Sylvania Smart Light Bulbs

Sylvania Bluetooth light bulbs don’t need a hub or even the internet. Bluetooth will suffice.
Richard Oldale

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23 December, 2020
Sylvania Smart Bulbs

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Sylvania Bluetooth light bulbs don’t need a hub or even the internet. Bluetooth will suffice.

Sylvania smart light bulbs are one of the most budget-friendly on the market. They are arguably the most reliable as well if you use the Bluetooth option. But you can hook them up to hub and WiFi as well. What a choice.

Sylvania’s LED bulbs also burn brightly for a long time – 800 lumens for around 25,000 hours. That’s great value for money.

Aaand, they’re also colour-tunable so you can select a shade to suit your mood. 16 million shades to be precise.

That’ll keep you busy.

Sylvania Smart Bulb Options

  • White LED 800 lumens
  • Vintage and Filament
  • Reflector lights
  • Outdoor security and landscape lighting 
  • Retrofit 
  • LED tubes

Compatible Hubs 

  • 2.4G & 5G WiFi router (No hub required)
  • Bluetooth
  • Amazon Echo and Dot
  • Google Home and Nest
  • Apple Homekit
  • Apple TV
  • HomePod

Compatible Voice Assistants 

  • Alexa
  • Google Assistant
  • Siri

What’s In The Box?

  • 1 or 4 LED light bulbs
  • Homekit code

Installing Sylvania Smart Bulbs 

No matter what you’re hooking Sylvania smart bulbs up with, installation is simple. Download the Sylvania Smart Home app on to your phone and enable Bluetooth. The app is intuitive. 

If you’re using Sylvania bulbs with a voice assistant or Apple TV, tap in the Homekit code that comes with each bulb. Hey Presto! Let there be light.

Sylvania Bulbs Lighting Settings 

Compared with some of the higher-end bulbs, Sylvania doesn’t have many light settings to boast about. There’s a good range of colours which are fun an accurate and scheduling settings – although whether this works is hit and miss. 

Sylvania Bulbs Features 

  • Scheduling options 
  • WiFi support – no hub required
  • Voice assistant support – but only with Siri

Verdict 

Sylvania Smart Light Bulbs burst with an array of colours are accurate, and although not quite as bright as Lifx, they are brighter than Philips Hue. But they’re a lot less expensive than either of the industry leaders. 

At £12.99 a pop on Amazon, Sylvania smart bulbs are worth a punt.

Except, you may have a few (blue)teething problems. The range on Bluetooth is not great so if you live in a large household, the rooms that are furthest away from the hub may be iffy. 

Some consumers also report they have had problems with the scheduling options. Sometimes it works, sometimes it don’t. That’s not great if you’re relying on your lights to help you stick to a schedule. 

Fortunately, Sylvania has launched a Bluetooth mesh network to resolve the Bluetooth ranging problem. Find out how on the video below

Bluetooth mesh network setup, provisioning and testing tutorial (nRF52 + Sylvania Lights)

Good luck with the scheduling. Let us know how you get on. 

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