Bomcosy test: the outdoor Wi-Fi garland that sparkles for Christmas

A connected garland perfect for Christmas!

Bomcosy Smart Outdoor Light Garland

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Price on: July 5, 2022 18 h 54 min

What could be nicer than putting on a little light when the days are dark and the nights long? At the end of the year, we invite you to discover a decorative connected object, the Bomcosy Wi-Fi garland compatible with Tuya / Smart Life.

Like the Garland Garland, it can find place in your interior, but also outside, and you can control it by voice with the voice assistants Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Let's light the candles and see what we have for € 39.99…

Bomcosy: an outdoor Wi-Fi garland for Tuya / Smart Life

Unboxing

This connected decoration is delivered to us in a very basic box. A simple illustration on the front informs us that it is a garland. On the back, only the fFormat G40 bulbs is mentioned, G meaning Globe and 40 for their diameter in millimeters. It is on the sides that we find the technical characteristics of this connected garland and, in particular, its energy class A ++ or its protection index IP45...

Inside, the Bomcosy Wi-Fi garland counts 15 bulbs on a total length of 8.60 meters. Globe bulbs are made of PET plastic - you know, like water bottles - and therefore impact resistant. You can a priori escape them without fear of breaking them, although we have not experienced it.

The smart bulbs are 42 cm apart, the first being located at a distance of 2.5 meters from the mains adapter. At the other end, the Wi-Fi daisy chain ends with a 30 cm cable with a connection to add another garland. Note that you can add some up to 3 additional, enough to decorate a large space.

An S-shaped hook is provided on each socket in order to fix them. A very good idea which will allow these LED filament-type bulbs to be fixed in the long term.

The dimension of the bulbs is 6 cm x 4 cm including base. Bomcosy specifies that the bulbs are mounted in parallel so that one HS bulb it will not affect the others. A very good point, as the supplied spare bulb is appreciable.

The garland is obviously supplied with a mains adapter (CE marking, Input AC 220V-240V) with an On / Off button will also be used for resetting and therefore for installation on the application. Smart Life.

Information

  • Brand : Bomcosy
  • Model : CMPC-015XA
  • Garland length: 8.6 meters
  • Globe dimension : 6 cm x 4 cm
  • Weight : 428 grams garland and plug included
  • IP : 45
  • Material : Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) + PET
  • Number of bulbs : 15+ 1 spare
  • Engime : 15 Watts (1W per bulb)
  • Max Watts : 60 Watts
  • Volt : 230V AC
  • Luminous flow : 600 lm (40 lm per bulb)
  • Temperature : 2700K
  • IRC : 80
  • Estimated life : 20000 hours, or more than 20 years at a rate of 3 hours of daily use
  • Protocol : 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi

This garland has everything to please on the paper and the materials are very correct. Let's quickly see the result in real life.

Installation and use of the Bomcosy garland

The Bomcosy garland is supported by the application of the "Swiss Army Knife" Smart Life available on Android et IOS. To get started with the application, we refer you to our tutorial Smart Life.

Screw the adapter to the cable all the way to seal and plug in the daisy chain. Normally, it should be blinking. If this is not the case, perform a reset by pressing the button on the mains unit for 5 seconds.

A tip: pair warm. It will be time to check afterwards, in place, if everything is OK.

From the home page click on the "+" then "Light source (Wi-Fi)" then enter your 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network password. In a few seconds the garland is discovered and Alexa even sends you an acknowledgment notification. It is of course possible to rename it.

By returning to the home page, you have the possibility of carrying out scenarios according to 3 criteria:

  • La daily programming
  • La weather forecasts (why not… at the first snowflakes the garland that lights up, it can be magical)!
  • La geolocation, when arriving or leaving your home.

You find the scenarios in the traditional way in the dedicated menu.

But let's come back to the management of our Wi-Fi daisy chain itself.

About Tuya / Smart Life, you can perform different actions:

  • Switch on switch off by clicking on the bulb symbolizing the garland. The other settings are only available after the bulb is on.
  • Adjust the intensity luminous from 1 to 100% with the strip

In the lower part, the menus available (once the garland is on):

  • In the center, that of Scenes with 4 which are pre-installed:
    • Night : soft lighting, not very intense
    • Litterature : more powerful, allowing you to read whether you install it indoors or keep it in the summer, to continue the evenings outdoors under mild temperatures
    • Flash : the bulbs ... flash
    • Trays : a luminous intermediary between Night and Read

One more certain with this garland is that it is possible to add scenes that you have created. To do this, click on "Add Scene" and compose your creation: give it a name, adjust the intensity (s) which will follow one another and if you want a fixed mode, flash or more a breath.

  • On the left, the "double circle" button allows you to return to the main page of the garland
  • On the right, the three small dots open the time programming and timer menus

With Amazon Alexa

Unsurprisingly, the Bomcosy garland is present in the application Alexa, having the skill Smart Life already installed and the account linked to that ofAmazon. Here the virtual button allows to turn on / off while the slider allows to adjust the intensity. The temperature of the lighting being fixed at 2700 K, there is no other configuration choices..

On the other hand, the routines are quite possible. But, be careful, these will only be triggered the last mode used in Smart Life. If this is the Scene mode, the brightness adjustment will have no use in a routine being thus neutralized. To be sure to have a routine according to your wishes, you must either close the application Smart Life on the bulb management page, or create scenarios that will go up in Alexa in the form of scenes.

As for voice control, no worry for the interaction and you can switch on / off / change intensity.

With Google Assistant

You have to install the add-on Smart Life and also bind the accounts. This being done, the garland goes back up without problem in the Google Home application and we can also modulate the intensity. Routine creation is also possible and here too the execution will be the same as with Alexa for the scenes. Vocally the voice commands are the same as with Alexa.

In use, pairing is very simple with Smart Life or Tuya, as always, the management being neither more nor less than that of a classic connected bulb.

The surprise comes from managing the routine with Alexa which only takes into account the last mode selected in the application. It will therefore be necessary to be vigilant when setting up by not putting too much thickness in the gripper, it is only plastic, without being extremely fragile, it is still recommended to pay attention to the thickness of the support.

Here is the rendering according to the light intensity:

Day then night at maximum power:

In conclusion, Bomcosy offers a very nice Tuya Wi-Fi garland. With its LED bulbs in globe format not that small, it offers a efficient luminous flux and efficient voice control. Offered at € 39.99 on Amazon.fr, this connected garland brings vintage touch both sober and warm ideal for the end of year celebrations.
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