I recently tried to setup a new color 800 bulb and used the iOS accessory setup option.
I noticed that there’s an option to change the name before the bulb connects to you selected network. This is important to me as naming the bulbsalloes me to easily identify them through my router.
The issue is, as soon as the bulb connects, it reverts to the default MAC address based name and I have to rename it in the app.
Unfortunately, my router doesn’t automatically recognize the new name and retains the original name. While I can apply an alias in my router settings, some lower end or ISP provided routers don’t allow you to change the device name from within the router.