The new smart bulb goes multicolour
Smart bulbs have seen a surge in demand in the last couple of years but one of the prohibitive factors is the requirement of a dedicated hub. TP-Link bulbs work without the need of a hub and the new one to join its expanding lineup is the LB130.
Installing and setting up the bulb is a cinch. The default E27 lamp base is something that is not common in Indian homes but the company bundles a B22 base holder for free.
One feature that distinguishes the new bulb from TP-Link’s existing lineup is the multicolour support. And to use it, all a user needs to do is install the Kasa app. The app allows the bulb to be controlled remotely, change the colour and the brightness as well as set and customise different scenes. Reading, Dining, Home Party, Good Night are some of the scenes available. The 11W bulb has a brightness of 800 lumens and is energy efficient by up to 80 per cent when compared to a 60W incandescent bulb with similar brightness.
There’s even a Circadian Mode that automatically matches the light to the time of day by adjusting brightness and warmth as the sun rises and sets.
The smart bulb can be controlled with voice via Amazon Alexa, which can be done by activating the free Kasa skill available in the Skills menu of the Alexa app or via Google Assistant. Needless to say, voice control works flawlessly on both. All in all, the LB130 is a no-frill bulb that does not rely on a hub for you to enjoy all the smart bulb features, including various scenes, different colours and circadian mode.