CNET First Look
Lifx Color 1000 is the best color-changing smart bulb out thereWith better colors, better brightness, better efficiency, and a better app, the Lifx Color 1000 is, well, better than Philips Hue.
[MUSIC] For a few years now, Phillip Hue has been the frontrunner in the color-changing smartbulb category. But I think there's a new bulb to beat, and that's this one, the LIFX Color 1000 smart LED. This is the second generation version of the LIFX color-changing bulb. A little bit smaller, but the same general design. And it has the same attractive color quality of the The greens look greens the blues look blue everything looks true and vivid that's a little bit better than Phillips hue which can't quite put out a nice vivid green. Take a look at that photo there it's kind of yellowy and washed out. now color quality aside Phillips hue's big advantage up until now was that it had a very nice platform that worked with almost anything but life fix has caught up it has nice Windows ten app it works with a nest learning thermostat you can use it on gift. Using the Amazon Echo Smart Speaker. So here if I take the Amazon Echo Smart Speaker and ask Alexa to change my bulb green, the bulb will turn green. On top of that, the light ex color 1000 is a brighter option than the newest fluorescent bulb. It puts out over 1000 units at it's default setting of 3500k. This graph here is all of the white light settings it offers The strongest there at the default setting trails off a bit at the top and the bottom of the spectrum there. But still a nice [bulb?] in terms of that white light spectrum. Something else I like the Lifx prices come down. When they first debuted, the bulbs cost $100 each. But now They're down to 60 bucks a piece. That's the same as you'll pay for Philips Hue and because this bulb uses WiFi it connects directly with your home network, you don't need a hub and you don't need to buy a $200 starter kit to get into the system. That's a very nice appealing way to add bulbs to your home. Outside of that the I think that the LIFX Color 1000 is the bulb that I would go with if I wanted to add color changing smart lights in my home. [SOUND]