Bulb Connection

My internet went down the other day. I have one bulb that I had originally connected. It would not work when the internet was down so I attempted to reconnect but I couldn’t because I had no internet. My wifi was working. My question is, why does the bulb need the internet to connect?

Hi, the Wyze bulb needs the internet to connect with your phone so you can change the bulbs settings from anywhere, not just in your house. I hope this answers your question.

Thank you. But, I do not understand why a connection to the internet is needed just to activate the bulb. Someone mentioned Wyze servers. Why do they need to know what I’m doing?

Good question!