July 31, 2021


Nuts about home

Wyze just unveiled its new $30 Bluetooth Ground Lamp, and we gave it a brief test generate

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.

wyze floor lamp par30 bulb lenses Ben Patterson/IDG

The lamp’s replaceable PAR30 bulb is outfitted with 15 different condenser lenses. and emits up to 800 lumens of brightness.

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.