Sengled is stepping up their smart lighting lineup in a significant way at CES 2019. Among the new products is a 100-watt equivalent smart bulb that puts out 1500 lumens of brightness, which is double what you get out of most smart bulbs on the market. There’s also a new smart flood light with a built-in motion sensor in the middle that can be used to detect room occupancy for automatic lighting control or to alert you of intruders while you’re away from home. Those two new lights require Sengled’s existing hub to function, but they’ve also announced a new line of WiFi smart bulbs that don’t require a hub.
Sengled has always been a more affordable alternative to premium smart lighting products, like the Philips Hue line, and their new products make them worth considering more than ever. There’s a distinct lack of extra bright smart bulbs on the market and Sengled is out to change that with their new 100-watt equivalent bulb. Its 1,500 lumens of brightness is impressive considering it uses the standard A19 shape. For comparison, Philips Hue’s brightest A19 bulb only puts out 800 lumens of brightness. Senglend’s nearly twice as bright bulb won’t hurt your efficiency too much either because it only consumes 14 watts of power. Of course, you can always lower the brightness when not needed to save energy and crank it up as necessary. The smart bulb will be released in the first half of the year and cost around $20.
A new flood light from Sengled, that is already available for $29.99, features a built-in motion sensor. Using the app, you can set it so the bulb turns itself or any other Sengled bulb on when motion is detected. It can also be set to turn bulbs off when motion has stopped for a period of time for when your kids forget to turn on the lights. Another perk of having extra motion sensors around the house built into your lights is that you can be alerted of motion when your away from home to know when your loved ones get home or if there’s an intruder in the home.
The two bulbs previously mentioned require Sengled’s hub to work because they use the Zigbee protocol. For customers who don’t want another hub in their home, Sengled has announced a new line of WiFi smart bulbs that don’t require a hub. These new hubless bulbs will be available in multi-color and white variants, as well as multiple bulb sizes. They’ll be released in Q2 of this year. Sengled will also be releasing a new remote switch that can cycle through 3 scenes, smart sensors, and a new LED light strip.