There are so many smart bulbs flooding the smart home market. Smart bulbs may be classified as WiFi bulbs, Bluetooth bulbs, etc according to different connectivity. The more features the smart bulb has, the more expensive it will be. As far as I know, the price of smart bulbs in the market is far higher than that of traditional bulbs, like Belkin WeMo smart light bulb, Philips hue etc.
At present, the most popular smart bulbs are WiFi smart bulbs that can be controlled via an app on smart phone or tablet. If you’re looking for such a WiFi smart bulb and don’t satisfied those expensive ones, here, I recommend you a simple and inexpensive solution - turn your original traditional bulb into a smart bulb with Sonoff Slampher ($8.50).
Sonoff Slampher is a WiFi wireless light holder that can connect to light bulbs with E27 screw base. Just a simple twist, your traditional bulb will turned into a smart bulb and can be controlled remotely. It can almost meet all of your needs.
Remote Control Bulb via WiFi and 433MHz RF controller
Sonoff Slampher allows you DIY a smart bulb with remote control via WiFi on your smartphone or tablet. In that case, you can remotely turn on or off your original traditional light bulb even when you’re away from home.
When you control this DIY smart bulb via a 433 MHz RF controller, you’re limited to control only when you’re within a certain range, about not more than 100 meters.
Set timing schedule
Sonoff Slampher allow you to set a time schedule to turn on or off the traditional bulb automatically. In that case, it can help you save electricity in a certain extent if you often forget to turn off the lights.
Low cost but the same energy consumption and Luminance as before
Many smart bulbs need a home automation hub for connecting to your smartphone or tablet, such as Philips Hue Bridge 2.0 ($59.99 at Amazon) However, adding a hub meaning you’ll have to spend more money and add more installation steps. Others usually have lots of features like dimmable or color-changing bulbs. No doubt that these features will increase its cost and actually it’s not practical.
However, Sonoff Slampher just costs $8.50, turning your original non-smart bulb into a smart bulb with the same energy consumption and Luminance as before.
Simple to install and operation
The installation is very simple. Just screw your original bulb into Sonoff Slampher. Then, download e-WeLink from Google Play or App Store to your phone. After that, add Sonoff Slampher to your e-WeLink account. Now, this DIY smart bulb can be controlled remotely via phone or tablet.