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Ingeniero
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Adjustable BR30 bulb recommendation
Need about 16 BR30 bulbs to upgrade my recessed lights. I don't need them to be super fancy, just want the ability to change the color temperature from warm to cool. Is there a cheaper option than the Philips Hue since I won't be using these in the "traditional" smart lighting way?


CAD703X
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re: Adjustable BR30 bulb recommendation
i have tons of hue bulbs but i recently swapped 12 recessed lights out for these:

Costco - 4 pack $69

so far i've been extremely happy; the tunable whites are fantastic and the colors are a bonus but the white is why i bought them.

i did a mini review on here somewhere. long story short, they're great for an under $20 smart bulb and they replace the housing so the lights look much higher end.

eta, installed them, added to alexa, can tell her to 'dim them x% or set color to soft white, etc.' very easy.
This post was edited on 9/28 at 9:17 am


CarRamrod
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re: Adjustable BR30 bulb recommendation
can you flash those with tasmota or esphome?


CAD703X
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re: Adjustable BR30 bulb recommendation
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can you flash those with tasmota or esphome?
is that english?


Ingeniero
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re: Adjustable BR30 bulb recommendation
Oh that's even better. I wasn't aware they had a smart retrofit can like that. I'll look into those!


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CarRamrod
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re: Adjustable BR30 bulb recommendation
step up your home automation game.


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Ingeniero
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re: Adjustable BR30 bulb recommendation
Actually what's the difference between those and something like this from Philips:
LINK

For $15 there has to be a catch


CAD703X
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re: Adjustable BR30 bulb recommendation
those don't do color. costco will also take these back anytime no questions asked if you decide you hate them.

eta those are weird because they're philips but not hue apparently.
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Ingeniero
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re: Adjustable BR30 bulb recommendation
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eta those are weird because they're philips but not hue apparently

Yeah idk what the difference is. I might swing by Home Depot and check them out after work because I'm curious


CAD703X
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re: Adjustable BR30 bulb recommendation
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Yeah idk what the difference is.


hue bulbs connect to the hub, use the hue app and use zigbee to communicate.

these are wifi and use some other weird app from philips i've never heard of before.

eta i see philips does have color option as well for around $1 more at home depot as well.

the feit are 75w replacement and philips are 65w. i can vouch personally that the feit are BRIGHT but not sure if 10w makes a difference one way or the other.
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TigerBandTuba
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re: Adjustable BR30 bulb recommendation
Ecosmart Zigbee bulbs from Home Depot

$8 for two

I have the A19 version of these and they work great. You will need some sort of zigbee hub.
This post was edited on 9/28 at 10:13 am


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