- An inexpensive, user-friendly smart bulb
- Control the light bulb anywhere in the world using your smartphone
- Setup and automation is a breeze
Element hub is required and it's not the brightest light.
If you’re looking for a cheap way to make your home “smarter”, Sengled’s Element bulbs are a great option. Setup is a breeze with this smart light, and the app allows you to customize brightness, color, on/off timer, and many more settings. It’s incredibly easy to use, and you’ll find it will take you just a few minutes to get your smart lighting system up and running once you have the hub set up.
What systems does it connect to? You’ll need to use a Sengled hub (sold separately) to use these light bulbs without any home automation platforms, but they’re compatible with Wink, Zigbee, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa. If you already have any of these hubs, you can install the bulb easily and add it to your smart home devices.
How does it connect? Once the light bulb is screwed in and turned on, simply go to your Sengled hub or other smart home (Zigbee, Wink, etc.) hub and let it search for the new device. It’s a matter of a minute or two and the bulb will be ready to go!
What colors are available? For the basic Element bulb, all you get is warm and bright lighting (classic yellow and white), but no colors. You’ll need to upgrade to the Element Color Plus for that.
Lumens? You get 650 lumens from this bulb, more than enough to illuminate your bedroom, office, or kitchen.
Watts or watts equivalent? This is the equivalent of a 60 Watt light bulb, but it uses a fraction of the energy. It’s Energy Star certified and highly energy-efficient!
How long should a light bulb last? This light bulb has an average lifespan of 25,000 hours or up to 22 years (depending on use).
Cost for an individual bulb or fitting? You’ll pay just $10 for a single light bulb, which is the lowest cost of any bulb on our list. The hub is also fairly inexpensive—the hub + 2 light bulbs will run you just $40-$60, way cheaper than the other options on our list.