If you’ve ever been shopping for smart lightbulbs, you’ve likely immediately run into the fact that they’re not cheap. One Philips Hue Light bulb runs about $50 and you’ll have to shell out just as much or more for something like a comparable Lifx bulb. That said, the two aforementioned smart bulb product systems are basically the smartest of the smart bulbs. If you’re looking for something a little different to liven up a space, then you may be happy with Sengled’s offering.
The Sengled Pulse smart bulbs are dimmable but can’t change colors. They’re white bulbs. You also have the option of a white or red casing. They don’t appear to be nearly as glamours other offerings available, but there are benefits to their limitations when it comes to pricing. A 2-pack comes with a master bulb and a satellite bulb you can control with your phone is only $49.99 (normally $99.99). When it comes to actual brightness, the bulbs are capable of 600 lumens of brightness, which is fairly lower to the Hue White And Ambiance Bulb’s 800 lumens and Lifx’s 1100 lumens. Nonetheless, it’s hardly to be of concern when pricing is considered.
Now, bearing in mind that if the bulbs weren’t on sale that they would be in line with more expensive bulbs, and they only change one color. How does that add up? Well, each Sengled Pulse bulb also packs a built-in 13-watt JBL Bluetooth speaker. That’s right, these bad boys have speakers you can push music from your phone or tablet to via iOS or Android app, which is something you definitely don’t see every day.
Unlike the Philips Hue Bulbs, Pulse bulbs don’t require a hub or bridge to get your bulbs working. Simply screw the lights in where you want them and open the app to get set the mood and play some tunes. You can also connect up to 8 bulbs together if you want to stretch your smart lighting efforts even further.
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