Z-Wave Smart LED Bulb Review


Introduction


The modern home has seen a dramatic facelift over the course of the last few years, as more and more ‘smart’ connected devices have found their place throughout the home. One of the more relevant things we’ve checked out specifically, the all-in-one home security system in Piper, has shown us how peace of mind can be achieved when you’re away. Although it currently lays claim to an assortment of companion accessories, like door sensors and wall outlets, they’ve only recently announced a smart Z-Wave LED bulb that can be remotely accessed.

Design


What more can we say about its design? It’s nothing more than your simply looking light bulb, tucking away the internal components for its lighting and connectivity gear for Piper access – and nothing more than that! By comparison, it looks quite ordinary to say the least, especially when competing smart LED bulbs, such as the Misfit Bolt, stand out more with its added design touches. The Piper Z-Wave LED bulb looks just as generic as a bulb can get, however, it’s considerably lighter in weight.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how to get it situated, whether it’s with a side table lamp, or a ceiling mounted one, you just screw it into the appropriate socket. Of course, the advantage of an LED bulb, as opposed to your traditional incandescent one, is that it offers superior longevity – to the degree of 22.8 years on the average (based on 3 hours of use daily). This particular LED bulb emits a warmer color tone, somewhere around the color temperature level of 2700K, which gives it a noticeably yellowish hue. And for those of you wondering, this 9-watt LED bulb is equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent one.


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11 Comments

1. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

even bulbs are getting a 7 nowadays :p

7. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Surprised no one replied "if it had Apple logo on it then it would've even got a 9+ Lol" I see trolling is really fun.. Ha ha hahaha

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Reviewing bulbs now, eh PA? Must be a VERY slow day! After Smartphones, there came Smart watches, Smart Televisions, and now Smart Bulbs. It's smart this, smart that. Every bloody thing from your rice cooker to toaster is getting 'smarter' now... That brings me to one glowing question; is this a step towards human extinction? Imagine this 'SMART CRAZE' 40 Years later. SMART TANKS, SMART DRONES, SMART MISSILES... Terminator, anyone? James Cameroon is a GENIUS!

3. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Trollllll arena

4. 35tomycity

Posts: 79; Member since: Aug 16, 2015

Anyone remotely out of it will go "oooooh, a phone that's a light bulb!"

5. Raghavkumar

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Qube smart light from indiegogo is far better than this! Oh wait! this is phonearena right?

6. redbaronk12

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

It's better to just install a zwave switch. No one wants to grab their phone every time they want to turn the lights on or off.

8. ph00ny

Posts: 2026; Member since: May 26, 2011

You can also set timers for group of actions or add motion sensors too

9. st1114g

Posts: 11; Member since: May 06, 2009

Wow.. LG V10 and the Smart Bulb on the same boat ... With rating of 7 lol

10. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Don't forget the Xperia Z5 premium lol

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

so $29.99 for a dimmable bulb is considered inexpensive, great

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