I am looking for recommendations for smart light bulbs. I am looking for light bulbs that are bright, color, 240V,controlled locally and not too expensive. When I search online there are a lot of brand and lot’s of TUYA products,which I am not sure if I can use or not. Just to give some background I am comfortable with wifi but bought a Sonoff Zigbee Bridge, planning to integrate it with HA once I receive it. I am also ok with a bit of hacking, soldering flashing new FW etc.
There are a few topics but no new information, the links for the products are mostly dead or software got updated.
I have read the following topics:
And I am aware of the following options:
Sonoff, cheap, wifi but local mode not available and can not be flashed.
Yeelight/Aqara : has some limitations, also troublesome due to some SW limitations, I might be wrong…
Philips Hue: Needs it’s own ecosystem and too expensive
TRÅDFRI: needs Ikea hub, not sure if I can use these light bulbs with another Zigbee hub.
TUYA: Reading that devices with new FW can not be flashed and if using local mode response time is slow software clunky etc.
It will be great someone can share the links for the shopping website like Alibaba, Bangood, Shoppe etc. and the tutorials they used to get a smart bulb working in a local network. I hoped it will be easy and fast to find options but feels like I am missing something, any suggestions will be appreciated.