Instead of commenting on these bulbs, I’d like to use this as an opportunity to request an all out posting-brawl between any two Meh forum posters who feel very, very strongly indeed about protein powder.
@mintytoo- Seriously, is that about what a 40 watt bulbs, or equivalent supplies in lighting. That too low, I’m too old & would stumble all over myself without enough light, or brightness. Let There Be More Light!! Maybe, lower lighting calms younger people, but no light is better than low light, but maybe that is why I’m so grouchy!!
@gdibig if you are lucky it will only be like the Mirai or Persirai DDOS botnets that took over a hundred thousand noname generic IP cameras. Kind of like these noname generic light bulbs. If you are unlucky, they will carry ransomware or just griefer viruses.
@medz I have been using hue (ZigBee) bulbs for several years now. My cave is quite cozy.
@caffeineguy the zigbee bridge and HA controller are on their own subnet with firewall rules limiting their access to both internal and external networks. Of course, given the weakness of wifi encryption these days, nothing guarantees your bulbs will stay on that secure network if they go evil. the hue bridge doesn’t have wifi and the controller doesn’t support being a wifi client so that’s not a worry I have.
@Pufferfishy I am, but usually I am hosting. It’s nice to have a few dozen friends over.
@awk But for old people who remember when incandescent was the more popular alternative to halogen, watts have a direct correlation to lumens. So it’s helpful to correlate the two. My rant would be about the evils of allowing a range of lumens to all be called “x-watt equivalent”.
@jmbunkin- I say it’s about 40 watts, or equivalent, as I said in the prior comment to minitoo, whoever his/her username is. I am looking at a pkg of GE 60w bulbs that use only 43w & they provide 620 Lumens.
@AiraCobra That’s what I gathered. But it could be clearer. And perhaps I’m thinking wishfully; it does seem improbable that they mean two two-packs at that price, and the Amazon reference is for a single two-pack. I wouldn’t hesitate to pay this for four. So it’s a material question.
@mastershopper By all means, enjoy your 24/7 surveillance and free-market distribution of whatever Amazon, Google, or Microsoft do with data they collect on you.
Also, factor in dependence on non-net-neutrality for-profit internet access to the surveillance cloud.
Don’t think Google Fiber wouldn’t block your access to Alexa in some “fast lane” contract dispute between them, any more than it did between the ISPs and Netflix or the cable companies and local broadcasts or their content providers. Remember those scrolling messages by your cable company or a channel telling you to call the other one to give up in their contract dispute?
@mike808 I have a zwave setup to turn on two lamps in the morning when feeding my son his bottle. Was very useful, especially those first few months. Also is nice to get a dimmer without having to mess with the floor switch thing.