This is a no-brainer upgrade if you already own a set of color-changing Aurora panels, and a fun excuse to buy in if you're a tech-minded music lover.
Unless you insist on bulbs that look as traditional as possible, there's no reason to choose Saffron over stronger offerings from Philips, Cree and Osram.
Ikea's $80 gateway kit is too basic to recommend, but there's some sneaky value in Tradfri's other, cheaper bundles.
This Editors' Choice-winning bulb excelled in each one of our tests, and you can get it at a very reasonable price point. In our eyes, it's a best buy among BR30 LEDs.
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 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.
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.
This flat-topped smart bulb is the most well-rounded color-changer money can buy -- and a superior option to Philips Hue.
Unless you use dimmer switches in your home, it's hard to go wrong with this light -- and the price is just right.
With a new battery-powered smart fixture and lower pricing for the white-light-only Hue Lux LEDs, the Hue family is continuing to mature.
If you want to splurge on a color-changing smart bulb, you're better off just going with Lifx or Philips Hue.
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.
These appealingly low-cost smart bulbs are too dependent on their in-app controls, and don't actually offer much by way of automation.
If you aren't using dimmer switches, these are some of the best light bulbs you can buy.
A new GU10-shaped Boost LED is the latest smart light in Sengled's lineup.
Here's the third new Lifx product in the past two weeks: a set of smart, color-changing light bars that work with Siri, Alexa and the Google Assistant.
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.
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.