Until I was offered the chance to review one, I had never seen one of these Multicolored LED Light Bulbs. I was really excited when 1byone offered us a chance to try it out in our own home. I was pretty sure Xander would really enjoy it.
The bulb has a stylish modern design with a smooth white bulb area and a shiny silver speaker section. I think it’s important to note to those who don’t know better (like me), this bulb is much larger than a typical bulb. It can’t be placed in an enclosed light fixture. It worked in all of my existing lamps and most of our lighting fixtures, but because of the size I could not use the lamps or fixtures with their shades installed. To continue using it, we will need to seek out a lamp that would work well without a shade or has a much larger harp and shade to accommodate the bulb.
I did find it a bit frustrating to get to the app to control it. You need a code scanner to find the app. The one included with my phone couldn’t recognize the code so I had to download a scanner to scan the code to download the app.
Once I finally had it installed, it was fairly easy to control. There are preset colors or you can choose any color on the color wheel… you can literally choose any color. Each color and its brightness can be adjusted with a slider. The app also has an on/ off switch, allows you to change device names so you can control multiple bulbs, and controls your music library. The coolest feature for me was the ability to sync to music. At first I couldn’t figure out how to use this and had considered a 3-star rating. It syncs very well to music and automatically cycles between colors and brightnesses. It really sets an instant dance party mood.
The built-in speaker works okay. It’s nothing spectacular and had a bit of a distant, canned sound to it when I increased the volume. The best use of the speaker would be for soft mood music or listening to audiobooks before bed.
Overall, this is a cool device… not necessarily practical, but fun to play with. It would be great for setting a mood at a party or adding some fun to a kid’s room.
Pros: Millions of colors. Built in speaker with music sync. Easy to control. Can use multiple and control with one app.
Cons: Bulky. App was a pain to download. Speaker quality wasn’t great.
I received this at a discount in exchange for my opinion. As someone who relies on honest reviews to make purchases, I work hard to provide other consumers with a thorough, truthful, and unbiased opinion of my personal experiences.
1byone smart LED bulb is a unique and exclusive two-in-one design – the smart LED bulb with Bluetooth and speaker! The E27 socket enjoys easy installation and good compatibility to all bulbs. It can support a wide range of Bluetooth and wireless audio configuration files and will be compatible with the device that has Bluetooth function, including iPhone and iPad. Additionally, the wireless Bluetooth speaker supports a transmission range up to 10 meters. The Bluetooth 4.0+ EDR (enhanced data rate) improves the purity and sound quality of voices and musical instruments based on DSP technology. It will definitely bring you infinite joy from the combination of light and music! ($30.99)