I recently replaced all my Phillips Hue Smart Bulbs because they kept coming on after a power outage. Phillips said they fixed that bug and you could update the bulb firmware from the app. I originally configured them using my Amazon Echo Show 2 because it has a built-in hub, but I cannot use the Phillips Hue smartphone app because I don't have the Philips Hub.
I have been using TP Link Smart plugs and switches because they do not require a hub. I use smart bulbs in all fixtures that are not controlled by a wall switch. I replaced my Phillip Hue bulbs with TP Link KL110 bulbs. I lost power today and when it came back on all my TP-Link bulbs turned on. This is very annoying and the reason I replaced the Phillips Hue bulbs. If it happens at night, it wakes everybody up and someone needs to walk around the house to turn off the lights or wake up the person with the app on their phone. My TP Link wall switches, and plugs do not behave this way and I found the Kasa App has a last "ON" state feature during my research. Therefore, I bought the bulbs. If I knew this was going to happen, I never would have purchased the bulbs.
The reason for a Smart bulb is so you control it from a smartphone app or voice control. To do this power needs to be supplied to the smart bulb all the time. There is a feature in the Kasa App to return to the last "ON" state when power is restored. Some have suggested to changing it to 1% brightness, but that is still too bright. There needs to be that last "Known" state or last "OFF" state added to the app.
I'm ready to box then up and return them. Hopefully, someone from TP Link can answer the following question before I do:
- Will there be a bug fix issued soon to correct the issue?