Have you ever been sitting around your living room and wished it had more color? Maybe you don’t have the time to re-paint, and maybe you’re not sure you want to commit, but wouldn’t it be cool if you could change the whole look? Well, you can. That’s what smart lights are for. The latest and greatest may even outlive all of us. However, there are a few things you want to look for when you start shopping, so here are three takeaways you’ll want to remember as you shop.
This model lasts up to 22 years or 25,000 hours. Philips Hue
If your first reaction when seeing the price tag on smart LED lights is sticker shock, you’re not alone, but you get what you pay for. While a typical incandescent bulb lasts about 1,000 hours, a good LED bulb can shine for around 25,000. They’re also a lot more energy-efficient, so you end up saving money in the long run.
These two bars work with your TV to color the room in a shade that compliments what you’re watching. Philips Hue
Color-changing lights aren’t some tacky gimmick. They are perhaps the easiest way to change the look and feel of a room. It’s like an instant paint job with the press of a button, swipe of an app, or a voice command. Some even integrate with your TV to change your room’s lighting to match what you’re watching.
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This color-changing model can be controlled through an app. AL Abovelights
One of the best things about smart lights is their convenience. Bulbs should integrate with your whole smart-home ecosystem. That means you’ll be able to use your digital assistant to instantly change your lighting scheme with a quick order. Some will work with third-party apps to turn your living room into a disco. Some are even programmable to gently wake you up in the morning.