You've long been able to turn your smart lights on and off using Alexa, Amazon's voice-activated virtual assistant, and by now, you've got a lot of options for which bulbs to use. Click through for a look at all of them.
First up, the TP-Link LB100. At just $20, it's one of your cheapest options, and it uses Wi-Fi to talk directly to your home network, meaning you don't need to pair it with a hub. A version with extra brightness costs $5 more, and a color-tunable version with multiple white light tones sells for $35.
The Lifx Color 1000 uses a Wi-Fi radio, so it doesn't need a hub to communicate with Alexa. It costs $60, but it offers full controls. Alexa can change the color of the bulb, too -- just enable the Lifx skill, then have Alexa "tell Lifx" to change it to whatever color you like.
If $60 is too much for you, consider the $40 Life White 800, which is just as smart (and just as Alexa-friendly). It cuts the colors and costs $20 less, but still offers color-tunability, letting you dial between warm, yellowy tones and hot, bluish-white ones.
Another color-changing option: Philips Hue. Its full-color flagship smart bulbs work great with Alexa, but keep in mind that they don't currently offer a skill that'll let Alexa change their color, like Lifx will.
If the colors don't matter that much to you, consider downgrading to the Philips Hue White Ambiance LED. At $30, they're less expensive than the full-color Hue bulbs, but just as compatible with Alexa. And, like those Lifx white bulbs, they can change color temperatures.
Just keep in mind that with all of these Philips bulbs, you'll need the Hue Bridge plugged into your router. That means you'll probably want to start by buying a starter kit instead of an individual bulb.
Your best bet? The Philips Hue White starter kit. It's the cheapest entry point to Hue at $70, and it comes with two of those fixed-temperature Hue White bulbs. If you want to add additional bulbs to your setup, that's an option.
Another floodlight option: the Stack LED. It's a color tunable bulb with a built-in presence detector that can turn the lights on as soon as it sees you walk into the room. A two-bulb starter kit that includes the mandatory hub costs $99, with additional bulbs selling for $45 apiece.
Your fanciest option? The Haiku Light, from Big Ass Solutions (best known for its Big Ass Fans). It's a built-in recessed fixture with an integrated motion sensor, full color-tunability, very bright and Alexa compatibility. It's expensive, though: Lights start at $149 and go up to $299, depending on what kind of trim you get.