- Extremely easy to set up
- Create some wonderful colours with the preset effects
- Fairly priced compared to other smart lighting kits on the market
- Personal customisation is very minimal
- Light bulbs are huge for some light fittings
Customisation in the home is key. It’s our personal space, and we design the space depending on our personalities. Some like minimalist, others like mahogany wood. But there are also some like me who love the idea of tech. Everything needs to be gadgety. I wanted my home to reflect me, so I decided to check out the Wiz Smart Lighting range.
Wiz sent us through some of their products, the first being a bulb kit. The fittings are A.B22 so you need to make sure your light fixture is compatible. I found that the top down light in my room wasn’t so had to put them into my hallway landing and also dining room wall lights. They worked perfectly and powered on no problem.
The second was a spotlight. A small dome shaped light that can be positioned to fire outwards into a room, or straight up at the ceiling. This would act as a nice light for a bedroom lamp, or even some kind of behind the TV uplight to give the room some ambiance. It’s quite small and shines very bright at max level.
All the lights including the two bulbs work through the Wiz app which was a breeze to set up. You’re required to login with your WiFi password and from here, turn the lights on and off to sync them with your signal. I entered my WiFi password in wrong at first, and the lights flashed red to let me know there was an error. Once I corrected this, the lights were found straight away and off I went with the customisation.
The app even lets you schedule what time the lights will come on, which is a great touch. If throughout the day you want to display different colours, then time them to activate at a certain time. Want some warm orange for sunrise and some cool blue for sunset and night? Schedule it. It all works amazing.