All Smart Lights and Lightbulbs – 2017 Edition

Smart lights are an inexpensive way to make your home a little more convenient.

All smart lights and lightbulbs let you turn them on and off them remotely, but most also include the ability to change the color. Many smart light manufacturers have Alexa or HomeKit integration, allowing you to automate your lights.

Below is the name of every smart light and lightbulb.

Device NamePriceWorks With AlexaWorks With HomeKitDetails
Philips Hue LED Starter Kit with 2 Bulbs & Hue Bridge Hub$69.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips 455295 Hue White A19 Single LED Bulb, 60W Equivalent$29.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips 464503 Hue White and Color A19 LED Bulb, 3rd Generation with Richer Colors$49.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
TP-Link Smart LED Light Bulb, Wi-Fi, A19, Dimmable White, 60W Equivalent$24.95This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus, 2nd Generation$82.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Cree BA19-08050OMF-12CE26-1C100 Connected 60W Equivalent Daylight (5000K) A19 Dimmable LED Light Bulb$14.97See It
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit, 3 A19 bulbs and a Bridge, 2nd Generation$179.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
LIFX Smart LED Light Bulb, Wi-Fi, Color 1000 A19, Multicolor, Dimmable$44.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips 461020 Hue White Ambiance Single A19 Bulb$29.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Light Bulb, A19, Single, 2nd Generation$44.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips 464495 Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Starter Kit, 3rd Generation with Richer Colors$199.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips Hue Bloom$59.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips 800292 Hue Lightstrip Plus Extension, 2nd Generation$29.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
LIFX Smart LED Bulb, Wi-Fi, 800-A19, Adjustable Whites, Dimmable$22.49This Device Works With AlexaSee It
MagicLight Pro Bluetooth Smart LED Light Bulb - Smartphone Controlled Sunrise Wake Up LED Lights$35.95This Device Works With AlexaSee It
GE Link Smart LED Light Bulb, A19 Soft White (2700K), 60-Watt Equivalent$13.33This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips 432690 Hue 65W Equivalent BR30 Single LED Light Bulb$61.07This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips 464800 Hue White Ambiance BR30 LED Bulb$29.99See It
GoControl Z-Wave Dimmable LED Light Bulb, LB60Z-1$26.01See It
Philips Hue Lightstrip$49.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
SYLVANIA LIGHTIFY by Osram - Smart LED Light Bulb$39.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips Hue Go Light$66.77This Device Works With AlexaSee It
MagicLight WiFi Smart LED Light Bulb - Smartphone Controlled Sunrise Wake Up Lights$33.95This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Wink Relay - Smart Home Wall Controller$91.98See It
Philips 456681 Hue White and Color Ambiance GU10 Light Bulb, 2nd Generation$49.98This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Insteon LED Light Bulb, 8-watt, Dimmable$21.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips 460989 Hue White Ambiance Starter Kit (2 A19 Bulbs, 1 Bridge, and 1 Dimmer Switch)$125.47This Device Works With AlexaSee It
LIFX Smart LED Light Bulb, Wi-Fi, Color 1000 BR30, Multicolor, Dimmable$79.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips 456673 Hue White and Color Ambiance Par16 Light Bulb, 2nd Generation$49.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips 259531 Hue Bloom Starter Pack, 2 Blooms and 1 Bridge$103.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips 464792 Hue White Ambiance GU10 LED Bulb$29.99See It
Philips 455295 Hue White A19 Single LED Bulb$18.66This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips Hue White and Color Starter Kit (Old Model, 1st Generation), 3 Bulbs and a Bridge$139.95This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Misfit Wearables B00YZ Bolt Wireless Bluetooth LED Smart Light Bulb$28.54See It
MagicLight Bluetooth Smart LED Light Bulb - Smartphone Controlled Sunrise Wake Up Lights$29.95See It
Flux WiFi Smart LED Light Bulb - Smartphone Controlled Dimmable Multicolored Color Changing Lights$35.00This Device Works With AlexaSee It
WeMo Smart LED Light Bulb, Wi-Fi Enabled$23.62See It
Sengled Solo Dimmable LED Light Bulb with Built-In Bluetooth Dual Channel JBL Speakers$42.22See It
Philips 259960 Friends of Hue Personal Wireless Lighting Iris, Single$59.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
ilumi Bluetooth Smart LED A19 Light Bulb, 2nd Generation$34.99See It
SYLVANIA LIGHTIFY by Osram - Smart Home Connected LED Light Bulb$45.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
TCP CAS11LC LED Connected A19 - 60 Watt Equivalent (11W) Soft White (2700K) WiFi Enabled Wireless Smart Standard Light Bulb$12.44See It
Feit Electric AOM800/827/LED/HBR 60W Equivalent (2700K) A19 Dimmable Bluetooth Smart HomeBrite LED Light Bulb, Soft White$14.97See It
Philips - Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Smart LED Light Bulb - Multicolor, 3rd Generation$104.60See It
SYLVANIA LIGHTIFY by Osram - Smart Home LED Landscape Lighting Set - Gardenspots$79.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips 466516 Hue White Ambiance BR30 LED BulbFrustration Free (2 Pack)$59.99See It
Roybens E27 Based 5W AC 85-265V PIR Infrared Motion Detection Sensor Light Sensor LED Bulb Auto Switch Energy Saving Night Lamp Indoor Lighting Warm White$7.99See It
OSRAM 72933 LIGHTIFY - Smart Home Connected LED Light Bulb 60W - Tunable White A19 E26, 73850$26.59See It
ilumi Outdoor Bluetooth Smart LED BR30 Flood Light Bulb, 2nd Generation$69.99See It
Elgato Avea Bulb, Dynamic Mood Light$39.99See It
Smarson Bluetooth LED App Controlled Smart Light Bulb$24.95See It
Enbrighten Z-Wave Smart LED Bulb, Dimmable$24.99See It
Sengled Boost Dimmable LED Bulb with Integrated Wi-Fi Repeater$49.99See It
GE Lighting 44291 C by GE C-Life/C-Sleep LED Light Bulb Combo$34.24See It
Sengled Pulse Dimmable LED Light Bulb with a Built-In Wireless Bluetooth JBL Speaker, Master + Satellite$129.99See It
Philips 452714 Hue Lux Starter Kit, 2 Bulbs and 1 Bridge with Extensions, 9W (60-Watt) A19, 1st Generation$122.85This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting Single Bulb$65.50This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips 432856 Hue GU10 Light Bulb (Old Model, 1st Generation)$65.29This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Lumen8 Wi-Fi 7W Multi-Colored Smart LED Light Bulb; Smartphone Controlled, Dimmable$31.97See It
SYLVANIA LIGHTIFY by Osram - Smart Home LED Starter Kit - Includes: (1) A19 RGBW 60W, (2) BR30 RGBW 65W, (1) Gateway$119.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
LIFX Smart LED Light Bulb, Wi-Fi$29.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips 433706 Hue Lux Starter Kit, 2 Bulbs and 1 Bridge, 60W Equivalent A19 LED, 1st Generation$48.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips 461012 Hue White Ambiance Starter Kit (2 A19 Bulbs, 1 Bridge, and 1 Dimmer Switch)$129.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips Hue BR30 Starter Pack, 3 Bulbs and Bridge, 1st Generation$119.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips Hue LUX LED Smart Light Bulb, Dimmable$44.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips 461004 Hue White Ambiance Single A19 Bulb$26.77This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Stack Starter Kit, 1 hub and 2 BR30 Downlights$99.00This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Smart Ivy Connected LED Smart Bulb, Matte Black$24.99This Device Works With Apple HomeKitSee It
Veho Kasa Bluetooth Smart LED Light Bulb$33.49See It
ilumi Bluetooth Smart LED BR30 Flood Light Bulb, 2nd Generation$44.99See It
Morjava MJ-BL-05 Bluetooth Bulb Speaker Wireless Smart light bulb$35.99See It
Revogi LTB012 Delite 2 Smart LED Light Bulb with Bluetooth$29.99See It
Nabe starterkit (3 LED bulbs + 1 Genie): 9W Smart LED Light bulb WiFi enabled$109.00See It
Cree Connected 60W Soft White (2700K) Dimmable LED Light Bulb$29.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips Hue Lightstrips Starter Pack, 1st Generation$159.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
2.4G Wifi GU10 4W RGBW LED Light Bulb Dimmable Lamp$14.99See It
LOFTEK-SANSI 10W Dual Color Temperature Bulb$27.99See It
Philips 432831 Hue PAR16 Single Bulb (Old Model)$74.71This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips 259978 Hue Iris Starter Kit, 1 Iris and 1 Bridge, 1st Generation$124.50This Device Works With AlexaSee It
OSRAM LED Bulb E27 dimmable LIGHTIFY CLASSIC$40.97See It
Philips 259499 Hue Lightstrips Starter Pack (Old Models, 1st Generation)$145.98This Device Works With AlexaSee It
WigWag Home Automation Starter Kit with 4 Smart RGBW LEDs$199.99See It
WiFi LED Light Bulb - Secured Smart Q.Lite™ - Full Color$26.95See It
OORT SmartLED Bluetooth Smart Enabled Smart Bulb$39.99See It
Philips 466540 Hue White Ambiance GU10 LED Bulb$59.99See It
Victorstar @ WiFi Smart LED Bulb RGBW$24.30See It
WYZworks WiFi Smart LED Dimmable Light Bulb$32.99See It
Philips 468058 Hue White A19 Light Bulbs$39.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It
Philips 465443 Hue White A19 Light Bulb$29.99This Device Works With AlexaSee It

Have an addition, subtraction or edit to this list? Please let me know!

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Don’t Overthink It: How to Install an Automatic Light for Under $20

I almost wasted $175 installing an automatic light in my closet. Here’s how you can avoid making the same mistake, and get better results for less than $20.

Since buying my house, all I’ve wanted to do was find ways to make it “smarter”. I like being able to control the upstairs thermostat without going upstairs. Or telling Alexa to turn the lights off.

Home automation is sexy. I wanted to continue this trend by adding an automatic light to my closet that turned on and off when I needed it.

However, making your home more convenient doesn’t necessarily mean that everything needs to be connected to the Internet.

The Problem: My Closet Was Dark

I needed light in my closet.

The closet in my master bedroom was dark. There was a light fixture in there, but it had never worked.

Closet With Hanging Clothes

Some testing with a non-contact voltage tester proved that there wasn’t electricity powering the fixture. So the first thing I would need to do is get power to the closet.

There’s an outlet near the closet that I could extend to this light fixture to restore power. This would require cutting fewer holes in the wall. And most of them would be in the closet anyways, so I wouldn’t need to do a great job patching them up.

Making the Light Come On In the Closet When I Open the Door

The closet light fixture didn’t have a switch, so I’d need to add a switch. That meant another hole, more wiring and another patch. Not ideal.

But what if I could make it so that the light came on when I opened the door?

I could hook up some SmartThings sensors to the door so that when it was opened, it sent a signal to the SmartThings hub, which would tell a Hue light to turn on. An automatic light with no wires!

SmartThings Sensor

Medium effort, permanent solution, maximum awesome factor. The hardest part would be patching the holes in the wall.

Solution: Adding SmartThings to Automate My Closet Light

I started making a list of all the things I would need to be able add an automatic light to my closet.

Shopping list for automating a closet with SmartThings:

ItemPrice
New Light Fixture$6.00
Additional Romex$8.00
Hue LED Light Bulb$30.00
SmartThings Motion Sensor$30.00
SmartThings Hub$98.00
Total Cost$172.00
Estimated Time5-6 Hours

I actually cut the first hole when I realized:

Wait. This is Ridiculous.

I just need light in the closet.

And I want the light to come on when I open the door.

People had solved this problem years ago. Miraculously, the idea of an automated light existed before SmartThings did.

Actual Solution: Automating Your Closet in 19 Seconds for $19

A quick Amazon search led me here: Mr. Beams Battery Operated Motion Sensing LED Ceiling Light

It does two things:

  1. When it senses motion, it turns the light on
  2. After 30 seconds, it automatically turns the light off

My new shopping list:

ItemPrice
Mr. Beams LED Light$19.97
Total Cost$19.97
Estimated TimeAbout 19 seconds

Bottom Line: Resist the Urge to Immediately Jump to a Wifi-Connected Solution

A motion-sensing LED light is not fancy. I’m not going to bring my friends upstairs to check out my closet lighting. I can’t turn the light on and off while laying in bed. There’s no way to tell it to automatically turn on at 5:17 when I’m most likely to be ready to use my closet.

Closet With Light

But it got the job done in under a minute for less than $20.

Now I have light in my closet that turns on and off exactly when I need it to.

And that was the point.

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Hue Lights Don’t Make Your Home Smarter. Here’s Why.

Hue lights have played a huge role in the smart home trend of 2016. However, you shouldn’t buy a wifi light bulb in 2017. Here’s why not, including a better option.

Hue lights were one of the very first smart home accessories on the market. Billed as “the world’s smartest LED light bulb, they look exactly like regular light bulbs, but have a wifi chip embedded. This gives them the ability to be controlled by your phone, Alexa (or any smart home hub), or the Internet

Hue Lights Come In Multiple Colors

Hue lights sound pretty awesome. Why shouldn’t I buy them?

Hue lights actually are awesome! Not only are they one of the easiest ways to add smart lighting to your home, they are loved by almost everyone who owns them.

In addition to being able to be controlled by wifi, Hue lights also include multi-colored LEDs. This gives them the ability to change to any of 16 million colors.

However, they’re not the best option for overhead lights or lamps.

You shouldn’t buy Hue lights (or any wifi bulb), if your lights are controlled by a switch.

Reason 1: Is the Light On or Off? Neither? Both?

Imagine walking into a dark room. What’s the first thing you do?

Hue Lights Can't Be Easily Controlled With a Switch

You look for the light switch!

Reaching for the light switch is so common, and so ingrained in us, that there are actually placement standards! Electricians are required to install light switches at specific places on the wall.

Everyone expects light switches to be there, and taking them away causes anxiety.

What’s this have to do with Hue lights and smart light bulbs?

Standard light fixtures are controlled by a switch. And when the switch is off, there is no electricity going to the outlet.

Light Bulb Off

This is true whether it’s a light fixture in the ceiling controlled by a switch on the wall, or a lamp controlled by a button on the lamp.

And when your smart light bulb is plugged into that fixture or lamp that has been switched off, it’s no longer usable. At all.

Without electricity flowing to the light fixture, your wifi light bulb is completely useless. This is even worse if it’s a light bulb with a built in speaker!

For your Hue light to be useful, the switch always needs to be in the “on” position.

Well, I’ll just keep the switch “on” all the time!

Good idea in theory, but that leads us to our second reason why you shouldn’t buy a Hue light:

Reason 2: Hue Lights Are Confusing to Visitors and Kids

It’s the weekend, and friends or family come by to visit. You’re showing everyone how you can make your office lights orange, and everyone’s very impressed.*

As you’re leaving the room, Uncle Larry flips the light switch off as he’s been trained to do his entire life. He doesn’t realize it, but he’s just made your evening a little bit more annoying.

As we know now, your wifi light can’t work without electricity. Nobody thinks about your fancy lights when they flipped the switch off – they were just doing what comes naturally.

So, now you can’t turn on those lights from your phone.  And that defeats the entire purpose of putting them in!

Reason 3: Hue Lights Are More Annoying for Your Spouse

Let’s be honest: the “necessity” of controlling your Hue lights from your Echo Dot is absolutely a first-world problem.

Your spouse knows this, and my wife definitely knows this.

We just talked about lights being “on” when they’re “off”, or “off” when they’re actually “on”.

You and me, we’re smart people. But that’s even confusing to us – and we’re the ones who set it up!

Now, imagine your spouse. They may not have been involved in the installation because they have way more interesting things to do.

Maybe you’ve persuaded them to (reluctantly) install the app, helped them set it up, and they’ve even turned a light on and off a couple of times.

But the first time your new light setup is harder to use than a regular light switch is the last time that switch gets used.

And what fun is it when it never gets used?

Smart home devices should make it easier to use your home, not harder. But wifi light bulbs add extra steps to turning on the lights, which defeats the purpose.

I want to like smart light bulbs. But when you take everything into consideration, they’re just not a functional addition to your home.

If your internet goes out: no lights.

If someone flips a switch the wrong way: no lights.

If your phone runs out of battery: no lights!

What Should You Do Instead?

Instead of buying a Hue lights, you should buy a smart light switch.

Wifi Light Switch Are a Better Option Than Hue Lights

A smart light switch does exactly same thing a wifi light bulb does: it allows you to control your lights from your phone or another location.

However, a smart light switch does it without all the headache.

  • A smart light switch can be used without a phone or internet. They can also be used with a phone or internet, but can also control lights like a normal switch.
  • A smart switch still lets you control or automate your lights using your phone, your computer or Alexa. Smart light switches connect to the wifi in your house, meaning that you can control them from anywhere.
  • A smart switch lets you use any light bulb. You can plug in an expensive, fancy LED light, or just a standard incandescent.
  • Most importantly: anyone can use it as a normal switch! There’s still a switch on the wall that anyone can turn on or off.

And best yet, a smart light switch costs about the same as a wifi light bulb.

What Smart Light Switch Should I Buy?

I suggest the Lutron Caseta light switch.

Wifi Light Caseta Kit

Buy the Lutron Caseta Switch and Hub Kit

Here’s why:

  • The Lutron Caseta switch looks premium on the wall. Some wifi light switches (like the tk tk) look ridiculous.
  • Caseta offers a dimmer switch so you can control various
  • The Caseta light switch can be used as a three-way switch.
  • The Caseta can use a wireless switch that isn’t your phone. This lets you control the lights quickly when you don’t have your phone handy.
  • Caseta offers a Caseta Bridge so that you can control it from your phone, the Internet or Alexa.

Hue Lights Just Aren’t Worth It

If you’re looking to add wifi lights to your home, buy the Lutron Caseta Switch and Hub Kit instead of wifi light bulbs. They look great, are easier to use, and can still be controlled by your phone.

Or, you can view our list of all smart lights and light bulbs.

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