The Eufy Lumos Tunable White Smart Bulb offers a solid range of color temperatures, from 2700K to 6500K, and it’s easy to pick a temperature and set brightness without delving into sub-menus. Changes are instantaneous or were for me, but I have a pretty robust wifi network despite there being well over 100 nearby Networks the bulb responded instantaneously over the last two weeks.
Eufy checks off nearly all the specs one could ask for in a smart lighting system. The tunable bulb cranks out a solid 800 lumens while drawing 9 watts of power, work without the need for a hub, and can be controlled with voice commands via Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant or Google Assistant. The bulbs even support external dimmers. While the bulbs are a little on the large side, as the heat sink at the base is a bit elongated(not necessarily A Bad Thing)and they will fit fine in most cases.
Setup is very straightforward with the Eufy tuneable blub, the EufyHome app walking you through joining each bulb’s temporary Wi-Fi network, then moving it over to your home’s standard 2.4 Wi-Fi network. (If you’re having problems setting up the bulb turn off your mobile data.)
Within the app you’ll find a straightforward control system, including the ability to share control with other users, tweak bulb settings, and set up schedules. The app is well-designed and easy to use, and even includes another useful feature called away mode, which randomly turns the bulbs on and off for minutes or hours at a time while you are away from home.
My favorite features are the Alexa or Google home voice control, After adding the appropriate skill, Alexa & Google home found my bulb immediately, and voice commands—though basic, as is common for smart bulbs—worked flawlessly. ON/OFF, Modes such as night light, 1%-100% brighrness, reading mode, ect, brightness and bulb light temperature, soft white, warm white, bright white and everything in between.
There is one hiccup with the Eufy gome app, it’s in the way groups work. You can’t assign different types of bulbs to the same group, basic warm white, color and tuneable. so if you have tunable warm white and color bulbs you’ll need to manage them separately. While a nuisance, this probably won’t affect many users. The problem can be overcome by setting up groups in the Alexa app but will only allow you to turn those groups on and off.
I am looking forward to the updated user interface in the eufy home app said to be released any day now.
The eufy tuneable bulb is an amazing value considering its quality, the Eufy bulb is solidly constructed, provide excellent quality lighting, and are easy to use through the EufyHome app or with Alexa/Google assistant commands. If you’re looking to get going with smart lighting without forking over a mountain of cash for the privilege, Give Eufy a look.