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Costco] Globe - WiFi Smart Bulbs 3 Pack $28.99

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Nov 10, 2003
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New Westminster
This has been the regular price for a long time and not a hot deal.
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Mar 21, 2010
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Edmonton
Anyone considering these should know that although they offer both white/yellow and colour all in one bulb, the colour options are very dim. They were so dim that over hanging bulbs were not bright enough to add a colour accent on to the counter below with a distance of about 2 feet.
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Dec 18, 2007
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Richmond Hill
This was on sale two weeks ago like 3$ off I brought one.
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Dec 26, 2009
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These bulbs are REALLY dim when a colour is selected. The cheap off-brand ones on Amazon are much brighter.
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Nov 9, 2005
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I returned these to Costco. Colours are so dim it's unusable. Requires suspicious Globe app our Tuya App to use properly. Google Home and HomeKit don't work well with the bulbs (colours are different - pink turns green, etc.)

They're okay as yellow or white bulbs only. But I wouldn't use for colour at all, totally useless there.
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Dec 18, 2014
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GTA
I’m waiting for these to reach the $14.99-19.99* range or lower xD
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Aug 3, 2014
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Newpunk wrote: I returned these to Costco. Colours are so dim it's unusable. Requires suspicious Globe app our Tuya App to use properly. Google Home and HomeKit don't work well with the bulbs (colours are different - pink turns green, etc.)

They're okay as yellow or white bulbs only. But I wouldn't use for colour at all, totally useless there.
Bought a bunch last year and 80% of them all blew out the color LED's and would not light up. Only the white LEDs were lighting up. Returned them all. I would not recommend buying at all.
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Dec 12, 2014
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JayPatelRFD wrote: Bought a bunch last year and 80% of them all blew out the color LED's and would not light up. Only the white LEDs were lighting up. Returned them all. I would not recommend buying at all.
I have one that when off is at like 1% white, doesn't turn off. Also refuses to turn red, will change to any other color but red.

Agree, they're very dim. My home depot branded ones had much higher brightness in colors
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Feb 28, 2008
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Canada
Are there good white bulbs elsewhere for cheaper or similar price as these?
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Oct 15, 2008
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Victoria
These are junk. Don't be tempted by the low price. All three bulbs flicker/strobe at random, and one no longer produces blue - not that it matters, since the colours are so dim anyway.

Source: I have them and wish I didn't.
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Mar 5, 2018
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I have these. I flashed them with tasmota and they work great for warm to cool white. As mentioned the colors are quite dim. I purchased them on sale I believe for 22.99(could be more, could be less) quite a while back now when 7-8 dollars was a pretty good deal for warm-cool white WiFi controlled. This is a cold deal and I think if u are not technically inclined to flash firm ware not worth the trouble.
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Mar 5, 2018
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I have these. I flashed them with tasmota and they work great for warm to cool white. As mentioned the colors are quite dim. I purchased them on sale I believe for 22.99(could be more, could be less) quite a while back now when 7-8 dollars was a pretty good deal for warm-cool white WiFi controlled. This is a cold deal and I think if u are not technically inclined to flash firm ware not worth the trouble.
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Feb 22, 2015
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Ontario
Yup, as others stated, these bulbs have issues. Mine have started to constantly flicker and it is very annoying. Anyone have recommendations on good smart bulbs that work with google home? I don't need colour bulbs.
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Jan 26, 2017
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Vancouver
I got them last year and they work good so far. I didn't have any issues with them. No flashing, Connectivity or Application problems. I use the brightest white most of the time but I like the party mode too.
Guess those are hit and miss.
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Feb 28, 2008
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cooper83 wrote: These are junk. Don't be tempted by the low price. All three bulbs flicker/strobe at random, and one no longer produces blue - not that it matters, since the colours are so dim anyway.

Source: I have them and wish I didn't.
Can't you just return them?
dasbooter wrote: I have these. I flashed them with tasmota and they work great for warm to cool white. As mentioned the colors are quite dim. I purchased them on sale I believe for 22.99(could be more, could be less) quite a while back now when 7-8 dollars was a pretty good deal for warm-cool white WiFi controlled. This is a cold deal and I think if u are not technically inclined to flash firm ware not worth the trouble.
What do you do that needs Tasmota for instead of the factory firmware? What's wrong with not flashing it? This is cold to you so what's your better deal?
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Aug 2, 2004
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tntdeal wrote: Are there good white bulbs elsewhere for cheaper or similar price as these?
If you want white bulbs. Just buy the Amazon basics bulbs for 30$ for a 24 pack

Then get a smart switch to control them.

Never understood why people spend money on smart bulbs. Better to get a smart switch
Newbie
Aug 12, 2019
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I had a bad experience with these. they would randomly disconnect from the app and my Google home and blank repeatedly until I reset then using the start-up process. Had them for a few months and then I returned them.
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Feb 28, 2008
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Gee wrote: If you want white bulbs. Just buy the Amazon basics bulbs for 30$ for a 24 pack

Then get a smart switch to control them.

Never understood why people spend money on smart bulbs. Better to get a smart switch
Already got a bunch of better LEDs than those amzn bulbs (more than we could use them for a few decades), along with several smart switches and some spare ones, but we have some switch boxes without adequate wiring for smart or 3-way switches. Rewiring is rather a big mess whereas smart bulbs are a really neat solution.
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Nov 13, 2017
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I bought these a while ago and like everyone has said they don't provide much light while using different colours.

I only use mine in white and for my outside lights. I have them on timer and they serve that purpose very well.

Haven't encountered any of the flickering or disconnecting from the app issues that others have but admittedly I set it and forget it and don't play around with them too much.

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