Best smart bulb

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ fullwidth=”on” _builder_version=”3.22.3″][et_pb_fullwidth_post_title comments=”off” featured_image=”off” text_background=”on” _builder_version=”3.0.92″ title_level=”h2″ meta_text_color=”#000000″ background_image=”https://smarthome.university/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/3.png” custom_margin=”0px|0px|0px|0px” custom_padding=”250px|0px|20px|0px”][/et_pb_fullwidth_post_title][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22.3″ custom_margin=”0px|0px|0px|0px” custom_padding=”0px|0px|0px|0px”][et_pb_row use_custom_gutter=”on” custom_padding=”20px|20px|20px|20px” custom_margin=”0px|||” module_class=” et_pb_row_fullwidth” _builder_version=”3.22.3″ width=”100%” width_tablet=”100%” width_last_edited=”on|desktop” max_width=”100%” max_width_tablet=”100%” max_width_last_edited=”on|desktop” make_fullwidth=”on”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.92″ text_font=”Open Sans||||||||” text_font_size=”17px”]Smart bulbs were early smart home warriors and they continue to be popular. They are still a good way to smarten up lighting without significant wiring or switch changes. The bulbs usually allow you to control lights’ colour and brights, which might be challenging using smart switches. However, in the long run, it might be more expensive solution comparing to switches. Also, there will be certainly be time when someone would turn off the light cutting your automation.
[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text ul_position=”inside” ul_item_indent=”6px” _builder_version=”3.0.92″ text_font=”Open Sans||||||||” text_font_size=”17px” custom_margin=”20px|||”]For purposes of this post, we only compared available plain white smart bulbs, with the colour bulbs reviews coming soon. We looked at the following criteria in selecting the best option around:

  • Robustness – the bulb should be quality build, durable and responsive
  • Connectivity – connection to voice assistants and native connection to SmartThings and Home Assistant (our preferred hubs)
  • Dimmability – not sure if this word exists, but this is a nice feature to have
  • Affordability – this is probably differentiating criteria when the rest is equal

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”#12 Features” _builder_version=”3.22.3″ background_color=”#ffffff” custom_margin=”0px|||” collapsed=”off”][et_pb_row custom_padding=”10px|||” custom_padding_phone=”21px|||” column_padding_mobile=”on” custom_padding_last_edited=”on|phone” parallax_method_1=”off” parallax_method_2=”off” _builder_version=”3.22.3″ max_width=”540px” use_custom_width=”on” custom_width_px=”540px”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.92″ text_font=”Open Sans||||||||” text_text_color=”#000000″ text_font_size=”52″ text_line_height=”1em” header_text_align=”center” text_orientation=”center” max_width=”80%” module_alignment=”center” custom_margin=”0px|0px|0px|0px” custom_padding=”0px|0px|0px|0px” text_font_size_tablet=”46″ text_font_size_phone=”21″ text_font_size_last_edited=”on|phone” custom_css_main_element=”font-weight:300;” use_border_color=”off”]Our choice:
[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.22.3″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.92″ text_font=”Open Sans||on||||||” text_font_size=”17px” text_orientation=”center” custom_padding=”|40px||40px”]Well… It was not easy this time. After looking at may products, we were torn and cannot offer a single best recommendation, but will give you two. Both a bit less conventional, but we are sure in our advice.
[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.22.3″][et_pb_column type=”1_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_image src=”https://smarthome.university/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/IKEA.png” url=”http://amzn.to/2Fny1DV” url_new_window=”on” align_tablet=”center” align_last_edited=”on|desktop” _builder_version=”3.23″ custom_margin=”10%||10%|” animation_style=”slide” use_border_color=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_button button_url=”http://amzn.to/2Fny1DV” url_new_window=”on” button_text=”Check the price” button_alignment=”center” _builder_version=”3.16″ custom_button=”on” button_text_size=”15″ button_text_color=”#f6f4f3″ button_bg_color=”#ed1c24″ button_border_width=”0″ button_icon=”%%20%%” background_layout=”dark” custom_margin=”15px|||” saved_tabs=”all” button_text_size__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_text_size__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_text_size__hover_enabled=”off” button_text_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_text_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_text_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_border_width__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_border_width__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_border_width__hover_enabled=”off” button_border_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_border_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_border_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_border_radius__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_border_radius__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_border_radius__hover_enabled=”off” button_letter_spacing__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_letter_spacing__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_letter_spacing__hover_enabled=”off” button_bg_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_bg_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_bg_color__hover_enabled=”off”] 
[/et_pb_button][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_2″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.92″ text_font=”Open Sans||||||||” text_text_color=”#474350″ text_font_size=”16″ text_line_height=”1.5em” background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” max_width=”90%” module_alignment=”left” custom_margin=”30px||0px|” custom_padding=”|||30px” custom_css_main_element=”font-weight:400;” use_border_color=”off”]If you have SmartThings, Ikea TRÅDFRI products are the best choice for you. You do not even need to buy a hub (guide ). There are very different types of bulbs that you can buy and also wireless dimer works really well. Even Home Assistant users should look into this for those reliability bulbs that you can buy in your nearest Ikea shop
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  • Good quality
  • Remembers last settings even if switched off
  • Easy to setup

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[/et_pb_button][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_2″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.92″ text_font=”Open Sans||||||||” text_text_color=”#474350″ text_font_size=”16″ text_line_height=”1.5em” background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” max_width=”90%” module_alignment=”left” custom_margin=”30px||0px|” custom_padding=”|||30px” custom_css_main_element=”font-weight:400;” use_border_color=”off”]Ok, we might be cheating here a bit as those are color, but Xiaomi YeeLight bulbs are just brilliant. They are very well built with prices difficult to beat for any other producers. If you happy to wait for delivery, this is by far the best option for Home Assistant.
[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.92″ text_font=”Open Sans||||||||” text_text_color=”#474350″ text_font_size=”16″ text_line_height=”1.2em” background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” custom_margin=”0px||0px|” custom_padding=”|||0px” custom_css_main_element=”font-weight:400;” use_border_color=”off”]GOOD – Reliable and robust build, with a nice intuitive app

BAD – Takes a bit effort to set up and might take time to deliver
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Philips was a pioneer in smart bulbs and it is still very good. I was very skeptical of this popular choice especially the fact you need to buy a hub, but two things really leave no doubt about the practicality of buying it. First is the quality with amazing quality and rare faults. Secondly, with current prices, the next best option does not provide the same robustness and do not justify slightly cheaper price
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