For classic lighting ambiance, GE's Vintage-Style LED does the job, but there are better bulbs out there if you just need something simple to throw beneath a lampshade.
A BR30-shaped version of the security-minded smart bulb will bring connected light to recessed fixtures.
Still an early prototype, the Sengled Voice LED is the brand's latest smart speaker bulb -- and you'll be able to control it by talking to it.
Looking to add connected colors outside your home? Now, you can set the mood on your porch.
GE's newest "Bright Stik" LED light bulb is a 100W replacement that's twice as bright as the original.
This flat-topped smart bulb is the most well-rounded color-changer money can buy -- and a superior option to Philips Hue.
This is one of the more affordable options in the color-changing smart bulb category, and it's good enough to deserve a look if you like the novelty of color-changing light. The competition probably offers more bang for your buck, though.
These are attractive bulbs that work well, but we're waiting for deeper integration with HomeKit before buying in.
It's hard not to like a bargain-priced LED that offers this much brightness, but don't rely on it if you're using dimmer switches.
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.
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.
The 4Flow's convection-based design is terrific, but the new model isn't as as much of a slam dunk for dimmer switches as its predecessor.
Leave your phone in your pocket -- for $40, the Philips Hue Wireless Dimming Kit gives you a smart bulb and a handy switch that doubles as a remote.
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.
Cree's BR30 LED offers strong performance at a clear value. For most lighting setups, it's an excellent choice.
Though not quite as competitive as the 600L version was last year, the 1000L Ledare LED holds its own -- and in some categories, it's a standout. If you're comfortable in the middle ground between the 60W and 75W levels, it's worth picking up.
At $10 for a three-pack, the Bright Stik LED is a compelling value pick in the lighting aisle.