Wyze is now taking preorders for its new, ultra-affordable smart lightbulb. Orders are open through the Wyze app, with deliveries expected in late June. At launch, Wyze Bulb will be sold in packs of four and will cost $30. After launch, Wyze will sell Bulbs individually for $8 each, in addition to the 4-pack.
Each bulb is 800 lumens and integrates with the rest of Wyze's product offerings along with Amazon's Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT. Other Bulb features include a vacation mode that will randomly turn lights on and off, scheduling, brightness and temperature adjustment, and integration with Wyze cameras.
Wyze has made a name for itself by developing and selling home security products for under $30. Wyze cameras have a robust feature set and are constantly updated, while Wyze Sense only recently launched, but has worked without issue in our experience.
The idea of a smart lightbulb priced at $8 feels like it would be a setup for disappointment, and while we'll have to get our hands on one before passing judgement, based on previous experiences with Wyze products, the Bulb should be worth every penny. Read more