The best smart light bulbs
Philips Hue smart light bulbs have been our top pick for years, and with good reason. The company’s range of products is the broadest in the category, encompassing standard E27 bulbs, flood lights, light strips, fixtures and most recently an entire range of outdoor lighting options. That kind of variety makes it easy to bring the lighting scheme for your entire home onto the Hue service. It also helps that Philips supports Amazon, Google, and Apple’s voice assistants.
The Hue line came to prominence with its color-changing bulbs, but the best way for most people to get started is with its standard white light bulbs. For R1599, you can get a set of two bulbs and the Hue hub to get them online. Already own an Alexa or Google Assistant device? R450 will get you the new Bluetooth version of the bulbs, no extra hub needed.