The Tabu LuMini LED bulb is 3 watts of powerful color
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The Tabu LuMini LED bulb is 3 watts of powerful color

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[MUSIC] [MUSIC] Hey, I'm CNETs Ry Crist. Hey, I'm CNETs Ry Crist. You may have remembered last year when I reviewed the Lumen LED this is a color changing smart LED from Tabu that you could control over your phone's Bluetooth connection. You may have remembered last year when I reviewed the Lumen LED this is a color changing smart LED from Tabu that you could control over your phone's Bluetooth connection. Well this year Tabu is back with the LuMini and this is a smaller size bulb that does the same thing. Well this year Tabu is back with the LuMini and this is a smaller size bulb that does the same thing. You can control it over your phone and automate it, have it come on at certain times and do a lot of fun things when it comes to color. You can control it over your phone and automate it, have it come on at certain times and do a lot of fun things when it comes to color. Now the LuMini, it's called the LuMini for a reason, it's a smaller bulb and it uses a lot less power, just three watts. Now the LuMini, it's called the LuMini for a reason, it's a smaller bulb and it uses a lot less power, just three watts. But it does a great job of green and blue and red all the colors that you would want. But it does a great job of green and blue and red all the colors that you would want. And that puts it at a bit of an advantage over Phillips hue which we've seen struggle to put an accurate green and a bright vivid blue out. And that puts it at a bit of an advantage over Phillips hue which we've seen struggle to put an accurate green and a bright vivid blue out. One feature I like that uses the Bluetooth well is that the LuMini can sense your proximity. One feature I like that uses the Bluetooth well is that the LuMini can sense your proximity. And so see if I whip my phone up here and the bulb detects that I'm in range the color will change automatically to red. And so see if I whip my phone up here and the bulb detects that I'm in range the color will change automatically to red. Just like that. Just like that. Once you've got the LuMini app opened up, you'll be able to switch to whatever color you like on this full spectrum. Once you've got the LuMini app opened up, you'll be able to switch to whatever color you like on this full spectrum. You'll also be able to put on a disco mode that'll flash a light at different brightnesses and different speeds. You'll also be able to put on a disco mode that'll flash a light at different brightnesses and different speeds. Or one of my favorite features, and they didn't have this last time I reviewed the Lumen bulb is you can do in music mode. Or one of my favorite features, and they didn't have this last time I reviewed the Lumen bulb is you can do in music mode. In my test, music sync mode works really well and it's kinda fun going through your music selection and figuring out what song works the best. In my test, music sync mode works really well and it's kinda fun going through your music selection and figuring out what song works the best. One feature that didn't work out so well was an incoming call sensor that'll flash the light at certain color as your phone rings, I couldn't get that to work and that was the same problem I encountered last year with Lumen LED. One feature that didn't work out so well was an incoming call sensor that'll flash the light at certain color as your phone rings, I couldn't get that to work and that was the same problem I encountered last year with Lumen LED. One important distinction about the LuMini is that it doesn't have any white diodes inside of it. One important distinction about the LuMini is that it doesn't have any white diodes inside of it. And that's a big difference from the Lumen LED which does. And that's a big difference from the Lumen LED which does. It only has the red, green, and blue mix of light. It only has the red, green, and blue mix of light. And so you can't get pure white incandescent-style light. And so you can't get pure white incandescent-style light. You can get whitish light by mixing the colors, and you can get yellowish light that's also sort of incandescent-esque. You can get whitish light by mixing the colors, and you can get yellowish light that's also sort of incandescent-esque. But it's not gonna be that pure, perfect incandescent replacement type light that you're hoping for. But it's not gonna be that pure, perfect incandescent replacement type light that you're hoping for. The LuMini relies on Bluetooth 4.0 to work, so you're gonna need an iPhone 4S or better. The LuMini relies on Bluetooth 4.0 to work, so you're gonna need an iPhone 4S or better. There's also an Android app, and if you have an Android device that has Bluetooth 4.0, and Android 4.3, it'll work. There's also an Android app, and if you have an Android device that has Bluetooth 4.0, and Android 4.3, it'll work. But keep in mind that the Android app isn't as updated as the iOS app at this point. But keep in mind that the Android app isn't as updated as the iOS app at this point. You don't get the music sync mode right now as well as other features that you get if you have an iOS device. You don't get the music sync mode right now as well as other features that you get if you have an iOS device. All in all, this is a fun bulb that does a good job of colors, and it's only $35. All in all, this is a fun bulb that does a good job of colors, and it's only $35. That is a great price point. That is a great price point. If you're a casual lighting enthusiast or someone who just wants to experiment with color changing lighting, this is a much more affordable entry point. If you're a casual lighting enthusiast or someone who just wants to experiment with color changing lighting, this is a much more affordable entry point. Great for a party, great for syncing up with your music. Great for a party, great for syncing up with your music. It's gonna do all that just fine, I say that makes it a winner. It's gonna do all that just fine, I say that makes it a winner. For CNET, I'm Ry Crist. For CNET, I'm Ry Crist. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] Hey, I'm CNETs Ry Crist. Hey, I'm CNETs Ry Crist. You may have remembered last year when I reviewed the Lumen LED this is a color changing smart LED from Tabu that you could control over your phone's Bluetooth connection. You may have remembered last year when I reviewed the Lumen LED this is a color changing smart LED from Tabu that you could control over your phone's Bluetooth connection. Well this year Tabu is back with the LuMini and this is a smaller size bulb that does the same thing. Well this year Tabu is back with the LuMini and this is a smaller size bulb that does the same thing. You can control it over your phone and automate it, have it come on at certain times and do a lot of fun things when it comes to color. You can control it over your phone and automate it, have it come on at certain times and do a lot of fun things when it comes to color. Now the LuMini, it's called the LuMini for a reason, it's a smaller bulb and it uses a lot less power, just three watts. Now the LuMini, it's called the LuMini for a reason, it's a smaller bulb and it uses a lot less power, just three watts. But it does a great job of green and blue and red all the colors that you would want. But it does a great job of green and blue and red all the colors that you would want. And that puts it at a bit of an advantage over Phillips hue which we've seen struggle to put an accurate green and a bright vivid blue out. And that puts it at a bit of an advantage over Phillips hue which we've seen struggle to put an accurate green and a bright vivid blue out. One feature I like that uses the Bluetooth well is that the LuMini can sense your proximity. One feature I like that uses the Bluetooth well is that the LuMini can sense your proximity. And so see if I whip my phone up here and the bulb detects that I'm in range the color will change automatically to red. And so see if I whip my phone up here and the bulb detects that I'm in range the color will change automatically to red. Just like that. Just like that. Once you've got the LuMini app opened up, you'll be able to switch to whatever color you like on this full spectrum. Once you've got the LuMini app opened up, you'll be able to switch to whatever color you like on this full spectrum. You'll also be able to put on a disco mode that'll flash a light at different brightnesses and different speeds. You'll also be able to put on a disco mode that'll flash a light at different brightnesses and different speeds. Or one of my favorite features, and they didn't have this last time I reviewed the Lumen bulb is you can do in music mode. Or one of my favorite features, and they didn't have this last time I reviewed the Lumen bulb is you can do in music mode. In my test, music sync mode works really well and it's kinda fun going through your music selection and figuring out what song works the best. In my test, music sync mode works really well and it's kinda fun going through your music selection and figuring out what song works the best. One feature that didn't work out so well was an incoming call sensor that'll flash the light at certain color as your phone rings, I couldn't get that to work and that was the same problem I encountered last year with Lumen LED. One feature that didn't work out so well was an incoming call sensor that'll flash the light at certain color as your phone rings, I couldn't get that to work and that was the same problem I encountered last year with Lumen LED. One important distinction about the LuMini is that it doesn't have any white diodes inside of it. One important distinction about the LuMini is that it doesn't have any white diodes inside of it. And that's a big difference from the Lumen LED which does. And that's a big difference from the Lumen LED which does. It only has the red, green, and blue mix of light. It only has the red, green, and blue mix of light. And so you can't get pure white incandescent-style light. And so you can't get pure white incandescent-style light. You can get whitish light by mixing the colors, and you can get yellowish light that's also sort of incandescent-esque. You can get whitish light by mixing the colors, and you can get yellowish light that's also sort of incandescent-esque. But it's not gonna be that pure, perfect incandescent replacement type light that you're hoping for. But it's not gonna be that pure, perfect incandescent replacement type light that you're hoping for. The LuMini relies on Bluetooth 4.0 to work, so you're gonna need an iPhone 4S or better. The LuMini relies on Bluetooth 4.0 to work, so you're gonna need an iPhone 4S or better. There's also an Android app, and if you have an Android device that has Bluetooth 4.0, and Android 4.3, it'll work. There's also an Android app, and if you have an Android device that has Bluetooth 4.0, and Android 4.3, it'll work. But keep in mind that the Android app isn't as updated as the iOS app at this point. But keep in mind that the Android app isn't as updated as the iOS app at this point. You don't get the music sync mode right now as well as other features that you get if you have an iOS device. You don't get the music sync mode right now as well as other features that you get if you have an iOS device. All in all, this is a fun bulb that does a good job of colors, and it's only $35. All in all, this is a fun bulb that does a good job of colors, and it's only $35. That is a great price point. That is a great price point. If you're a casual lighting enthusiast or someone who just wants to experiment with color changing lighting, this is a much more affordable entry point. If you're a casual lighting enthusiast or someone who just wants to experiment with color changing lighting, this is a much more affordable entry point. Great for a party, great for syncing up with your music. Great for a party, great for syncing up with your music. It's gonna do all that just fine, I say that makes it a winner. It's gonna do all that just fine, I say that makes it a winner. For CNET, I'm Ry Crist. For CNET, I'm Ry Crist. [MUSIC] [MUSIC]

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