If there’s one learning we have taken from pandemic-hit 2020, it’s that we need to upgrade ourselves in sync with the changing times, and irrespective of whether we love or loath, we have to make ever-evolving technology a part of our daily lives. In short, we need to be smart and also make our homes smart homes. An integral component of a household is its lighting and hence upgrading to smart lighting is one of the best ways to make your home feel more connected. LED smart bulbs not just last much longer, but are also 90% more energy efficient so that you can save more. Here are our top picks for the best smart bulbs of 2020:
1. Philips Smart Bulb: The B22 WiFi-enabled smart bulb can be controlled through your smartphone as well as Alexa and Siri. The smart bulb from the house of Philips boasts of millions of installed colors and preset themes, which can be used to create the desired ambiance in the room. The setup requires one to follow a few steps such as screwing in the new bulb and downloading the Wiz app. The bulb has on/off and dimming features. It also has warm to cool light options to choose from. You can also set timers and schedule the lighting according to your choice.
2. Panasonic Smart Bulb: The WiFi-enabled smart LED B22 bulb by Panasonic is one that can suit any mood. The bulb can be controlled from anywhere and is compatible with Alexa as well. You can customize the bulb as per your mood and occasion to create just the right atmosphere. The bulb comes with 16 million color palette so that you can switch the colors complementing the interiors with just a tap on your phone. One can use the timer to switch the bulb on or off and also to dim the light.
3. Wipro Smart Bulb: The 9 watt WiFi-enabled smart bulb gives you control of your home lighting on the go. Therefore, you can light up your home remotely even from your weekend getaway. You can also control the light with your voice using Alexa and Google Assistant. With this lighting, you can transform your room for reading, night, meeting, leisure, etc. With 16 million color options, the ambiance can be set for a party as well. It has options such as Warm White, Neutral White, Cool White, and RGB. You can also adjust the dim level. There is also a mechanism to group the smart bulbs of different rooms under different groups so that you enjoy controlling all at once.
4. ZOOOK Shine: ZOOOK Shine is an A 19 Bulb with B22 fitting and WiFi connectivity. It is super easy to install and requires no hub to function. You can control its operations via voice command with help from Alexa or Ok Google. Also, both Google Home and Amazon Echo Dot can be upgraded with ZOOOK skill to perform the desired actions on ZOOOK Shine. The 9 watts customized lighting solution offers 16 million shades of RGB light and is equipped with a dimmable feature with a range from 1% to 100%. With ZOOOK Shine, you can create your own scene or schedule the light. Users can randomly switch on and off the bulb from anywhere when they are on a long vacation or when the home is left locked for a long time. It connects with 2.4GHz WiFi. The bulb is bundled with an E27 converter. The WWA certified bulb can be set up using the ZOOOK smart app.
5. Syska LED
Syska Smart LED comes in a well-packed box, white in color with an embossed beautiful image of bulb along with specifications and other details. Inside the box, you will get one set of Syska LED bulbs and a manual to know how to operate it. The design of the Syska LED is not very much different than any other LED light bulbs available in the market and that’s why it can easily replace any other bulb right now you have in your home. However, there is something that is noticeable in the design of the Syska LED bulb i.e it has a slim design. The top of the bulb is in a circular disk shape that tapered to run down to meet the holder edges. The color options are also rather great with around 3 million color combinations claimed by the company but in real life, our eyes could hardly notice such extensive color combinations on the bulb except major ones. The color options are also rather great with around 3 million color combinations claimed by the company but in real life, our eyes could hardly notice such extensive color combinations on the bulb except major ones.