I stumbled upon this brand while browsing Amazon for some smart bulbs. I am considering them as an alternative to Philips Hue, due to the lower cost. Unfortunately, they're ZigBee. With all the issues the Vera Plus has with ZigBee, I'm leery of buying them. I really doubt they'll work without a separate hub, but thought I'd see if anyone has tried them? I'm ok buying a separate hub, but really want it to tie into Vera as well. I'm not sure if there's an existing plugin under a different name that can be made to work either?
Honestly, I went out to buy a Hue starter kit today, but after visiting a Best Buy, Sam's Club, Home Depot, Target, and a Bed, Bath, & Beyond without finding a single kit under $130, I got a little frustrated. The shelves were mostly empty and not like they were selling a ton. More like the retailers were giving up on them. Makes me wonder about the Hue's future.
Anyway, if anyone has any experience with the Sengled bulbs, I'd appreciate some feedback.