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Globe Smart Bulbs LED 3pk $22.99/$26.99

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Oct 6, 2012
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KINGSTON

[Costco] Globe Smart Bulbs LED 3pk $22.99/$26.99

$22.99 - in store
$26.99 - online

These don't have the best reviews, but they have a good warranty and Costco's return policy.
Most negative reviews seem to be attributed to the pairing process.


Product Details
Globe Electric’s Wi-Fi smart bulb changes how you light your life at home. Using your smartphone, you can control the kind of light you use for any activity, whether energizing, concentrating or reading. Simply download the GLOBE SUITE™ app from Google Play or the App Store, screw in your bulb, and start adjusting your colour and brightness levels. Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri.

Features:
ENERGY STAR
25,000-hour bulb life
Base: standard E26
Shape: classic A19
Volt 120 V
80+ CRI
Easy to set up, requires no smart home hub
Compatible with Google Home, Amazon Alexa and Siri for voice control
GLOBE SUITE™ user-friendly app available for iOS and Android devices
Devices controlled individually or as part of a group
Set timers, schedules and scenes
Share device access
System requirements: Wi-Fi router 2.4 GHz, mobile device running iOS 8.0 or higher/Android 4.1 or higher
Includes:
3 A19 LED smart bulbs

Specifications:
Dimensions each bulb: 5.99 cm × 5.99 cm × 10.99 cm (2.36 in. × 2.36 in. × 4.33 in.)
0.09 kg (0.2 lb.)

Warranty:
3-year manufacturer’s limited warranty
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Jan 14, 2007
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Toronto
I've been using these blubs for almost 2yrs and don't have any issues with them. They works with google and alexa. I also have 2 plugs.
I do use the globe apps but not as good as Kasa but it will do.
rajojomanik
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Aug 16, 2010
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Newbie here. What is better? Smart bulbs or smart switches?
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DiceMan wrote: Newbie here. What is better? Smart bulbs or smart switches?
If you are considering a switch to control a light/lamp, then I'd say a bulb would be ideal, especially at this price.
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Mar 8, 2009
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DiceMan wrote: Newbie here. What is better? Smart bulbs or smart switches?
If possible, smart switches are always better IMO. With the bulbs, you always have to have the light switch on and you can't really use the switch effectively, you basically have to use your voice or phone. With a switch, you can easily use the switch as well.
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Just beware, I returned mine as they didn't even last a year ...

Plus some of the colors were not really the correct color, and anything colored was like 50% brightness or less of the white color, overall not impressed ...
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Mikus007 wrote: If possible, smart switches are always better IMO. With the bulbs, you always have to have the light switch on and you can't really use the switch effectively, you basically have to use your voice or phone. With a switch, you can easily use the switch as well.
It all depends on your application. These bulbs are RGB tunable.
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Mar 8, 2009
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nbking74 wrote: It all depends on your application. These bulbs are RGB tunable.
Definitely depends on your individual needs, but I find myself wanting to turn off a light with the switch more often that I find myself needing my room to be green...
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Aug 1, 2010
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Woodbridge
Got one yesterday and installed and couldn't get it working even when it was 25ft away from router on 2.4ghz and couldn't get the firmware updated. Will be returning it.
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Oct 6, 2012
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Just got a downvote for 'not a good price'
Could that downvoter please link to an RGB tunable smart bulb less than $7.67/ea?
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Feb 26, 2017
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escape1975 wrote: Just beware, I returned mine as they didn't even last a year ...

Plus some of the colors were not really the correct color, and anything colored was like 50% brightness or less of the white color, overall not impressed ...
I had this issue as well but they actually released a Version 2 of the bulb. The ones currently in stock at Costco have revamped hardware and the colored lights are SIGNIFICANTLY brighter. I ended up returning all my 1st gen Globe bulbs and replaced with these. While it is true 1/9 has failed on me, because its costco I can just refund them. For the price/performance now on the Gen2 bulbs I don't see how you can go wrong.
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I bought these when they were $30 for enclosed outdoor usage. I tuned the lights to match the hue of my neighbours' porch lights. The light above my attached garage responds to commands about 50% of the time. There's a lot of brick and metal between the light and my router.
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Jul 1, 2020
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Toronto
I have these for my bedroom. Colour RGB lighting for these are terribly dim and aren't worth it as there are better RGB bulbs. I only keep this on for regular white lighting as that's the only colour that's bright.
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Jan 3, 2015
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Toronto, ON
Bunyak wrote: I bought these when they were $30 for enclosed outdoor usage. I tuned the lights to match the hue of my neighbours' porch lights. The light above my attached garage responds to commands about 50% of the time. There's a lot of brick and metal between the light and my router.
How have they held out? Was wondering how they would handle Canadian winter temperatures.
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Oct 11, 2006
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Globe Smart Bulbs LED is NO GOOD. Hard to connect with phone. never connected.
Both phone are not connected Apple phone or Android phone.
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KenjiYo wrote: I had this issue as well but they actually released a Version 2 of the bulb. The ones currently in stock at Costco have revamped hardware and the colored lights are SIGNIFICANTLY brighter. I ended up returning all my 1st gen Globe bulbs and replaced with these. While it is true 1/9 has failed on me, because its costco I can just refund them. For the price/performance now on the Gen2 bulbs I don't see how you can go wrong.
Wow, I had no idea. Anyway to confirm the current ones in stock are a new, updated batch? Would definitely return/exchange for them.
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Apr 12, 2009
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Etobicoke
KenjiYo wrote: I had this issue as well but they actually released a Version 2 of the bulb. The ones currently in stock at Costco have revamped hardware and the colored lights are SIGNIFICANTLY brighter. I ended up returning all my 1st gen Globe bulbs and replaced with these. While it is true 1/9 has failed on me, because its costco I can just refund them. For the price/performance now on the Gen2 bulbs I don't see how you can go wrong.
Would you please post a pic of the model # thats found on the light bulb? I bought mine back in Feb and assume it’s an old batch.

Model reads #37726

Edit: appears all Costco stock is new gen. model number and sku ends in 37784 vs 37726 that I purchased earlier this year.

Thanks gonna return the old ones!
Newbie
Nov 19, 2018
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Purchased mine about a month and a half ago and they are bagged and ready to be returned. They were decent for the price until one lost all red, then started to get what seemed like excessively hot then finally completely stopped working when I went to troubleshoot. It's a good price if they work for you and there is actually a V2, otherwise my personal experience has me steering clear of Globe for now. Side note: I run a couple dozen other smart bulbs in my house and have for years, including lots of Hue, a handful of Ikea bulbs connected to my Hue hub and some Merkury bulbs from the Walmart sale a few weeks back. Hue, hands down, take the cake for longevity and brightness, especially colored, but you definitely pay a premium compared to these generic Chinese wifi bulbs...
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Mikus007 wrote: If possible, smart switches are always better IMO. With the bulbs, you always have to have the light switch on and you can't really use the switch effectively, you basically have to use your voice or phone. With a switch, you can easily use the switch as well.
If you cycle the power of these bulbs, they turn on at the switch.

I have about 12 of them, love them. The white is nice and bright, colour is a fun gimmick for mood lighting. I do the living room in red and green at Christmas.

These are a great entry to smart bulbs for the price.
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Feb 8, 2010
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Brampton
I bought them last year. Only good was white light rest of the colours are so dim. Dont know if the brightest on new gen is increased or not and had a hard time to get conected too.

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