Today’s smart bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.
Added support for Nest and IFTTT brings Leviton’s Wi-Fi-based smart products closer to a buy rating.
This avant-garde approach to smart home control needs refinement.
These bulbs work with the included hub, or with third-party gear.
It’s not perfect, but who wants another hockey puck just to talk to Alexa?
Eaton’s slim smart dimmer switch only works with its own lights, but it’s not as good as they are.
Stepping cautiously, Abode expands from security into the broader smart-home ecosystem.
This budget-priced kit has a long way to go to compete in an increasingly crowded market.
Built for industry, but perfect for home.
This revamped SimpliSafe system brings DIY security to the masses, although it limits you to using SimpliSafe’s gear.
Save your pennies if you want to adopt Nest’s sleek—yet limited—security offering.
This smart lighting kit will give your walls some dynamic visual flair.
It’s short on handholding, but SkylinkNet’s SK-250 kit is a good-enough security offering (though not recommended for beginners).
We like the color-tunable bulb best, but all three are good values.
With massive device support and a simple interface, it’s hard to beat SmartThings to anchor your smart home.