With holidays coming, I have been looking for easy and effective solutions to create fun moods and lighting for all occasions. Previously we had been using WiZ light bulbs for the boys rooms as controllable night lights using Amazon Alexa. As I learned more about WiZ I found out there were a ton more accessories and uses for the light bulbs that I could have imagined.
Each WiZ light has its own Wi-Fi chip for direct connection with your wi-fi router. Each WiZ light has 2MB of flash memory, with more than enough space to run complex software smoothly, manage secure updates and store as many settings as needed. This memory allows the bulbs to display lighting modes such as fireplace, candlelight and ocean among many others.
Each WiZ blub is capable of 64,000 different shades of white and different present modes. May of these modes have specific uses such as for focusing on a laptop screen reading a magazine or preparing you for sleep. On top of all this are the dynamic modes which can work together to light and create any mood you are looking for. You can set a schedule to turn lights on and off according to daily or weekly routines, control with your smartphone or your voice and have remote access to your lights even when you’re away.
Security is handled through anonymous sign-in and TLS 1.2 encrypted cloud connections. Upgrades to the software are forced through directly to the bulbs themselves, which keeps them up to date and secured with the most recent patches. The lights themselves each have their own unique password so they are more difficult to access all at once.
WiZmote ($14.97); you can turn your lights on or off, change the brightness, turn on a nightlight setting and choose between four of your favorite light modes or custom scenes.WiZ press release
WiZ motion sensor ($24.97), which enables hands-free control and automatically switches your lights on to your preferred setting as you enter the room. The WiZmote and sensor will work even if the Wi-Fi connection is down, thanks to a low energy RF protocol. And to make your home even more convenient, install the new WiZ smart plug ($15.97)WiZ press release