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6-Pack Sylvania Lightify LED Smart Connection Light Gateway and A19 Bulb Kit $22.99 + FS

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$22.99 - 6-Pack - Sylvania Lightify LED Smart Connection Light Gateway and A19 Bulb Kit
  • Coupon Code: BULB32420
https://www.vminnovations.com/Pro...index.html
  • Manufacturer warranty: 1-year warranty
  • Quantity: 6
  • A hub with ZigBee protocol is required for controlling Sylvania smart bulbs and wall plugs
  • Pair with compatible hubs such as Lightify Gateway, SmartThings, Wink or Amazon Echo Plus
  • Integrate voice control by pairing Alexa or Google Assistant to your existing hub
  • Enjoy the benefits of hands free lighting control by asking to turn the lights on and off, dim, and more
  • Monitor your lights right from your smartphone and create schedules and automation's to fit your daily routines
  • Enjoy dimming capabilities right from your smartphone. Dim the lights before bedtime or increase the brightness to keep a well-lit house at night
  • Wattage: 60W
  • Bulb shape: A19
  • Base type: Medium E26
  • Color temperature: 2700K
  • Voltage: 120 volt
  • Rate life: 11,000 hours
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FYI all of the Sylvania Lightify gateways will be worthless in a year - they are terminating their service:

https://view.lightnews.osram.com/...28c85dfe83

Probably why these are being clearanced. After the service shuts down, the bulbs can still be paired to other Zigbee gateways. However, Sylvania/Osram Lightify is THE buggiest smarthome system I have ever used, even after firmware updates. They don't work well at all with HomeAssistant. They also don't change color temperature. So I will personally stay away.

But $3.83 a bulb, maybe some people will be okay with all of that.
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FYI all of the Sylvania Lightify gateways will be worthless in a year - they are terminating their service:

https://view.lightnews.osram.com/...28c85dfe83

Probably why these are being clearanced. After the service shuts down, the bulbs can still be paired to other Zigbee gateways. However, Sylvania/Osram Lightify is THE buggiest smarthome system I have ever used, even after firmware updates. They don't work well at all with HomeAssistant. They also don't change color temperature. So I will personally stay away.

But $3.83 a bulb, maybe some people will be okay with all of that.
The shutting down part is true, as you said, it doesn't impact anyone who plans to use a third-party platform like SmartThings, Wink or Home Assistant.

But, the second part of what you mentioned is not entirely accurate. The Sylvania bulbs made by LEDVANCE show none of the issues that the original Osram Lightify bulbs had (which were terrible). In fact, LEDVANCE even released firmwares to upgrade the bulbs to Zigbee 3.0. All you need to do is check for the FCC ID printed on your bulbs.

If the ID says DZO - LDV-AETHER, you have the newer bulbs which show no issues.
If it says DZO -IQHOME, you have the older ones which will be plagued with issues due to hardware level limitations.
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Using these on Hubitat Elevation. Directly connected to hub
Considering the freaking ripoff that is Hue, these bulbs plus an HE hub that runs it ALL, I'm still banking money.
75 for HE + 22 for bulbs= 6 bulbs, and one hell of an HA platform for under a hundred bucks, can't beat that

UPDATE-these are not color, and it looks like you'll get 6 gateways, who the hell needs 6?
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Is the actual wattage of this bulbs really 60W or is it incandescent equivalent? How many lumens does each bulb output? Is this specific one made by LEDVANCE?
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Is the actual wattage of this bulbs really 60W or is it incandescent equivalent? How many lumens does each bulb output? Is this specific one made by LEDVANCE?
It says 60 watt equivalent, actual use = 10 watts, about 800 lumen. Good bulbs and these are the newer ones
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The shutting down part is true, as you said, it doesn't impact anyone who plans to use a third-party platform like SmartThings, Wink or Home Assistant.

But, the second part of what you mentioned is not entirely accurate. The Sylvania bulbs made by LEDVANCE show none of the issues that the original Osram Lightify bulbs had (which were terrible). In fact, LEDVANCE even released firmwares to upgrade the bulbs to Zigbee 3.0. All you need to do is check for the FCC ID printed on your bulbs.

If the ID says DZO - LDV-AETHER, you have the newer bulbs which show no issues.
If it says DZO -IQHOME, you have the older ones which will be plagued with issues due to hardware level limitations.
Do you know the firmware rev numbers for zigbee 3.0? and do you happen to know if smarthings can update to zigbee 3.0, or only lightify
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Good price, will buy if not because I already bought some Ecosmart Smart bulbs from previous Home Depot deal ($5 with individual remote, or use ZigBee hub).

Too bad they're not the color changing version and that website doesn't carry A19 color. I'm looking for them to setup my pouch color light for different seasons. Already got the cheap R30 version for flood lights.
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