Wyze Bulb Color Review

We tested the affordable Wyze Bulb Color to confirm that it looks great and has adjustable settings
Best for brightness
Wyze Bulb Color
4 out of 5 stars
4
  • pro
    1100 lumens
  • pro
    Dimmable
  • pro
    16 million colors
Cathy Habas
May 31, 2023
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The Wyze Bulb Color impressed us with its rich colors and adjustable brightness. Plus, it is more affordable than the competition without sacrificing major features. This smart bulb even works with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant for voice control. 

While the Wyze app wasn’t as user friendly as we hoped, we recorded some quick tutorial videos to help you set up automation rules without too much hassle. 

pro
Pros
pro 16 million colors
pro Color temperature options
pro Dimmable
pro Easy setup
pro 1100 lumens
pro Works with Google or Amazon
pro Home automation routines
pro Energy Star certified
con
Cons
con Can’t add colors to automation rules
con Setting up rules can be confusing
con No pulse mode or color cycling

Compare the Wyze Bulb Color to other smart light bulbs

Product
Best for
Price
Lumens
Works with
Learn more
Best for Brightness$15.98
1100
Amazon, Google
Best overall$49.97
800
Amazon, Apple, Google, SmartThings
Best for budgets$34.99 (4-pack)
800
Amazon, Apple, Google
Best Wi-Fi bulb$24.98
800
Amazon, Apple, Google

*Amazon.com list price as of post date. Read full disclaimer.

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Super bright and dimmable

With 1100 Lumens—nearly three times as many as competitors—the Wyze Bulb Color can get searingly bright. Thankfully, it’s dimmable down to 30 Lumens. Best of all, you don’t need a hard-wired dimmer switch-just use the in-app slider. 

You can also adjust the Wyze Bulb Color’s warmth and, of course, color. Enjoy the exact lighting and ambiance you need at a moment’s notice. 

Watch our quick video tutorial to learn how to change colors on the Wyze Bulb Color.

Automatic sun matching

You’ll love this feature if you prefer natural lighting. The Wyze Bulb Color automatically adjusts its color temperature and brightness throughout the day to mimic the sun. How neat is that?

Easy setup

Setting up the Wyze Bulb Color is as easy as changing a light bulb. Screw it into any light fixture that can handle up to 75W, then log into the Wyze app and select the plus sign in the top left corner. Tap Add New Device > Power & Lighting > Wyze Bulb Color.

The bulb will pulse green to tell you it’s ready to pair with the app. From there, follow the on-screen instructions to name the bulb and pair it to Bluetooth.

Confusing home automation rules

Like all smart home devices worth their salt, the Wyze Bulb Color can be programmed to turn on and off at specific times or in response to other triggers. Also known as routines or scenes, these home automation rules provide a hefty dose of convenience and can even help protect your home from burglars by making it look occupied. 

But we got frustrated trying to set up these rules on the Wyze app. There were too many menus and vague descriptions about each step or choice. We eventually figured it out, though, so be sure to watch our tutorial to learn how to set Wyze Bulb Color schedules.

What’s missing from the Wyze Bulb Color?

The Wyze Bulb Color doesn’t come with recommended scenes or automation rules, so you’ll have to come up with your own. You can’t change the bulb’s color through home automation rules, and there’s no color cycling option. 

Smart home compatibility only works directly with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control, but you may be able to connect it to your other smart home devices through IFTTT.

Final word

Despite some missing features and a slightly complicated app, we think the Wyze Bulb Color is worth it. It accomplishes the major functions of a smart light bulb and is one of the most affordable options on the market.

Wyze Bulb Color FAQ

What is the Wyze Bulb Color’s CRI?

The Wyze Bulb Color has a CRI, or color rendering index, of 90. This CRI falls in the “excellent” range and means the Wyze Bulb Color shows the true color of your surroundings.

How we reviewed the Wyze Bulb Color

Image: Katie McEntire, SafeWise

We tested the Wyze Bulb Color in a home office setting. We evaluated its color quality and brightness compared to other smart LED light bulbs we’ve tested. We also used each app feature to test its ease of use and depth of options. Learn more about how we rank and review on our methodology page.

Disclaimer

*Product prices and availability are accurate as of post date and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. Safewise.com utilizes paid Amazon links.

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Cathy Habas
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Cathy Habas
With over eight years of experience as a content writer, Cathy has a knack for untangling complex information. Her natural curiosity and ability to empathize help Cathy offer insightful, friendly advice. She believes in empowering readers who may not feel confident about a purchase, project, or topic. Cathy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Indiana University Southeast and began her professional writing career immediately after graduation. She is a certified Safe Sleep Ambassador and has contributed to sites like Safety.com, Reviews.com, Hunker, and Thumbtack. Cathy’s pride and joy is her Appaloosa “Chacos.” She also likes to crochet while watching stand-up comedy specials on Netflix.

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