KatieKat
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    4.7 out of 5
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    June 9, 2014
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      • Review count
        281
      • Helpfulness votes
        1,119
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        June 9, 2014
      • Last Review:
        July 8, 2019
       
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          The Geeni Prisma plus 800 installs as easily as a standard light bulb and connects to your home Wi-Fi in no time through the free Geeni app. It is energy efficient at only 9-Watt but bright at 800 Lumens, the equivalent of a 60-Watt incandescent bulb. Simple to set up and controllable with your smartphone or voice via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortana. Change color, temperature and brightness via the Geeni app. Smart Wi-Fi lighting with customizable color, dimming and temperature adjustment settings to tune to the perfect tone: warmer soft whites or refreshing cool whites.
           
          from Cincinnati, OH
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          I am very pleased with the quality and functionality of these bulbs. I have many different brands...
          PostedJuly 8, 2019
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          I am very pleased with the quality and functionality of these bulbs. I have many different brands of smart bulbs in my home and the Geenie bulbs are just as good as the well known name brand. They turn on and off and change color with voice commands and the app with no delays. Set up was also easy. They are also easier to set up than other smart bulb brands that do not require a hub.
          The voice command for Alexa to "change the lights to white" did not work. I had to tell alexa to change the lights to warm or cool to get them to change from color back to white. Otherwise, everything else was very straight forward.
          Also, make sure to get this slightly more expensive bulb from Geenie, the Read More
          I am very pleased with the quality and functionality of these bulbs. I have many different brands of smart bulbs in my home and the Geenie bulbs are just as good as the well known name brand. They turn on and off and change color with voice commands and the app with no delays. Set up was also easy. They are also easier to set up than other smart bulb brands that do not require a hub.
          The voice command for Alexa to "change the lights to white" did not work. I had to tell alexa to change the lights to warm or cool to get them to change from color back to white. Otherwise, everything else was very straight forward.
          Also, make sure to get this slightly more expensive bulb from Geenie, the cheaper Geenie one does not allow you to adjust warmness and coolness of the white light. This tunable bulb is the better buy. Read Less
          Pros: Easy Installation, Easy to Use
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          The Geeni Prisma 800 2-pack multi-color dimmable Wi-Fi smart LED bulb is a fully adjustable color bulb capable of millions of colors. It is energy efficient at only 9-Watt but bright at 800 Lumens, the equivalent of a 60-Watt incandescent bulb. Simple to set up and controllable with your smartphone or voice with Amazon Alexa The Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortana.
           
          from Cincinnati, OH
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Please NOTE, that you cannot change the warmness or coolness of these particular bulbs. For $5 mo...
          PostedJuly 8, 2019
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          Please NOTE, that you cannot change the warmness or coolness of these particular bulbs. For $5 more, you can get the colored and tunable Geenie smart bulbs where you can change the warmness or coolness to your preference. It is definitely worth the extra money. I would recommend the more expensive Geenie bulbs over these for this reason.
          These bulbs have a very warm light. If you only like very warm light then these bulbs would be for you. However, I prefer my bulbs very cool, and I did not realize that I couldn't change it.
          I had more frustration because I couldn't figure out how to use a voice command to get these bulbs to change back from a different color to white. Telling Alexa to Read More
          Please NOTE, that you cannot change the warmness or coolness of these particular bulbs. For $5 more, you can get the colored and tunable Geenie smart bulbs where you can change the warmness or coolness to your preference. It is definitely worth the extra money. I would recommend the more expensive Geenie bulbs over these for this reason.
          These bulbs have a very warm light. If you only like very warm light then these bulbs would be for you. However, I prefer my bulbs very cool, and I did not realize that I couldn't change it.
          I had more frustration because I couldn't figure out how to use a voice command to get these bulbs to change back from a different color to white. Telling Alexa to change the color to white did not work. With the other Geenie bulbs where you can change the coolness, you can tell Alexa to make your lights warm or cool and the bulbs will change back to white. However, I could not find a voice command to change these particular bulbs from color to White.
          The good thing about the bulbs is that the quality, functionality, and set up of the Geenie Prisma bulb is excellent. They turn on and off and change color through the app and voice commands with no trouble and no delays. I have many different brands of smart bulbs and these are just as good as the most well known brands. Read Less
          Pros: Easy Installation, Easy to Use
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          Useful to everyone, smart bulbs are the perfect start to home automation. If you can screw in a bulb you can set up smart lights. Using Globe Electric smart bulbs and the GLOBE SUITE App, make your lights work for you. Seem like you're home when you're not by having lights come on at different times in different rooms. Turn on your lights before you get home from work so you have a light to arrive home with. Plus, the tunable white feature is great for your health by allowing you to have bright white light in the morning and then a relaxed warm white light for evenings. It's so simple. It's your home. Smarter.
           
          from Cincinnati, OH
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I have many different brands of smart lights in my home and these work just as good as any of the...
          PostedJuly 8, 2019
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          I have many different brands of smart lights in my home and these work just as good as any of them. They are responsive to voice commands and turn lights on and off without any delay. These particular bulbs are attractive because they do not require any additional hub to work.
          You can tell Alexa to "Make your lights warm" (or cool) or "make your lights warmer" and it works well. You can do the same thing to dim or brighten your lights and turn them on or off. You can do the same things with the app remotely.
          The bulbs are also rated for damp locations so there shouldn't be any problems using these in a bathroom.
          Overall, I am pleased with the quality of the lights and app.
          Pros: Easy Installation, Easy to Use
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          Did you know Philips Hue smart bulbs are only active when the light switch is in the on/up position? If the switch is accidentally turned off or Wi-Fi connection is lost, the Philips Hue smart bulb no longer operates from any control source (wireless app, remote, or voice). The Aurora Always Ready Smart Bulb Dimmer is the first and only solution that ensures your Hue smart bulbs are kept in ready mode. Its elegant, intuitive, easy-touch dimming aesthetic allows anyone to control the lights, even if they dont have the app.
           
          from Cincinnati, OH
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This product solves a lot of problems that people have with smart lighting. There may be times wh...
          PostedJuly 8, 2019
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          This product solves a lot of problems that people have with smart lighting. There may be times when you just can't give voice commands so you really need to be able to use the switch to turn your lights off and on. This solves the problem completely.
          When you press on the white button, the lights come on and off. When you rotate the button, the light dims or brightens.
          Even if you turn the light off with this switch, you can still turn your lights on with a voice command.
          We had some initial troubles setting up the switch. The instruction could really be better. If your switch doesn't appear to be working like mine, just go and unplug your Hue hub for a minute and plug it back in. Read More
          This product solves a lot of problems that people have with smart lighting. There may be times when you just can't give voice commands so you really need to be able to use the switch to turn your lights off and on. This solves the problem completely.
          When you press on the white button, the lights come on and off. When you rotate the button, the light dims or brightens.
          Even if you turn the light off with this switch, you can still turn your lights on with a voice command.
          We had some initial troubles setting up the switch. The instruction could really be better. If your switch doesn't appear to be working like mine, just go and unplug your Hue hub for a minute and plug it back in. Then try to reset the switch up. This worked like a charm for me.
          The only bad thing about this switch is that it is too expensive. I would like to buy a couple more, but the price is certainly steep. It also only works with the American sized toggle switch (I don't believe this will work for light switches outside the US because they are shaped differently.)
          Their website says that they are working on compatibility with other smart lights other than Hue, hopefully they do this soon because I have a lot of different brands of smart lights in my house. Read Less
          Pros: Easy Installation, Easy to Use
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          This Merola Tile Hudson Diamond Sapphire 12-3/8 in. x 12-3/8 in. x 5 mm Porcelain Mosaic Tile is a stunning cobalt blue with a slightly faded edge, which adds dimension to the tile. The deep blue color scheme and reactive glaze couples perfectly, allowing for a dark peaceful aesthetic. The high gloss sheen gives this tile a unique glossy look, adding one more eye-catching element to this already beautiful product. Impervious, frost-resistant and easy to clean, this tile is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use, including backsplashes and powder rooms. It is a perfect choice on its own or coordinated with other products in the Hudson Diamond series. Tile is the better choice for your space. This tile is made from natural ingredients, making it a healthy choice as it is free from allergens, VOCs, formaldehyde and PVC.
           
          from Cincinnati, OH
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          These tiles are gorgeous. There are many different hues of blue. It is like walking on gemstones....
          PostedJune 12, 2019
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          These tiles are gorgeous. There are many different hues of blue. It is like walking on gemstones. The blue tile looks great with white subway tile walls.
          This was used as a shower floor. It might be slippy for someone who is elderly, but for me it worked just fine because of the grout lines providing traction.
          It is also easier than penny round tiles to install. With penny rounds, when a novice installer installs them, you can easily see where one sheet ends and another begins. The seams can be very noticeable. With these diamond shaped tiles, you really do not have that problem at all.
          If you like the look of penny round tiles, but are paranoid about being able to see the seams, Read More
          These tiles are gorgeous. There are many different hues of blue. It is like walking on gemstones. The blue tile looks great with white subway tile walls.
          This was used as a shower floor. It might be slippy for someone who is elderly, but for me it worked just fine because of the grout lines providing traction.
          It is also easier than penny round tiles to install. With penny rounds, when a novice installer installs them, you can easily see where one sheet ends and another begins. The seams can be very noticeable. With these diamond shaped tiles, you really do not have that problem at all.
          If you like the look of penny round tiles, but are paranoid about being able to see the seams, then try this shape tile. It is a good compromise. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, High Quality of Material, Looks Great
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          Add flair to your traditional living spaces with the Bennetts renewed classic look. A smoked yet clear open glass globe completes this fan's harmonious color palette while adding a touch of glamour. Whether you like your light moody or as bright as possible, the LED Edison bulb enhances the ambiance of your room while a powerful WhisperWind motor will make your formal, chic spaces as functional as they are stylish.
           

          Where is the motor reverse switch

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          Cd123
          April 23, 2018
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          KatieKat
          Cincinnati, OH
          April 24, 2018
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          You must use the remote to change the fan direction. You hold down the fan button on the remote and hit the up or down arrows to change the direction. There is no switch on the motor.
           
          Transform your bathroom with a beautiful granite vessel top. Perfect for quick and easy remodels. Obtain the beauty and durability of granite without hiring a professional. This vessel top is easy to install and fits directly onto any 24 in. standard size vanity cabinet.
           

          KatieKat, thank you for your excellent review, I will be purchasing this vanity top. Where did yo...

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          Rusty
          March 27, 2018
          KatieKat, thank you for your excellent review, I will be purchasing this vanity top. Where did you get that great stone sink from, I would like to get the same one ?
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          KatieKat
          Cincinnati, OH
          March 27, 2018
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          The vessel sink is available from homedepot.com. The name of it is "ANZZI Umbral Crown Vessel Sink in Blue Stone"
          Home depot's product number for this item is 300136633. You can find the item by typing this number or the product name into the search bar of homedepot.com
          Both the vessel sink and the counter have held up well.
           
          Create a unique doorway using the JELD-WEN rustic wood barn door. Our barn doors create a focal point and add charm to any home. Most commonly used in a home office, pantry, closet, bathroom or laundry room. They're also a perfect choice for tight spaces.
           

          I have a 37.5 inch opening unframed. Would this door work for the opening that I have?

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          RJ
          February 15, 2018
          I have a 37.5 inch opening unframed. Would this door work for the opening that I have?
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          KatieKat
          February 19, 2018
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          Yes, it should work fine. You shouldn't have an issues installing. The reason they say its best for a 36 inch opening is because that allows for 3 inches on each side of the opening (so that the door overlaps the wall for privacy concerns.) With 37.5" I think you would still easily have enough door overlap and still have sufficient privacy in my opinion.
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          Yes, it should work fine. You shouldn't have an issues installing. The reason they say its best for a 36 inch opening is because that allows for 3 inches on each side of the opening (so that the door overlaps the wall for privacy concerns.) With 37.5" I think you would still easily have enough door overlap and still have sufficient privacy in my opinion.
          If this were mounted on a closet where privacy was not a concern, you could have an opening even closer to the 42" mark. I attached a screenshot of the pertinent numbers in the instructions manual. This product is a 42 inch door. People with larger openings will need to alter the backerboard offset referenced in the instructions to fit their needs as the instructions are optimized for a 36 inch opening with a 3 inch overlap on each side. Example: if you had a 42 inch opening you wouldn't want to offset the backerboard at all. For a 37.5 opening, you'd probably want to offset your backerboard by 2.25" instead of 3" so the door overlap would be equal on both sides. Sorry for the complicated answer. Read Less
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          Create a unique doorway using the JELD-WEN rustic wood barn door. Our barn doors create a focal point and add charm to any home. Most commonly used in a home office, pantry, closet, bathroom or laundry room. They're also a perfect choice for tight spaces.
           

          My opening is 84". I see the door is 80" but does that include the trim on the top and bottom?

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          Mac
          February 8, 2018
          My opening is 84". I see the door is 80" but does that include the trim on the top and bottom?
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          KatieKat
          February 12, 2018
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          The bottom of the backboard for the mounting rail is mounted at 84.25 inches so your opening must be smaller than this. You are cutting it way close. I measured my door with rails attached and came up with 84 inches. I think you'd be able to see daylight coming through so you'd be better off going with a taller door. My opening was 82 inches and it worked fine, but I'd say max height should be capped at Read More
          The bottom of the backboard for the mounting rail is mounted at 84.25 inches so your opening must be smaller than this. You are cutting it way close. I measured my door with rails attached and came up with 84 inches. I think you'd be able to see daylight coming through so you'd be better off going with a taller door. My opening was 82 inches and it worked fine, but I'd say max height should be capped at 83.5 or so. Read Less
           
          Create a unique doorway using the JELD-WEN rustic wood barn door. Our barn doors create a focal point and add charm to any home. Most commonly used in a home office, pantry, closet, bathroom or laundry room. They're also a perfect choice for tight spaces.
           

          What is the total height required from floor to ceiling? (I have only 84-1/2 inches.)

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          Patrick
          January 31, 2018
          What is the total height required from floor to ceiling? (I have only 84-1/2 inches.)
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          KatieKat
          Cincinnati, OH
          February 12, 2018
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          From the floor to the tallest point of the roller track wheels is around 89 inches. You have no where near enough space to install this. I did not trim the door and installed the track at the exact height specifications from Jeld-Wen.
           
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