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Can't Beat It For The Price
Whilst these light bulbs aren't as good as the Phillips Hue versions, nor are they $100 each.
These bulbs will produce 1050 lumens, so similar to the old school 100 Watt incandescent bulbs, but if you want to turn them down to the minimum brightness they are still quite bright - probably no good for a night light.
Setup is pretty easy, even with the clunky Grid Connect app, but after that initial hassle I use voice control with Google Home so I can tolerate it for a short time. You can set a timer to turn them on, or a timer to turn them off, and they can either be white or coloured - any colour you want.
With a price of $30 for 3 bulbs, they can't be beaten for the price.
Purchased in January 2022 at Bunnings Warehouse for $29.
Unbeatable value for money
Excellent value for money and ease of use
Price point for a set of 3 @$29.95 is exceptional value for money compared to the competition which I have also purchased in the past .
Set up I found much easier,and work every bit as well to the more expensive brand .
You can also purchase individually for around $10 each which is a small outlay for such a great product
Purchased in November 2021.
Not bad for the price.
Would be 5 stars if I could rest and reconnect. 1st time set up was relatively simple. Just stuck with it and eventually got there. Lights sometimes change from cold white to warm. Tried to change apps as grid connect app is OK but there are others out there that look and perform a little better(widgets, automations) . So tried to reset and have lost light connection all together won't reset or enter pairing mode.
Purchased in August 2021 for $29.
Looking for a cheap and easy intro into smart home lighting...this is it.
After installing nine Arlec Grid Connect Smart Plugs, I wanted to extend my smart home further with some smart lighting.
This led me to finding a replacement. After having such an easy installation with the Arlec Smart Plugs, I chose two Arlec Grid Connect GLD122HA globes as a starter (I’ve since extended this to a total of eight globes). At only $19.90, the ARLEC Grid-Connect smart globes, I felt, were very reasonably priced. I was somewhat concerned they could be “cheap and nasty” but being from Bunnings, I knew they it would be fairly eas...y to return if I was dissatisfied. UNBOXING Out of the box the globe is around the same size as a typical LED globe. These were E27 based (Edison screw) but are also available at the same price with a BC (bayonet cap). The materials utilised do not feel cheap (certainly no worse than any other LED globe) and I was impressed with them for the price. Supplied with the globe is a foldout “leaflet” style instruction sheet which sets out the step by step instructions (via text and clear diagrams) required to set up the globes and use them (see sample at the bottom of this review). It was only ¼ the size of the leaflet supplied with the smart plugs and contained brief troubleshooting guides ...but it did the job. There is also a Q-Code on this leaflet to connect to the web site for further information. Instructions are supplied in English only. SETUP To set-up, you need to download the Arlec “Grid Connect” app from the Apple or Google stores onto your phone. Step by step instructions lead you through setting up with putting the globe into pairing mode being achieved by flicking the wall switch on and off six times (they say five but that was sometimes “iffy” so I went with six) quickly in succession. The app will then prompt you to join your WiFi network, assign the globe a name and then a room location. It only took about five (or less) minutes to have each globe up and running. You will have to create a (free) account in the app but it only requires an email address, password and general location (so it can set the time-zone). There are separate instructions for those using a Telstra Smart Modem on the Grid Connect website.
Purchased in June 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $19.90.
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Works like a charm
Have 17 of these and grouped set up works perfectly! Just ensure you have a 2.4GHz connection whilst setting it up. Once set up, you can go back to connecting your phone to 5GHz
Purchased in October 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $24.95.
Arlec RGB Smart LED Globe
Arlec Smart globes are easy to set up and install ,turns any old lamp or light fitting into a smart light.
If you don't mind giving out you email just register with the Light app, put up with some blinking light and off you go.
The light is great for mood lighting, standard light or as I've got it , RGB decorative light behind my computer monitor ,I'm a gamer so it looks great breathing behind my screen cycling though colours softly in the background.
The app gives you a good level of control with other choices in dimming and colour ,you can also turn it on and off from your phone, great product.
Questions & Answers
Is it possible to control multiple globe rather than each one individually
Sure thing. You can assign a collection of globes a group name. For example, I have a floor standing lamp that uses three globes in it. I can control them individually or using the group name turn them all on/off using the app or a smart assistant. Being able to still control them individually means I can also assign them separate colours (or levels of brilliance) individually. This is assuming you have the model globes that support this of course.
Install smart light with not issue, however the light is flicking in white mode, color mode flickers less. Any ideas what causes this?
The light just wont enter pairing mode (blinking). I tried to do the 5 times quick on & off so that it resets, but it doesn't even do that. Just switches on and off like a regular light.
Hi Nik - just got some of these and worked out that the issue was with our home wifi set up - we have a dual modem and have the usual set up via the 5gig rather than 2.4ghz. We set up a second home wifi for the 2.4ghz and then it has all worked smoothly. My mobile is happy to use the 2.4 set up at the moment but we can switch between quite easily if needed. Hope this helps
Thanks for that @jen_w1. I finally figured out what the issue was. The moment I was about to rage quit, I tried again and it worked. Basically I need to be faster through the on's and off's and it needed 4 on/off cycles. But yes for anyone who has the modem which have both 5 ghz & 2.4 ghz the lights will only pair when your mobile device is on 2.4 ghz. As a tech I always keep my devices on 5 ghz but I have my mobile connected to 2.4 ghz connection if I need to make changes to the lights. I have too many of these and I have paired all of them and timed the ones which are outside. works like a charm. Have a good day and stay safe.
For pairing, the globe needs to be powered on first. The turn it off and on 5 times. It doesn't need to be to quick, just a steady pace and count off/on 5 times. Then open the Grid Connect app, add a new device and do an auto scan. You will have to put in your wifi password at some point to make sure it can connect to the globe through the router. It doesn't matter if your phone is on 2.4/5 ghz, as long as your router is setup to be dual band it should have no issues.
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