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WiFi Bulb, SONOFF Smart LED Bulb E27 9W, Dimmable RGB and Warm & Cold White Smart LED Bulbs Compatible With Alexa and Google Home, 2700K-6500K 806Lm, No Hub Required

Price on: July 5, 2022 13 h 35 min

Sonoff offers in its product range modules, sensors, sockets using the ZigBee protocol or simply your 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network. We know less, but the Chinese brand also offers Wi-Fi bulbs to complete its range of connected objects. We therefore submitted to our lab 'three models of the brand: the Sonoff B02-F-A60 filament bulb, the Sonoff B05-B-A60 color bulb and a variable white bulb named Sonoff B02-B-A60.

Sold between 10.90 € and 17 € each, let's see what they have to offer us and if they work well with our voice assistants ...

Sonoff: a rich range of Wi-Fi bulbs

Presentation

If orange is the color of the ZigBee range at Sonoff, blue is that of Wi-Fi. Thus the three Sonoff Wi-Fi bulbs are presented in the same way with a visual of each of them and their own characteristics.

Inside each box a quick start guide accompanies the bulbs. The so-called "classic" models with the opalescent globe are wedged in a drilled cardboard box holding the base in place, while the vintage bulb is presented in a molded plastic shell.

All three are of type A60, this means that they have a globe width of 6 cm.

 

Sonoff B05-B-A60

Let's start with the first one, the Sonoff B05-B-A60 Wi-Fi bulb. The globe represents a third of the length, a classic dimension for this type of model. If you followed, you already know that its width is 6cm, but note that its length is 11.8cm and its weight of 63 grams.

Here is a lighting that can be installed in all the rooms of the house since it offers 16 millions of colors and a panel of whites varying the whites between 2700K and 6500K meeting all usage needs. On the back the CE and RoHS markings are affixed to the body of the bulb, proof of their certification for the European market.

Information

  • Brand : Sonof
  • Reference : B05-B-A60
  • Dimensions : 11.8 cm x 6 cm
  • Base : E27
  • Weight : 63 grams
  • Colors : RGB 16 million
  • White temperature : 2700K - 6500K
  • Nominal power : 9W
  • IRC :> 80
  • Luminous flow : 806lm
  • Connectivity : Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11h / g / n 2.4GHz
  • Input : 220 -240 V - AC 50Hz
  • Durée de vie : 10 hours

WiFi Bulb, SONOFF Smart LED Bulb E27 9W, Dimmable RGB and Warm & Cold White Smart LED Bulbs Compatible With Alexa and Google Home, 2700K-6500K 806Lm, No Hub Required

Price on: July 5, 2022 13 h 35 min

Sonoff B02-F-A60

Continue with the Sonoff B02-F-A60 filament bulb. Specific protection with a plastic shell is dedicated to this model. Always 6 cm wide, it is 10.4 cm long and weighs only 35 grams or half as much compared to the other two bulbs with the white globe. This difference is clearly felt by underweighting it.

The Sonoff with filament only offers whites ranging from warm to 2200K to cold to 6500K. Here, the hot temperatures will therefore be a little more pronounced than with the previous one which only starts at 2700K. The globe is not aged as we could see previously with the bulb LSC Smart Filament from Action, but perfectly translucent.

The filaments are well highlighted and gives this bulb its neo-retro appearance. This type of bulb, aesthetic is not intended to be shaded, but rather to be displayed and illuminate a cozy place.

Information

  • Brand : Sonof
  • Reference : B02-F-A60
  • Dimensions : 10.4 cm x 6 cm
  • Base : E27
  • Weight : 35 grams
  • Colors : no
  • White temperature : 2200K - 6500K
  • Nominal power : 7W
  • IRC :> 80
  • Luminous flow : 806lm
  • Connectivity : Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11h / g / n 2.4GHz
  • Input : 220 -240 V - AC 50Hz
  • Durée de vie : 15000 hours

SONOFF - Smart WiFi LED Bulb, B02-F A60 / ST64, Filament Bulbs, eWeLinK AppRemote, Voice Control, Works With Alexa Google Home

Price on: July 5, 2022 13 h 35 min

Sonoff B02-B-A60

End with the Sonoff B02-B-A60 bulb. It obviously looks a lot like the first bulb with an opalescent globe and also measures 11.8 cm long for 60 grams, except that it only illuminates with temperatures ranging from 2700K to 6500K. Here no colors. It will therefore be more intended for places of passage, see a water feature such as a bathroom or a kitchen.

Information

  • Brand : Sonof
  • Reference : B02-B-A60
  • Dimensions : 11.8 cm x 6 cm
  • Base : E27
  • Weight : 60 grams
  • Colors : no
  • White temperature : 2700K - 6500K
  • Nominal power : 9W
  • IRC :> 80
  • Luminous flow : 806lm
  • Connectivity : Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11h / g / n 2.4GHz
  • Input : 220 -240 V - AC 50Hz

WiFi Bulb, SONOFF Smart LED Bulb E27 9W, Dimmable Hot & Cold White Smart LED Bulbs Compatible With Alexa and Google Home, 2700K-6500K 806Lm, Group Control, No Hub Required

Price on: July 5, 2022 13 h 35 min

Installing Sonoff Wi-Fi bulbs

Sonoff has its in-house eWeLink application for managing its devices. This is available on Android and iOS. We refer you to our Sonoff ZBBridge test for the installation of the application, it is the same as for ZigBee devices.

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Place the Sonoff Wi-Fi bulb on the lamp and turn it on. It will flash to indicate that it is in pairing mode.

If a reset is necessary, there are two ways to proceed:

  • fashion quick association : turn on / off the bulb 3 times, leaving 1 second interval between each action. The bulb will flash slowly. You then have 3 minutes to complete the pairing. In the application, choose this mode at the top of the page.
  • fashion'pairing compatible : switch on / off 5 times with 1 second delay. The bulb will flash rapidly. In this case, select "Compatibility mode" at the bottom of the page.

Once on the application:

  • Click on the "+" bottom center. The bulb is preset to quick pairing. Choose this mode.
  • Choose " Add one device " or " Add multiple device »Depending on whether you are installing one or more devices at the same time. This is the big plus of this application, being able to integrate several devices in a single operation.
  • Select your 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network then enter your SSID password.
  • The search is done in seconds and the bulb (s) appear. You can assign them a room.

Adding by choosing "Multiple device" is not a problem. The catch is that all the bulbs are called Light! It is therefore essential to rename them. They take place on the home page.

Some features are going to be common. All will indeed allow a intensity adjustment and temperature of whites from hot to cold, but the Sonoff B05-B-A60 color bulb obviously offers an additional menu for color management. When you click on the central bulb, the menus, "program" and "time delay" are displayed, but do not offer anything more than below.

Click on the virtual bulb to switch back to the general display.

The classic menus are found at the bottom of the page with:

  • Program : set a timestamped schedule to turn on / off.
  • Time delay : to choose in how long the on / off action will take.
  • Scenario : depending on the type of lighting, either 4 pre-recorded scenarios are available: 4 shades of white or 8 for the color bulb with 4 additional modes: (orange, blue, green and red).

Returning to the home page and choosing the "Scenario" menu, creations can be made by mixing ZigBee and Wi-Fi devices. motion detector Sonoff SNZB-03 can be the trigger of the bulb ...

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Sonoff SNZB-03 and SNZB-04 test: ZigBee movement and opening detectors

With Amazon Alexa

You have to install the skill eWeLink Smart Home then link the accounts Amazon and eWeLink. The three bulbs go up without difficulty, but if Alexa is too slow to display them, you can ask it to " detect new devices" page (in French).

For all of them, it will be possible from the application to turn on / off via the virtual button, to adjust the brightness, to choose one of the five possible whites or to create routines. The Sonoff B05-B-A60 color bulb also allows you to select one of the fifteen colors allowed by the application.

With Google Assistant

Here too, you have to install the eWeLink add-on Smart Home since " +"," Configure a device " and " Works with Google Then link the accounts.  The three Sonoff Wi-Fi bulbs go back to Google Home without difficulty.

The management remains similar to that ofAlexa, the number of colors offered here always being greater than what is available with the voice assistant ofAmazon, but the fact remains that naming them vocally remains totally random. Routines are also possible.

Using Sonoff Wi-Fi bulbs

In use, the Sonoff B02-B-A60 bulb (globe, warm to cold white) heats up after some time of use, just like the vintage bulb, while the color bulb remains much cooler. Astonishing, but it remains reasonable. The lighting of the three models is very good with 806 lumens for each and they can therefore all be considered as main lighting.

Unsurprisingly, responsiveness with voice assistants is much better with Alexa, Google Assistant always showing a latency of up to 5 seconds ...

Here is a rendering of the different bulbs.

Sonoff B05-B-A60: the five shades of white are very pronounced and offer a real gradient.

In color, the tones are frank.

Sonoff B02-B-A60: the rendering of whites is essentially the same as that of the color bulb.

Sonoff B02-F-A60: the five shades are well differentiated and pleasing to the eye. Note that, the more you draw towards cold white, the more the shape of the LEDs is reflected on the wall.

In conclusion, these three models of Sonoff Wi-Fi bulbs will delight all users for a very reasonable price. Their light output of 806 lumens allows them to be used as main lighting, even in a relatively large room, or as additional decorative lighting. The rendering of the whites is almost identical depending on the model and the shades are quite distinct. The colors of the Sonoff are luscious and of good quality. Only flaw, to put into perspective, Variable blank models heat up quickly, but it is still reasonable when it comes to LED bulbs.

As for the Sonoff application, it offers a easy to use and allows you to create many scenarios, it is therefore perfect for sneaking into the joys of the connected home. If you are an advanced user with a home automation box, you can obviously go even further, the brand being usable on virtually all software on the market.

Offered between € 10 and € 14 per unit, Sonoff Wi-Fi bulbs offer a very interesting price / quality ratio and we can only recommend them to you.

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