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Bought this globe from Woolworths a couple of days ago. Downloaded the app and installed the globe today. Paired and woked great for about 5 minutes. Now it won't turn on at all
Tried resetting, tried the globe in a different socket, still won't turn on. Won't even turn on manually.
Can't take it back because I've lost the sales docket and Woolworths won't issue a refund without the docket.
Yes, Have a 2.4ghz Connection. No. Will not connect. Have tried both ways multiple times, Bulbs wont even emit their own signal when trying to pair the alternate way. The bulbs are a complete waste of money and as countless other reviewers have stated, there seems to be no attempt by Mirabella to solve this issue. Would have done the entire house IF the first bulbs purchased actually worked.
Cheap and Easy to setup
Have 3 of these now. Easy to set up. Takes less than a minute. Add another minute to setup a schedule. Can easily turn them on or off using the phone app when out and about.
Tempted to get the colour changing ones for mood lighting...
Cheap and nasty
I seen these at Kmart was really happy to go and buy one. So i made the big trip to Kmart to get myself one. Got home had a fight with the husband because he wanted to set it up but i wanted to lol.
Once he got it in i started doing everything they said in the app making sure i did it right. 3 hours i was switching on and off the light trying to get it to work. Every time i got right to the end of the set up it would not connect to the dam wifi.
I was so disappointed yes it was on the cheaper side but i wanted to give a smart bulb a try as ...i am trying to convert my home into a smart home (hubby works nights and i hate to keep a light on for him was hoping to hook one up in the hall way so it turned on when he got home). Sadly after 3 hours and it flickering i made my huband take it out and now am taking it back to store for a full refund. not only that but it was truly hot after 3 house if that thing could of caught fire it would of. Was going to go back and get their other products (like their power adopters and a few other things but will give it a miss now)
Easy to set up and interfaces perfectly with Google home
Fairly easy to set up. Just download genio app and follow instructions (require series of turning light on and off). Once set up on genio, linking the genio app to google home was a breeze. Been controlling the light via Google home app ever since. Interfaces extremely well with Google home app. Able to dim and change colour (I bought the tunable white light, can switch from cool white to warm white) without ever having to open genio app.
Not Bad for the price
I have 4 of these and found them easy to set up just make sure your phone or tablet are connected n 2.4 gig network and I set them up in the same room as my Router then moved them to where i wanted them, I had problems with the white only ones turning off and on randomly but exchanged them for colour and no problems, we also have 3 downlights, 2 plugs and a 3 metre strip and all work fine
I read reviews carefully and try to read between the lines this is the second smart light I have bought first one not this brand went ferrel turning on randomly removed it from it's power supply it does not turn on now this one's app keeps timing out makes me wonder why they call them smart
Mirabella Genio wifi RGB dimmable bulb
Cheap and disappointing quality with very short life span. I purchased three of these bulbs, set up was easy and worked fine for first few months, but two out of three died in less than six months, and the third one which is still working is actually in a room which we hardly use. Life span you would expect from LED bulbs is generally measured by years not months, but this is not true in in case of these bulbs, very disappointed with the quality.
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Cheap Product with a Painful Setup
I have been attempting to add this smart lighting into my 2.4 Ghz Wifi. The wifi was fine with another brand with no effort. I gave up and use this smart bulb as a dumb bulb. If you are about to buy these bulbs, please think twice. It is a pain on the neck.
However, I tried to do it again on another account. It failed once again. It took me nearly an hour to add only one light bulb into my smart home ecosystem.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Bought it at Kmart thinking $30 was ok. The set up is not as easy as they make it, once I got through it the light worked for about 2 hours after that it made a weird clicking noise and went blue. The bulb only seems to have to colours now, white and blue. What a waste of money!
Disappointing brightness when using colours
Purchased one of these, since my energy saving light-bulbs are not lasting very long and have been purchasing LED lights, which are a lot cheaper nowadays. I thought I'd get one of the new wifi colour bulbs that were $30 at Woolworths. Having seen Phillips Hue in the past, I was keen to get on board. I must say, the brightness when it comes to colours is very disappointing. For example, there is a scene mode with presets and one is called "reading", and there is no way that you could light up your space for reading, unless this happens to be a ...bedside lamp I guess. But to light up a whole room with bright colour, it is very ineffective. It is quite effective when it comes to white light, though, and you're able to set it to be relatively bright. It also apparently works with Google Assistant and what not. We won't be fitting the whole place in with these, we also concern about privacy with these devices having internet access, who knows what could be built into them, and a little known company makes me worry more.
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Questions & Answers
M Mirabella Genio Bulb is scheduled, and is working fine on those hours. However, it also turns itself on without being scheduled to do so. How can I prevent this?
Bought 3 Genio smart bulbs 6 months ago. One has died and won't reconnect (tried many times but never fast flashes just stays dim blue). The other two (white not RGB) would randomly turn themselves on at night. Did the firmware update a few days ago, now much worse. Turned off manually at 10pm. Both switched themselves on again at 2am so turned them off then one again switched itself on at 4am. Done with the Genio so tried the TuyaSmart one, but it's exactly the same and the lights still turn on randomly. Will be binning the lot and buying some of the Aldi ones. Have used the itead smart plugs for 2 years and never had a problem.
I think if you could afford Phillips Hue bulbs, that would spare you a headache. I think they last longer and easy to set up
I don't want another hub and buying overpriced bulbs isn't necessary. I believe the Genio bulbs and the servers used to control them have serious issues. If the bulbs are able to be turned on without the user doing anything it is very suspicious to me.
I have 2 outside lights that turn on from same switch. I have paired on light but can’t do the other as it takes the pairing away from the first. Is there a way to do the both together?
I think that you'll need to try pairing them separately. That means temporarily moving one of the globes to another light fitting, so that you can pair each of them individually. After they've both been paired, pop the one you moved back to where you want it. There should be a 'Smart' button or icon in the mobile app. Use that to create a 'Scenario' that will turn both of the lights on/off at the same time. (There *may* be a delay of a second between the two bulbs.) If that doesn't work, try contacting Mirabella on +61 3 9335 3633.
Good luck, and let me know how you go.
Use a lamp with E27 socket. I use a board with the various sockets for programming smart bulbs with a clicker switch. These require second pulsing THREE TIMES and must be precise.
The Following Check points:
1. Use a lamp E27 socket with switch as control environment config for smart bulb
2. The timing is precise with three pulses with slight pause in between
3. WAIT at LEAST 1/2 minute for pulse quick flickering often called quick breathing or quick flickering
4. Your mobile MUST BE on the 2.4 Ghz Wifi band NOT 5 GHz
5. I used Generic Tuya the originating app of entire eco smart system. I have the Mirabella app as well. It is Tuya as is Connect by Bunnings, Smarter Life by Kogan, Arlec sold by bunnings and numerous China direct products labelled as Tuya or Smart Life.
6. Your router MUST be able deliver a CONSISTENT good WIFI signal to these smart WIFI devices! Some routers as they heat up lose there efficiency in WIFI signal. Rebooting your router really helps as it flushes the router IP tables and instigates the smart devices on reboot.
7. I have over 50 devices running on WIFI through my home. I have configured Routers as Access point as well. With over 30 smart bulbs I think I know something.
8. To give you some idea of your WIFI strength download this free app for Android and check your home WIFI from different parts of your home. The app is called: WIFIMan from Google Play
9. If you do not have the expertise to work out your wifi you need to get Computer guy to your home and debug your smart devices and your WIFI so thing run smoothly. This smart home stuff is going to be huge in the coming years.
10. That aside these bulbs do not seem a particularly at good signal response to given close proximity to the WIFI router.
11. Lights turning on are often caused by STATIC or power black-outs at night. The default for these light is light on after a drop in electricity continuity. I also have Capacitors on some bulbs. These are 400V 824J. They need to be installed bridging the light bulb socket and done by qualified ELECTRICIAN. Because these bulbs are low energy they can respond to static or electrical energy and turn on. The capacitor soaks up any subtle electrical spike or fluctuation at the light socket point.
There is really nothing wrong with Mirabella smart lights. Yes they made to a price point. But if your WIFI is weak or you live in a power fluctuating area then ANY smart product will give issues.
Contrary to others they do work with ALEXA and GOOGLE ASSISTANT. This is a Tuya Smart Eco System. Goto the internet and do your research and you will find these bulbs are incredible value for money.
Generally there are two types of bulb in "smartness" protocol. Ikea for example is Zigbee. Mirabella are WIFI as are dozens of others. Zigbee has its own drawbacks as well as it is a two layered protocol. WIFI to Zigbee and Zigbee to WIFI communication via a gateway or more commonly called a hub you purchase at additional cost.
I hope the above leads some to draw better conclusions about these EXCELLENT bulbs and be much fairer.
The configuration took me around 3 minutes to setup 2 white Mirabella Geneo Smart bulbs. Smart bulbs were purchased from Kmart & Woolworths over Xmas 2019.
Happy success for all. Hope this helps.
I do NOT work for Mirabella - I am just a Smart Home enthusiast.
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