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Have MR16 Smart Lights come out yet?

(Monte Montemayor) #1

I’ve searched the web and on here but its not clear to me. I think no. In the kitchen we have this fancy lighting strip with what I think are MR16 bulbs. The problem is that the other lights and this light strip are controlled by a single light switch. I’d like to split them apart somehow. I have to replace these lights but not sure what the options are. I did see the Lightify MR16 but it looked like a mock up page and not a real product, as far as I can tell at least.

. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

(Mark) #2

Nope, not yet. :confused:

(Chuckles) #3

(Mark) #4

I stand corrected. Can’t quite tell from the site, are they zigbee bulbs?

(David) #5

I just read more into them, they are wifi only not zigbee or zwave…


In the past, some community members have gotten the limitless LED lights to work with SmartThings, but you need another server to act as a “man in the middle” and there are a number of limitations on it:


not sure of this is of any use to you:

looks like Osram have started to make them so should work easily enough with SmartThings … if you can find them.

(Mark) #8

They’re available in the US now.


LIFX have just released GU10 bulbs:

And MiLight have rgbw MR16 bulbs:

I have the MiLight bulbs, but I don’t have them integrated into ST. The MiLight bulbs do actually give off some.decent color at a reasonable price. They’re built well - wish they were zwave or Zigbee.

(PrairieNerd) #10

MR16 / GU5.3 bulbs that use one of the low-power mesh secure network standards like ZigBee or ZWave instead of weird / proprietary Wi-Fi based protocols (which requires that the manufacturer continue to provide the Internet service which operates the lights) are still the exception rather than the rule. I can report excellent results with the Sylvania 74282 (an OSRAM design)- very bright, low latency, proper ZigBee - although they are a touch pricey - but have yet to find a good RGB option.

There are several bulbs out there which would seem to fit the bill, but they expect 85-230V AC input power… how that makes any sense with a bulb format that is normally 12V DC is beyond me, but there it is. I will be ordering some of the more promising looking new products that fit this description and will report back if one of them works well.