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Preflashed ESPHome / Tasmota Smart Bulbs with an Added Bonus - Kauf BLF10

  Someone has finally done it, a bulb with an oh sh!$ recovery method!  The Kauf BLF10 Bulb is on Amazon and preflashed with ESPHome .  Yes, you can also install other open source ESP8266 projects such Tasmota , WLED , etc by simply using your web browser.  No exploits, no hacks, no soldering, no wires, take it out of the box and go.   Purchase and skip the reading (Amazon) The bulb is a 10W LED (not to be confused with wattages stated as equivalent), I do not see a lumen rating at this time on the specifications but found the brightness by eye to be on par for a bulb of this size.  There are 5 independent color channels to this bulb; Red, Green, Blue, Cool White, and Warm White.  None of that 4 channel simulated warm white or cool white mess!  Keep in mind this is an A21 sized bulb that could have size issues fitting in some enclosures.  What's the added bonus?   Your eyes aren't deceiving you, those are indeed solder pads for 3V3, RX, TX, GND and GPIO Zero.  What does that