Best white-light smart bulb

2020-10-08

Best white-light smart bulb

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As it turns out, the cheapest smart bulb is one of the best smart lights. I'm speaking of the Wyze Bulb from Seattle-based startup Wyze Labs, which you can pick up directly from the company's website at $8 each plus shipping. With Wi-Fi radios built into each bulb, you won't need any extra hub hardware plugged into your router in order to use them or to connect them with Alexa or Google Assistant (or IFTTT). Just screw them in, turn them on, pair them with the Wyze mobile app and bask in the glow of dirt-cheap smart light.


Beyond being ridiculously cheap, these things are pretty darned good light bulbs, too. For starters, each one offers a full spectrum of white-light color temperature settings ranging from a warm, candlelike 2,700K to hotter, whiter daylight tones that approach 6,000K. You'll have a hard time finding another smart bulb that does that for less than $20, let alone one that does it for less than $10. On top of that, Wyze bulbs are some of the brightest I've tested, ranging from 880 to 921 lumens depending on what color temperature you've got them set to.