If you might be everything like me, you expended your childhood dreaming of lights you could regulate by clapping. The Clapper’s premise was brilliant—no extra obtaining up from your mattress to strike the light-weight switch! (You can nevertheless acquire it.) But technology has come a extended way because then. Now, you can regulate the lights, established timers and schedules, and alter colors with your smartphone or your voice if you have a wise assistant in your residence. No clapping required.
Smart bulbs are a terrific place to commence if you want to make your residence a small smarter. Most alternatives are somewhat inexpensive, and they’re effortless to set up. There are also no cameras or doorway locks for anyone to hack into and invade your privateness. I’ve analyzed and lived with a handful because March, and these are my favorites.
If you want to get your wise residence a action even more, contemplate obtaining a wise speaker or wise display so you can use your voice to regulate bulbs. Two reasonably priced alternatives we like are the Nest Mini and the Echo Dot, but you never have to have them. You can constantly use the bulb’s application.
Current September 2020: We added new items from Ikea and Nanoleaf. Eufy discontinued the Lumos, so we taken off it.