These are excellent smart bulbs, but it's tough to justify the splurge unless you catch them on sale.
These aren't the cheapest smart bulbs you can buy, but Osram's Lightify LED Starter Kit is more affordable than Philips or Belkin's, and arguably more feature-rich, too. As a legitimate competitor, it deserves consideration.
The White Ambiance LEDs fill in a gap in the Philips Hue family of smart bulbs, but they didn't outperform color-tunable LEDs from Lifx and Stack. They're really only worth it if you're already committed to Hue, or to HomeKit.
Philips Hue's LEDs are still the color-changing bulbs to beat, but they're still awfully expensive -- and the competition is catching up quickly. Apple HomeKit integration is a big step forward for the software, but it's disappointing that the hardware didn't get more of an upgrade, as well.
There are better, brighter smart bulbs for the same price, and plenty of Bluetooth speaker bulbs that cost less. Keep shopping.
Like most color-changing lights, these strips are a fun, expensive smart-home novelty.
A new GU10-shaped Boost LED is the latest smart light in Sengled's lineup.
There's enough quality with these low cost bulbs to keep them from feeling cheap, which makes them an excellent value option.
The ComfyLight will use motion sensors to monitor your home and automate your lights.
RGB smart bulbs still cost too much, but that might be about to change if a startup called Qube has its way.
This color-changing LED smart lamp seeking funds on Indiegogo -- and it might just be cool enough to forgive the silly branding.
You might not have an obvious need for an Internet-connected, color-changing light bulb, but the Philips Hue Connected Bulb kit offers enough potential to justify its high price tag.
Approval from Energy Star means that the cost of these bulbs could be coming down.
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.
These smart LEDs are the latest members of the quickly growing WeMo family of connected devices.
Is this impressive bulb bright enough to outshine its predecessor?
This is a no-brainer upgrade if you already own a set of color-changing Aurora panels, and a fun excuse to buy in if you're a tech-minded music lover.
The color-changing Misfit Bolt is a smart LED built to work seamlessly with Misfit's activity trackers.