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Was detected and installed in Smart life app however was not detected by Alexa with Smart Life Skill. In app also, against the bulb, did not show Third Party Control icons like Alexa, Google home etc. Looks like a bug. Have ordered replacement. Will update.
So, I purchased a couple of Solimo 12W smart bulbs and they are pretty good for the price. Most importantly, they easily fit in the B22 holders in most households so you don't have to purchase additional adapters. Setting up was very easy and I got them up and running in under 2 minutes. Integration with Alexa was also smooth. However, for the second bulb, I had to disable and enable the Alexa SmartLife skill for it to recognise the second bulb. The brightness is good considering they are 12W only. For a hall, you may need more than one bulb. For a single room, one bulb should be enough. (Unless you are uber-rich and your rooms are bigger than some people's halls)
It has all features of a smart bulb. Works seamlessly with Alexa and Google Assistant. I "never" touched the physical switch to operate the bulb until there is a powercut. One important point about any smart bulb is whether it retains the ON/OFF state after a powercut. This smart bulb is smart enough to retain the color of the light after a powercut(with a flashing white before it switches to the previous color it was), but NO IT WONT RETAIN THE ON/OFF STATE AFTER A POWERCUT. A powercut in the middle of the night is a worst scenario you have to keep in mind.
03/09/19: I have ordered this Bulb looking at many alternatives in the same range like syska,Philips hue and found this to be in Budget and Warranty cover for a year. let's see what I get when it gets delivered. 07/09/19 :Received the product but the box was already open in transit yet it was still in a amazon plastic sealed packed. the Built and Quality of the bulb are damn good and it takes 2 minutes to set up even if you don't have your Router. in-home, there are modes like white mode, scene, color chooser and Scheduler. Good product from Solimo.This product is a killer and will disrupt Phillips and Syska's Smart Bult Category.