The remote is a little different than the other remotes I've seen and currently use with other outdoor bulbs. At first, I did not like this bulb but once I got used to the remote, I love it. The two "heart buttons" let you store two saved settings which is awesome. The Circle color wheel button gives you a color changing mode and the speed can be controlled from slow to fast by clicking on the brightness controls (the two upper left buttons). It cycles slowly through many colors. The last light setting is saved, so when you turn it off and then turn it on the next time, the same setting is recalled. Although the white light setting is fairly bright, if you are looking for a lot of brightness you may be better off choosing a regular white bulb. It is 10 watts so it is probably among the brightest color led bulbs you are going to find. I purchased this bulb primarily for mood color lighting in my office and it really works excellent for that and when I need some extra white light, it also works well for that. I really like this bulb and would recommend it.