Wyze is adding an $8 smart bulb to its range of smart home products
Smart bulb, stupidly cheap price.
Wyze has made its name with super-affordable, super-useful smart home products and now it’s adding another product to the range.
The new Wyze Bulb is a smart lightbulb that doesn’t need a hub to be controlled. Pre-orders are now live, only available via the Wyze App on Android or iOS, and only in packs of four that cost $30. Wyze plans to start shipping in late June. Eventually, Wyze plans to sell the bulbs individually, at $8 each.
Smart bulb, smart price
The Wyze Bulb integrates to the existing Wyze stable of cameras and the new Sense kit. That means you can use the sensors from the Wyze Sense kit to do things like automatically turn on the bulbs when you enter a room. Hate searching for the light switch in your closet? Set up a Wyze Sense contact sensor to automatically turn the Wyze Bulb inside the closet on, and then off again when you shut the door.
The Bulb also integrates to the company’s cameras, with the ability to turn on lights based on motion detection. Other Bulb features include integrations for Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT (but not HomeKit) so you can add them to your existing smart home setup fairly easily. The Bulbs will also have a security-conscious Vacation mode, which will randomly turn lights on and off, and user-set scheduling. They’re 800 lumens, with both brightness and temperature adjustment between cool and warm whites.
We’ve loved everything of Wyze’s that we’ve tested here at KnowTechie, so I can’t wait to get my hands on some of the Bulbs. Normally, I’d be skeptical of any $8 bulb claiming to have smart home features, but the company has proven time and again that it knows how to do both cheap and good when it comes to smart home equipment so I have high hopes for the Bulb.
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Disclosure: Wyze was a past client of EZPR, a media relations firm where Kevin, KnowTechie’s editor-in-chief, holds a position. However, he did not participate in this post’s writing, editing, or publishing. He remains unbiased and independent in his role at KnowTechie.