Refs - WiFi Smart Bulb

Created: February 1, 2023
Updated: February 1, 2023
By: Adam Allport
Reading time: 2 mins


This document should be your reference for the Local Bytes Smart Bulb. It will be updated whenever any changes to the plugs need to be communicated. Please note that guides will not be written in this document but in other articles and links.

Questions should be directed to the forum!


The Local Bytes smart bulb comes in the following variants:

  • Power/Colour: 9W / RGB+CT
  • Bulb type: B22, E27
  • Firmware: Tasmota

There is no software difference between the bulb types. The guide for the Tasmota variant can be found here - Getting Started With Tasmota (2022-10-01)


My bulb is not connecting to Wi-Fi / I entered wrong Wi-Fi information

Unfortunately, the bulb does not have a reset button. As such, the only way to recover from this is to fully reset the bulb.
This can be done by following the instructions here - Tasmota Docs / Device-Recovery / Fast Power Cycle Device Recovery

The WebUI is showing a Sonoff Basic

This issue can occur when something causes the bulb to be reset. This could be a rapid power cycle, or pressing the reset button.
To get the device working again, you'll need to import the template as seen below.



Please follow the importing instructions here - Tasmota Docs / Templates / Importing Templates

{"NAME":"LocalBytes Bulb","GPIO":[0,0,0,0,416,419,0,0,417,420,418,0,0,0],"FLAG":0,"BASE":18}


Whilst we do not provide bulbs with ESPHome pre-flashed, it is possible to flash them yourself. Please note, we do not provide support for this, and you will need to follow the ESPHome documentation.

We recommend using ESPHome template found here - GitHub / JamesSwift / localbytes-bulb-9w-rgbct

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