Currently, the Wyze color bulbs use a friendly but imprecise cursor on a color wheel to select a color. Similarly, they use an imprecise cursor to select color temperature.
I would like the option to set a specific color through hex codes, HSV, or RGB values so that I can, for example, color match my favorite college football team (Clemson Orange, #F56600 and Purple, #522D80). This would be an easy, optional text input that could be placed right below the color wheel within the app. I suspect very little additional logic would need to be written.
On a more practical note, I have standard LED bulbs ranging from 2700K, 3000K, to 5000K throughout my house. I’d like to specify the precise color temperature within the Wyze app for my new bulbs, in order to match what currently exists within the room.
I could guess one reason Wyze may hesitate to do this is that they may not guarantee the bulb is well calibrated to precise inputs. I get that, really, but I’d bet a precise text input would still be more accurate than my fat finger on a color wheel.
I would like to make sure the Color Bulbs are set to the same color when setting them up via Rules or by simply turning them on and setting the color. Being able to enter the Hex Code would help out as we can then match colors among multiple bulbs.
The other option is to display the Hex Value as you move around the color wheel so that when you set the color of another bulb you can find the same Hex Value.
I bought this bulb so I could set a specific white K value and you can’t. The app either needs to tell you what K value it is as you go around the white wheel or be able to enter a specific value like 5000K.
So, the features “exist,” but Wyze developers have not made a front-end in the app to enable this sort of thing. It would take 1-2 days of development time, so I have no idea why they don’t add an option to do this through the app.
I’ve seen that my phone’s Alexa app complements–kind of–Bulb Color’s color choices. Alexa shows 15 available colors (Red, Crimson, Salmon, Orange, Gold, Yellow, Green, Turquoise, Cyan, Sky blue, Blue, Purple, Magenta, Pink, and Lavender) and 5 available color temps (Warm white, Soft white, White, Daylight white, and Cool white). I’ve tried other color names, too (Kelvin temps–nope). I’ve found that some “random” color names work, some don’t; it’s pretty much “hit-and-miss.” (For example, try, “Alexa, make Ceiling Bulb color (or whatever you named your bulb) Tomato.” Or Indigo. Or even, Chartreuse.) That leads me to believe “16 million colors” may be more like…oh…~256? Also, because of the way we select colors on the “wheel” (that not-very-accurate “jerky” look), there may be a limited number of “zones” on the wheel (depending where we stop our finger). That may be another reason “16 million colors” may not be practical. Or…it could be as simple as, “Programming 16 million RGB/hex codes/whatever would be way too much data entry!!” (As a former data entry operator, I could definitely understand that… )
Created a forum account to specifically request this feature. Mismatching bulbs in my room drive me nuts. I don’t care about the accuracy of the hex codes to the true colors so long as I can set them and group them so one isn’t slightly off the other.
Direct Kelvin values are a must… even with a field that pops up right in the middle of the wheel where the value setting already lives.
I get the desire for a unified interface amongst the various bulbs. However, the current wheel is very cumbersome & imprecise… particularly for non-color bulbs. At least the former sliders were less jumpy when removing fingertips since they could only travel a single directional plane.
Considering the screen size of most phones - relative to fingers - hobbits, toddlers, and others with tiny digits would likely find the current input method clumsy as well.
so if you have your bulbs to white in your living room…and you have a rule to turn to red if front yard camera spots a person…they turn to 50% red for 3 minutes…how do you get them to go back to the previous setting if your actually in the living room playing cards? i have them to turn off after 3 minutes but i want them to go back to the way they were…either off bc it’s at night or what they are/were bc i’m actually in the living room doing something…please advise.
This is just a guess (I don’t have a Wyze Cam), but maybe you could include BLINK RED FOR 3 MINUTES in your Rule? So that when the blinking stops, the light should return to its original color, white. One problem–the “Trigger” (the time at which the light is turned on)–might be programmed by making the Rule active 24/7/365. In other words, program the Trigger where you could turn the light on at anytime between say, 12AM and 12PM, 7 days a week. (That way, any time you turn the white light on, the Rule would activate.) I hope that works…might be worth a try.
Here are the settings I tried on my own Bulb Color, but you’d obviously have to include your Wyze Cam in there somewhere…
Enable: On Name (Optional): WHEN
Light Turns on (use the device name you gave to your Bulb Color) ACTIONS
Light Color Blink ff0000
Light Turn on for 3 minutes IF
Only run the actions if the trigger occurs between Start Time 12:00 AM End Time 12:00 PM REPEATS
S M T W T F S (select all the days)
Just installed first two bulbs. Downloaded app, and was disappointed that a precise color could not be set. It seems like it would be an easy thing to add RGB and/or hex color codes. There are times when a finger wheel is fine, but if I’m trying to match a certain sports team, the lack of precision seems odd. I see now this has been an issue for others. Please add this to the app. Thanks!