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Review: TCP Smart LED Lighting System - The New York Times

TCP 65W Equivalent Soft White BR30 Smart LED Bulb

$5.99


TCP Connected Smart LED Light Bulb Starter Kit with 2 A19 LED Light ,

Earlier this month, our colleague and Consumerist reader Michelle spotted a great deal on some Connected by TCP smart lightbulbs she’d been eyeing for her home. Before buying, she checked to see if they’d be compatible with her Amazon Echo or Wink app, and it’s good that she checked first. As it turns out, those bulbs are no longer compatible with any device, app, or hub, because TCP as of June 1.

Earlier this month, our colleague and Consumerist reader Michelle spotted a great deal on some Connected by TCP smart lightbulbs she’d been eyeing for her home. Before buying, she checked to see if they’d be compatible with her Amazon Echo or Wink app, and it’s good that she checked first. As it turns out, those bulbs are no longer compatible with any device, app, or hub, because TCP as of June 1.

Connected by TCP Home Smart Lighting Kit

  • Pros

    Easy to install and program. Android and iOS support. Comes with a handy remote.
  • Cons

    Slightly expensive. No PC Web app. Doesn't support IFTTT recipes.
  • Bottom Line

    The Connected by TCP Smart Lighting System makes it easy to light up your home whenever you want from wherever you are, as long as you have an iOS or Android device. It's a bit pricey up front, but will save you money on energy in the long run.

TCP Connected Smart LED Light Bulb Starter Kit with 2 A19 LED Light

The Connected by TCP home smart lighting system is pleasantly simple to set up. It works just as advertised. It's impressively customizable, and you can add up to 250 different smart bulbs to one system. You can dim lights in your home without dimmer switches. It's controllable via mobile app, remote control or Web interface. The Smart Control feature lets you automatically turn lights on and off at predetermined times and on certain days. Finally, the remote access feature lets you monitor and control you home lighting from anywhere you have an Internet connection.

The Connected by TCP home smart lighting system is pleasantly simple to set up. It works just as advertised. It's impressively customizable, and you can add up to 250 different smart bulbs to one system. You can dim lights in your home without dimmer switches. It's controllable via mobile app, remote control or Web interface. The Smart Control feature lets you automatically turn lights on and off at predetermined times and on certain days. Finally, the remote access feature lets you monitor and control you home lighting from anywhere you have an Internet connection.