This smart LED kit isn't available just yet, but it will retail for 130 bucks and come with two white-light-only bulbs, a Wi-Fi hub, IFTTT compatibility, and integration with the existing Belkin WeMo app.
GE's new Link bulbs are its first foray into smart LED territory. A starter kit with a hub and two A19 bulbs retails for $50, and individual bulbs go for $15 each, with BR30 and PAR38 options available as well, all exclusively through Home Depot.
With just 591 lumens, Insteon's smart LED is on the dim end of the output spectrum. But, if you're looking for something that lands between a 40W and 60W replacement, these $30 8W bulbs with a 52,000-hour lifespan aren't a bad choice.
Lifx's $99 smart bulbs have built-in Wi-Fi chips so no extra hub is necessary. That does mean that each bulb will cost more, though, so if you plan to get a lot of LEDs for your home, Lifx isn't the most cost-effective option.
Philips' color-changing bulbs are ZigBee-enabled LEDs that come in a $200 starter pack of three along with a hub. Although pricey, the app is well designed and it can switch to a wide range of colors, including the standard incandescent white. Oh yeah, they're also compatible with IFTTT.
Samsung's new smart LEDs have Bluetooth tech, meaning that they're supposed to work within range of your smartphone. These white-light LEDs have a color tuning feature, so you can adjust color temperature as you see fit.
Tabu's Lumen bulb runs on Bluetooth 4.0, so there's no hub required. Still, the bulbs cost $70 each, and they don't work with IFTTT. They're also dimmer than Philips Hue bulbs -- closer to a 40W replacement than the Hue's 60W replacement stats.
The LuMini is the, well, mini version of the Tabu Lumen. Each bulb costs $35 and it's RGB-only, so it won't replicated the color of an incandescent bulb. It's a more affordable option for smart color-changing mood lighting.
This LED kit is among the most affordable we've seen. For your $110, you get three white-light LEDs and a hub. Additional bulbs cost just $17. It doesn't come with advanced automation options, but it's a solid option for basic remote lighting control.