The Govee Lyra floor lamp ensures a colorful home with you, you can now get it for €94 on Amazon if you activate the €6 discount. Alternatively, there is the Govee RGBICW floor lamp, which is also smart and can be operated via an app for €69.99 at Govee.
The Govee Lyra is a smart floor lamp or, as Thorben would say, a smart toilet brush. It can be operated via the app, by voice command or with the remote control included in the scope of delivery. Does the floor lamp deserve a place in the sun or is it for the ass after all?
Govee Lyra Floor Lamp Review, Specs & Price
- Technical specifications
|Surname||Govee Lyre (H6072)|
|steering||App control, voice control and remote control|
|effects||Voice control, colored light, remote control, music sync, various scenes|
|power consumption||36 watts|
|height/weight||147 cm (with stand), 126 cm (without stand), 2.1 kg|
|scope of delivery||Lamp, lamp stand, power adapter, screwdriver, screws|
Scope of delivery & packaging
As is typical for Govee, the packaging is almost completely in black, simple and with little text. The essential points are already ticked off on the packaging, such as the coupling with the language assistant, the possible functions and a QR code for the “Govee Home App”.
On the back there are two adhesive strips labeled “Open” through which the contents of the box can be pulled out. I find a side opening to fold up, like the Govee Glides, a little nicer and more elegant. The floor lamp is delivered in various individual parts, which, as is typical for Govee, are well padded and delivered in several small boxes in boxes.
The larger package contains a small magnetic screwdriver, a couple of screws, the power plug, the remote control and the magnetic holder for attaching it to the lamp. The narrow package offers space for the plug-in systems of the lamp, which are also well padded.
Much of the scope of delivery is packed in plastic bags. Why isn’t there a bag for the accessories in such cases? There you could store the too many screws and the screwdriver. The small plastic bags are a bit difficult to open, so you have to be careful not to let the screws fly off when you open them.
There are instructions for the installation, which are structured with large pictures and a few sentences. Before the installation, you will also be shown everything that is required for the installation in the package and you can start with the installation.
The installation is not very complex and should also be done quickly, but I would still find a solution with fewer screws more pleasant. You have to push out the rails of the individual elements of the lamp rod and you can screw the screws on one side. The light hose must then be pulled through the front, the cables connected and the lamp screwed to the base. It’s all done!
The screwing works quite well and is also suitable for larger hands thanks to the magnetic screwdriver. I only used the screwdriver that came with it and didn’t have any major problems. Only the screws on the stand didn’t fit right away because the cable was in the way. After three new approaches and some pressure on the screws, the floor lamp was up. The connection cable with the lamp looks a bit thin, so make sure that it doesn’t break when screwing it in.
Setup & operation
There is a manual for the setup & operation, with which you get an explanation of how to use the lamp correctly. The setup is a bit tricky, I had to look for the Govee Lyra called “H6072” because you couldn’t find it that way. Through the integration, Govee guides you well and that should work without any major problems. However, make sure to use the correct WiFi network because the lamp does not support 5GHz networks.
The voice assistants Amazon Alexa and the Google Home Assistant are available for quick and convenient operation. Unfortunately, iOS users have to do without Siri because the Govee Home app does not support the Apple Home Kit. At least they can use the smart Govee products via the app.
The supplied remote control measures 12 x 4 x 1 cm and comes with a battery. The remote control has a magnetic back and is attached to the holder, which is also magnetic and can be clamped to the lamp. Looks good and I like it. The remote control has a hole on the underside through which you could pull a thread for a loop, for example.
With the remote control you get a handful of functions that also work without a cell phone. You can set the light intensity between five levels and choose between seven colors. It also offers the option of being able to switch between warm and cold colors and using the music mode.
The app controls are divided into several sections: a brightness control , the timer and an effects lab. Below are the four different light modes. The brightness can be continuously adjusted and is freely selectable between 1 and 100%. With the timer, the lamp goes out after a maximum of 24 hours. The timer also has a sleep aid, which dims the lamp after 15 minutes, and a wake-up aid, which gradually brightens the lamp.
The first impression of the effects laboratory is a bit unusual, because here you get colors for different main topics, such as food or buildings. But it also has to be said that the colors are based on the sample images provided.
In the color mode, different colors can be continuously adjusted via the app. You get a palette of colors below. If the colors are not enough for you, you can adjust them again with the sliders and the color wheel below the color selection. So you will definitely get a color that fits. The Govee Lyra is divided into eight sections, which allows each section to glow differently.
Music on and off we go!
The Govee Lyra offers the Music Sync mode, with which it reacts to music in color. However, it must be said that this is a matter of sensitivity to the volume of the room. You can either use the microphone on your cell phone or the built-in microphone on the floor lamp. The music mode can be displayed in up to six different color profiles.
Scenes for every mood
My favorite mode in Govee is the Scenes. There you get 25 different light animations on different topics. So everything from Halloween to fireworks is included. Still, you get fewer scenes than, say, the Hexagon or the Glides, even though all three can be paired with an app.
DIY – do it yourself
As most of you already know, DIY stands for “Do It Yourself” and that’s how this mode is structured. You can adjust everything according to your own preferences. At the top you can set an icon with your own picture, the group and a name with a maximum of 22 characters so that you can tell them apart if you want to make several DIY animations. You can then set your effect between different colors and animations.
Conclusion – Buy Govee Lyra?
Thanks to the app integration, the Govee Lyra is a modern floor lamp for the living room. With the Govee app you get a variety of functions and you can also use the remote control or the voice assistants from Amazon or Google. Unfortunately, Apple users still have to do without the Apple Home Kit. The assembly is a bit cumbersome because two screws on the base only held after a few attempts. I would find a plug-in system with less to screw more comfortable.
The Govee Lyra is currently priced at €150 and is therefore significantly more expensive than, for example, the TOCLL floor lamp. This is similar in size and also offers app control with similar functions. I still think the processing of the Govee Lyra is better, even if it doesn’t justify a price difference of 90€ in my opinion.