This put up got here from my need-to-know why AliExpress-sourced RGB bulbs (E27) had been lower than half the value of Athom bulbs of the identical energy.

The Athom bulb within the hyperlink above is one in every of a number of of their 15w fashions I take advantage of round the home and they’re pre-programmed with Tasmota which suggests you possibly can management them from their net interface and produce them into your home WiFi (no calling house to China or elsewhere). I

f I must entry these externally I’ve an RPI with NODE-RED setup – which is one other manner I entry the lamps – in teams for instance. There are lots of methods to entry Tasmota-programmed lamps and so forth.

By comparability the Aubess (through AliExpress) bulb talked about right here works with the SmartLife APP and works properly – however it additionally claims to be 15W – it price me a mere 4.27 Euros once I purchased the lamp 2 weeks in the past, which is a GREAT value for a sensible RGB lamp with heat/chilly white – the value within the picture beneath appears to have risen to over 5 Euros. As for the bulb – I don’t know what chip it makes use of because the field claims it is best to activate Bluetooth on the telephone to set it up – and it WAS straightforward to arrange. I’m guessing it isn’t an ESP32 (for price causes).

And there it’s in my receipts part of the AleExpress website – with the value I paid all inclusive to Spain –

To make sure, that’s a very low-cost value – however is it something just like the Athom lamp brilliance? – NO – at the least not for color. I grabbed a light-weight meter APP for my Samsung S22 Extremely telephone – used a skinny screwdriver for distance (15cm in every case) and ensured the telephone mild sensor was pointing straight on the centre of the bulb. The show angle of those bulbs is analogous, the Athom is larger (so that you MIGHT anticipate pointing on the centre of the bulb I’d get barely much less output is something – mistaken).

So on full output heat white, the Athom gave out 4700 lux as did the smaller Aubess lamp. On testing color nonetheless, purple for instance – the Athom gave out 126 Lux, the Aubess 43 Lux.

For white – as issues stand – I would purchase once more from AliExpress if I see the sub-5 Euro value once more although I actually need Tasmota for many of my lamps – however for some lamps as used round the home in color to match temper – no comparability – the Athom wins fingers down. As for lamp life – properly I can’t actually inform with out a number of months use – you’ll see elsewhere in right here once I had a difficulty with one Athom lamp – it was shortly changed with out trouble.

I can alternatively inform you from bitter expertise – that getting replacements out of AliExpress is commonly a non-starter – they don’t do English in any respect properly and their suppliers will, for instance, sometimes ask you for a video of the issue – even whether it is one thing like a command in an APP not working… that is their commonplace manner of placing you off or perhaps getting round not understanding a phrase you say. Months in the past, I purchased a tiny M.2 NVME drive from them which might not work – they insisted I ship a video – you possibly can think about my response “what, of it NOT working??” – I obtained no response – the SSD went within the bin after 3 makes an attempt to get a refund. That exact provider is on my spam hit-list now.

Anyway – if you’d like native management and vivid colors – you possibly can neglect all in regards to the AliExpress-sourced mannequin. In order for you primarily white and don’t care about native management (not calling house to a server someplace) then it would do the job – actually the white is okay and the value I paid was very low… in any other case I’d advocate the Athom mannequin with Tasmota (see the weblog entry hyperlink above as additionally they make lamps and different units with different firmware pre-installed).