I’m redoing an addon to our house and figured it might be a good time to start moving towards adding smart lighting to the room!
I started looking at several options but they all seem to have pros and cons. Ideally, I’d love to have RGBW lights in the room but, honestly, I probably don’t NEED the colors, just thought they’d be fun (so if those bulbs cause more problems than they’re worth, maybe just white smart lights makes more sense).
Here were some of the things I looked at:
Individual RGB lights - Sylvania RBG recessed lights
Pros: Pretty decent price for 6 of them ($70 on amazon), has RGB and can pair each with the hub directly, can change the colors and color temperature
Cons: I’ve read these have issues turning ALL the way off, concerned about being able to sync them (since they’re individual lights), sounds like the colors aren’t as dynamic as the regular lightify rgb bulbs
Indidual non RGB lights - Halo RL56
Pros: Seems to have pretty good reviews, sounds like it has good integration with smartthings, color temperature adjustment down to 2700K
Cons: More expensive at about $20 each, not sure how easy these will be to sync up
Some sort of pseudo hub system to keep them synced up (like philips hue)
Pros: Seems like a potentially good way to keep the bulbs up, possibly create zones/scenese
Cons: I don’t know much about this setup so I might need to do some more research/get more suggestions
Use some sort of smartswitch to control the individual bulbs
Pros: Would be easy to link with smartthings
Cons: Not sure how easy integration would be
Basically, I have lots of options and thought I’d pop my head in to see if anyone has some recommendations on the best way to approach this. If you need any additional information before you can make suggestions, let me know. Thanks so much in advance for all your help!