If you just need a light bulb and don't want to think about it too much, Cree's new LED is a safe, smart pick.
If you're just looking for a cheap-but-good smart bulb to pair with Alexa, put Eufy at the top of your list.
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.
Due this fall, the color-changing iLumi smart LED is getting a makeover, new features and a fresh round of early-bird pricing specials.
The Philips Clear LED is designed with traditional aesthetics in mind.
This is a very well-rounded LED at a fair price, and perfect if your home has high ceilings.
If you're looking for value in the lighting aisle, look no further -- this LED leads the pack.
Cree's BR30 LED offers strong performance at a clear value. For most lighting setups, it's an excellent choice.
This is one of your better options in the candelabra LED category, but consider holding out with halogens or fluorescents until prices come down.
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.
Starting at $20 each, TP-Link's new smart bulbs connect directly to your router -- and to Alexa.
This flat-topped smart bulb is the most well-rounded color-changer money can buy -- and a superior option to Philips Hue.
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.
With tried and true hardware inside the bulb and smooth performance on multiple platforms, this $15 smart bulb is a smart bet for connected lighting.
For basic household usage, the Cloud LED is a solid value pick that gets the important stuff 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 an acceptable budget pick for a back room, but if you're looking to go all-in on smart, color-changing light in your home, keep shopping.
At $15, this bulb isn't the cheapest in the lighting aisle, but it's well worth it if you plan on dimming your lights.