Top 8 Best Smart Light Bulbs Review

Philips Hue Smart Light Bulbs

Best Rated Smart Light Bulb 2019.

Smart light bulbs are revolutionary — control brightness, on/off, and even timers for when you’re not home! (and all controlled via your mobile!)

Here’s my list of the best smart bulbs online.

** FYI: links go to Amazon (had lowest bulb prices)

 Top #1 Pick: Philips Hue Smart Bulb Kit

Philips Hue Smart Light Bulbs

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The Philips Hue, is the #1 smart-bulb on Amazon!

Smart-Home Starter Kit includes 3 LED light bulbs that can be changed to a million different colors and shades (no joke!).

Controlled using Amazon Alexa voice or w/ the mobile app or HomeKit (on iPhones).

It’s the perfect device to impress guests and keep your house running energy-efficient.

Light bulbs are 60W and will have high-brightness for 8+ years.

Buyers say that although the Philips Hue bulbs are expensive, it’s worth the money. It’s also a cool conversation piece!

Highlights

  • Package: 3 light bulbs
  • Power: 60 watts
  • A19 LED smart light bulbs
  • Connect w/ Philips Mobile App
  • Wide array of colors or shades of white 
  • Voice control
  • Can be paired with Nest Smart Home
  • Includes Hue Bridge + power adapters

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#2.) LIFX LED Smart Light Bulb

Wifi Lightbulbs

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The LIFX Light Bulb has a lot of features and color can be changed using the app.

Like other modern smart bulbs, it can be dimmed which is ideal for a home setting.

It’s great for bedrooms because you can keep the master light on + control dimming without getting up. Perfect for those who like to read in bed!

One downside is the super high price – it’s more expensive than nearly all the other lightbulbs (including the Philips Hue).

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** 2019 Update: I purchased on Amazon the LIFX A19 in January.

Took time to correctly install — the LIFX mobile app is spotty and it’s not great w/ Apple HomeKit. (it tries to connect to random WiFi networks).

I downloaded a 3rd party app called Lightbow and it works perfectly.

Downside is the Lightbow App costs $4.99 (which is relatively low compared to the $50 I spent on the LIFX A19 smart bulb)

 

#3.) Sengled 4-Bulb LED Starter Kit

Smart LED Bulbs

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Sengled Starter Kit includes 4 LED light bulbs to help you start saving money at home.

They are all able to be controlled via an Element Hub and the Sengled Element Home app.

While the light bulbs work well through the app, when paired with smart home programs, like Amazon Alexa, they can often become disconnected.

Highlights

  • Package: 4 light bulbs
  • Power: 60 watts
  • A19 LED smart light bulbs
  • Energy Star certified
  • Connects w/ Sengled Element Home app
  • Can control ON / OFF dim and even schedules
  • Able to control lights while either at home or away
  • Monitor the efficacy of the light bulbs
  • Includes Element hub

Potential Flaws

  • Control hub can get disconnected from Google Home or Amazon Alexa 

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#4.) LOHAS Multicolor Home Light Bulbs

Color LED Light Bulbs

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The LOHAS Smart LED Light bulb is a rare find, in that it is dimmable. Many other lightbulbs have color, but not this feature. This specific feature makes it ideal for a living room or bedroom.

Unlike most home LED light bulbs, this one won’t flicker. This is an important feature because at full light it can still be bright. 

Highlights

  • Package: 1 light bulb 
  • Lifespan: 30,000 hours
  • A21 LED smart light bulb
  • Compatible with dimmer switches
  • Multicolor bulbs
  • Controlled via Lohas Mobile App
  • Create groups
    • Control 2+ light bulbs simultaneously
  • Can be turned on or dimmed via the app

Potential Flaws

  • At full light it is quite bright
  • Does not quite fit standard table lamps

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#5.) Sengled Color-Plus Lightbulb Kit

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Sengled Smart-Home Light Bulb Kit provides 3 LED bulbs that can turn into any color you want, via their app.

The kit is more expensive than we hoped, but high buyer ratings make it a reasonable option.

Smart bulb lifespan is expected to be 25,000+ hours.

Highlights

  • Package includes 3 light bulbs
  • A19 LED smart light bulbs
  • Choose up to 16 million colors 
  • Light hue can be selected from warm white to daylight
  • Pairs with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Can control lights while either at home or away via the app
  • Can schedule lights to come on and turn off whenever you would like
  • Last 25,000 hourshuge plus if your home has high ceilings!

Potential Flaws

  • Very expensive
  • Does not always pair seamlessly with devices

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#6.) Philips Hue Smart Bulb Starter Kit

Philips Hue Light Bulbs

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The Philips Smart Bulb Starter Kit comes with 4 LED, A19 light bulbs.

I like this one because it’s simple and won’t overwhelm. If this is your first time buying a smart-home product, this is a step in the right direction.

While it doesn’t have extra features like dimming or color, you’ll have multiple bulbs to place in different rooms. Maybe you’ll like dimming capabilities in the kitchen or color bulbs in the garage.

** Also read our Top 6 Smart-Locks on Amazon

I also think it’d be a great gift for someone.

Highlights

  • Package: 4 light bulbs
  • A19 LED smart light bulbs
  • Control + schedule lights via the Philips App
  • Schedule when lights come ON / OFF off
  • Connect w/ Nest or Smart Things home systems
  • Control up to 50 light bulbs
  • Includes an ethernet cable, power adapter, and manual

Potential Flaws

  • Does not work with dimmer switches
  • Light is cool and not warm
  • Bulbs don’t have color change features

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#7.) Cxy A21 Multicolor Light Bulbs

A21 Smart LED Light Bulbs

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Cxy Color LED Bulb is an inexpensive compared to other smart-home bulbs. If you want all the features for a fair price, this might be the one for you. 

Controlled through the app, you’re able to choose from a variety of colors and schedule changes with the app. Lots of strong buyer reviews online.

Highlights

  • Package: 1 or 2 light bulbs
  • Power: 100 watts
  • Lifetime: 25,000 hours
  • A21 LED smart light
  • Mobile app control
  • 8 different programmed moods
    • night more ; party mode
    • leisure mode ; reading mode
  • Program wake up and turn off times
  • Each bulb can be programmed for 10 settings a day

Potential Flaws

  • Colored lights are dimmer than the white light options

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** We’ll be adding #8-10 best smart light bulbs soon. Stay tuned!

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Elyse Fryer is a writer and editor who specializes in blog posts and SEO. She has written on diverse topics including parenting advice, motivation, and product reviews. Elyse currently lives in Kelowna, BC, Canada where she tries to find a few moments of reading time in between running after her two young children.

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