Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 19
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by LEDGuy they work with some quirks
Setup is easy, no hassles there. The hand-held remote supplied was dead. Had to get a new one from TCP. These lamps run HOT for LEDs, really HOT. And because of this, they are labeled "Not for use in recessed fixtures. Doing so WILL reduce life". So what is a "recessed" fixture? Anything that hides the lamp on all sides but one, the end away from the base. So not only ceiling recessed but also wall sconces, tulip shades and anything with a reflector like my desk light. Hmmmm, that's not so great. And they mention their soft dimming (or some-such, I don't have the box). The truth is, these use step-dimming and the there is something like 12 steps. They don't flicker, but the dimming steps are pretty big. I have to play with these some more to see if I will keep them.
December 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HarleyGuy IT WORKS. MORE USEFUL THAN I INITIALLY THOUGHT. FAIRLY EASY SETUP.
I'll admit I went into the purchase thinking I would end up returning the product or I wouldn't find it useful... I was wrong. Not only do I enjoy the way it works, I'm already thinking of where else I'm going to purchase and put extra bulbs.
When you don't have them, the idea of remote control lights might seem kind of hokey or silly, it really is useful. Being able to set one or all the lights to come on at sunset and go off at a certain time is great. No more crawling behind the couch to get to the timer to adjust as it gets dark earlier and later. The included remote is a very nice touch for visitors who may not want to download the application.
The directions included are hard to see (Then again it could be my eyes are getting older.) so you'll want to go to the website to see the videos.
November 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by VJMD Great product with minor annoyance
Simple INITIAL setup, works fine in a 2600+ sf house. My only complaints are the app is a bit weird and not super intuitive plus to set up schedules is a bit of a pain. Took a bit of playing but not terrible. Would be nice if there were a built-in function to randomize on/off for when you're away. You have to build multiple Smart Controls to accomplish this. At least there's a web interface to manage everything. But, for the money this can't be beat.
April 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BigAl tcpip LED kit
This product works wonderfully, I had one bad LED blub which did funtion correctly but the control, remote, and other two LED blubs have been working great. Setup was very easy and once installed its has been funtioning just as I wanted it to in every aspect. I hope they do not change anything about the software or security in the future. I plan to buy more of them, this one works perfectly.
February 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Higgi50 Great Home Smart Lighting Product
The smart lighting kit from TCP is a great value. It is easy to install. And it works as advertised. I can have my house lights go on or off anytime I want regardless if I am at home, around the block, or in the far east somewhere. It is the least expensive way to go both from a start up point of view and an ongoing cost standpoint. All you need is an internet connection. TCP's software and web site is free to use. Once you connect you are good to go. I am very pleased.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CWatson One of the best purchases I've made in a long time!
Very easy to install and operate. Easily connects while at home and away. It would be great if our local stores carried the bulbs in stock. Currently they just carry the starter kit. We'll see if it is cheaper/faster to order here or prime. Either way....this is an awesome purchase and great gift idea!
May 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Anonymous88 Great Smart Led Bulbs
Bulbs were easy to install and the wireless devices connected easily. Installed starter kit, extra bulb, configured remote, smartphones and tablet on two different operating systems in less than hour. Product works great and is exactly as advertised. Would buy again. Instructions are small print on box but you can easily get full versions online. Bulbs are a good white color for living areas.
January 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CapeCodDIY Great product, easy install, better than WEMO, could use better documentation
Bought this on Amazon before I found out that HD was a bit cheaper.
Opened the box and had it working in 5 minutes. The little remote is a pleasant bonus, lots of fun. I can now control the lights in our vacation house on my iPhone from 3000 miles away. Installation of the TCP controller was super easy and successful, unlike some other wifi things I use.
I have also tried WEMO light switch product which was very difficult installation. It failed time after time until I placed the WEMO controller inches from the wifi hub... even then it said that it wasn't connected, but it actually was working. Nothing like the ease of the TCP products.
The only thing I might suggest to TCP is include a printed manual. The only instructions that came with the three bulb kit I bought is printed on the tab of the box in very small letters and pictures. it is easy once you understand it, but a wordier explanation and bigger text and pictures in a separate pamphlet would make us "over-60" users much happier and more confident.
March 24, 2014