With the concept of the “smart” home being more and more developed, companies try to compete with one another to release the best product at the cheapest price – and TikTeck is no exception to this.
If you are unfamiliar with the Smart LED bulb market, there are two brands dominating the race (Lifx and Phillips Hue). Both companies make great bulbs, but they come at a hefty price. The price range is anywhere from $60-$100 for a lightbulb, and not many people are looking to spend that kind of money just because they can control the bulb from their phone.
But recently we have seen a slight shift in events when TikTeck released a $10 Smart LED bulb. If this bulb could offer even close to what its competitors do, than it would be insane not to pick a few of these up. So how does the TikTeck bulb match up to its competitors? Well there are a few key points to analyze and those are design, functionality and brightness.
The TikTeck Smart LED bulbs are almost identical to any standard lightbulb you have in your home. They are much smaller than what Lifx or Phillips Hue bulbs have to offer. The bulbs feel solid in the hand and they are said to last up to 25,000 hours (which obviously I haven’t confirmed).
Functionality is probably the most important part of any smart home component. What is the point of having a good design if the product isn’t functional? So is the TikTeck Smart LED bulb functional, and if it is, what functions does it offer? Well this bulb offers a lot more functions than you’d think a $10 bulb would; it all starts with the app. Inside the app you can toggle the bulb between 16 million different colors. TikTeck also packed in a couple of features that really make this bulb stand out from the rest. There are 4 different modes, Colorful, Nightlight, Music and Timer. In my opinion, Timer, is the best feature; using the Timer you can schedule certain times you want your bulb to turn on and off. This is great if you are leaving town or when you come home from work and you want to turn your bulbs on or off at a certain time. (If you’d like to see all of the other modes in action, watch the video below).
Because the TikTeck Smart LED bulb is smaller than it’s competitors, I was worried that it would sacrifice brightness. This was not the case at all, this bulb is slightly dimmer than Lifx bulbs, but it’s barely noticeable. The one thing I did notice was that if you were on the simple “white light” mode, the bulb was much brighter than if you switched it to color. That being said, the TikTeck lightbulb is still way brighter than I expected and I was very pleased by what it had to offer.
So in conclusion, the TikTeck Smart LED bulb is great for anyone who has been looking at bulbs such as Phillips Hue or Lifx, but just doesn’t want to empty all of their savings on a lightbulb. Are you interested in the TikTeck Smart LED bulb? If so let us know in the comments!
If you’d like more information on this bulb, feel free to watch the video below!