Smart bulb LB230 Discontinued?

Smart bulb LB230 Discontinued?
Smart bulb LB230 Discontinued?
2020-02-01 15:02:16 - last edited 2020-02-01 15:05:47
Model: LB230
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Hello,

Im looking for a LB shape smart bulb and see the TPLink LB230 on a number of sites as out of stock. The model doesnt appear anymore on the Kasa site, and being out of stock maybe tells me its being replaced. Does anyone have any insight or able to provide any guidance?

Many thanks!

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Re:Smart bulb LB230 Discontinued?
2020-02-03 17:33:09

@Leom 

 

The LB230 is End of Life so it is not being manufactured anymore. 

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Re:Smart bulb LB230 Discontinued?
2020-02-03 17:38:11

@Tony 

Thank you. Will there be a replacement?

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Re:Smart bulb LB230 Discontinued?
2020-02-03 22:27:37

@Leom 

 

Doesn't look like it, for now we just have the smart bulbs and the light strip.

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Re:Smart bulb LB230 Discontinued?
2020-02-10 04:13:35

That's a huge dissapointment. I feel like I've waisted my investment into Kasa products after reading this. Most of the lights in my home are can lights and the format of the bulb is a spots like (LB230). Regular bulbs would look horrible. I am still trying to bring all of my bulbs up to smart bulbs from incandescant bulbs. I want all of my lights to be the same brand so I have one app and not 10 apps. If this is true and the LB230 is gone I am going to have to find a new brand of smart lights/switches/outlets,etc to work with. So all of my invenstment into KASA thus far will become obsolete and a huge waste of my money. Huge dissapointment TP-Link. If the LB230 does not come back I will NEVER by a TP-Link product again, nor will I recommend TP-Link products. 

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Re:Smart bulb LB230 Discontinued?
2020-02-10 14:59:36

That was my fear when I saw that only a few online store were stocking it - Im glad asked the question.

This is a real problem in this space because light bulbs (a product that should last 10 years+) now become obsolete, and with major comanies like tplink discontinuing devices without a direct replacement this causes homeowners tremendous problems long term

 

 

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Re:Smart bulb LB230 Discontinued?
2020-05-21 00:36:09
This is very sad, as one of the bulbs just failed and I was hoping to get a replacement, so what choice do I have now?!
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Re:Smart bulb LB230 Discontinued?
2020-05-21 12:26:27

@Shurka179 For what it's worth, I've gone with the Philips Wiz bulbs - (the forum wont let me post an extrenal link - Google 'homedepot Philips Color and Tunable White BR30 LED 65 Watt')

 

They are excellent on all colors exccept Orange for some reason. They of course don't help you with your Kasa eccosystem problem, but if using controls from outside the Kasa app (Alexa etc.) this may be a good solution for you. 

I don't expect Philips to discontinue a line without warning or replacement either, which is a plus

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Re:Smart bulb LB230 Discontinued?
2020-09-20 22:33:52

This is also making me re-think my tp-link strategy. If they are discontinuing without a replacement I worry about long term support.

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Re:Smart bulb LB230 Discontinued?
2020-09-26 02:22:16
Looks like I am also out of luck. :| Frustrating, so much for the investment I already have made...
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Re:Smart bulb LB230 Discontinued?
2021-01-12 01:54:21

@cbcalhoun 

 

I was just about to make a feature request for the LB230 to have a color cycling option, but after reading this forum thread, and finding out they're discontinuing this bulb, it doesn't seem like it would make much sense.

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