Cree Connected LED Bulb Review – A Tried and True Smart Bulb



There are already a bunch of smart bulbs on the market that it can be difficult to find the right one for your home – and so, enter the Cree Connected LED Bulb. When you pair this particular light bulb to a control hub, you can turn it on and off remotely. Furthermore, you can also schedule how it performs with the use of automated lighting settings. However, looking at the previous couple of statements, these features are nothing new when it comes to the smart light bulb category. What makes this particular model special is that it is compatible with a slew of platforms. Furthermore, it also shares the same strong lighting hardware specifics that can be seen and experienced from the brand’s own 4Flow LED.

Cree Connected LED Bulb Review - A Tried and True Smart Bulb

The Cree Connected LED Bulb is a Very Flexible Smart Bulb, so to Speak

Aside from the smart bulb being the flexible sort as it is compatible with a wide array of platforms, perhaps the other facet that would be considered to be the most appealing for the Cree Connected LED Bulb is its price. It just costs a few dollars more than your average, non-connected light bulb that can deliver a similar level of maximum brightness. Therefore, perhaps it can even be safely said that this is the best option to have when you want to start making your home a smarter abode.

In terms of design, if you’ve already seen what the 4Flow LED looks like, then there’s nothing much to expect in this department. However, the Cree Connected LED Light Bulb now packs a Zigbee radio within it. This means that it goes out of the way to separate itself from the crowd in terms of looks, and instead emphasizes on the design of the classic incandescent light bulb to accommodate more features, albeit it does look rather cheaply made.

For the Cree Connected LED Bulb, it also has a convection cooling trick, which can also be found on the 4Flow LED. This uses vents found on the bulb to do away with the need of heat sink application. What does this mean? Because of these vents, it brings production costs way, way down, hence the really low price point. Furthermore, it also means that the bulb is surprisingly light for an LED. If you want to know how much it weighs, know that one of Cree’s Connected LED Bulb only weighs 2-ounces. Hence, if you want to start “smarting” up the place, then perhaps this is a good product to start with that goal.


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Cree Connected LED Bulb Review – A Tried and True Smart Bulb
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