I put together a review of eufy’s new Lumos Smart Bulb version 2.0 and compared it to the Philips Hue bulb over on my blog. eufy is giving Phililps a run for their money, especially if you don’t need Apple HomeKit support!
Excellent review and comparison @TechnicallyWell ! In my opinion (and my daughters) this eufy bulb is just awesome! She set it up quicker than I anticipated with turn on to Google assistant alarm. She is waiting for the color one now!
Thanks for the comparison! Unfortunately for me no home-kit is somewhat of a dealbreaker. I’m really trying to avoid fragmentation of my smart home systems and eventually making sure everything has home kit support is the main way of doing so. Sadly that’s not a reality right now as uptake of it is pretty slow.
Excellent overview & comparisons as usual @TechnicallyWell
Brilliant review and comparisons. I’m happy to see that Eufy has made this much smaller than the 1st gen.
Good review you made.
But we expected nothing else from you!
Great review Liked the comparison to Philips Hue. I have the original Eufy Smart Bulb (1.0), the improvements seem to be the overall size of Smartbulb and Wifi Antenna improvements - I never faced the wifi connection issues but beyond that I dont see any major difference from 1st Gen.
Nice review/comparison. I don’t think I’ll ever get smart bulbs… they’re just too expensive. Especially since they have to be replaced all the time! I would rather just get a smart light switch
Are you referring to them burning out? LED bulbs should last 5-10 years or more.
Or are you referring to the fact that the technology changes, because that definitely happens.
One benefit of SmartBulb Vs the Smart plug is, Dimming option along with timer schedules… I live with this feature mostly for nights when I watch TV or gentle morning wakeup
I’m referring to burning out. My house is 5000 square feet. It has over 100 bulbs. At 20 bucks a pop, that’s at least $2000 when I need to replace them.
I have never experienced a lightbulb lasting as long as it is supposed to…
@cshenoy that makes sense, but I did the cost/benefit analysis and the smart light switch won
Nice comparison. It looks like you are running your site on Wordpress. What theme are you using to create the charts and and graphs?
Over 100 bulbs!!! wow, that’s a lot, makes sense for your decision
I have Max 45 bulbs at home - 10 smartbulbs with 8 smartplugs …
Awesome review, as always @TechnicallyWell.
Nice comparison… thanks for sharing!
Excellent review, pictures, and comparison. I also like the format of your website!
Wow that’s one huge house! We live in apartment with about 20 bulbs max and don’t use a lot of them
Andrew writes a lot, so he needs light everywhere.
My phone produces that light . So all I need is a battery pack to charge my phone
Great post. Like others. I really want Home Kit integration to reduce the number of apps needed to manage these.
You can get white hue bulbs for £9.99 very often on deals so if you only want white I would definitely stick with Hue. Colour bulbs are really expensive.
The other advantage of Hue is there are lots of other lights available. Strip lights, bloom, play, Hue Go, Outdoor, movement sensors etc.