Product Comparison: MagicLight Original vs Flux Smart Bulb


General Specifications
About the Product
Presenting the MagicLight® Bluetooth Original Smart Bulb! Over the past two years, this has been our best selling Bluetooth product. This is our most tried and tested Bluetooth bulb, with a lifetime of 20,000 hours. This bulb consumes only 7 watts while shining at 550 lumens.
Have you ever wished you had more control over your home lighting? Maybe you wanted to change the color and tone to reflect your mood. Or perhaps you want to set the stage for a party or a romantic dinner. Or maybe you just want to turn off the light while watching a movie without having to get up from your couch.
Brand
MagicLight
Flux
Model
Original
Smart Bulb
Origin
China
China
Key Specs
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi
Voltage
120 volts
120 volts
Usage
Indoor
Indoor
Bulb Wattage
7 Watts
7.5 Watts
Incandescent Equivalent
60 Watts
60 Watts
What customers say about "Key Specs"
MagicLight Original Smart LED Light Bulb
  • Uses a standard Bluetooth protocol shared by many other Bluetooth LED lights. Lots of apps work with it.
  • Does not use a lot of electric power. Very efficient.
  • When it works, the product performs as expected. Colors change, lights are bright, no complaints.
  • Because this is Bluetooth and not WI-FI, can't go behind about 40 feet without having it out of range to turn on and off.
Flux Smart Bulb WiFi Smart LED Light Bulb
  • WiFi range seems to be good. Tested at a range of 160' from Access Point inside to light post. So this bulb should work if your phone gets a decent signal at the location you want to put the bulb.
  • For being a low-watt energy efficient bulb, that has a lifespan that stretches over a decade totally makes this bulb worth buying.
  • The bulb is brighter in the white range than I expected - plenty bright enough to replace a standard bulb. I haven't compared, but I would say it is the equivalent of a 75 watt old school standard, but may actually be closer to 100.
  • What a neat concept for a light bulb. But it does not seem to put out the 40-watt equivalent; it seems much dimmer.
  • It's only 40 watts, that's not very bright / it doesn't get very bright. A 100w equivalent version of this bulb would be amazing.
Size & Weight
Height
4.5 in.
5.8 in.
Depth
2.7 in.
2.7 in.
Width
2.7 in.
2.5 in.
Weight
5.12 oz
3.2 oz
Lighting
Light Output
550 lumens
550 lumens
Maximum Life Hours
20000 hours
20000 hours
Color Temperature
Multicolor
Multicolor
Dimmable
Yes
Yes
Beam Spread
180 degrees
180 degrees
What customers say about "Lighting"
MagicLight Original Smart LED Light Bulb
  • EVERY COLOR YOU CAN THINK OF! anything you want can be done through the app!
  • Full RGB color control with very vibrant colors.
  • 7 watt bulb produces 600 lumens (only in white mode though).
  • The color mode is VERY DIM only about 300 lumens max. This is very disappointing.
  • The RGB LEDs is are not matched properly. If you put them all at full power, the color should be white, but instead you get a very light purple known as "ghost white"
Flux Smart Bulb WiFi Smart LED Light Bulb
  • Very bright, maybe a little more so than I need
  • Can turn off the lights from bed or other room. Can set a timer for what time of the day you want the lights to turn on/off (not in 12 hour format).
  • You can control the brightness level and the color and the speed if changing from one color to another or strobing.
  • The warm setting is very close to the warm color of a normal incandescent bulb but just a shade whiter. I really like the color it has on the normal warm setting.
  • Certain colors it has trouble producing, but most are very good.
  • This is not what I expected. The cold white color is not as brilliant as you can expect for a 70 watts equivalent bulb, even if you set it to 100% brightness.
Features
Extras
Colors Settings, Music Sync & Mic, Group Bulbs, Timer & Sunrise & Sunset, Scene Mode & Camera, 20 Pre-programmed color modes, Night-Light
Smart Control, Scene Mode & Camera, Group Bulbs, Wake Up Mode, Energy Efficient, 16 million colors, Music Sync
Screw-In Base Type
E26/E27
E26
OS Compatibility
iOS 8.0+, Android 4.0+
iOS 8.0+, Android 4.0+
Weather Resistant
No
No
Color Changing
Yes
Yes
Auto-Shut Off
Yes
Yes
Included Components
Bulb
Bulb
Works With
Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit
What customers say about "Features"
MagicLight Original Smart LED Light Bulb
  • Bulb was easy to install like normal and app was simple and easy to download.
  • Take pictures of something with a color you like and the app will load it into the bulb!
  • Will even react to music through the app!
  • Has sunrise/sunset feature, allowing the white lights to slowly come on or go off at a time and duration you can specify.
  • Music dance feature is alittle twitchy and inaccurateю
  • App could be slightly more configurable.
Flux Smart Bulb WiFi Smart LED Light Bulb
  • Very easy guided set up once you get the right app. Works great with mobile devices, Alexa, and IFTTT
  • Can dance to your music from your phone. Can switch colors (7 color cycle & you can set the pace).
  • Alarms - I have an alarm set in the morning for my light to strobe, I also have an alarm set for when I come home from work at lunch time that my lights turn on.
  • Mic mode - I am a DJ, so I put this light at the spot where I am DJing at and turn the light onto Mic Mode and the Flux bulb flashes and changes color to the beat of the music.
  • Alexa integration can't control color yet. Edit (7/24/17): A relatively recent update enabled this to work!
  • Occasionally I'll switch modes and nothing happens until I rescan for bulbs, no API for Tasker integration.
  • No way to setup or control bulb from a computer (unless you use 3rd party script noted above but only for control not setup).
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC, UL
Manufacturer Warranty
2
2
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
27.95 $
36.00 $

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