Recommended RGB and Tunable White Bulbs for ST

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Looking for recommendations on the best deals and best lighting quality for RGB and Tunable White Bulbs. Obviously, the minimum requirement is SmartThings compatible bulbs (Zigbee, Z-Wave), thus posting here instead of somewhere that the WiFi people will come out in droves. I have several from GE, Phillips, Sylvania, and Sengled, but there is a wide variation in color and temperature, especially because the bulbs range in age from 0-4 years. Hoping this is not a “politics and religion” situation, but I certainly trust you folks more than the general population (or even the general community.smartthings people - I mean they are fine people, but they aren’t us). As a baseline, I like the Sylvania Lightify (by Osram) Tunable White A19 bulbs (currently $10.49 on Amazon) pretty well, but I have a fairly small sample size. I have several RGB bulbs, but I hesitate to say that I like them very much. Also, are you are seeing any ST bulbs above 60W equivalent, say > 1000 lumens?

tl;dr: Are there “good” bulbs under $25 for RGB and under $10 for tunable white?


#2

My hilarious friend suggested I get one of these if I want more lumens.


#3

I use LIFX. They are ST compatible. Yes they are WiFi. Not zig or ze


#4

I only use PH hue and they are on the high end as you know. I’m some what happy ish with the,…
The reason I’m writing is, I also wanted to acknowledge how amazing people are in the Webcore forum.
I wrote to ST forum ONCE and boy oh boy some nasty people out there. It felt like war:))))


#5

I monitor https://slickdeals.net/ (warning it is an addictive site) and have gotten refurbished Hue RGB bulbs for approx $25. They have been working great. Hue app is very frustrating to use, but I really like the ‘living scenes’. They gradually change the colors for ‘ambiance’; its all I use the hues for. I don’t use them in my regular lights/lamps/fixtures.


#6

WiFi! How did you get in here?! GUARDS!! :guardsman::guardsman:


#7

@ike2018 Exactly. Thank you, sir. So… probably don’t ask this on Reddit?

@kevin Ooooo. That’s a good idea. I’m already an addict, so it’s OK. Aside: I was using camelcamelcamel for the same thing.


#8

Interested parties… I just bought a dozen of these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H918FN5

It is, in fact, a 4-pack and at the time they were listed for $23.95 new. Not quite true as they came packed in plain brown boxes with 2 per box (times 2).

After a quick automatic firmware update, they seem to work well! Not bad for $6/bulb.


#9

oh boy, I paid $50 for each of my Ph hues…