I am waiting for my SmartThings hub to be delivered, and I’m looking for some smart devices. Specifically I would like to start off with a dimmable RGBW smart bulb for the European market. I would prefer it to operate over ZigBee or Z-Wave.
The bulbs mentioned in this post seem to only exist in the US:
I can’t seem to find out how to know whether a bulb needs a bridge such as the Philips Hue Bridge in order to function with SmartThings. I should mention that I am a total noob to home automation.
What I would like to be able to do is change colors/dim it using my Google Home, as well as display events with colors.
Two bulbs that seem to fulfill my requirements are Osram, Aeotec and Zipato (?) Are there any other? What about Innr?
Honestly I’m a little reluctant to spend 45-50 EUR on a bulb, what life expectancy do these bulbs have?
Thanks to everyone in advance, I hope you can help me get started with my home automation.