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#272429 24-Jun-2020 15:30
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Hi Everyone,

 

I'm hoping somebody can help a fairly non-technical person with a smart bulb issue.

 

I have four Wemo Bulbs running off a Wemo Bridge. Actually, the "issue'' is I HAD four bulbs, but one literally went up in a little puff of smoke about three weeks ago. Incidentally, this seemed to coincide with a major new release of the Wemo App. After the "upgrade", the bulb that eventually failed only responded to rules, rather than manual commands.

 

I realize that the Wemo Bulbs are discontinued. So it seems to me I either; Option 1, find another bulb that would work with the Wemo Bridge etc, or Option 2, dump Wemo, and go with an entirely new solution. Obviously I'd prefer the first option to save money.

 

Belkin Support were cagey about alternative bulbs in NZ other than saying that Zigbee-based bulbs "should" work. I'd be grateful if anyone who has tried this could let me know how they got on. All I'm looking to do is have a standard bulb fitting which can be controlled manually or via rules in the Wemo App (by control I just mean on/off and dimming...so quite simple)

 

 

 

Thanks in advance :-)

 

 

 

Steve


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  #2511532 24-Jun-2020 15:52
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I might have a spare Wemo bulb (or a few) sitting around, I think they are B22 (bayonet) base. If that's what you need, would you consider buying one and having it shipped to you?




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  #2511541 24-Jun-2020 16:12
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Hi there, thanks for your reply. Yes I think you are talking about the right bulb (hopefully I uploaded an image of the failed bulb). I’ll hang fire for a while and see what folk say, but keep the option in mind.

 

 

 

cheers :-)

 

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  #2511683 24-Jun-2020 19:28
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I have some I am not using. Where are you?





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  #2511688 24-Jun-2020 19:40
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Hi Richard...I’m in Dunedin.

 

cheers

 

 

 

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  #2512024 25-Jun-2020 10:17
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Do you just need the one B22 one?





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  #2512031 25-Jun-2020 10:26
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Hi Richard. Yes just one of the standard bulbs :-)

 

 

 

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  #2512103 25-Jun-2020 12:43
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I will have a look and see if I can find the ones I removed when swapping for wifi lamps later on I found my wemo plugs but the lamps were not in the same box.





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  #2514130 28-Jun-2020 20:22
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Found one. Its working as a light, but it seems to have lost its pairing to my smart things hub which was the ongoing problem I had with them when powered off. I can send it to you for cost of courier if you want.





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