Affordable, hub-free, dimmable, and many scenes from which to choose
Works with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa
Works well, but for how long?
Philips Hue has been the leader in the multi-color smart light bulb space for many years. However, two things caused us to avoid using them throughout our smart home:
- They require a hub
- They are expensive
So, we carried out some extensive research to find a smart light bulb that met our criteria:
- Doesn’t require a hub
- Multi-color options
- Compatible with both Google and Alexa
And, finally, we found one that meets all of those criteria and works pretty darn great: Kohree Smart Light Bulb Compatible, RGBCW Wi-Fi LED Bulb A19[7W 600LM]
The Kohree Smart Light Bulb comes in a 2-pack for just $21.99! It doesn’t get much more affordable than that! But, did that mean some cheaply made, unreliable smart bulb?
We were pleasantly surprised that the packaging for the Kohree Smart Light Bulb was nicely done. Not some plain cardboard box with the bulbs loosely packed:
However, one thing to note. You won’t see the brand “Kohree” anywhere on the actual box. Just on a sticker added to the box. That indicates that the box is likely used by many other China-made, smart light bulbs. Still, so much more presentable than just a plain brown box.
One of the other reasons we chose the Kohree Smart Light Bulb is that it works with the Smart Life app that we have used on other lesser-known smart devices. We find the Smart Life app easy to use and it also signals some degree of trustworthiness because we don’t have to download an app we have never heard of before.
The Kohree Smart Light Bulb uses the Smart Life app to provide you with a wide range of options. Color temperature, color selections, schedules, even different scene modes!
What did we love about the Kohree Smart Light Bulb?
There were many things to love about the Kohree Smart Light Bulb. It was super cheap and offered lots of great configurations to help you set the mood. As you can see in the video below, we placed one in our exercise room and set it to change colors continually while working out!
What didn’t we like about the Kohree Smart Light Bulb?
Nothing to note yet.
What we can’t comment on, but have as a future concern, is the longevity and reliability of the Kohree Smart Light Bulb. It’s cheap, so does that mean it’s cheaply made and won’t last long? We’ll have to find out and update you if it burns out too soon.
Aside from that, we love the Kohree Smart Light Bulb and recommend it to anyone looking specifically for a multi-colored smart light bulb. If you only need a white bulb, cheaper options exist. 😉
Kohree Smart Light Bulb Review
Easy set-up, super cheap, and packed with features. Only concern is the unknown reputation of the company making it.