Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 48
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RonSr TCP addon bulbs
These are the same bulbs that come with the kits.Shipped and picked up at store which made it very easy and convenient. Needless to say they work very well and worth the cost for WiFi LED bulb. Have been slowly adding to the system for indoor and out door lighting. really like the dusk until dawn feature for out door lighting. Just added these bulbs to the garage carriage lights for security lighting so now my outside perimeter is fully lit up. The entire system works great for a simple but versatile lighting system. Been using cell phone and tablet to monitor and use the system without any problem.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jswobe Great use of two technologies
This bulb is a great union of both networked technology and energy efficient lighting. The size / space necessary for an LED allows this bulb to have the wifi tech built into it. Any other lighting technology would not be so capable. If you are looking for an easy home lighting automation method, the TCP lighting system is it. TCP has a kit available with the wireless gateway that connects to your home network and two A19 LED bulbs. This bulb connects to that kit.
Via the wireless gateway and a smartphone app, you can control these bulbs - on, off, dimming. My phone is an Android and the app works very well. You can organize the bulbs into seperate rooms, you can put them all into the same room and control them with one single touch (as if they are on the same circuit) and you can set them to turn on and off during certain days and at certain times. I have them programmed for random on and offs while I am out of town so that my house appears occupied. I love it!
I also travel for work. More than once, I have been sitting in a hotel room across the country and started turning the lights off in the house from my phone...just to let my family know I was thinking about them! That's not a good / practical use, but it is a capability that is available once you have the tech. And why not?!?
On occasion (twice in six months!) one of the bulbs will - for some reason - disconnect from the wireless gateway and start a slow, fading flash (telling you it's not yet connected). A simple press of the "connect" button on the gateway solves the problem.
My only issue w/ these is that I wish the same tech was available in a recessed lighting fixture, and not just the A19 bulb. I only have a few A19's in the house; everything else is recessed downlights.
April 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Smo77 Overall A Great LED
I don't have much experience with LED light bulbs, however, I can't imagine that many are better than the 11w Conneted LED.
Most importantly it gives off a nice soft light similar to any incandescent bulb from the past. To me, this is important because it is simply what I am used to. After comparing this bulb to several others on the market, I can see why. It has a higher lumen rating than other bulbs of similar wattage.
Next, it appears to be fairly well made. Not only is it heavy, like most LED's, but the outer shell is very durable. I did, accidentally, drop it, and it did not break at all. I don't even think it got a scratch.
Finally, the only reason a person is going to buy any Connected LED is because it is a Smart bulb. I have had the TCP Gateway in my house for over a month now and this bulb connected to it very easily on the first try. I can now control this bulb from anywhere on planet Earth with Internet access. I wish there was a way to turn the bulb on and off when the light switch is in the off position, that would make this type of technology much more user friendly, however, that might be too much to ask at this time from a light bulb.
I would definitely recommend this to a friend or family member.
January 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BillK Best bulbs I have ever purchased
I bought 3 of these bulbs when I bought the system and they are absolutely fantastic. They were very easy to add to the system. I just went to detect new bulbs and within a minute they were added to my list of bulbs in the house. They have a plastic top to the bulb which makes it difficult to break when dropped and they provide light that is equal to an incandescent bulb. Cree makes a 60 watt LED bulb that has similar specifications as far as light output and is $12.97. So to get get an LED bulb that works with the connected system for $16.97 is a fantastic deal. I can't wait to get more bulbs to add to my system.
December 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chippy Bright, warm LED light
I added this bulb to my home gateway system I bought previously. It connected to the gateway super easily and has been providing me bright, warm, white light since. The light is much better than fluorescent bulbs, and is much more similar to standard light bulbs with a hint of natural yellow color. There are some drawbacks: one of my 3 bulbs makes a very quiet buzzing noise which is easily covered up by a fan and only audible within about 3 feet of the bulb, but still annoying for a 20 dollar bulb who's main selling point is the ability to last for the next 23 years. Also, every once in awhile the bulbs turn themselves off without warning. Has happened to me about 3 times in the last 3 months.
May 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LEDbeginner exellent features, wireless dim, on, off, and program
I began with the starter pack with remote and wireless hub, and have added close to 25 TPC connected bulbs.
I have select areas turn on at a set time, and then off again after I leave, and can adjust rooms brightness from the remote, cell phone, pc, or tablet. The system was easy to get running, and the smart controls give easy programming for rooms and individual lights. The light is very natural, not white or yellow. After my first month of LED lights my bill was $20 less with more than normal usage. I removed close to 6000 watts of incandescent bulbs and added 600 watts of LED bulbs in their place.
February 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lumenary Works as advertised.
LED efficiency is easily understood reason for buying this product but initially wondered why having lights networked would be useful. After connecting hub, replacing bulbs in commonly used lamps, installing software app on smart phone, setting lighting schedules, and living with system for several weeks have found networking lights does make sense. Also nice that no extra work for wiring or home modifications needed, just unscrew old bulb, replace with new one, and can add additional lights anytime.
One area of improvement is documentation. Kit comes with quick installation guide but detailed users manual is difficult in locating on the web. It's there, just need to know where to find.
January 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jred Very easy to add to Connected system
First off, these LED lights are designed to work with the Connected wireless-controlled lighting system. While it could be used without such a system, you can probably find a less-expensive LED bulb for "normal" use.
Assuming you have a Connected by TCP system (search for it on the Home Depot web site if you aren't familiar with it), adding this bulb was very easy. I simply installed it in a light fixture, went through the normal install procedure (it blinks until the system finds it), and added it just like the bulbs that came with my starter kit. It couldn't be easier.
This LED bulb is just like the ones that come with the starter kit: it has a nice 2700K warm color temperature, and it dims nicely.
January 5, 2014