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.
At just over three bucks per bulb, and with no significant weakness aside from the lack of dimmability, this candelabra LED is a legitimate value pick.
This is one of your better options in the candelabra LED category, but consider holding out with halogens or fluorescents until prices come down.
This color-changing LED smart lamp seeking funds on Indiegogo -- and it might just be cool enough to forgive the silly branding.
RGB smart bulbs still cost too much, but that might be about to change if a startup called Qube has its way.
The ComfyLight will use motion sensors to monitor your home and automate your lights.