They are already in Lidl stores in Denmark. I went today for groceries and was really close buying the motion sensor (99 DKK/13 EUR) but was a little reluctent, since I have no information about the quality of the sensor.
I use ZHA so personally, I am only interested in the router/end devices separately own their own without the Lidl Smart Home Gateway/Hub into as I would not want to integrate that into Home Assistant myself.
So please consider this a thread aboue the devices alone so not get off-topic about their hub/gateway.
They were officially released today here in the Netherlands. I had a pre-order online with a bunch of different devices. I use ZHA with ConBee2 stick on latest stable HassOS version.
Lights paired instantly. Tested E14 and E27 color versions. Motion and door sensors not right away. After 2 tries they were added.
First impressions on the lights is very good. Good colors, brightness and transitioning between colors. Tried to put some in a light group and works also. But when using light on or off with transition some stop toggling on and off. Removing transition, in my case 3 seconds, let’s them work again. They don’t have a built in transition like Hue. Maybe through cluster settings.
Door sensor is very responsive. Near instant. The motion sensor also. Like aqara it updates motion to undetected after a minute. They don’t have any other sensors besides battery level like light level or temperature as Hue has.
As soon as the motion sensor detects motion the led turns red. Hopefully this can be turned of through cluster settings.
I disagree. The RGB colours are not bright at all and in warm white mode the bulb produce a hum. Going to return these.
The Christmas lights are better, but implementation in zigpy is not that straightforward. For now it’s only on/off. Brightness is there, but cancels the effect and isn’t linear.
Going for a twinkly. Twice as expensive but better app it seems and native Integration with HA from 0.119 it seems.
Also did some shopping at Lidl. I have ordered the starter set. What I would like is that I can use the lamps without the gateway of the Lidl, because I also have a ConBee2 stick/ network.
How did you add the lamps? I’am unable to go through configuration -> integration -> ZHA ‘configure’ plus symbol and then let search the lamp.
Love to hear how you added them, thanks in advance!
Any chance that you would be willing to also fully break up the control-box for those Xmas lights and take pictures of the circuit board inside it? Hoping to see manufactuer and modelnumber of circuitboard.
Chances are that pictures of the circuit board (both sides if possible) could lead to us faster finding matching OEM/white-label product(s) from Chinese online stores to can be ordered directly from China.