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Elgato Avea color LED smart bulb

Elgato Avea Bulb review: A novelty bulb, through and through

This LED bulb is great for mood lighting, but it’s not so good at lighting a room.

Lightify color LED smart bulb

Ledvance Lightify RGBW A19 review: Affordable smart lighting with a steep learning curve

You’ll find lots of form factors in the Ledvance Lightify collection, but getting the most out of them takes some effort.

Philips Hue Color and Ambiance Starter Kit

Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Kit review: Still the market leader

No manufacturer has done more to advance the concept of smart LED bulbs.


ilumi A19 LED Smartbulb review: The smart light bulb for the security conscious

This bulb claims to be the brightest Bluetooth bulb on the market, but its light is cooler than expected.

Color LED smart bulbs

Best color LED smart bulbs

Today’s color-tunable bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.

LIFX Color 1000

LIFX Color 1000 review: One of the best smart bulbs gets brighter and better

This year’s model is smaller, lighter, and brighter than the original, but scheduling within its app remains a weak spot.

Flux color LED smart bulb

FluxSmart Bluetooth LED Light Bulb review: A fun light to be sure, but it’s not bright enough on its own

You’ll encounter lots of features here, but if you’re looking for a light to read by, look elsewhere.

Nest Cam outdoor

Nest Cam Outdoor review: Nest goes outside with a fully weatherized security camera

Advanced security and ease of use worthy of the Nest Cam name.

Cree A19 primary

Cree A19 soft-white dimmable LED bulb review: Great light and perfect dimming

These dumb bulbs are perfect for smart lighting.

Cinehome HD group photo

Enclave Audio CineHome HD review: Plenty of bang for the home theater buck

The 'wire-free' claim is a wee bit overblown, but that doesn't mean this system isn't a good value.

key fob 1

BeOn key fob review: A convenient accessory for BeOn Smart Security Lighting

While we're still waiting for BeOn's long-promised support for a connected home standard, this new product is a welcome addition to its product line.

Amazon Tap

Amazon Tap review: A disappointing follow-up to a great smart-home device

The need to get up and tap the Tap to get Alexa's attention defeats the purpose.


Netatmo Welcome

Netatmo Welcome review: Support for door/window sensors is great, but this camera's facial-recognition feature still falls short

While this security camera successfully takes the creep factor out of home monitoring, its marquee feature feels like a work in progress.