If you aren't using dimmer switches, these are some of the best light bulbs you can buy.
These color-friendly bulbs are perfectly fine for everyday use, but go with something else if you use dimmer switches.
If you want to splurge on a color-changing smart bulb, you're better off just going with Lifx or Philips Hue.
You can control Sylvania's new color-changing smart bulb using Siri voice commands straight out out of the box.
Like most color-changing lights, these strips are a fun, expensive smart-home novelty.
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.
Haiku's high-fashion smart lights are priced like a luxury, but they look and act the part.
These unique, color-changing smart panels are delightful to look at and easy to use, especially if you're an iOS user.
These are very good smart bulbs with a lot of tricks up their sleeves, and they cost half as much as Philips Hue's floodlights. They're the bulbs you want for smart overhead lighting.
Prices are still high on these kinds of color-changing LEDs, but this Lifx floodlight is one of the best. It's worth the splurge if you're into high-tech novelty lighting.
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.
Starting at $20 each, TP-Link's new smart bulbs connect directly to your router -- and to Alexa.
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.
These bulbs aren't cheap, but they cost less than Lifx or Philips Hue and arguably do more thanks to the built-in sensors for presence and ambient light.
This is a pretty unexceptional smart bulb, but it delivers on most of its promises at a bargain bin price. For basic, app-enabled color control, it's a decent pick.
You'll get performance that's slightly better out of bulbs that cost slightly more, but at less than $5, this dimmable LED isn't a terrible pick.
With updated motion detection smarts, these connected LEDs can tell when you enter the room even with a lampshade in the way.
These appealingly low-cost smart bulbs are too dependent on their in-app controls, and don't actually offer much by way of automation.