Positivo’s first smart lamp was a success even though it received some criticism due to the low intensity of the color options. The company now says that it listened to customer feedback and placed the Smart Lamp Positive Wi-Fi RGB+, with the promise of more power in white colors and, finally, in colored ones. The gadget is bivolt, works over Wi-Fi and has a suggested price of R$ 129.
The new product hits stores to compete with Signify’s Wiz A60. Who will win? Did Positivo Casa Inteligente get it right this time? I tested the company’s new lamp and share its strengths and weaknesses in this review.
Review of Smart Lamp Positive Wi-Fi RGB+ in video
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Installation and configuration
Right away, it can be seen that the company changed the design of the product. The Smart Lamp Positive Wi-Fi RGB+ has a look that is a little reminiscent of Philips Hue and, even bigger, the user will have no difficulty installing the equipment either on the ceiling or in a lamp.
The product must be threaded into an E27 nozzle, this means you can easily place it on chandeliers, lamps and lampshades. I tested the lamp in various environments in my house and with different equipment (on the ceiling, with table and floor lamp): installation was quick and the application, available for Android and iPhone (iOS), had no problems during configuration .
Like the main competitor, Positivo’s lamp doesn’t work by Bluetooth, nor by Zigbee. Therefore, all communication is done via Wi-Fi and only on the 2.4 GHz frequency. It’s not a problem, but you need to be aware that the app can have errors if it is not configured on the 2.4 GHz network.
Experience of use (positive and negative points)
Positivo’s Smart Lamp has 12 watts of power and 1000 lumens luminous flux. For comparison, the brand’s first model has 9 watts and 820 lumens. This last number still reveals that the RGB+ version manages to be superior than the Multilaser Liv and the Wiz A60. It promises 16 million colors and can achieve white levels ranging from 2700 to 6500K, ranging from warm white to cool white. The useful life, however, went from 25 thousand to 15 thousand hours. Although not publicly stated, the model has technology from Chinese Tuya, as well as Multilaser.
The cool white of the lamp can quietly illuminate a small room. In a living room, most likely, you will have to purchase another product to make the room brighter. Warm white, on the other hand, does not disappoint either, since it is intense and conveys a feeling of comfort, especially for the bedroom. When it comes to regulation, the company’s application proves to be efficient, I can regulate the white intensity according to my need and the variations are really wide.
As for the color, my favorite color, blue, is very strong. Even if the room window is open, the color still manages to be vivid. This blue is interesting for those looking for fun, such as taking photos and recording videos for social networks, but for other activities, I should note that the place is still a little dark. Other colors that are intense but darken the room are: pink, red, purple, lilac and orange which traditionally tends to be horrible in most lamps. You’ll do better with yellow, cyan, light blue, and all shades of green. There is also a less intense blue that can lighten the place well.
One thing I want to point out about Positivo’s product is how quickly it changes the intensity: everything here works quickly, contrasting a lot with other lamps on the market.
In the app, there are eight predefined modes: light for night, work, fun and reading are some of the options. This amount, however, is much lower compared to the Wiz A60; the competitor brings dozens of modes, such as “Christmas”, to help with the holiday decorations; there’s “Fireplace”, “Romance”, “Relaxation”, “TV Time” and much more. Scheduling a time for turning on and off, and automating to get up and running in a specific situation, which can be related to the weather forecast or when you change location, are other features of the Positivo app.
Regarding connectivity, the Smart Lamp Positive Wi-Fi RGB+ is not as complete as the Wiz, but it allows integration with the main personal assistants on the market. In the app, you can connect it to Alexa or Google Assistant. In a 4th generation Echo Dot, communication, this time, was very agile and without any problems.
Smart Lamp Positive Wi-Fi RGB+: is it worth it?
Of all the affordable models I’ve tested here on Techblog, the Smart Lamp Positive Wi-Fi RGB+, next to the Wiz A60, is the smart lamp I’ve been able to enjoy the most at home. Of course, there are still limitations: unfortunately, it’s not possible to light up the room with all 16 million colors available. Even so, Positivo’s new gadget is much superior when compared to the first generation and wins precisely because of its intensity.
The purple, pink, red, blue and green won’t completely light up the place, but they can make the ambience personalized and can be interesting during a small party with friends after the pandemic; to do photo shoots for social media and even to create a mood in the living room. Also, this is a good lamp to decorate other smaller environments: hallways, offices and bedrooms.
However, if this new device is recommended for a more demanding audience, I believe Positivo needs to review their app and offer a more complete update. New connectivity options and other predefined modes are features I’d like to see around here. Checking the energy consumption could also be a difference in relation to inferior models. Still, I really enjoyed the experience.
- Model:Smart Lamp Positive Wi-Fi RGB+;
- Type of lamp: LED (color RGB);
- Socket: E27;
- Power in watts: 12W;
- Color temperature: 2700 to 6500K RGB;
- Luminous flux: 1000 lm;
- Wireless protocol: 2.4GHz Wi-Fi.