Innr test Smart Bulb filament: vintage ZigBee bulbs

Our opinion on Innr vintage filament bulbs

It's been a long time since we presented you with smart bulbs. We are returning to the category with Innr which offers a round vintage model delivering white at 2200 Kelvin: Innr Smart Vintage Bulb Filament E27. Compatible with the Philips Hue bridge, these bulbs can also be paired with a device Amazon Echo embedding the ZigVee protocol. Providing control with voice assistants Amazon Alexa et Google Assistant, they are offered at 29.99 € the pack of 2 on Amazon. Fr.

To note, Innr is a Dutch brand founded in 2012 by two former employees of the lighting giant Philips Lighting whose leitmotif is to provide everyone with affordable personalized ambient lighting with smart and beautiful products.

Innr Smart Vintage Bulb Filament - ZigBee 3.0 - 2200 K

Price as of: May 26, 2022 15 h 09 min

Innr Smart Bulb Filament: a vintage but connected bulb

Unboxing

The packaging is red, the characteristic color of the brand's ZigBee products. Cardboard is thick and displays an illuminating photo of these vintage light bulbs Innr Smart Bulb Filament. On one side, we find the inherent characteristics of the product such as the intensity of the flux, the color rendering index (CRI), the Kelvin temperature, etc. On the other side, the main functions. The underside of the packaging indicates a energy class A +.

Let's take them out of their box. The two bulbs, type E27, are accompanied by a leaflet presenting the different models of the brand and a flyer mentioning the reset procedures (turn the bulb on / off 6 times). Finally, there is the declaration of conformity.

The Inrr bulb Smart Bulb filament is classic size, with its 12 cm high, but note that there is a so-called "globe" version (see the product) much larger at 15.5 cm high. Here only 4.6 cm correspond to the base and the body, a very small space for a connected bulb giving pride of place to the yellowed glass surface. Everything is in the same tone for a perfect harmony. End-to-end aesthetics for a featherweight of 44 grams, one of the lightest with the Meross MSL100 that we had to test. The type globe A60, for 6 cm in diameter, perfectly lets see the filaments which will diffuse a single warm white at 2200K. The body is branded with the Innr brand and the “vintage” model while at the back, the reference, the CE and ZigBee acronyms are affixed.

The globe, yellowed for the retro appearance, is made of glass and leaves our eyes with four orange LED filaments of the COG type, for Cheap on Glass, placed vertically and not in a spiral as on some models such as the Philips Hue White Filament Globe. We can't wait to see how this bulb will look.

The finishes are excellent, as is the quality of the materials used. No complaints. Their advertised lifespan is 15 hours, a little less than the average which is around 000 hours, but which still corresponds to more than a year and a half of continuous use. They are therefore durable bulbs.

Information

  • Brand: Innr
  • Model:  Smart Vintage Bulb Filament
  • reference: RF 263-2
  • Dimensions L x W x H:  12 cm x 6 cm x 6 cm
  • Lamp weight: 44 grams
  • Materials : Glass
  • Protection sign : IP 20
  • Supply : 220-240V, 50-60Hz
  • Power : 4.2 W
  • Incandescent equivalent:  30 W
  • Luminous flow :  350 lm
  • Beam angle : 320 °
  • Type of lighting: LED
  • Colours: No
  • Solid white: 2200 Kelvin
  • Color Rendering Index (CRI) :> 80
  • Lifetime :  > 15.000 hours
  • Reaction time : <0.5 sec
  • Compatible with voice assistants : Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
TO READ :
Philips Hue White Filament E27 review: a very trendy vintage bulb

Installation and use

These ZigBee bulbs can be installed in different ways:

We will see the first two installation modes, the third for advanced users, but know that we use ZigBee Innr bulbs without any problem on a Home Assistant home automation box with ZigBee2MQTT.

Via a device Amazon Echo

After power on, the bulb flashes once. If not, turn it on / off 6-7 times to force it to switch to pairing mode. This done, your bulb Innr Smart Bulb Filament will light up to its fullest. It is enough then to ask, kindly, to Alexa to detect your new device. After a few seconds of searching and a blink, Alexa tells you that you have found a new light (called third light here). The operation is to be repeated for each bulb, obviously, but facetiously, it can happen thatAlexa tells you that you have not found a new device. Look in the app, you will find them fine.

 

From the app, you can use the central button as a remote control to turn the bulb on / off and a slider to modulate intensity.

For voice commands, just say:

  • Alexa, turn [bulb name] on / off.
  • Alexa, turns on [bulb name] at 20% for example.

Innr bulbs Smart Bulb filaments can be integrated into routines Alexa. So you can program them so that it (s) turn on (s) at nightfall and provide you with the necessary lighting on the desired day (s).

With Philips Hue

If you have a Philips Hue bridge, you can choose this mode for bulb management. For the handling of the bridge, we refer you to our Philips Hue bridge installation tutorial. If necessary, reset the bulb as indicated previously, it will flash once and then light up to its maximum. In the application go to " Parameters "And then" Light configuration". On the next page, press " Add a light And finally on Search". During detection, the bulb flashes again indicating that the Philips Hue bridge has taken it into account.
If you use it, Alexa immediately sends you a notification indicating that it has also recognized the bulb and that it is reassembled in its application.
You can of course rename them in the rectangular text box, it will be easier to find them. You can also change the representation icon to identify them even better.

Then come back to the " settings »And choose« rooms and areas To integrate them into a room. This allows you to manage application-specific routines such as " go to bed »Which allows'gradually switch off the light (s) of the place. This function is very practical, for example in a child's room where you can control the gradual extinction of the lights. The proposed timings: 15, 30, 45 or 60 min are perfect. This feature is very interesting and remains unique to Philips Hue, because unfortunately it is not available directly in the app. Alexa.

From the Philips Hue app it is also possible to assign them predetermined scenarios. When they are integrated in a room where there are already others, click on the number to make them appear. The vintage bulb is not modular if you try to change their position, they will inevitably return to the center of the disc representing the part.

With Amazon Alexa

So that the bulbs go back in the application Alexa, you have to install the Philips Hue skill corresponding to the application we just used and link the accounts. If, like us, you paired the bulb first with a device Amazon Echo, then decided to install it on the Philips Hue bridge, turn off the bulb for 10 minutes so that it "clears its memory" before moving on to relocation. This is essential. Without this, all functions will not go back to the application. Alexa. The two bulbs appear under their name "ex-factory". They will have to be renamed for easier use.

The voice commands Alexa remain identical to those we have seen previously.

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With Google Assistant

So that the bulbs go back in the application Google Home, think if this is your first integration, to install the Philips Hue Add-on by clicking on the "+" At the top left, And then « configure a device«  et « Works with Google« . There, find Philips Hue and link the two accounts. If you had them integrated into a room and renamed them in the Philips Hue app, you would find them in the same room in the Google Home app with the new name as well.

TO READ :
Google Assistant / Google Home commands

Here is a render of vintage filament bulb lighting

The rendering is very impressive. The four filaments are perfectly visible. Note that the light is actually not as orange as the photos below suggest, which is not as strong, but that its warmth brings us back to memories that those under twenty should not know and is reminiscent of the incandescent lamps we once had. A leap into the past that will undoubtedly delight the most nostalgic.

The Innr bulb Smart Filament Bulb Vintage is a bulb worth showing off and not hidden behind a lampshade.

In use,

Bulb Innr Smart Vintage Bulb Filament is a bulb that deserves to be shown and not hidden behind a lampshade. It is nice and different from those we see everywhere with a milky globe. If only one type of warm white and therefore yellowish is offered, it is a faithful reflection of old lighting but with the significant advantage of LED bulbs consuming less energy. Its wide diffusion angle (320 °) allows the light to go far enough even if the flow of 350 lm is not powerful. As additional lighting cosi they will suffice. If the use remains classic without looking for a particular scenario, pairing to a Amazon Echo will fulfill the mission perfectly, no need to acquire a bridge.

In voice, the reaction times to the commands to turn on / off the sound significantly less with Alexa with Google Assistant which takes more than 4 seconds to react to our requests, against less than 2 seconds with Alexa.

Innr Smart Vintage Bulb Filament - ZigBee 3.0 - 2200 K

Price as of: May 26, 2022 15 h 09 min
In conclusion, these not so old looking ZigBee bulbs are worth showing off. Their warm white warmly envelops a room and their filaments contained in the globe do not dazzle. The luminous flux, not very intense it is true, is suitable for lighting a small room, but you can multiply them for more power. At 30 € the set of two, the bulbs Innr Smart Vintage Bulb Filament offer good value for money and allow you to change the atmosphere of your room while giving it a very trendy decorative touch.
Simple user and novice fallen into the pot Alexa, this one fascinates me and thanks to the boys, Jean-Christophe and Alexien Modo, I learn a little more every day. Loving the different aspects ofAlexa, I turned to skills to share my discoveries with you.