Smart Bulb! The best ones that come to your mind.

What is it that you are looking for?A cost effective solution that can be part of your IoT ecosystem? A lighting system that adds ambiance to special moments or just a smart solution to make your life easy? What security does it have?

PHILIPS HUE:

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Technology:  Zigbee, WiFi

Cost              :  $169.99 for starter kit(3 pack)

Philips’s color changing bulbs bring in enhanced user experience with granting owner with location based bulb settings, support for a wide range of IFTTT recipes and recurring “calenderized” scheduling.The HUE Bridge connects to the router port while the bulbs connect to the bridge hub via the Zigbee mesh network. This smart bulb easily be part of anything- Samsung SmartThings, Amazon echo , Wink and many

2. BELKIN WEMO SMART BULB:

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Technology:  Zigbee, WiFi

Cost               : $ 70 for starter Pack

The WeMo LED Starter Set contains two White only LED bulbs which connect to the WiFi enabled WeMo LINK .You can control up to 50 bulbs with the bridge, and additional bulbs go for $29.99 each. Using the light bulbs ranges from simply toggling them on/off and dimming them with the manual app interface to setting up in-app rules to configuring IFTTT recipes for more complex interactions with the lighting system.You can program a routine or schedule for the bulbs, the schedule is stored in the Link and it will execute at the right time.Unlike the Philips HUE, you can control it outside your house too.

3. OSRAM LIGHTIFY

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Technology: Zigbee, WiFi

Cost              :  $60 for starter kit

Osram is another Zigbee connected Wifi Hub based solution. Lightify gateway simply connects to the Wifi not the ethernet , allowing the gateway to be placed anywhere within the range of the router.Osram has a range of Lightify smart lighting including lamps, light strips and outdoor garden lights with 16 million colors to choose from, a color picker, presets and that ‘presence simulation’ home safety feature.You can use it with Wink, SmartThings, Echo, Belkin WeMo and nest integration is on the way.

4. C by GE

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Technology: Bluetooth

Cost             : $50 for starter pack

C by GE will interest you as the first starter kit with four bulbs.They connect to bluetooth smartphone with bluetooth 4.0 limiting control only when you are home.It supports brightness control and adjusting color temperature.It does not need a hub but cannot be easily integrated to other smart solutions. You cannot control it from outside the house and does not support scheduling.The C by GE Starter Pack is an affordable and pleasant way to set up connected lighting and one of the best starter options apart from TikTeck Smart LED Light Bulb.

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