Best Smart Lights for the Technologically-Challenged
- Works great as a night light
- The remote is a complete joy
- Fantastic color options
This is one of the cheapest ways to add some Smart lights to your home, and with it, you get 16 color choices. Bulbs screw into ordinary fittings and can be controlled via a fun-to-operate remote.
The bulbs aren’t exactly bright. And, let’s face it, they’re controlled by a remote (not your phone or an app), so Smart is pushing it slightly.
This smart light comes with its own remote, giving you up to 16 colors to choose from. It has the same power as a 30-watt incandescent bulb, and this blub gives off proper white light. It offers only dimming and color-changing features, but for the price, it doesn't get much better than this!
What systems does it connect to? This is about as basic as a Smart light bulb can be. It connects only to the infrared remote control that comes with it. We’re not saying that’s necessarily bad, but it’s hardly a move towards a Smart home. However, it will make life easier for overnight guests in the spare room.
How does it connect? If you can screw in a light bulb, you can makes these lights work. And, if you want to tell a light bulb joke as you do so you could potentially up the fun factor.
What colors are available? In addition to 100 percent white, there are 16 different color choices with this bulb - which is why you would consider this product rather than investing in a (once-advertized-on-late-night-TV) clapper. And, you have dimming options as well. But…
Lumens? … you’re only going to get 450 lumens in this bulb. It’s basically a step up from a night light.
Watts or watts equivalent? The actual LED wattage is a mere five; that equates to 40 or 50 watts. In other words, not terribly strong.
How long should a light bulb last? However, that’s slightly redeemed by the fact that bulbs last for 50,000 hours. That’s nearly six years of light. Not bad for about ten bucks.
Cost for an individual bulb or fitting? Yep, ten bucks. Okay, maybe slightly more, but less than $15 by all accounts. Like we said, budget. But remember, you get what you pay for.