WiZ provides smart lighting solutions. These solutions come in the form of basic bulbs as well as lamps. In this review, we look at the WiZ Quest, their smart projection lamp.
WiZ Quest – Features
- Intelligent colour wash projection mood light
- Control over wi-fi using the free WiZ App available on iOS and Android
- Control your lights with simple verbal commands in English or German. Now available with Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
- Control from anywhere in the world with internet access!
- Compatible with WiZmote
- Wide range of colours in true and natural light
- Plug and play in just 30 seconds!
- Whites from warm white 2200K to bright white 6500K
- 915 lumens
- 65W LEDs
- RGB colour change
- Energy saving LEDs
- Size: 16.1cm (H) x 12cm (Diameter)
- Mains powered
- 220-240 V 50Hz
The set up is reasonably simple. The Quick Start Guide helps you through the process. You turn the device on, make sure your phone is on a 2.4GHz WiFi, and take it from there. Once paired, the lamp is connected to your WiFi and is accessible all across the world. A handy feature is allowing you to sign in anonymously, which disables this but allows you to use your bulbs/lamps without the need for an account.
You can also name and locate your bulbs/lamps, meaning you know which one you are turning on or off.
The app works via the WiFi. Once set up, you can control your bulbs and lamps via your current location (e.g. home or office), a room of choice and then lamp of choice. You can also simply adjust the settings in the form of colour or brightness.
These come with some options and presets, but you can change them as you like. Examples are regular light/coloured light, as well as modes which emulate fire (flickering yellow) or forest (flickering green).
The app can also be used to schedule the turning on or off of the bulbs, giving you some extra bit of simulated security while you are away from home.
Furthermore, you are also allowed to integrate it Google Home, Alexa and IFTTT.
While integration with IFTTT and Google Home works reasonably well, Alexa is a bit clunky. Since all of this relies on software, there is a chance that this will improve over time.
Like all smart bulbs and lamps, the change in light colour and brightness was pretty digital. This isn’t a problem, merely an observation. The bulbs were bright enough in my living room, and the various colours were great. The light is bright and works really well against a wall. Projection lights are great to give your room a soft light in the background, without it being in anybody’s eyes.
All in all, it does what it is supposed to do, whether you use the simple on/off switch, the remote, the app or one of your smart speakers.
More information on the Wiz Quest can be found on the Wiz website. It comes in matt white or matt black.
They retail for around £90 and can be bought from the likes of Amazon.