I’m building an outdoor covered patio and need to order some 6" down lights… Looking for smart recessed/wafers! I’d like color changing options. They need to withstand Texas humidity and heat.
Most importantly, I’d like them to be as compatible as possible with the new Blue Series switches arriving soon. I have a SmartThings hub today. I’d much prefer ZigBee over WiFi. If we can do ZigBee groups and that actually WORKS, that’s a win/win.
There are SO MANY options out there, I don’t even know where to start. Is there a list of options that have top marks in the test lab?
I appreciate any pointers and links! Thank you!
I am surprised nobody has posted an opinion on this yet.
So far, I’ve only found this RGBW option – Curious if others have tested this one yet?
6Inch ZigBee 3.0 Smart Ceiling Downlight Dimmable Color Changing LED Recessed Lighting 15W Compatible with Voice Control Alexa Echo , Google Home - 1 Pack
If I decide RBG isn’t necessary, these may be a good option:
Juno WF6C RD TUWH MW M6 Smart LED Wafer Downlight, 2700K-5000K Tunable White, Dimmable, Zigbee or Bluetooth Connection, Use with Alexa, Google Home, SmartThings, Ultra Thin, 6 Inch, Matte White
But I haven’t gotten or tested either one of them yet. Has anyone else?
I used Sylvania OSRAM and they worked great. No complaints, but they are pretty expensive. I bought them in contractor packs and it was way cheaper.
@kreene1987, do you have a link to the model you bought? I’d like to take a look.
The RGBW Zigbee lights I linked to above are back in stock; but I learned that they are NOT wafers and require cans. They also ship from China only, at the moment. Zero reviews. I’m not sure I want to play guinea pig for 12x RGBW canned lights and wait a month for them to arrive. If they were wafers, I’d probably have ordered them already.
I have osram and Phillips hue for rgb. Have halo for tuneable white. Would go with Phillips hue over osram though definitely more expensive. Halo are great for tuneable white