Illuminating the Lumen LED Color Smart Bulb

Kitchen & Household
Hey. I'm Ry Crist and today, we're looking at the Lumen LED Color Smart Bulb. Now, this is the bulb right here. It's a warm white, 3000-degree Kelvin bulb. It's got a light output of 400 lumens and that's about equivalent to a 40-watt incandescent bulb and you know, I would like you to be a little bit higher than that, 450 maybe but 400 is fine. The thing about this bulb that's great is that it changes color based on what you do with your smart app. Now, there's an app for the iPhone now and there's an Android app coming and all you have to do is press the button and change the light. You can go to any color you want. You can make it green, pink, purple, yellow, whatever you want, millions of choices, use this color wheel here and you just select what you want. You can also use a couple of presets in the app. This one, that will do a fast flash of colors and then this one that's a little bit slower is between red and green and blue, just fun for atmosphere. There's also this romance mode. I'm not sure how romantic this is but it's just warm tones of red, yellow and orange kinda cycling through, fading back and forth. And finally, you've also got the cool midnight mode that's just light colors, the opposite of romance I guess. It's blue and green and purple. Cool shades, not a bad feature. I wish the presets were more customizable. I wish you could say I wanted to flash these colors in a row and not just red, green, blue. The lumen bulb uses Bluetooth, so it connects directly to your phone. You don't need to have a hub. And that gives it a bit of a wake up over the Philips Hue because the Philips Hue has to have that hub. It looks like a smoke detector, you put it up and it kinda works as a router for your bulbs. And with the lumen, you don't need that. It's just the bulb and it goes directly to your phone. Also, with Bluetooth, they can detect your proximity. So, it's easy to have it turned on as soon as you walk in the room or change color or whatever you wanted to do when it sense that you're near. The lumen is gonna retail for $69.99 and that's about the same as you'll be able to find a single Philips Hue bulb for. But with the Philips Hue bulb, you'll also need to get a hub. So, it's actually more cost efficient. If you wanna get Philips Hue, you're gonna probably get that starter pack that cost $1.99 and that's a little more expensive option to get in and you get more bulbs. If you just want one color changing bulb, you have like a Halloween display, or you just wanna have a party light in your kitchen or something. This is a great option and it's a fun gift too, I think. So, I like this bulb and I'll probably recommend it. For CNET, I'm Ry Crist.

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