This test will be a little different as we are testing several products from WiZ. We have received the following products from them:
As mentioned, we are looking at two products from WiZ in this test. With two different bulbs with E27 and E14 socket.
If we look at the first product, it is the A.E27 LED 806 lm, which has the following specifications:
The next product is the C.E14 LED 407 lm, which has the following specifications:
In order to use the WiZ products, I have to download their WiZ Connected APP. If you use Mesh in your home, where it does not separate the different frequency bands, it may well cause some problems with setting up the light. Since the Lifx lamps do not use any kind of bridge, and connect directly to the router on the 2.4GHz frequency band. It took me three times before the Lightstrip connected and I got the first device created for the network.
With Wiz Connected, we can easily set up the devices in the home. The connection itself is easy, even with mesh, which does not necessarily create a network with 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz, which can cause problems. But with the Wiz bulb, I experienced no problems and it took less than two minutes before I had connected and set up the bulb in the App. Wiz Connected has a nice user-friendly interface in their app and it is easy to navigate.
When you enter a room, it is possible to switch on the lamp, but it is also possible to set different effects and scenes. However, the bulb that is being tested has only one light, which unfortunately means that I cannot test the effects.
Since we are dealing with light, it is difficult to make a definite test about the product. It is therefore allowed to be demonstrated with E27 connected to a lamp in the living room.
The cheapest price I have been able to find on the internet for the two different bulbs from WiZ Connected is the following:
As mentioned, WiZ is part of Signify together with Philips Hue. Although it may seem dangerous to have a more budget-friendly brand under the same roof, it works for me until it works. Because there is no doubt that Philips Hue and WiZ do not necessarily go after the same customer group, but rather complement each other, and ensure that everyone can create the smart home, with smart lighting.
It is not because I have had the opportunity to fully enter the WiZ universe, and it has been very much two standard bulbs that have been tested. That's why I can't dive into effects and what options WiZ brings on that front either. But if I look exclusively at the light itself and use the kindness around, Wiz hits very well.
The user-friendliness itself is incredibly good in their App, and in some respects it is incredibly similar to Philips Hue, which of course is not so strange. One thing that Wiz Connected has is the possibility to follow the power consumption of the lamps, this is a function that is clearly good, and especially in this day and age, when you think more about where and when you use the power. This is a feature I haven't seen in Philips Hue, which is definitely worth its weight in gold.
It is a good and cheap way to enter the smart light universe, but Wiz also has some limitations compared to its "big brother" Philips Hue, where the selection is significantly larger. However, Wiz still comes with what is needed, and most people will probably find a suitable selection.
Which also means that even though Wiz and Philips Hue are owned by the same people, they still create space to be able to exist together, without creating too much internal competition, but more complementary to each other.
I therefore give the bulbs from Wiz Connected a fine score of 9 out of 10, together with the "Safe Buy" award. Because the bulbs do what they are supposed to, and come with a good price, which means that the journey towards smart lighting does not have to be too expensive if you are starting from scratch.
Score: 9 + Safe Buy