Weren’t we just complaining about Wyze’s gradual speed when it will come to smart lights? Effectively, just a number of months after unveiling a color wise bulb, Wyze is again with a Bluetooth flooring lamp that remembers your chosen brightness configurations. It won’t perform wonderful with other Wyze lights, having said that.
Wyze, the finances smart house organization very best acknowledged for its $20 Wyze Cam, lately despatched me a sample of its $30 Flooring Lamp, which is slated to ship in late Could. For the reason that I’ve only invested about a day with the lamp and have not been able to check all its attributes, this isn’t a comprehensive overview that claimed, I am all set to share some early impressions.
The Wyze Ground Lamp features a versatile gooseneck that you can bend pretty much any which way, and it stands approximately 6 toes tall when the neck is sticking straight up. A huge, heavy foundation retains the Ground Lamp stable, when a ability twine with an in-line electrical power change comes out of a hole that is about a foot over the base. In general, I was amazed by the Floor Lamp’s strong style and design, though I was bummed when the rubber grommet that retains the power cord in location virtually instantly popped out during the brief assembly process.
The lamp’s replaceable PAR30 LED is geared up with 15 independent condenser lenses, which helps make for a focussed beam of light that is perfect for illuminating a workspace.
Able of emitting up to 800 lumens of brightness (about equal to a 60-watt incandescent bulb), the Flooring Lamp had no issue lighting up my daughter’s distant-mastering desk.
The PAR30 bulb is dimmable but not tunable, and its great, 4,000 Kelvin shade temperature is superior suited to productiveness chores than, say, enjoyable in your bed room or curling up with a ebook.
Wyze charges its new Ground Lamp as a “smart dimming job lamp,” but its smarts are confined in comparison to the A19-type Wyze Bulb Color or the earlier, tunable white Wyze Bulb.
Unlike the Bulb and Bulb Coloration, the Wyze Ground Lamp just cannot join to Wi-Fi in its place, it is a Bluetooth-only product that you handle through the Wyze app or a hockey puck-formed, AAA battery-driven remote with a clickable dial.
When the Wyze application allows you set schedules, timers, and a snooze manner, you won’t be in a position to group the Ground Lamp with the Wyze Bulb or Bulb Color, nor will you be equipped to management it with Alexa or Google Assistant voice instructions. (Due to a self-inflicted snafu, I was not equipped to take a look at a beta model of the Wyze application that supports the Flooring Lamp.)
Also, mainly because of Bluetooth’s limited array, you’ll will need to be in the same area with the lamp to management it with the Wyze application or the distant, or for any schedules or timers to operate.
Even now, Wyze claims that the Flooring Lamp is capable of studying your favourite brightness settings depending on the time of day. The lamp will routinely change the bulb’s brightness “based on your use patterns,” which it will start out to figure out “after a number of uses” of both the 11-stage distant or the app, a Wyze rep said. For the reason that I have only been employing it for about 24 hours, I can not but notify you no matter if the lamp’s good brightness functions operate as advertised.
So, my initial thoughts on the Wyze Floor Lamp are decidedly blended. On the just one hand, the lamp is solidly developed (that pesky grommet aside) and its gentle is, indeed, centered and energizing. On the other hand, individuals expecting Wyze’s attribute higher-stop wise capabilities for rock-base costs (this kind of as we saw with its current robotic vacuum) are certain to be let down.
Keep tuned for a whole assessment of the Wyze Ground Lamp after I’ve put in additional quality time with it.