Bulbrite Solana Standard Color Review

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Let’s be honest: lighting can really affect your mood. I know I always get a headache from fluorescent lights, as they make me feel like I’m being interrogated. That’s why I’m so passionate about multicolor smart lightbulbs. Not only do they allow you to choose from 16 million different colors, but they also allow you to control them remotely, either with the app or even through a voice assistant. Now, setting the mood with your lighting is incredibly easy, whether you’re studying, reading, or having a dance party. In this review, I’m checking out the Bulbrite Standard Color bulb, which costs a reasonable $29.99. Let’s get started and see if it’s worth it!

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With scenes, schedules, and integrations with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, you'll love using this $29.99 smart light bulb. 

Bulbrite Standard Color Design

Bulbrite Solana Standard Color
Bulbrite Solana Standard Color

At first glance, the Bulbrite Standard Color might seem like your typical light bulb that you can buy at any hardware store, and I agree that spending $29.99 on your grandmother’s light bulb seems highly unnecessary. However, you can’t judge a book by it’s cover, and the same thing goes for light bulbs. One major difference is that the Bulbrite Standard Color is WiFi-enabled, which lets you control it remotely through the Bulbrite app. It’s also LED, meaning energy-efficient, plus it’s dimmable and multicolor.

Bulbrite Solana Standard Color in Blue
Bulbrite Solana Standard Color in Blue

Finally, the bulb is in the standard A19 shape and lamp base size E26, which will let it fit onto the majority of lamps.

Bulbrite Standard Color Features

Aside from remote control, there are a bunch of other features that the Bulbrite Standard Color can do. For example, you can put it on schedules so that it turns off and on automatically, without you have to do anything.

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Smart Light Bulb Schedules

You can also control up to 12 Bulbrite bulbs at once, grouping them into scenes for maximum convenience.

Making Scenes with the Bulbrite Solana Standard Color
Making Scenes with the Bulbrite Solana Standard Color

If you’re a rise with the sun and set with the moon type of guy, you can even put the Bulbrite Standard Color on sunrise/ sunset mode so it turns off at night and vice versa!

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Sunrise/ Sunset Mode with Smart Light Bulbs

If any of your family or friends wants to join in, simply give them your login information and have them download the Bulbrite app. Of course, you’ll all be able to control the Bulbrite Standard Color with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, as it works with these trusty voice assistants.

Bulbrite Solana Standard Color Smart Platform Integrations
Bulbrite Solana Standard Color Smart Platform Integrations

So what does the Bulbrite Standard Color lack? I’d say the most important feature is the ability to connect with other IoT devices to automate triggers. For example, it would’ve been cool to have my Bulbrite Standard Color turn off as soon as my security camera is armed, meaning I’m not home. So while the Bulbrite Standard Color works with voice assistants, when it comes to fitting in with your other smart home products, it’s pretty much on it’s own.

The Bulbrite Standard Color also lacks geofencing, which lets you hook it up to the GPS on your mobile device. Now, this isn’t an essential feature by any means, but it is convenient to have your lights turn off automatically when you step out the door. There’s also no energy monitoring, so you won’t be able to see exactly how much energy the Bulbrite Standard Color uses. Again, this isn’t an essential feature, but would have been nice to include.

Installing the Bulbrite Standard Color

Bulbrite Solana Standard Color Setup
Bulbrite Solana Standard Color Setup

On a more positive note, using the Bulbrite Standard Color doesn’t require a hub or any other devices whatsoever, so all you need to do is screw it in and sync it with the Bulbrite app. When you initially screw it in, the bulb will blink. From there, hit add new bulb in the app and add your Wi-Fi info to connect. The process only took three minutes from start to finish! 

The Bulbrite App

The Bulbrite App
The Bulbrite App
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With scenes, schedules, and integrations with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, you'll love using this $29.99 smart light bulb. 

I’ll admit it: finding the Bulbrite app was no walk in the park. It turns out, it’s called Bulbrite Standard Color— Smart LED Lighting on Androids and Bulbrite Standard Color Smart Lights on the Apple store. For some reason, the Android app doesn’t have a rating, but the iOS app is at a perfect five stars, definitely a good sign. Andrew Simone, an iPhone user wrote in a recent five star review,

“Easy to control my lights with this, my wife really likes the ability to turn off our lights from the couch when we are watching TV.”

Recap of the Bulbrite Standard Color

Bulbrite Solana Standard Color and Box
Bulbrite Solana Standard Color and Box

In general, I would recommend the Bulbrite Standard Color, but I don’t think it makes sense for everybody. Let me explain.

Buy the Bulbrite Standard Color if you’d like…

  • Multicolor: Choose from 16 million different colors to set the mood exactly how you want it!
  • Scenes and schedules: The Bulbrite Standard Color has the two features I look for most in a smart light bulb.
  • Integrations with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant: Fortunately, it works with the two most popular voice assistants allowing for a hands-free experience.

But don’t buy the Bulbrite Standard Color if you want a smart light bulb with…

  • Home automations: Unfortunately, the Bulbrite Standard Color can’t trigger actions in other connected devices.
  • Geofencing: You won’t be able to link your Bulbrite Standard Color with the GPS on your phone, syncing it with your location.
  • Energy monitoring: Although Bulbrite claims this feature is coming with the next app iteration, as of now, the Bulbrite Standard Color has no energy monitoring whatsoever.

If the Bulbrite Standard Color isn’t for you, check out some other great options in my review of 2019’s best smart light bulbs.

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner is an attorney and journalist with a passion for home tech and secure, efficient living. Since graduating from NYU Law, he has maintained a paradoxical existence of trying to live life adventurously while remaining staunchly risk-averse. He is torn by the dual desires of wanting to only be in Brooklyn writing about housing policy and smart home tech and aspiring to visit his friends scattered across the globe. Gabe believes that stable, safe communities are the cornerstone to a vibrant and healthy society, and it is this passion that brought him to contribute to Security Baron.

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