It is quite entertaining to attend the “smartparty”, i.e. to the boom by putting the smart everything, and home represents a very fertile ground to till. Vacuums and remote sensors, cameras and refrigerators among many other things are smart bulbs. An example of this are the Sengled, seeking to be an element for creating a particular atmosphere with a modern twist in decor.
How is this accomplished? With wireless network and with integrated speakers. The idea is that the bulbs put something else on his side when creating the desired atmosphere, in this case the audio. The Sengled Press and Press Flex, either individually or in sets of several of them, controlling them light up and play music with the smartphone and its own app.
Not suitable for environments vintage silent
Like other smart, in the case of Sengled Press and Press Flex bulbs also we have us forget the typical bulb-shaped (pear-shaped or tube). For the Press Flex, it is an inserted bulb in an average metal cone which has threads and the light output at each end, with the addition that the light beam passes through a perforated lid in which integrates the speaker.
The Press have flared up being something less longer than the Press, and differences in the pattern of plastic mesh that covers the bulb and that is the sound output (nor is there in this case the leading edge of plastic do have the Press Flex). Weight is like that, with 420 grams in the case of the Press and 320 grams in the Press.
The design is one of the outstanding features in the product, although the idea is to be installed with one of the sockets, which also sells the manufacturer (the Sengled Press Horn is a continuation of the metal cone of the Press Flex, for example). Thus, it is an E27 thread and actually work on any socket with this width, since all necessary hardware is inside the bulb (the Press Horn and Press Onion provide aesthetic, nothing on the functionality of the wifi or Audio).
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We detail the technical specifications of the bulbs to consider (temperature of white thread, size, etc.) in the following table.
|SENGLED PRESS||SENGLED PRESS FLEX|
|PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS||140 x 98 millimeters, 420 grams||164 x 93 millimeters, 320 grams|
|COLOR TEMPERATURE||Warm white (2700 Kelvin)||Warm white (2700 Kelvin)|
|BRIGHTNESS||600 lumens||420 lumens|
|BEAM ANGLE||105 degrees||100 degrees|
|SPEAKER MAXIMUM POWER||13 watts||13 watts|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||100 Hz – 20 kHz||100 Hz – 20 kHz|
|SUPPORT WIRELESS NETWORK||Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Class 2)||802.11a / b / g / n Wi-Fi® dual band (2.4GHz & 5GHz)|
|COLORS||Pearl White (white), Pewter (gray) or Candy Apple (red)||Silver, champagne|
Install, screw and sincornizar
As mentioned at the beginning, it is a bulb whose control is performed from the smartphone. The necessary connection between them (and if you have several bulbs) is the Bluetooth in the case of the Press and wifi for Press Flex, and just this is the first step to set them up and run them. Worth we have prepared the app once we install and we configure the fire the moment.
The setup process is fairly simple, thanks in part to the app guide you from the start step by step. In the case of the Press we have to connect as any other Bluetooth device, going to such a configuration. Once we link we jump us up pop that sends us to install the app itself, because each of the models has its.
In the case of Flex Press we have to add each bulb from the app, which appear between wireless networks, assigning a name. That ‘s right: it is recommended that the Sengled Press Flex is in an area that has good network reception, as poor signal if we get away and some problems in use.
Thus, the configuration is fairly quick and easy, maybe not use. While the start is very well explained and it is hardly necessary to follow the instructions in the instruction manual on paper (we recognize it: sometimes you take a look), the app is so simple that in some cases is rather short.
Many party, but little chance
The overall experience is good: the aim of these bulbs seems to be the decoration and, above all, the environment, and the fact is that the room is filled embroilment with the audio output (both one and if we combine several), albeit wide and open. Lighting is rather tenuous, with an average intensity (not low but less potent than halogens 800 lumens) and smaller angle than others by having the coating of the metal body.
The audio will be more or less concentrated depending on how separate we install the sockets. In our tests we managed to reach 118 decibels, which in practice resulted in a sound with enough volume and intensity. As we have seen, the sound comes from the side of the light so that if we are under the bulb will be the point of direct perception, and loss of quality that is usually when maximum volumes are reached was minimal.
One of the pluses is that it has several options for music source, such as Spotify, Deezer or music device (also our voice recordings, with the megaphone). But the weakest point is the app, too terse and sometimes little obedient. While this is vital that we are in the scope of the wifi (if we turn away some have failures synchronization with the music service although we see that the mobile is connected), to set the sleep in the Press Fex turns off soon though let ‘s do it slowly, regardless of the time you configure.
In this case, the sound itself endures every minute you configure (a minimum of 6 minutes). But the main drawback is that besides unresponsive to type off we want, not allow to choose the audio source. That is, we can only put local audio (on the phone, no streaming) or the sounds of the app (environment, type zen).
Worth noting is the installation, repudiation find in case you have already the holder or also buy it. In the first case, as explained at the beginning, is screw the bulb without another operation (pending only synchronization with the mobile), and if we choose to purchase the bases if we should make the installation of circuit (with knowledge and this requires extra precaution).Tags: light bulbs, speakers