Smart Light Bulb and Smart Socket, intelligent lighting with Koogeek

Smart Light Bulb and Smart Socket, intelligent lighting with Koogeek

More and more users are starting to consider the smart alternatives available in the market to make their home as comfortable as possible. That is why the Koogeek team, a Chinese company with extensive experience in IoT products, is offering a good range of products compatible with the HomeKit system, the demotic adapted by Apple.

Today we bring you two cheaper and more functional alternatives to make your lighting smart at home, we are talking about the Smart Light Bulb and the Smart Socket from Koogeek. Stay with us and discover how it works and all that these intelligent systems are capable of doing for you.

We will analyze the characteristics of each of these devices separately, although being from the same firm will logically have more than one point in common, so, do not miss even a detail of its features, only then you will be able to compare with other alternatives, although we already anticipate that it is difficult to find other devices with similar characteristics that include similar features at prices as low as Koogeek, specialist in this and that has given the brand a reputation that puts it at the height of others of Chinese origin like Aukey, who have known how to manufacture quality products and democratize them.

Smart Light Bulb

We go first with the smart light bulb, this is the fastest product that usually comes through the eyes, since it is a simple bulb that hides the necessary technology inside so that it can become a whole intelligent lighting system and at the same time provide us with all the tasks of the home through the features of Siri and HomeKit.

General characteristics

  • Smart device type: Standard LED bulb type E27 cap size.
  • Compatible devices: Both Android (through its application), and iOS through HomeKit or its own application, although its integration with HomeKit makes it more attractive in the Apple environment.
  • Total weight of the bulb: 299 grams.
  • Power and energy consumption: 8W.
  • Lumens: 500
  • Classical light tone: Between 2,700K and 6,000K.
  • Alternative colors: Through configuration up to 16 million in total with its RGB type of LED light.
  • Connection: Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi.

It stands out how easy it is to install, if we consider installation to screw the bulb into any compatible lamp holder, the reality is that it is easier for us to put it on. Then at the time of the configuration we will follow the path we prefer, through its own application or through HomeKit, taking advantage of the device codes offered by the stickers included in the box, we are simply going to have to enter the Home application Apple and scan those numbers the rest is literally «easy».

Daily use and first sensations

What gets the most attention right after the start is that it weighs much more than any other LED bulb (famous for being light), but of course, is that inside the cap has all its technology. But of course, we must bear in mind that it is completely independent, it is not necessary to purchase drivers separately beyond our mobile phone, what else can we ask for?

Once we have started with the use we can proceed to say «Hey Siri, turn off the light», or opt for using the switches of the Home application (Home if you have iOS in Spanish). None of this prevents us from using the bulb in the traditional way, that is, using the push buttons on the wall. Of course, the bulb will emit the color and intensity that we have previously configured through your application or Home.

However, due to its characteristics and brightness, it is best to install it in secondary lamp holders, such as stand lamps or secondary lamps, since although the lighting is not too powerful, the possibility of changing the color and setting your home is much more attractive if it is not broadcast directly from above.

Smart Socket

We now turn to the smaller alternative, less functional but also attractive for what situations. This time we are going to have a bushing in front, that is, a base with standard E27 female thread, and with the male of the same size. The intention is that on this basis we can include any bulb that we want and thus quickly convert it into a smart lighting system. This has its cons in relation to the Smart Light Bulb version, as is logical, since we will not be able to regulate the intensity or the color of the bulb, the passive system (the bulb) will be the one to determine these characteristics.

General characteristics

  • Smart device type: E27 size smart socket, both male and female.
  • Compatible devices: Both Android (through its application), and iOS through HomeKit or its own application, although its integration with HomeKit makes it more attractive in the Apple environment.
  • Total weight of the device: 130 grams.
  • Connection: Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi.

Once again what stands out is the installation, simply we must screw the bulb that we want to return «intelligent» and screw the assembly in the standard lampholder in turn. We are not going to need more time. Then at the time of configuration we will follow the path we prefer, through its own application or through HomeKit, taking advantage of the device codes offered by the stickers included in the box.

Daily use and the first sensations

In this case we will only be able to turn the light on or off through HomeKit or Koogeek’s own application, that is, we will not be able to control more parameters. It is a perfect complement if for example we have more smart bulbs at home but we simply want to manage the on and off. It is built in white plastic and also has its own ON / OFF button.