There must be a lot of people in love with the color-changing capabilities of the Philips Hue smart LED light bulbs to cause so many companies to offer near copycat products. A new color-adjustable smart light from Revogi, the DeLight, is coming to market.
Like other smart LED light bulbs recently introduced, the Revogi DeLight uses Bluetooth to connect the light bulbs to your phone, rather than WiFi and Zigbee, which the Philips Hue lights use. A big benefit of Bluetooth is that the phone connects wirelessly directly to the light rather than having to go through a gateway that’s connected to your home network. The downside of using Bluetooth for smart lighting control is that you must be relatively close to the actually light (theoretically up to 30 feet, but more like 10 feet in actual use) for the connection to be reliable.
The Revogi DeLight bulbs are controlled via a free smart phone app for iOS (hopefully an Android app will come along soon.
According to the company, the bulbs can display about 16 million different colors, and you can control up to 10 bulbs at once from the app. You can also adjust the bulbs’ brightness from the app, and set timers to make the bulbs light up (in whatever color you want) at your specified times. Imagine setting the bulbs to wake you in the morning in bright red, or maybe an energetic green.
As LED light bulbs, they use about 90 percent less electricity than equivalent incandescent bulbs.
The DeLight bulbs are priced from $35 to $50, depending on where you find them.