Light color and intensity has great effect on our health and mood, changing the light color in your room can totally change your mood or boost your productivity. Personally i have experienced a major change in my productivity when I changed my workplace light color. some light colors also can help you to relax. Lighting can have a significant impact on your concentration and your productivity. In fact your overall feeling of health and well-being can change with just adding or changing a lighting sources.
A research highlighted by Philips Systems shows a significant relation between light and circadian rhythms, otherwise known as the “built-in clocks” that determine your sleep cycle, stimulation, and relaxation.
Colored light bulbs and smart lights are now taking over in the smart home era.
Technology has given us smart lighting with the ability to choose the right color we need in our home and rooms. Led colored light bulbs also now come with smart features to control it from your mobile device,tablet or from special remote control. you can change the color of the light coming from the the bulbs and the intense of the light. The capabilities of the colored smart bulbs varies depending on its model, make, and price. therefore we compiled this list of the best colored light bulbs that you can use to get the prefect light for your home or office.
The Best Smart Colored Light Bulbs
1. Philips Hue Led
Philips Hue is by far the best choice for smart lighting and colored led bulbs, no matter how much you search and try from different kinds of smart light bulbs, Philips will stay the best at least for now in 2017. Philips offer different bundles and models of smart Bulbs, if you are new to smart lighting and colored light bulbs then the Philips Hue starter Kit is the one you should get to try this awesome light bulbs. Philips Hue lets you easily control your lights from your mobile device and create the right ambiance for your every moments.
Philips Hue have a very well designed application for Android and iOS that lets you control your bulbs, the bulbs connect to your network through a hub that comes with the Start Kit bundle. The App Allow you to create rooms and control all your bulbs together or individually.
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 60W Equivalent Starter Kit
- Produces 50,000 shades of white and 16 million colors
- Enjoy limitless lighting with white and color ambiance
- Lasts up to 25,000 hours
- Mobile Application is very well designed and easy to use
- Easy setup
- Compatible with most smart home products and systems (Amazon alexa, Apple Home kit, Google Home)
- Work over WIFI
- Price is the biggest drawback, Philips Hue starter kit is expensive.
- Hub is required, you can not add these bulbs to another hub, they only work with Philips hub.
2. Philips Hue Go
Philips Hue Go is one of the Philips Hue products, its portable light bulb that can act as complimentary lighting. Hue go is battery powered that is also controlled with your mobile device using the same Philips Hue App. you can move Hue go anywhere in the house or taking it out to the garden with you.
- Battery life not great
- Needs hub
3. LIFX Colour 1000 Smart LED Light Bulb
LIFX first appeared as a project on Kickstarter, And now its a real product. LIFX is a very good WIFI smart colored bulbs that you can control to change color or you can make it switch on when you arrive home. the LIFX smart led bulbs doesn’t require hub and you can control it directly with the mobile app.
With LIFX you get the equivalent of 74 watts with each 11 watt LED bulb and each bulb can be adjusted to 16 million different color and 1000 white shade. these smart bulbs is more bright than Philips Hue and have 1055 lumens with lifetime of 25000 hours.
- Have amazing bright colors
- No hub is needed
- Easy to setup
- Get hot after working for long time
4. TP-Link Multi-color Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb
The TP-Link smart wifi led bulbs is our recommended choice of smart bulbs for its performance and price, the smart bulb can produce 16 million different colors and you can program the bulbs for the lighting schedule and lighting mood. If you are a fan of the daylight mood, you can adjust your bulbs to mimic the spring daylight mood.
The bulbs dose not require a hub to be controlled but unfortunately you cant control a group of bulbs at the same time. The bulb produce 800 lumans which is quite enough, you get 60 watt equivalent output from the bulb with actual consumption of 11 watt.
- Easy to Setup
- Application is easy to use
- Compatible with alexa echo
- Relatively cheaper
- Cannot control group of bulbs without alexa echo
- Some users reported wifi connection drops from time to time