By Gigateq Limited
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
Meet Easybulb App. It allows you to control your home or office lighting using your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch via WIFI. It puts the power of your lights in the palm of your hand. Choose from any colour including white light to other colours using the colour wheel on the App. Set the lights to match your mood, control individual lights or groups of lights, use the timer function and night sleep mode to tell your lights to dim gradually within a certain time. Easybulb light bulbs are energy-saving too so they are earth-friendly.
App Key Features:
Choose Any Colour - There are even psychological aspects to EasyBulb. You can choose to match it to your mood by choosing colours or let the colours determine your mood.
Mobility and Security at Your Finger Tips - Control your lights from anywhere you are in the world using your existing 3G or 4G network.
Use Your Mobile Device to Talk to Your Lights - Using only your voice, you can use voice commands and your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch to tell your lights what to do. Give it voice commands like "Easybulb Blue" and the voice recognition technology will turn your lights to blue and many other functions are readily available at the sound of your voice.
Set Timer - The timer option allows you to control how long lights stay on, and lets you set a time to go off at a certain time
Individual Control and Group Control - You can choose whether to control an individual light or groups of lights. Using the latest technology, EasyBulb Plus allows for seamless automation of light planning for public businesses too, including Restaurants, Pubs, Shops, Offices, DJs, Hospitals, and much more.
Sleep Mode - Use Easybulb Plus to send your child to sleep. With the Sleep Mode activated with a certain time, the lights will start dimming gradually till it goes off. Set the timer to a range between 2 and 30 minutes, depending on your preference. Helps kids who are afraid of the dark because they won't know when the lights go off.
Calls and SMS Light Notification - Get phone call alerts and SMS notification using Easybulb Plus calls and SMS light notification features. Your lights indicate you have a call or SMS message by blinking green and white.
Easybulb can do much more...
What's New in Version 1.0.1
* Bug fixes
Beware: app not updated since 2014
Scored down from 3* as no updates have been provided since first downloading.
There are a number of issues that need to be addressed but nothing is being done. The company hasn't been able to get these bulbs widely sold (not in any major stores in the UK) and seems to have given up on its own product.
The function of flashing when your phone rings does not work. If a deaf person bought this product hoping it would do that, I imagine they would not be impressed that the company hasn't even attempted to update the app in the past two years.
This is the behaviour of a company that is about to go bust. I hope I am wrong but fear that I'm going to be stuck with outdated technology with an app that becomes so outdated, it will end up being removed from the App Store.
No HomeKit integration, no Watch app, no updates, baffling and expensive remote control that randomly disconnects, bulbs that struggle to shine brightly in colour, bulbs that don't default to white when turned on and off at the switch as they should, etc, etc. Most of these problems could be solved with a modest investment in app development.
A shame - the basic product could have been OK and with a price that beats the main competition hands down. But I suppose you get what you pay for. Easybulb: cheap, not so cheerful.
Hope the company prove me wrong - I'll gladly update my review again if they do.
Great Tech, App Needs Some Enhancements
Love the new app and the new bulbs, however have a bit of an issue with the wider capability.... I've got 7 RGBW bulbs in 7 different rooms and the wifi unit - all 7 work perfectly, however in the app there are only 4 groups that can control a colour bulb.... Meaning that I have to choose between 3 bulbs I don't control or work out a way to group up some of the bulbs. There's then 4 groups that control white bulbs (of which I have none). For me it would be a better customer experience to allow the user to customise which type of bulbs they want in each group (therefore allowing up to 8 colour group, 8 white groups or combinations thereof....)
It also doesn't make it too clear as to how to use the proximity sensor to turn lights on as I arrive home.
All in all a good app, but needs some minor tweaks to make it 5* for customer experience!
I bought 6 E14 RGB bulbs to go in lounge ceiling spotlights. Set up was easy (took 5 mins to set up wifi and synch bulbs into 2 groups).
I've powered my wifi box from a spare powered USB port on my Seagate NAS drive.
Sometimes the bulbs won't accept the App commands but closing and reopening App does the trick. Voice command doesn't always work, timers seem to work so far and commands works if I disconnect phone wifi and use 3G. The only thing I can't get to work is the phone alerts but I suspect that would get annoying anyway!
Would like music mode to be more in synch with actual music and mood setting should display which setting you're in. Even my wife is impressed (she said she can't see the point of my Apple Watch but loves the bulbs)
Great product, fast delivery. Will buy more.