To compete with Positivo Casa Inteligente, the Brazilian Elsys put on the market its Smart Wi-Fi Lamp accessible. The gadget offers 16 million colors, 1,050 lumens, is compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, in addition to allowing control by application, among other features. Does it pay off?
Are the colors strong? Is the integration good? Better to go on Positivo or does Elsys’s product already do the job? I have tested the Elsys Smart Wi-Fi Lamp in the past few weeks and share my experience of use in the next few minutes.
Analysis of the Smart Wi-Fi Lamp Elsys on video
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Installation and configuration
Let’s start with the installation process, which is very similar to that of Positivo. First, place the lamp in the desired location and when you turn on the switch, you will notice that it is flashing. To be able to control from a distance, the brand made available the Elsys Casa + app, available for both Android and iPhone.
This process is relatively easy, but it can fail due to silly mistakes. For example, during my tests, the lamp only connected on the fourth attempt and the failures reported earlier occurred because I did not capitalize the name of my Wi-Fi network. In addition, it only connects at the frequency of 2.4 GHz, but that Elsys makes very clear in the app and in the product’s technical sheet.
In the application itself you can now integrate the gadget with virtual assistants. I use Alexa more often, so I chose to control via Amazon Echo most of the time, but the experience was also positive with Google Assistant on mobile. This time, the link between the assistants occurred quickly and without fail, even better than that of Positivo.
Usage experience (positive and negative points)
The Smart Lamp from Elsys must be installed in an E27 socket and only in closed places. It is LED, has 10 watts of power with a luminous flux of 1,050 lumens, that is, superior to the Positivo model which has 820 lumens. According to Elsys, it has 25,000 hours of lifespan, the same as Philips Hue.
The cold colors did not please me very much. The white available here is not exactly cold as I expected and has a slightly yellowish tint. Even if you try to adjust, it is still not possible to achieve real white. At least this color that is here can brighten up the room as long as it is not big.
The colorful options are ok for those looking for fun. If you want to make the most of them, you will have to buy at least one more lamp. In a small room, where I installed the Smart Wi-Fi Lamp Elsys, I could see that the red, orange, pink and yellow are weak, especially the latter. Green and blue have a medium intensity and leave the space dark; turquoise green and light blue are stronger.
Color changes in the Elsys Casa + app can take a while, yes, there is a delay, but it is nothing serious.
Elsys put some lighting modes in the app that are very interesting, such as reading, work, leisure, soft and three party options with different intensity effects. The calendar shortcut is also very useful and it worked when I programmed it. The timer is another embedded feature; the user can set the time there in the app and the lamp turns on or off automatically.
Smart Wi-Fi Lamp Elsys: is it worth it?
The Elsys lamp is very similar to Positivo’s Smart Wi-Fi Lamp. Both cost R $ 99, offer 16 million colors, there are options that light the environment well and others that do not work properly.
If you need cool colors, I recommend going to the competition soon, because Elsys only has warm white, which is very strange for a product like this. The colorful options are ok and work best in a hallway or in a very small room. For now, Philips Hue, in my opinion, manages to work and make better use of other colors, but paying R $ 350 for this model is a bit complicated, isn’t it?
Despite the delay, the Elsys application is easy to navigate, did not experience unexpected crashes or closings during use, and has good features. Communication between Alexa and the Google Assistant was stable. If you intend to diversify and if you found the Elsys gadget in a good promotion, go ahead, but be sure to consider the limitations mentioned here.