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Posted: 01/21/20 07:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just purchased the BOUNDERY Emergency Power Failure LED 60W Light Bulbs (4 Pack) from AMAZON. These are the ones that screw into standard light sockets.

Turned out they was temp out of stock when I placed the order and got a FEB 7 delivery date. Guess these are the popular ones everyone is getting haha...

Wanetd to see how they worked in my Radio Room situation...

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50/100/150 W 3 way bulbs are available from Amazon etc, about $20 for 2. Mine are GE 2700K hence not "harsh".

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rk911 wrote:

i'm considering dumping my old style light timers replacing them with wifi smart bulbs. lots of questions i hope others can answer.

- most of the smart bulbs will be in fixtures that are on timers year round but some of the smart bulbs will be in other fixtures that are occasionally used on an as-needed basis. will the smart bulb also function as a "regular" bulb? will it lose its programming if turned off at the wall switch or fixture? if it holds its programming how long will the bulb's programming be retained when the bulb or fixture is off?They are programmed either in your phone (android or Iphone) or ipad...And in order to work the light must be left on and connected to the internet...

- we have a planned momentary power outage each week when our stand-by generator tests itself under load. will these momentary outages (~5-seconds) disrupt, alter or cancel the bulb's programming? does the programming reside in the bulb or on the PC? the PC at home is on a UPS so there is zero interruption to it. interruptions won't bother anything...when the internet comes back up the program reconnects..

- i don't care for or need smart bulbs that can change hue or color. prefer soft white especially in the lamps that will see occasional use. LEDs are notoriously harsh. can anyone recommend a brand that's not so harsh?

- do smart bulbs come in 3-way wattages such as 60/100/150 (equivalent)? can i get single wattage bulbs in the equivalent of 25 or 40-watts?

- the upfront expense is ok but i sure don't want to be replacing them often. for those that have them what has been your experience in terms of longevity? not looking to go cheap nor am i wanting to take out a mortgage. looking for good value.
I chose to use switches vs. bulbs in most cases, but if you look at Wyze their product is very reasonable...KSA(?) is as well.Typically a phone or ipad...haven't seen any for PC's

- do the bulbs come with an app for my iphone/ipad? do i program them with those devices or with my PC?

- any other opinions, cautions or words of wisdom would be appreciated. I like because I can control things from out of town as I need to as well as set programs up.


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