Our evaluation experience left us unimpressed and somewhat skeptical.
The Lightify Smart Sensor is a good add-on for Sylvania smart bulbs, but the Hue sensor demonstrates why Philips leads the market.
This slow-dimming bulb may help some drift off to sleep, but it's too dim and expensive for us to recommend.
The original LIFX bulb is one of our top picks. The LIFX+ packs LEDs that illuminate the area around it with infrared light even when the bulb is otherwise turned off.
LIFX’s color-tunable bulb excels, but its white bulb simply doesn’t hit the same highs.
The Hue produces amazing light across the white spectrum.
The “touch” in its name refers to a button on the bulb that can cycle through four levels of brightness.
Wi-Fi connectivity means you don’t need a hub, but this globe just doesn’t get bright enough.
Cree’s smart bulbs work with a variety of smart-home hubs, but that means Cree has a lot less control over the user experience.
This new white-only LED bulb changes color with a flip of the switch instead of an app on your phone.
It’s cheaper than the only competing color Wi-Fi bulb, but it’s not better.
This bulb claims to be the brightest Bluetooth bulb on the market, but its light is cooler than expected.
You’ll find lots of form factors in the Ledvance Lightify collection, but getting the most out of them takes some effort.
This year’s model is smaller, lighter, and brighter than the original, but scheduling within its app remains a weak spot.
No manufacturer has done more to advance the concept of smart LED bulbs.