UK MR16 SmartThings Compatible?


#1

does anyone know of an MR16 bulb that is compatible with SmartThings here in the UK?


(Wayne) #2

Personally not encountered any zwave or zigbee mr16 bulbs anywhere, never mind in the UK. Think they may struggle with that form factor.


#3

i suppose that saves me a small fortune as i have around 30 in my flat and adapters won’t fit.
leaves me a bit limited to what i can do with SmartThings though.


(Wayne) #4

I moved in with mr16 everywhere. I just cut the transformers out and put gu10 sockets in instead.
Your other alternative is to replace the switches with zwave ones.


#5

roughly how much were the replacement transformers?

i’m hoping to investigate the switch option shortly. i prefer the option of controlling individual bulbs but i still can’t believe how expensive colour bulbs are.


(Wayne) #6

Gu10 are mains voltage no transformers needed.


#7

thanks - much appreciated.


(Wayne) #8

Agree that gu10 hue bulbs are ridiculously priced. They are also quite large and may not fit in some housings. I am looking into osram gu10 bulbs which are smaller and compatible instead.