I need a couple of smart 5/6 inch can lights that I can control directly from my HE. Looking around on the web, these seem to be a rather rare commodity. I'd thought about getting the Philips Hue versions, but after a very bad experience when I first started with HE and trying to pair a Hue bulb directly, I'm not keen to try that again.
The other option that has caught my attention is Feit, since I have read a fair bit about flashing them with Tasmota, which would get me exactly where I need to be.
However before I pull the trigger on this, there;'s a couple of questions I'd like to try and get answers to.
My understanding is that it must be an ESP device in order to be flashed with Tasmota. I believe that several companies that were previously making ESP based devices have switched to other controller architectures. What is the situation with Feit in this regard? Can I be certain that if I buy something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Feit-Electric-LEDR6-RGBW-Multi-Color/dp/B07ZWTFLCF/ I'll be able to flash it?
I also read that a good 3.3v power supply to the target device is mandatory to ensure success. What options do I have to provide this? Worst case, I can certainly cobble something together with a buck converter bought from Amazon and a USB 2A brick, but if there's a ready made solution, that's likely to be a better bet.
It appears that I might have to solder a few wires onto the controller in the bulb? How easy are they to open up, and how fine is the solder work we're talking about here?