With a respectable but overstated quality of light, this bulb doesn't shine bright enough to impress. At $10 per bulb (more, once you factor in shipping), it's a poor value compared to what you'll find in the lighting aisle.
LEDs are on the rise, but the prices have never been lower, and that makes it a great time to upgrade. Still, you're going to want to be sure and choose the right bulb for your specific home lighting needs -- especially since these LEDs promise to last decades. From fancy floodlights to bargain-priced gems, here are our current favorites.
With tried and true hardware inside the bulb and smooth performance on multiple platforms, this $15 smart bulb is a smart bet for connected lighting.
Due this fall, the color-changing iLumi smart LED is getting a makeover, new features and a fresh round of early-bird pricing specials.
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The color-changing Misfit Bolt is a smart LED built to work seamlessly with Misfit's activity trackers.
With impressive light quality and a lifetime warranty, this affordable LED looks like a contender.
Cree's new $25 three-way LED bulb can simulate 30W, 60W, and 100W incandescents.
At just $29.99 per bulb, this automatable light source will fit nicely into existing home automation networks, serving as an appealing alternative to more expensive dimmer modules and smart switches.
This better, brighter bulb is the latest reason to switch to LED lighting.
For basic needs, the Lumen LED Color Smart Bulb might make sense, but consider waiting to see if the app improves, and to see what the competition will bring to the table. For more advanced control of your lights, a Philips Hue setup is probably worth the extra cash.