If you happen to’re in search of a bargain-priced good floodlight that doesn’t require a hub, the brand new Peace via Hampton BR30 Sensible Wi-Fi bulbs would possibly are compatible the invoice—supplied you’re prepared to pay for a four-pack.
One of the crucial first 3 gadgets in Hampton Merchandise’s new Peace via Hampton product line, this easy-to-install BR30 good bulb connects without delay in your Wi-Fi community, and it boasts tough automation gear, together with fortify for Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri. That mentioned, holiday and sleep/wake-up routines are lacking, and whilst the producer says they may be able to be used indoors or out, they’re no longer brilliant sufficient to qualify as safety lights.
Design and specs
The Peace via Hampton good line these days comprises two lights merchandise: an A19 multi-color bulb and the BR30 multi-color floodlight that’s the topic of this evaluation. A Peace via Hampton good plug (see our evaluation) may be to be had.
Each the A19 and BR30 bulbs are to be had completely thru Very best Purchase, and at slightly greater than $16 a bulb, the Peace via Hampton BR30 hovers across the decrease finish of different color-capable BR30 lighting fixtures we’ve examined. However as we’ve already famous, the Peace via Hampton BR30 bulbs are handiest bought in four-packs for $65.
Rated to last as long as 13.7 years in line with about 3 hours of use according to day, the Peace via Hampton BR30 has a regular E26 base and is basically meant for indoor use (e.g., in a recessed ceiling can), despite the fact that the bulb’s specs notice that it may be utilized in damp places, comparable to underneath an eave or differently safe from direct touch with rain or snow.
After I inquired additional, a Hampton Merchandise rep instructed me that the floodlight and its utterly sealed housing is also used outdoor the place it’s without delay uncovered to the weather. Screwing the bulb into an out of doors socket in most cases reserved for a weatherized Philips Hue BR30 bulb, the Peace via Hampton BR30 survived per week of Brooklyn thunderstorms and gave the impression in a position for extra.
In a position to emitting as much as 760 lumens of sunshine (a little bit shy of a 60-watt incandescent bulb), this BR30 bulb had no drawback lights up my workplace all through an indoor check, however the bulb did glance noticeably dimmer outdoor than my 800-lumen Philips Hue B30 good bulb. If you happen to intend to make use of the Peace via Hampton BR30 outdoor, you could wish to use it extra as temper lights than for, say, illuminating a gloomy walkway.
As with the Peace via Hampton A19 bulb, the BR30 floodlight’s white mild can also be tuned from a heat 2,700 Kelvin to a cooler five,000 Kelvin, and it may possibly glow in as much as 16 million colours.
For the reason that Peace via Hampton BR30 bulb can attach without delay to Wi-Fi, you received’t desire a hub so as to add the floodlight to your house community. All you wish to have to do is obtain and set up the Peace via Hampton cellular app, which will robotically scan for brand new Peace via Hampton bulbs while you’ve registered for an account (you’ll’t log in with Google or Fb, so that you’ll want to input your electronic mail cope with and create a password). Like maximum different good bulbs, the Peace via Hampton BR30 highlight handiest connects to two.4GHz Wi-Fi networks, however the bulb controlled to connect with my dual-band Wi-Fi router with out the want to quickly disable its 5GHz community.
If you’ve added the bulb—or bulbs, for the reason that we’re coping with a four-pack—you’ll upload them to rooms in your house (“Residing Room,” “Grasp Bed room,” “Kitchen,” and so forth), after which get started grouping them in combination or with different Peace via Hampton lighting fixtures. Oddly, the app doesn’t assist you to regulate all of the lighting fixtures in a room, however it does assist you to regulate each mild in a gaggle, so you could (annoyingly) in finding your self having to create lighting fixtures teams that correspond in your rooms within the app.
Options and capability
The Peace via Hampton app permits you to song the bulb’s white mild, regulate its colours, and alter or edit lights scenes, a few of which might be animated.
You additionally get some fundamental scheduling and a few robust (and doubtlessly intimidating) multi-step automation options, despite the fact that holiday and sleep/wake-up routines are lacking.
So far as good house integrations move, the Peace via Hampton BR30 bulb helps Alexa and Google Assistant (this means that you’ll ask both Alexa or Google to regularly dim or brighten the sunshine at night time or within the morning). The floodlight additionally permits you to export “tap-to-run” automations as Siri Shortcuts, however there’s no full-on HomeKit integration.
Dependable and rather priced (however handiest to be had in a four-pack), the Peace via Hampton BR30 Sensible Wi-Fi bulbs coms with an outstanding set of automation gear, plus fortify for Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri Shortcuts. That mentioned, whilst those tunable white and colour good bulbs can be utilized outdoor, we don’t assume they’re fairly brilliant sufficient to function anything else greater than temper lights outdoor, and we’re disenchanted that the Peace via Hampton app lacks holiday and sluggish sleep/wake-up routines.