Wyze just unveiled its new $30 Bluetooth Floor Lamp, and we gave it a quick test drive

Weren’t we simply complaining about Wyze’s gradual tempo in terms of sensible lighting? Nicely, only a few months after unveiling a colour sensible bulb, Wyze is again with a Bluetooth ground lamp that remembers your most well-liked brightness settings. It gained’t play good with different Wyze lights, nevertheless.

Wyze, the finances sensible residence firm greatest identified for its $20 Wyze Cam, lately despatched me a pattern of its $30 Flooring Lamp, which is slated to ship in late Might. As a result of I’ve solely spent a few day with the lamp and haven’t been in a position to take a look at all its options, this isn’t a full evaluation; that stated, I’m able to share some early impressions.

The Wyze Flooring Lamp boasts a versatile gooseneck that you could bend virtually any which method, and it stands almost six toes tall when the neck is sticking straight up. A large, heavy base retains the Flooring Lamp secure, whereas an influence wire with an in-line energy change comes out of a gap that’s a few foot above the bottom. Total, I used to be impressed by the Flooring Lamp’s sturdy design, though I used to be bummed when the rubber grommet that holds the ability wire in place virtually instantly popped out through the temporary meeting course of. 

The lamp’s replaceable PAR30 LED is provided with 15 separate condenser lenses, which makes for a focussed beam of sunshine that’s superb for illuminating a workspace.

wyze floor lamp par30 bulb lenses Ben Patterson/IDG

The lamp’s replaceable PAR30 bulb is provided with 15 separate condenser lenses. and emits as much as 800 lumens of brightness.

Able to emitting as much as 800 lumens of brightness (about equal to a 60-watt incandescent bulb), the Flooring Lamp had no downside lighting up my daughter’s remote-learning desk.

The PAR30 bulb is dimmable however not tunable, and its cool, four,000 Kelvin colour temperature is best suited to productiveness chores than, say, stress-free in your bed room or curling up with a e book.

Wyze payments its new Flooring Lamp as a “sensible dimming job lamp,” however its smarts are restricted in comparison with the A19-style Wyze Bulb Shade or the sooner, tunable white Wyze Bulb.

In contrast to the Bulb and Bulb Shade, the Wyze Flooring Lamp can’t connect with Wi-Fi; as a substitute, it’s a Bluetooth-only system that you just management by way of the Wyze app or a hockey puck-shaped, AAA battery-powered distant with a clickable dial.

wyze floor lamp remote Ben Patterson/IDG

You’ll be able to management the Bluetooth-enabled Wyze Flooring Lamp utilizing the Wyze app or this hockey puck-shaped distant. You flip the dial to regulate the brightness, or press down to show it on and off.

Whereas the Wyze app helps you to set schedules, timers, and a sleep mode, you gained’t be capable to group the Flooring Lamp with the Wyze Bulb or Bulb Shade, nor will you be capable to management it with Alexa or Google Assistant voice instructions. (Resulting from a self-inflicted snafu, I wasn’t in a position to take a look at a beta model of the Wyze app that helps the Flooring Lamp.)

Additionally, due to Bluetooth’s restricted vary, you’ll have to be in the identical room with the lamp to regulate it with the Wyze app or the distant, or for any schedules or timers to work.

wyze floor lamp gooseneck Ben Patterson/IDG

You’ll be able to bend the Wyze Flooring Lamp’s gooseneck in just about any route.

Nonetheless, Wyze says that the Flooring Lamp is able to studying your favourite brightness settings relying on the time of day. The lamp will routinely alter the bulb’s brightness “primarily based in your use habits,” which it should begin to determine “after a number of makes use of” of both the 11-step distant or the app, a Wyze rep stated. As a result of I’ve solely been utilizing it for about 24 hours, I can’t but inform you whether or not the lamp’s sensible brightness options work as marketed.

So, my preliminary emotions on the Wyze Flooring Lamp are decidedly combined. On the one hand, the lamp is solidly constructed (that pesky grommet apart) and its mild is, certainly, targeted and energizing. However, these anticipating Wyze’s attribute high-end sensible options for rock-bottom costs (reminiscent of we noticed with its latest robotic vacuum) are certain to be disillusioned. 

Keep tuned for a full evaluation of the Wyze Flooring Lamp as soon as I’ve spent extra high quality time with it.

 

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