One more question, please. I don't think I should open a new thread for just this, since it's related. I decided to live with it for now, especially, since two are now flickering. I shouldn't try to make them perfect all the time, just acceptable.
HOWEVER, I tried to look up the same light bulbs, and can't find them. I can find bulbs from amazon under 9W, instead of the 7W before, which was the brand. I think the 9W, is refferring to the wattage. The other probably reffers to that too, but I really believe, since there's no other branding, that it reffers to the brand.
So they use the app Magic Home Pro, by default, it's what they are designed for. My question then, is can light bulbs designed for Magic Hue, use Magic Home Pro? Or do they have to use Magic Hue. I want to make sure the replacement bulbs, have all the same features. It's ok, if they have more, but they need at least those. However, again, I don't want to pay for "premium" light bulbs, that do a lot, even if they are really great, but I don't want them burning out fast either, like the yelllow, I forgot what brand. That's why I liked the ones I got, and if it uses that app, I'm pretty sure that most will be reliable. They need to also have compatibility with alexa, and home assistant down the road. I believe that most things that use magic home pro, can use alexa. I'm pretty sure that the 9W kind will be reliable, but I'd prefer to just use magic home pro, instead of that other app, unless I get more features. Also, if I use another app, I want it to be able to continue to work side by side.
If they're reliable, I could go with the cheap ones on aliexpress, this time. I have one left over. But when I tried it, it seemed a bit less noisier, though it did go on faster, and off, as well as change colors. The noise, I'm used to, even though it's barely audiable. The noise the first bulbs make, is: a) What I'd expect from any bulb. b) Helps me relax more, due to autism.
I would think that the 9W bulbs, have the same sound. So I'm leaning towards the other lights. If not, I guess I can live without it. But the cheap ones, work with more buttons out of the box, so I might want to go with that ecosystem?
It works side by side, and the bulbs have alexa compatibility. I guess I don't need same for the buttons, they're not a replacement for my flic buttons.
If none of those, have home assistant compatibility, it's fine for now. I will migrate to home assistant, a piece at a time, if I can, even if I have to buy a bunch of stuff first, or undo home assistant, and return to alexa. I made up my mind, that I will only use google home compatibilty, when I have to, because it's only compatible with it, and not alexa.
I am using them side by side though, alexa and google home. But if it's compatible with both, I choose alexa, as it gets me better features. I didn't always know this was best...
Can you answer this real quick? Unless the answer is long and contrived, or DOES belong on another thread. If it's long, or otherwise belongs on another thread, just tell me. But it's really just the same problem, deciding "when" I replace my light bulbs, which one to replace them with. For now though, I'll wait until they are either way too annoying to ever use, or totally burnt out, or otherwise, not working at all for what I need. I'm still guessing that if it's only two, and the one started after the one, then it IS the bulbs. If I cared, replacing the bulbs is the way to find out now.
I should note, that I really don't want to change them more than neccessary, because even though I can always fill out a form for an adaption, if it's really needed for them, I can't put them in (save my lamps), by myself. They just screw in to the socket, which is no problem. The problem is the globes. I thought I knew enough, and I DO NOT. Plus some I can't really reach. So it takes the equivalent of a work order, maitenence, whenever I need to change the light bulb. So I have to be as sure as I can be, that the bulbs will work for awhile, save just learning about them.
I have them, because those, in combination with my alarm and my cat, allows me to wake up everyday, instead of oversleeping every day, and then get out the door if I need to. My cat, just has to be himself for his job. The rest is machines, not "roommates". I'm thinking of replacing my alarm system with a better one, but that's second priority. Thanks!