I've long maintained that 智能灯是一些最明智的智能家居小工具的钱可以买到. They're useful, they're affordable, they don't come with the same privacy concerns as things like always-listening microphones and face-detecting cameras -- and whether it's bulbs that change colors, automatable smart switches, light strips or accessories, you've got more options than ever.
In fact, there are literally dozens of smart lighting gadgets that I could recommend. So, I decided to put them all in one place for your convenience. Scroll through for a look at 25 of the best smart light bulbs, light switches, light strips and lighting accessories that you can buy right now (and 如果你需要帮助，他们之间挑选, be sure to check out 我的完整智能照明指南).
Seattle-based startup Wyze is 在智能家居中为自己命名 by selling inexpensive smart home gadgets straight to consumers, including $8 威兹灯泡. You'll need to pay a few bucks extra for shipping, but the bulb still offers tremendous value.
For a step up from Wyze, consider this two-bulb Philips Hue White starter kit, which includes the all-important Philips Hue Bridge. At $70, the buy-in is steeper, but you're getting the full strength and potential of the Philips Hue ecosystem, which is 最发达，连接最良好的同类. Additional Hue White bulbs cost just $15 each, you can add additional Hue lights and other compatible third-party Zigbee lights to your setup, too.
If you're curious about Philips Hue, but not ready to hook a Hue Bridge up to your router, know that 在蓝牙收音机中添加的最新 Hue 灯泡. That lets you pair them directly with your phone for local control from a new Bluetooth version of the Hue app.
That Bluetooth app is limited to basic on/off control, dimming and color selection, so you'll still need a Hue Bridge if you want to try out Hue's many third-party integrations or advanced features like 色调娱乐电视照明 or 谷歌助手睡眠淡出. Still, it's nice that the bulbs have some standalone value without a Hue Bridge now -- the color-changing versions here sell in a two-pack for $90.
For a slightly less expensive color-changer that's just about as well-connected as Hue, check out the Lifx Mini LED. Typically available for $35 each, the Wi-Fi smart bulb works with IFTTT, Apple HomeKit, Alexa and the Google Assistant, and it doesn't need a hub at all. Lifx is 在色彩质量方面，在我们的测试中名列前茅, too, and its full-featured, well-designed app is one of the best we've played with.
Meanwhile, Sengled offers a simple smart floodlight that works with Alexa and the Google Assistant for just $10 each. It uses Zigbee, so you'll need a hub plugged into your router to translate its signal. Sengled sells its own, but Alexa users can skip it if they're using an 回声加 or a 第二代回声秀, each of which doubles as a Zigbee hub.
Here's another color-changing option, and, like Sengled, one that costs a lot less than Lifx and Hue. It's the C by GE Multicolor LED, a Bluetooth smart bulb that supports Alexa, Siri and the Google Assistant. GE照明是谷歌合作伙伴的制造, so 灯泡对特别好 with Google Home smart speakers and Google Nest smart displays, which can each act as the hub for the bulbs to let you control them from beyond Bluetooth range. They're good bulbs, too, with bright, vibrant colors that look just as good as the competition.
At $60 each, or about $130 for a two-light kit that comes with the mandatory, multi-light power supply, the Philips Hue Play light bars definitely aren't cheap. Even so, they're 我最喜欢的变色灯在整个飞利浦色调阵容. They're surprisingly versatile, and easy to mount beneath a cabinet, behind a TV, or lots of other places where bulbs can't go. And pay attention, Instagram addicts -- our photo team also loves using them to add an easy pop of color to their shots.
同时，飞利浦 Hue Go 是一个可爱的小口音灯，形状像一个碗。它配备了一个内置的电池，它可以让你拔掉东西，并带它周围的房子。我特别喜欢它作为一个孩子友好的唤醒灯。
One note here: There are 一些非常强烈的谣言 that we'll see a new version of the Hue Go this fall that adds in Bluetooth support. We typically hear from Philips Hue every year at the IFA trade show in Berlin, which happens at the start of September, so consider waiting until then to buy in.
Just want a simpler, less expensive way to add some color behind your TV or beneath your cabinets? Want to be able to control that color using Siri commands? Then the Sylvania Smart Plus Light Strip is for you. It isn't the brightest strip I've tested, and you'll need an 苹果主页 or an 苹果电视 if you want to be able to control it from outside Bluetooth range, but it's a fantastic value pick at just $35.
Another option that'll solve 古老的智能灯泡/哑灯开关困境: the Lutron Aurora. It's a nifty little smart dimmer dial that snaps in place over the top of your existing light switch, locking it into the on position. From there, you turn it to dim your Philips Hue bulbs up and down, or push it to turn them on and off. Unlike the dumb switch on its own, your automations and voice controls will continue to work when the lights are switched off. Genius.
In addition to working with everything (Alexa, Google, Siri, IFTTT, etc.), Lutron's switches communicate using their own proprietary wireless signal called Lutron Clear Connect (which is why you need the Lutron Bridge acting as translator for your router). That protocol is speedy and reliable, acing our tests time and time again. And if you want, you can expand your setup with 风扇控制开关, or even 控制 Sonos 音频齿轮的开关.
Ring is known best for its 视频门铃, but this year it added 运动激活的户外智能灯的集合 to the lineup. My favorites of the bunch 测试后，所有 were the battery-powered Ring Pathlights, which turn on automatically whenever someone passes by. They can also use that motion to trigger your Ring cameras to start recording, and they work with Alexa, too. At $30 each, or $80 for a starter kit with two Pathlights and the mandatory Ring Bridge, I say the price is right.