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Last updated: 26 November 2020


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Smart lights are a great way to dip your toes into the world of home automation without the commitment of a full-blown smart home. 

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Our expert testers assess each smart light to find which models:

  • are easy to use
  • have the best app
  • have the best luminosity
  • cost the least in ongoing electricity usage.

Our interactive comparison tool helps you find out which wireless technology supports each model or which application you need to use. Our Recommended list will help you quickly see which models come out on top.

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    Bulb type

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    White: Non-adjustable tone. Warm white or cool white out of the box.

    Adjustable white: Light temperature can be adjusted to warm or cool white, as well as colour tones in-between.

    Adjustable colour: As well as the cool/warm white spectrum, bulb could be set to multiple colours such as red, blue, green - often up to 16 million tones.

      Yearly power consumption cost

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      Assumes five hours of use per day and 19 hours in standby for the bulb only (disregarding infrastructure costs such as the router) at a cost of 30 cents per kilowatt hour; based on the out-of-box colour temperature (warm) of the bulb and maximum brightness; power consumption will vary depending on the colour temperature and brightness settings that are used. 

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      • Power consumption kwh
      • Standaby power consumption kwh
      • Heat emissions measured celsius
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      • Price
      • Availability
      • Price per bulb
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      • Bulb colour
      • Stated light output lumens
      • Power rating watts
      • Incandescent equivalent w
      • Stated life hours
      • Beam angle degrees
      • Wireless technology
      • Network connection to router
      • Android app
      • iOS app
      • Android widget
      • iOS widget
      • Amazon Alexa
      • Apple HomeKit
      • Google Assistant
      • IFTTT
      • Scenes
      • Sunrise/sunset control
      • Geofencing
      • Away mode
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