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.
At about $10 each, these bulbs are a great way to create an old-school, semi-industrial aesthetic -- especially if you use dimmer switches.
These are excellent smart bulbs, but it's tough to justify the splurge unless you catch them on sale.
Unless it's essential that your light bulbs look like this, burn your money elsewhere.
These unique, color-changing smart panels are delightful to look at and easy to use, especially if you're an iOS user.
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.
Unless you use dimmer switches in your home, it's hard to go wrong with this light -- and the price is just right.
Starting at $20 each, TP-Link's new smart bulbs connect directly to your router -- and to Alexa.
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.
If you want to splurge on a color-changing smart bulb, you're better off just going with Lifx or Philips Hue.
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.
With high marks in efficiency and light quality, this tubular LED is an attempt to change commercial lighting.
Is this impressive bulb bright enough to outshine its predecessor?
Smart LEDs are an overdue addition to the WeMo family of gadgets -- thankfully, Belkin did a nice job of getting them right.
These appealingly low-cost smart bulbs are too dependent on their in-app controls, and don't actually offer much by way of automation.
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.
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.