Meet the new BR30 shape of Wyze Bulb Color!

Make any space shine with its ultra-bright 950 lumen rating, or wind down to just 30 lumen of subtle light. Whether it’s game day or movie night, set the mood with 16 million colors in a new shape perfect for recessed lighting.

Wyze Bulb Color BR30

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I would get these for the can lights in the basement, but I no longer spend any time down there. And I don’t have any recessed lighting anywhere else in my house. But, if I ever redo the kitchen lights, I would give these a go.

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Cool to have some directional lighting that is a better fit for recessed and can lighting.

And right now we get a free copy of the other color bulbs with a 2-pack or 4-pack of these. :+1:

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Excellent, order placed. Hopefully these will work in the WPA2 / WPA3 transition mode properly. The original WYZE color bulbs do not.

Will these support Matter?

Based on this article I would say no. I’ll venture a guess and say they likely never will.

https://www.smarthomepoint.com/smart-lights-support-thread-and-matter/

No from me then.

Excited about these… The Kitchen is going to be club ready!

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I read the article, but I didn’t see anything in there suggesting these would never be Matter Supported. The article indicates that anything with WiFi, or Thread, or ZigBee, and even some Bluetooth are capable of Matter. In another thread WyzeFrederik explained more details about Matter wanting devices to be able to setup with BLE. These clearly have WiFi and setup with BLE so they certainly have the prerequisites to support matter and could in theory be Matter compliant it seems.

I am not speaking for Wyze, nor have they said which products will support Matter, so it is indeed possible that these never will, but it’s also possible they could since they appear to have the known prerequisites to be compatible for it. I guess it mostly depends on if they have the capacity to store and execute the required Matter libraries on the device. I do not know their specific chip limitations on the lighting, but it seemed to me that WyzeFrederik was not dismissive about the possibility of it for any company lighting that supported BLE with WiFi… Though his statements were prior to the release of the Matter 1.0 libraries and nobody has commented with an update since the 1.0 launch.

But my point is that while thread is the focus for Matter, it is not a requirement. WiFi, ZigBee and BLE also all work with Matter, so nothing we know of excludes the possibility of future Matter compatibility.

Having said that, I always do my purchasing of anything based on it’s CURRENT functionality. I would never recommend someone buy something based on what they HOPE it MIGHT be able to do in the future. Always assume what you are buying now is all that it has. Of it gets more later, consider it a bonus. This reduces entitlement and anger and buyers remorse and will always increase satisfaction. So I agree with you to assume for now that it won’t have Matter support since it does not already have it enabled. That is a good suggestion. :+1:

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I personally believe that the WYZE development teams are in well over their head already. That is the real reason I am guessing their bulbs will never support matter. WYZE has a very difficult time releasing firmware that functions properly with their own home grown application and features/functions.

Can you imagine how “great” things would be if they tried to release firmware that works properly with 3rd party applications as well? Don’t get me wrong, I do like the idea. However, it is a very scary proposition based on my 4+ years of experience with several WYZE products.