you may want to control automatically for mood or security lighting either by voice or by schedule. For example, we have a back patio light that we want to have on at about 50% brightness most nights. A smart bulb on a schedule is perfect for that. When watching a movie we have a lamp opposite the TV that can provide "mood lighting" at 25% brightness so it is convenient to say "Hey Google, turn on the movie lamp at 25% brightness." A feature that these bulbs do not have, that I wish they did, was some form of "motion sensor." For example, it would be nice if there was a way for the app/bulb to detect me pulling into the garage at night and automatically turning on the kitchen light. [Not sure if that technology exists with any smart bulb/app, though. Maybe through a tool like IFTTT?] As for the "Hey Google" or "Alexa" commands, we are Google people and I found it fairly easy to set up the device as part of the Google Home app so that we could use Google Assistant to control the lights. The built-in app is not exactly "feature rich" but has the tools you need to group lights in rooms, power individual or groups lights on/off, set dimming levels and schedule multiple on/off times. I was able to turn lights on/off from work which was cool (for me at least, maybe not for my wife who was wondering what was going on). The app has an easy to understand interface and will dim icons when lights are off, illuminate icons when lights are on--which helps you quickly identify on the phone what lights are turned on in the house. Overall, I am happy I chose to get smart home my toes wet with Sengled. They offer the right set of features for the right price in a simple to use starter pack. Add-on bulbs appear to be fairly inexpensive and are available through numerous online outlets. I hope they continue to add features without requiring us to replace or upgrade hubs...but if they do make us change the hub down the road, I hope they may the power plug USB compatible.

    I would recommend this to a friend