This is a best-in-class LED floodlight that's priced like a bargain bulb. Put it right at the top of your list if you're in need of new lights.
These bulbs are a cheaper alternative to Lifx or Hue, but they come with too many compromises for us to recommend them.
Like most color-changing lights, these strips are a fun, expensive smart-home novelty.
Philips Hue is one of the best-developed DIY smart-home platforms money can buy, and this white-light starter kit is your most affordable entry point. It's practically a must-buy if you're serious about smart lighting.
Lifx Tiles look great, but the software that powers them is frustrating and unreliable. Hold off for improvements, or just go with Nanoleaf instead.
This flat-topped smart bulb is the most well-rounded color-changer money can buy -- and a superior option to Philips Hue.
Unless you use dimmer switches in your home, it's hard to go wrong with this light -- and the price is just right.
These are excellent smart bulbs, but it's tough to justify the splurge unless you catch them on sale.
These color-friendly bulbs are perfectly fine for everyday use, but go with something else if you use dimmer switches.
If you use night vision cameras in your home, then these well-rounded smart bulbs can help them see in the dark -- but if you don't, there's really no reason to buy them.
For basic lighting automation needs, this TCP kit will do the job nicely -- and it won't break the bank, either. For more advanced features and controls, consider the competition, but be prepared to splurge.
Due this fall, the color-changing iLumi smart LED is getting a makeover, new features and a fresh round of early-bird pricing specials.
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.
Here's the third new Lifx product in the past two weeks: a set of smart, color-changing light bars that work with Siri, Alexa and the Google Assistant.
If you want to splurge on a color-changing smart bulb, you're better off just going with Lifx or Philips Hue.
These Bluetooth bulbs are a legitimate temptation for anyone interested in smart security, but consider waiting to see if new battery packs bring new features into play before buying in.
Smart LEDs are an overdue addition to the WeMo family of gadgets -- thankfully, Belkin did a nice job of getting them right.
The price is right for this king-size light, but hold out for better options if you use dimmer switches.