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Ilumi A19 Smart LED Light Bulb

Ilumi A19 Smart LED Light Bulb

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Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 5/9.
Expect another update from us on 5/10 or sooner if something comes up.
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Ilumi A19 Smart LED Light Bulb and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 5/9.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 5/4.
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No CRI rating?
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Hey kc,
I looked into it and our engineering team as confirmed that for 5600K color temp, our CRI is above 90. We're currently working on creating an internal document that lists exact CRI for each color temp, but that won't be available for at least another week or two.
collin.s
Thank you Collin. I look forward to that. I am in the market for, actually I think 6500k high CRI bulbs for diffused light in a color grading studio.
any plans on making a 240v compatible bulb?
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...it is?!
one of the pictures over at the description page says 120v/60hz, so I'm a bit worried it'll either light up my living room with the brightness of a dying star or explode with the force of a thousand suns :/
Kyros
Kyros,
You're correct, we opted to put the lowest compatible power requirements, but I can assure you that we're compatible at 240V as we have many international customers that require the 240V compatibility.
Best,
Put 'RGB LED Bulb' in the search bar of Amazon and there will be a few hundred results as good as this light for under $10.
ZacL.Rupnow
Hey Zach,
Thanks for stopping by. There are certainly hundreds of simple RBG LED bulbs on the market for cheap, but ilumi does things different. We currently hold 7 patents for the technology we've implemented in our lights. Out focus is on creating a high-quality smart bulb that users feel confident in, and as a result we've prioritized quality luxury lighting over becoming the low-cost provider for RGB LED bulbs. I can assure you that side-by-side comparison of any of the products you're referencing will showcase ilumi's build and light quality. Let me know if you have any questions or if you'd like for me to go into more detail!
Are these LED lights compatible with home-assistant (https://home-assistant.io/)?
singsonn
Not currently, thought a quick look at the link you listed shows that they support IFTTT, which our new app will do as well. Theoretically you'd be able to have them interface with home-assitant via IFTTT.
So many new smart home devices that ignore the already established smart home wireless standards.
m8oman
Hey m8oman,
We selected Bluetooth when we first started selling our product 2 years ago in Spring of 2014 because we think there's a lot of merit to the proprietary Bluetooth technology we use in our light bulbs. There are many wireless protocols in the smart home realm right now that continue to compete against each other, and we feel that our patented Bluetooth mesh has a ton of opportunity within that realm. That said, we're currently working on integration with IFTTT, Amazon Echo and Works With Nest in an effort to bridge the gap across popular smart home peripherals. We're also evaluating other strategic integrations that will enable more people to experience the power of ilumi.
Happy to answer any questions you might have!
collin.s
Well, good luck. If it was zwave I'd be able to make use of it.
Is it really just one bulb for $56?
Does this product work with Amazon Echo? Can you change the color of lights by voice command in the Amazon Elexa App?
moclair
Hey Moclair,
Short answer is it will, but not currently. We've planning on introducing the Echo integration in the coming months!
collin.s
cool, thanks
If this were sanely priced and compatible with ZigBee or any other lighting standard then sure, why not. Even if the bulb would be better there's zero reason to buy into your ecosystem.
Artanicus
Hey Artanicus,
We're dedicated to creating a quality, long-lasting lighting experience which may explain the cost relative to other Bluetooth lights on the market. While we don't utilize ZigBee, we're hard at work creating integrations for other peripherals that would allow users to implement ilumi as part of their ecosystem. A big target for us in Amazon Echo integration, we've been working tirelessly to cement this integration and hope to release it to the public in the coming months. Additionally, we're reviewing other integration opportunities to see what makes the most sense strategically, so we'd welcome your feedback in what you'd like to see from ilumi.
These caught my eye, until I went to look at how many you got in a pack...
Grrizz
With the energy savings and lifestyle improvements, it's well worth it!
I would skip this product. Philips hue bulbs are marginially cheaper and dont rely on bluetooth. Making them superior in everyway.
GregoryV
Hey Gregory,
The MSRP for the Hue is comparable to standard pricing for the ilumi A19--both have an MSRP of 59.99 for a single bulb. With the lowest pricing from Massdrop (which we typically have no problem achieving thanks to the support from the Massdrop community), you could walk away with an ilumi for $49.99+shipping.
It's true that we use Bluetooth in our bulbs, which is an advantage as you can use ilumi without having to have a wifi or internet connection. If your internet connection were to cut out for whatever reason (bad weather, service provider issues, etc.) it would render your wi-fi bulbs to normal light bulbs. We've also found that many of the use cases that customers reference when inquiring about remote access or wi-fi capability can be resolved with the features and functions of ilumi. ilumi are also easier to setup since they do not require a hub to control the lights--screw it in, download the app, drag and drop to pair. Plus, we have a proprietary patented Bluetooth system in our bulbs that allows our bulbs to create a unique Bluetooth Mesh network--meaning, bulbs that are out of range of your device in your home can still receive commands as the bulbs pass commands on to others that are within range.
ilumi smartbulbs also create superior light quality relative to the Hue. From the Hue website, they state that their lumen output (brightness) for their A19 reaches its maximum (800 lumens) only at the 4000K color temperature, with significantly reduced lumen output at other shades of white. The Hue website also notes that the A19 has a CRI of >80 for color temperatures ranging from 2000K to 4000K. ilumi has patented technology that not only allows us to achieve maximum lumen output at multiple shades of white, but also allows us to achieve incredibly bright colors without sacrificing color saturation. Plus, we recently received confirmation that our 3700K-4000K whites achieved a CRI of 97, a noteworthy achievement. This can be confirmed in a side-by-side comparison, should you ever have the opportunity to have both in the same room :)
Happy to address any other questions or concerns you might have about ilumi!
Sounds pretty cool, but $50 for a single light bulb...
dks209
Much more than just a normal light bulb, dks209 :) If you factor in energy savings from switching to LEDs from incandescents, you can expect 5x less energy use, and with ilumi's built-in scheduling capability, you can save even more energy by ensuring your lights are only on whenever you schedule them to be.
All of the orders have been shipped and are now on the way to you! Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for this information to update in the courier’s system.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (massdrop.com/helpcenter).
The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive 2/26.
Sometimes shipments get delayed en route, but we will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process and notify you all if anything causes delay.
Thank you for your patience. Expect an update from us on 2/27 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Ilumi A19 Smart LED Light Bulb and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 2/26.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 2/16.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (massdrop.com/helpcenter).
The lack of a hub, quality of light, and the ad hoc network are all compelling features over the Hue. Is there an API that I can use to programmatically communicate with the bulbs?
For anyone in the us who cant wait BestBuy currently has them on sale for $49.99
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ilumi-a19-led-smartbulb-color-tunable/4571516.p?id=1219770465291&skuId=4571516
I have 2 of the Ilumi Smartbulbs, the original, and the new one. They are fantastic
I like how Collin calls out the misfit bolt and Qube bulbs from previous comments but has nothing to say about Lifx. Lifx bulbs are clearly better in nearly every way and cost the same. Compare these bulbs to the Color 1000 or if you don't need the full color spectrum and just various white temperatures, the white 800.... They are vastly lacking in many ways compared to the color 1000's though. The light output is vastly superior in the lifx bulbs and they work off of wifi and offer integration with smartthings, ifttt, google now, and amazon echo to name a few. Being able to talk to my phone, watch, windows 10 laptop, or amazon echo to control my lights throughout the house is amazing!
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The CRI you quote is very good. The color 1000's have an average CRI of 89 over 2700k to 7000k. I would love to see a plot of CRI vs temp for both bulbs. I have 10 color 1000's throughout my home so I don't think I'll be switching to the Ilumi any time soon. I am not sure what HyperLux means, to me it just sounds like you have more individual LED's dedicated to each color which I will admit is a very positive thing but after a while the color changing (not temperature) seems like a novelty. The color 1000's have a similar feature which allows it to blast 1055 lumens at 11 watts = 90.9 lumens/watt and these have 800+ lumens at 9.5watts = 84.2+. Unless 800+ means 911, the lifx are more efficient and because they are bright, I usually run them at 80% or lower which will likely extend their lifespan significantly as if that is a concern with led's... I would honestly love to see these side by side.
Side note: One of the best features I have found in my color 1000's is the ability to change temperature of the bulbs based on the time of day which is very important for your circadian rhythm. If you don't have a feature like this you really should. The blue hues help wake me up in the mornings and the red hues at night don't keep me up later than I normally would.
Cullen
Hey Cullen. Great analysis, always like to see people who have an interest in lighting and finding the right light for themselves. Happy to address a couple points here. HyperLux is our term for the patents surrounding some of the technology in our bulbs, much more than simply having more individual LEDs. HyperLux allows us to achieve incredible brightness while maintaining rich, vibrant color saturation.
On circadian-- we actually have a built-in program within our app named 'Circadian'. It does exactly what you're suggesting-- delivers cool whites in the morning and gradually shifts color temperature to achieve a warmer white by the evening time.
Would love for you to give us a shot, and we appreciate your feedback!
I suggest everyone go and buy the LIFX instead. same price but brighter and wifi enabled.
Seems quite overpriced for what it is, Qube, a wifi enabled bulb that was funded on indiegogo is 1000 lumens and has multicolour settings, is also wifi enabled and is less than half the price...
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Thanks Collin, apologies for the late reply, I appreciate you taking the time to reply to me, I've ordered the Qube and after reading your comment I've decided I'm going to order the Ilumi a19, I'll compare the two and leave a comment here for others to see about the main differences between the two bulbs and which one seems to light up the room at a better quality lighting.
Again, Thanks for taking the time to reply and help some people understand what is outstanding about the Ilumi!
killerjerick
No problem! Happy to hear you're trying us out and I'm eager to see the results of your comparison.
No Z-Wave or Zigbee support. Weak.
How does this compare to the Misfit Bolt?
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I meant idle power for the bulb. On the device, unless your are using wakelocks, it is up to the BT driver to draw less power, not so much the app, to my knowledge. But on the bulb it is important data. Say I buy 10, for the different rooms of my house. It will still be 10W continuously drawn. Mind you, it is still less than other bulbs, but more than a non-intelligent bulb. Some say in France we could close a couple power plants if we switched idle appliances completly off, on a premium priced product that targets energy saving, this is an important problem to address. Thank you for taking the time to reply to consumers comments.
Habanero
Hey Habanero,
You're correct in your assumptions about the BT driver regulating bulb power, I was referring the app drawing power with regards to your device. You are also correct that it would draw slightly more power than a non-intelligent bulb. These are things that we are aware of, and being an eco-friendly company, we're constantly performing additional R&D to reduce idle power draw and achieve a truly energy efficient bulb.
Appreciate your curiosity and feedback!
The same bulb is available for $59.99 at Best Buy or Home Depot. Apparently the Bluetooth integration and color changing is the big defining line. Even so, $3 savings is not enough to make this an attractive drop.
Oozlefinch
The final drop point is $9 less than everywhere else.
While I think the features are cool and the ability to change color, and brightness are nifty, why would I want to pay more than $50 for an LED lightbulb when the single color dimmable lamps can be purchased at my local hardware store for $4.00 Am I missing something?
Oozlefinch
That's what I'm wondering. I found something almost exactly the same online for less than $10 a bulb (none of the local hardware stores have them). The only way I would pay that much for this product is if it came with at least 10 bulbs.
awesomefriends56
I don't believe you, link please.
I would advise Android users to do some research before purchasing these. The app on the Play Store currently has a 2.7 star rating because the bulbs do not connect and/or do not stay connected to Android devices. I purchased a couple of these myself and had the same exact experiences as those on the Play Store, half of the features didn't work, the ones that work did took multiple tries to activate correctly, and shutting off the features didn't work most of the time.
Would be perfect with Philips Hue integration.