Waze Floor Lamp Review: Sleek Design, Can Use Smarter
“It’s not perfect, but the minimal design and cost of the Waze Floor Lamp makes it a consideration.”
Least visible design
Bright light source
Ultra cheap price
Most companies usually launch their products, but Vaz does not. The company has been on a roll last year which is unmatched in the smart home space. However, it has been only a few months since the launch of the Vise Bulb Color, the company is back with another new lighting solution – the Vise Floor Lamp.
You might be wondering how Wise’s interpretation of a floor lamp is capable of standing beyond the obvious act of being connected. Okay, let me just say outright that the company is asking for just $ 30 for it. This may be enough for some people to consider buying it, but is it “you who you pay for?”
That sleek, IKEA-like minimalist design
If there is a tangible aspect of the vise floor lamp that immediately catches my attention, it should have minimal design. Seriously, this thing looks like it was made by the designers of IKEA. Installing it is also a breeze as all that is required out of the box is to bend three sections of floor lamps simultaneously.
After attaining a height of 5 feet, 11 inches, when it is completely straightened, it can easily hover above tables and desks – though it is worth noting that two feet of its length is more flexible than its flexible one. , Are reserved for the artistic neck. It is still sufficient for comforting sofas, sofas, and even towers on recliners. The base is reinforced with enough weight to prevent it from ever falling, but can still fit perfectly under low clearance for its 0.5-inch height.
This thing looks like it was made by the designers of IKEA.
Although its design is more consistent around other modern décor, its minimalism doesn’t clash too much with other styles. Well, until it’s in Grandma’s living room. Still, I really wish there were other color options besides black.
Semi-smart, requires more options
Speaking of options, there is technically a light bulb to work with – this includes the Visé PARB bulb, which the company refers to as a parabolic aluminized reflector. It is a bulb that is fully contained within the conical shaped housing that screws into the socket, ensuring that minimal design is maintained. It has a maximum brightness output of 800 lumens, but is set to emit at a color temperature of only 4,000 Kelvin. This is wonderful if you like natural daylight all the time, but there are some people who consider warm color temperatures more ideal for night use.
A dedicated remote is included with the Vise Floor Lamp, which are added to the PARB bulb via Bluetooth LE 5.0. It has a magnetic base that allows it to firmly attach the metal base to folding lamps or other surfaces. It is capable of controlling light intensity using Knob, in addition to the Waze app for mobile. However, since it operates via Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0, it has the drawback that real remote operation offers other smart lights – there’s no way to turn it on / off if you’re away from home. . There is a scheduling feature and a smart dimming mode via the Voice app, but neither is useful as a full remote or voice-activated operation that traditional smart lights provide.
As mentioned, the remote is meant to work exclusively with PARB bulbs, so other smart LED light bulbs that offer voice won’t be able to work with this floor lamp. This is powerful as it will provide significant versatility to the Vise Floor Lamp by providing users with options for color, true wireless operation, and color temperature control. I am expecting at least one more PARB bulb down the road.
If you are looking for a floor lamp that is meant to focus the light on a limited space, then the Vise Floor Lamp fits the bill. There are a total of 15 individual condenser lenses that focus the light at an angle of 23 degrees, making it an ideal light for reading or illuminating anything that can happen while working at your desk. It is a strong light source that is slightly on the hard side as it casts shadows.
Since it is a focus light, it doesn’t really do well to illuminate large spaces and rooms. It is not just for her, but it works well for exposing wall paintings and small decorative pieces. You can point the light to the ceiling, but it does not have the same effect to achieve coverage of the entire room.
Frankly, this is not what I would classify as your traditional smart light because it lacks the basic quality of operating outside the home. You still have local operation using a remote or mobile app, but I would much prefer voice assistant control when I’m too lazy to get up.
Again, it is not often that we come across a floor lamp that provides a strong light source in a minimalist design like it does. There are improvement opportunities to be sure, but it does have some merit in being a specialty light – more so when it only costs $ 30. It is cheaper than the unrelated floor lamps you will find at Target or IKEA. That alone is worth bragging about.
How long will it last?
I am really confident about the construction quality of the Waze Floor Lamp, as the base and body are constructed from metal. The only unknown is how long the artificial neck will last, as well as the bulb, which is rated for 25 hours. Fortunately, the bulb has a three-year warranty – while the stand and remote have a 1-year limited warranty.
Is there a better option?
Not really in floor lamp space, especially at this price. There are other decorative smart lights and lamps to consider, such as the Philips Hue Iris or, Which both light in different colors to fit the décor or mood.
Should you buy it
Yes. It is not often that you get a semi-made floor lamp at this price. In some instances, it is cheaper than a traditional floor lamp that you will find in furniture or retail stores.