E 19 bulbs


(Vikash Sinha) #1

Which E19 bulbs would you recommend which works flawlessly with smartThings?


#2

At the moment, unfortunately, nothing works flawlessly with SmartThings.

http://status.smartthings.com

But some work better than others. You’re looking for smart bulbs, right, not dumb bulbs to work with smart switches? (People ask about both.)


(Michael) #3

I assume you mean A19?

The ones I use which work very well and look the most like a normal light bulb are below, you can find them on Amazon as well. Also the third link is to an OSRAM Lightify bulb I use which seem to work fairly well, it is color temperature adjustable so that you can select a warm white (yellowish), daylight (bright white), or anywhere in between but are twice the price (I got mine when there was a 50% off sale at Lowes for Lightify products).



#4

Also as @motley mentioned, we should check to be sure that you do mean the E19 , an uncommon size, rather than the more common A19.

I don’t think any of the major companies make smart bulbs in the E 19 size. There are some made in China, but I don’t think there’s anyway to guarantee quality or likely integration. The only Chinese brand I would consider for smartthings is the yeelight sunflower, which some UK members have used with success.

Which country are you in? In the US or Canada, Cree, Osram Lightify, GE Link and Hue all work well to SmartThings, although the GE Links have a known firmware problem that can cause them to drop off the network from time to time. There’s also a new Canadian brand, I think it’s called eco-smart, which has been getting some good reviews.

In Europe, Osram Lightify and Hue are probably your best bet.

Again though, I don’t think any of these are made in the E19 base size. You might be able to get a socket adapter and use a different size depending on the fitting.


(Vikash Sinha) #5

Sorry, I meant E14 bulbs. They have smaller holder width than A19. I have installed few A19 bulbs from GE link and osram, they work fine.

Anyone aware of E14 bulbs?