- Verified customer
I have loads of these is my house and have had only a few problems
I have installed rather a lot of these bulbs in my house together with RGBW bulbs downstairs and other variants of wifi bulbs outdoors and in downlights.
I have had very few problems. A couple of the bulbs arrived DOA and were promptly replaced by Kogan.
A couple of others have dropped of the network a few times, requiring a power cycle.
For the most part, they have been pretty reliable and they are certainly very affordable when compared to other wifi bulbs on the market.
I am a lighting engineer, so I know a thing or two about light. The output is very decent and the colour temperature seems to be fairly uniform (not perfect) between different batches.
Not worth the purchase
The colours are very dim, it hardly light the room. I was hoping to have so cool colours in my room with the possibility of even cooler combinations but its just to dim. The 'white' is more of a yellow colour which isn't too bad but A white would've been better (or an option for both). The scenes are a good feature with some customisable ones but again the lack of brightness really takes away from there effect.
- Verified customer
Okay but it's not what I expected
Having purchased these globes, I expected them to be similar to the LIFX brand in quality. Kogan has the reputation (I think) of having their own brand of products that are the same quality as leading market brands. These light globes fell short.
The app I have to use on my Android device is in need of some updates. If you were not tech savvy, then putting the globe in AP Mode to set it up on your wifi network would make you become a heavy drinker.
The instructions are vague and there is nothing about how to operate them with your Google H...ome or Alexa devices. The light globe itself is very dim when it changes from a warm white to colour. You can change the globe colour to many different colours, but they are not bright. Also be aware that they do not work with dimmer switches. In all, for the money I spent, they are a cheaper alternative to fit out my home with lighting I can set using my voice. Beware, if your internet goes out, then so do the lights.
Questions & Answers
Got a bulb from my room, blinding white Color. But when it comes to the room colours it’s so disappointing. They lack any sort of brightness to be noticeable.
So for the light to go from blinding white to and 80% brightness drop when you put a Color on just doesn’t make sense to me. I’ve brought Lifx bulbs and they are absolutely amazing in terms of colour brightness.
Please help me with my issue Kogan.
How do you hook up the smart lights with Telstra's NBN ( Arcadyan ) Smart modem. I have gone through every step with Telstra smart home support including disabling 5G and sent another modem to trial and having the same problem. The smart lights just wont connect but was working fine with the broadband modem.
If you have a Telstra smart modem you need to sign in to your router. Either type 192.168.0.1 in the web browser or go to your wifi connection and click on Manage router. Enter user name and password. Click on wifi then 2.4G Tab should be highlighted. Scroll down and click on 802.11 ( or 1 ) b/g/n and change it to 802.11 b ONLY. Next scroll down and disable Band steering, it will remove the 5G band from the router for now. Scroll down to the bottom of the page then save. Once done then you can start installing . Once installation is completed go back to Manage router and change the band back to 802.11 b/g/n and enable Band steering then click on save. If any problems installing recheck the wifi band is on 802.11 ( or 1 )b as that is how I found out it will install on that wifi band ONLY and 5G is not connected.. Hope this will help.
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