Really torn here. I want to get at least 3 color bulbs for my son's room for Xmas. Alexa control is critical. I've narrowed it down to the Philips Hue 4-bulb starter kit ($140 on Amazon, includes their bridge) or 3 x TP-link color bulbs ($37/each = $111). I already have a number of TP-link products (3 white bulbs, some outlet switches), so I'm familiar with their Kasa app, which is nice enough. I'm a little more concerned with the security aspect of wi-fi connected IoT devices (TP-link) vs. Zigbee-connected (Hue), but I figure both companies (TP-Link, Philips) are reasonably reputable, so maybe a wash? Additional TP-link bulbs are cheaper, but I've heard great things about the Hue app and their ease of use and programmability. Plus Hue offers an LED strip light product, TP-link doesn't, which might be nice to add in the future. Hue seems to have really strong support with IFTTT, though TP-Link is adding functionality there too. TP-Link bulbs turn right back on at the last setting if you turn them off/on by the light switch - does Hue do that too? The Hue bridge has to be hard-wired via Ethernet, which would complicate isolating all my IoT devices on a separate vLAN, but that's mostly a minor issue. Any other pros/cons worth considering?https://appsync.biz/solitaire/ Mobdro AnyDesk
TP-Link color bulbs or Hue color starter kit????
2019-02-14 13:08:48 - last edited 2019-02-14 20:46:46