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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

http://www.limitlessled.com/

http://www.limitlessled.com/shop/mr16-rgbw-ww-cw-color-and-white-led/

http://www.limitlessled.com/shop/mr16-rgbw-color-and-white-led/


(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…


#6

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:


#7

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.


#9

LIFX have just released GU10 bulbs:

https://www.lifx.com/products/lifx-gu10

And MiLight have rgbw MR16 bulbs: https://www.amazon.com/Mi-light-Dimmable-Spotlight-Controlled-Remote/dp/B01LARLAIW

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.