Setup & Usage
So first decide where you want to put the WiZ Colors Hero Smart Lamp. Of course this is going to go on my desk and as you can see the wood base looks great!
Now once you have the lamp in place go ahead and turn it on. Then head over to the iOS App store or Google Play store and find the WiZ Light App. Once you get the App installed it will prompt you to create a “Room”, this is where your WiZ lights will live. Once you’ve created your “Room” you will need to select the WiFi access point that the lights will connect to. Once you’ve done that the WiZ Colors Hero will automatically connect to that access point.
Once you have the Colors Hero connected to WiFi and up and running it will show up in the app. By default it is set to “Warm White”.
If you press on where it says “Warm White” it will bring up a bunch of predefined light settings. These range from different colors of white, colors based on mood, dynamic colors and will basically cycle through colors, progressive colors that will dim or get brighter over time, and even predefined settings for plant growth or a night light. You also have the ability to choose your own custom color. If you have a white color selected you can change the warmth with the slider below on the main screen. Below that slider is the brightness slider. And finally below t hat you have on and off buttons as well as a night time button.
You can set up moments as well as schedules in the app as well. There is also a predefined “Vacation Mode” which simulates presence in the morning and in the evening. It is probably a good idea to turn this on if you plan on going on vacation.
Moving into settings you can see your different room, lights, and integrations. All WiZ lights will work with Amazon Alex, Google Home, IFTTT, and Conrad Connect. I had no problem getting the Colors Hero to work with Amazon Alexa. In the light settings you can change the name of your light, change the icon, see what room it is in, move it to another room, and set the fading settings. In the software setting you can see the firmware version, as you can update the firmware easily from the app.
Here are some shots of the Colors Hero Smart Lamp in action, I really like the contrast between the RGB strips on the back of my montor and the lamp. It provides a really cool effect. As far as the different colors of the lamp I really enjoy the “Fireplace”, “TV Time”, and “Mojito” settings.