RGB Bulb Review

I’m testing different RGB bulb in my home automation environment, to research the best bulb in the market.
I will update this post with my other research and with people comments.

Short review, current winner: Aeon Labs Bulb.


Philips Hue

Website: http://www.meethue.com
Protocol : ZigBee

Pros:

-A lot of app for it

Cons:

– Only HSB colors, difficult to set a precise RGB color.
– Only 3 values for colors: Hue, Saturation and Brightness.
– Poor colors quality. Read the BravoRomeo review here.
I can’t understand the difference between yellow and green with my Philips Hue.
– Slower, slower reaction when changing colors. For example if i set a sequence of 9 colors (without fade), it took around 3 seconds to do all.

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Aeon Labs Bulb Gen5

Website: http://aeotec.com/z-wave-led-lightbulb
Protocol: ZWave
ZWave SwitchColor CC version: 1

Pros:

– A lot of led
– 5 values for colors: RGB + Warm White + Cold White
– True, exact RGB colors
– Faster reaction to colors. For example if i set a sequence of 9 colors (without fade), it took around a fraction of second to do all.

Cons:

– It seems that don’t support fade between two arbitrary RGB color. It’s limited to simply preset of effects like rainbow.

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Zipato RGBW bulb – rgbwe27zw.eu

Website: http://www.zipato.com/default.aspx?id=24&pid=81&page=1&grupe=
Protocol: ZWave
ZWave SwitchColor CC version: 1

Pros:

– 5 values for colors: RGB + Warm White + Cold White
– True, exact RGB colors
– Faster reaction to colors. For example if i set a sequence of 9 colors (without fade), it took around a fraction of second to do all.

Cons:

– Don’t support any kind of fade or effects. Confirmed by their support.

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